Foot & Ankle Specialists of Ohio Reconstructive Surgery and Deformity Correction Fellowship

Program Director:
Stephen J. Frania, DPM, FACFAS

Other Program Faculty:
Edguardo Rodriguez, DPM, Director of Clinical Research & Microsurgical Training

Recent Post Graduate Fellows:
2023-2024: James Hayes, DPM, AACFAS
2022-2023: Zachary Washburn, DPM
2021-2022: Nathan Rossi, DPM

Foot and Ankle Specialists of Ohio
7482 Center St. Suite 100
Mentor, OH 44060
Phone: (440) 357-8418
Fax: (440) 255-9400

Program Information:

Number of Positions:


One year

Program Start and End Dates:
July 1 - July 31

Application Deadline:
October 1

Program Application:
ACFAS Standard Fellowship Application Form

Annual Stipend:
$60,000; benefits provided

Position Location:
FASO Main Mentor Office; FASO Westlake Office; Lake West Medical Center; Tripoint Medical Center; Northern Ohio Surgery Center; University Hospitals St. John Medical Center

Research Requirements:
Two papers in peer-reviewed journals

Program Summary / Training Goals:

  1. This one-year foot and ankle reconstruction fellowship program will be focused on gaining advanced surgical training including limb reconstruction, treatment of trauma and deformity correction, as well as some charcot and diabetic limb salvage.
  2. The fellow will gain experience in advanced Ilizarov surgical techniques as well as muscle flap reconstruction for limb salvage procedures.
  3. The fellow will gain exposure, training, and advanced microsurgical techniques involving nerve grafting and repair.
  4. The fellow will undergo advanced lab training in microsurgery and plastic reconstruction of the foot, ankle and leg.
  5. The fellow will achieve advanced training in total ankle joint replacement. The fellow will be exposed to a multitude of joint replacement systems currently available, including anterior and lateral approaches and revisional fixation.
  6. The fellow will gain experience in sports medicine with coverage of local area high school sports teams.
  7. The fellowship will be mainly surgical with OR experience, but will also provide experience with office and practice management.
  8. The fellow will be exposed to all aspects of foot and ankle lower extremity surgery and management and will be expected to participate in research and produce two (2) publishable papers during their fellowship year.
  9. The fellow will also be expected to attend and participate in scientific conferences, including the ACFAS Annual Scientific Conference, as well as other conferences as required by the director.
  10. The fellow will gain exposure in presenting at the Chicago Lower Extremity Surgical Symposium (CLESS).

Post Graduate Fellows History:
2020-2021: Justin Singh, DPM, AACFAS
2019-2020: Andrew Tompkins, DPM
2018-2019: Timothy Miller, DPM, FACFAS
2017-2018: Naren Patel, DPM
2016-2017: Melissa Gulosh, DPM, FACFAS
2015-2016: Nathan Hensley, DPM, AACFAS
2014-2015: Brandon Lindberg, DPM, FACFAS
2013-2014: Eunis Bello, DPM, FACFAS
2012-2013: William C. Adams, DPM, FACFAS