Honor Health - Oasis Foot & Ankle Center Surgical Fellowship

Program Director:
Eugene L. DelaCruz, DPM, FACFAS

Other Program Faculty:
Hammad Zafar, DPM, AACFAS
Richard Rand, III, DPM
William D. Fishco, DPM, FACFAS
Eric Novak, MD
Sammy A. Zakhary, MD
Sumit Dewanjee, MD
Rozbeh Torabi, MD
Tim Matatov, MD
Michael Hayman, MD
Justin Wong, MD 
Michael Brewer, DPM
Alexander Garza, DPM, AACFAS

Recent Post Graduate Fellows:
2021-2022: Not Accepting Applications
2020-2021: Candice Cooper, DPM, AACFAS

Oasis Foot and Ankle Center
19636 N 27th Ave #207
Phoenix AZ  85027

Phone: (602) 993-2700
Fax: (602) 993-2705


Number of Positions:

One year

Program Start and End Dates:

Application Deadline:
October 1

Program Application:
ACFAS Standard Fellowship Application Form


Position Location:
Honor Health Deer Valley, Honor Health John C Lincoln, Honor Health Thompson Peak, Honor Health Osborn, Honor Health Shea and their affiliated ambulatory surgery centers

Research Requirements:
The fellow is required to produce at least one scientific poster to be presented at the ACFAS Annual Scientific Meeting and one publishable article. The fellowship program will assist the fellow to attend such meeting.

Program Summary/Training Goals:

  • The Honor Health - Oasis Foot & Ankle Center Surgical Fellowship brings together a broad background of trained experts in foot and ankle care, including orthopaedic surgeons, vascular surgeons, plastic surgeons, and foot and ankle surgeons.
  • This one-year fellowship is focused on advanced foot and ankle surgical treatments including state-of-the-art minimally invasive/percutaneous/minimal incision foot procedures, foot and ankle trauma call, reconstruction, ringed and delta fixator applications, diabetic limb salvage, autogenous skin grafting, ankle arthroscopy, as well as classic flatfoot and cavus reconstruction.
  • The program director, Eugene DelaCruz, DPM, FACFAS, having more than 25 years of institutional experience, will ensure that the fellowship provides the highest level of professional knowledge and most advanced state of the art surgical skills.
  • The fellowship will provide hands-on extensive clinical training for the treatment and management of the complete foot and ankle problems including wound care techniques, especially chronic foot ulcers and diabetic foot ulcers.
  • The secondary emphasis of the fellowship is on advanced practice management skills and resources including use of EMR, insurance coding, ICD-10, use of proper CPT for surgical procedures, and keeping up with changing practice policies including credentialing and contract negotiating.
  • The fellow will have minimum quarterly evaluation on academic surgical and patient management skills.
  • The program provides periodic cadaver and sawbones lab sessions to further enhance the fellow's operative skills and technique.
  • The program will allow the fellow to travel to any fellowship course that is approved by the fellowship director.

Post Graduate Fellows History:
2019-2020: Yehia Elebrashi, DPM, AACFAS
2018-2019: Hammad Zafar, DPM, AACFAS
2017–2018: Alexander Garza, DPM, AACFAS