Florida Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Center Fellowship

Program Director:
James M. Cottom, DPM, FACFAS

Other Program Faculty:
Carlos Diaz, MD
Jay Badell, DPM, MS, AACFAS
Bethany Badell, DPM, AACFAS
Robert Herbold, DPM, FACFAS
Brian Rell, DPM, FACFAS

Recent Post Graduate Fellows:
2023-2024: Joshua M. Ekladios, DPM, MS
2022-2023: Jay Badell, DPM, MS, AACFAS
2021-2022: Joseph Wolf, DPM, AACFAS

Florida Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Center
5741 Bee Ridge Rd #490
Sarasota, FL 34233
Phone: (941) 924-8777
Fax: (941) 924-5888
Email: jamescottom300@hotmail.com

Program Information:
Meet the Fellow FAQ's

Number of Positions:

One year

Program Start and End Dates:
August 1 – July 31

Application Deadline:
May 1

Program Application:
ACFAS Standard Fellowship Application Form

$55,000; benefits offered

Position Locations:
Sarasota, FL and Lakewood Ranch, FL

Research Requirements:
Three publishable papers; one poster ACFAS/AOFAS

Program Summary / Training Goals:

  • Fellow will be exposed to advanced surgical reconstruction including circular frames, TAR, trauma, arthroscopy and sports medicine.
  • Emphasis on providing high-quality patient care while obtaining an idea of how to run a successful foot and ankle practice.
  • Fellow is expected to present and publish manuscripts and one poster at annual ACFAS meeting.

Post Graduate Fellows History:
2019-2020: Charles Sisovsky, DPM, AACFAS
2018-2019: Colin Graney, DPM, AACFAS
2017-2018: Steven Douthett, DPM, AACFAS
2016-2017: Britton Plemmons, DPM, FACFAS
2015-2016: Joseph Baker, DPM, FACFAS
2014-2015: Philip Richardson, DPM
2013-2014: Jared Maker, DPM. FACFAS
2012-2013: Jacob Thompson, DPM
2011-2012: Ryan Rigby, DPM, FACFAS

Program is a member of the Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Center Fellowship Consortium