Hinsdale Orthopaedics (IBJI) Foot and Ankle Fellowship

Program Director:
Brian Burgess, DPM, FACFAS

Other Program Faculty:
Ed Ratkovich, DPM, FACFAS
Dave Garras, MD, DPM, MHA, FACFAS
Daniel Dean, MD

Recent Post Graduate Fellows:
2024-2025: Ross Groeschl, DPM
2023-2024: Nikita Grama, DPM, AACFAS
2022-2023: Amber Kavanagh, DPM, AACFAS

Hinsdale Orthopaedics a Division of IBJI
951 Essington Rd
Joliet, IL  60435
Phone: (815) 207-4357
Fax: (630) 794-8604
Email: bburgess@ibji.com

Program Information:
Meet the Fellow FAQ's

Number of Positions:
One surgical/clinical fellow

One year

Program Start and End Dates:
July 1 – June 30

Application Deadline:
October 1

Program Application:
ACFAS Standard Fellowship Application Form


Position Locations:
Joliet, IL; New Lenox, IL; Mokena, IL; Westmont, IL  

Research Requirements:    
Submission of one article to The Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery (JFAS); submission of two poster presentations to the ACFAS Annual Scientific Conference.

Program Summary/Training Goals:

  • Surgically, the fellow will build on their training with participation in complete foot and ankle trauma, hindfoot reconstruction, forefoot reconstruction and a variety of elective and non-elective cases with DPM and MD attendings associated with large private practice orthopaedic groups (400-600 cases / year).
  • Clinically, the fellow will participate in the conservative treatment of common conditions, pre-operative and post-operative management of patients, common billing practices and clinical operations to build on their current skills and learn how to run a successful practice.
  • Educationally, the fellow will participate in monthly journal clubs, monthly case presentations and regional meetings.
  • The fellow will also be involved in developing publishable research.
Post Graduate Fellows History
2021-2022: Jaclyn Schumann, DPM, AACFAS
2020-2021: Curt Martini, DPM, AACFAS