MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Foot and Ankle Research Fellowship

Program Director:
Jayson N. Atves, DPM, FACFAS

Other Program Faculty:
Christopher E. Attinger, MD, FACS
Karen Evans, MD, FACS
Caitlin Zarick, DPM, FACFAS
Ali Rahnama Vaghef, DPM, AACFAS
Paul J. Carroll, DPM, FACFAS
Tiffany K. Hoh, DPM, FACFAS
John S. Steinberg, DPM, FACFAS
Kurtis Bertram, DPM, AACFAS
Jocelyn Guillen, DPM, AACFAS

Recent Post Graduate Fellows:
2024-2025: Ali Qadri, DPM
2023-2024: Tiffanie Liu, DPM
2022-2023: Craig Verdin, DPM, AACFAS

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
ATTN: Dr. Jayson Atves, DPM
3800 Reservoir Rd. NW
1st Fl., Bles Bldg.
Washington, DC 20007
Phone: (202) 444-3059
Fax: (202) 444-0300

Program Information:
Program Video
Meet the Fellow FAQ's

Number of Positions:
One one-year position

Program Start and End Dates:
August 1 to July 31

Application Deadline:
November 15

Program Application:
ACFAS Standard Program Application

Salary commensurate with PGY level of the fellow; benefits provided

Position Location:
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

Research Requirements:
It is expected that the fellow present research at a minimum of two national scientific meetings and author a minimum of two peer-reviewed publications upon completion of the program.

Program Summary/Training Goals:

  • This fellowship is open to qualified candidates who have successfully completed podiatric residency.
  • The fellowship is research-focused with a majority of time spent on research-related activities and publication efforts with enormous flexibility and opportunity for self-directed curriculum and collaboration at several institutions throughout the region.
  • The curriculum focuses on medical and surgical foot and ankle reconstruction with an emphasis on advanced limb salvage with the majority of time spent under the direction of Drs. Atves, Steinberg, Zarick, Attinger and Evans at the Medstar Georgetown University Hospital (GUH) Center for Wound Healing. The fellow has clinical, instructional, surgical and research responsibilities and opportunities. S/he is actively involved with outpatient and inpatient care and in clinical research trials, which are ongoing at GUH.
  • Focus points: Foot and ankle surgical reconstruction and advanced limb \salvage; hyperbaric oxygen therapy; medical management of the complex patient; clinical investigation of new technologies; and retrospective and prospective survival/outcomes research.

Post Graduate Fellows History:
2021-2022: Firras Garada, DPM
2020-2021: John Miller, DPM
2019-2020: Chris Kennedy, DPM, FACFAS
2017–2019: Elliot Walters, MD
2017–2018: Iram Naz, MBBS
2016–2017: Tammer Elmarsafi, DPM, MBBCH, AACFAS
2015–2016: Ersilia Anghel, MSIV, MD
2014–2015: Caitlin S. Zarick, DPM, FACFAS
2013–2014: Noah Oliver, DPM, FACFAS
2012–2013: Kelly Powers, DPM, MS
2010–2011: Farah Siddiqui, DPM
2009–2010: Rhonda Cornell,  DPM, FACFAS