North Jersey Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Fellowship

Program Director:
Michael Subik, DPM, FACFAS

Assistant Program Director:
Ali Saleh, DPM, AACFAS

North Jersey Fellowship Committee Board:
Samuel Adegboyega, DPM
John Caponigro, DPM, FACFAS
Richard Doerr, MD
Kevin Healey, DPM, FACFAS
Robert Hole, MD
Ali Saleh, DPM, AACFAS

Recent Post Graduate Fellows:
2024-2025: Ambreen Sharif, DPM
2023-2024: HyunJi Boo, DPM, AACFAS
2022-2023: Rachel Gerber, DPM, AACFAS

Ridge Foot and Ankle Associates
160 Ridge Rd.
Lyndhurst, NJ 07071
Phone: (201) 939-9098
Email Contact: Johnny Burks, Fellowship Administrator,

Program Information:
Program Video
Meet the Fellow FAQ's

Number of Positions:

One year

Program Start & End Dates:
September 1–August 31

Application Deadline:
April 15, 2024

Interview Date:
May 2024

Program Application:
ACFAS Standard Fellowship Application Form

Please submit the completed form, a copy of the candidate's Podiatry RR Logs (MAV/Diversity Report, Clinical Log Summary and Clinical Report) from residency and candidate's ABFAS and ABPM testing scores to:

Johnny Burks
Fellowship Administrator
North Jersey Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Fellowship
160 Ridge Rd.
Lyndhurst, NJ 07071
Phone: (201) 939-9098

For additional information, please contact Johnny Burks by phone at (732) 710-0589 or email at

$60,000; benefits provided

Position Locations:
St. Mary's General Hospital (Passaic, NJ), Hackensack UMC (Hackensack, NJ), Clara Maass Medical Center (Belleville, NJ), Saint Clare's Denville Hospital (Denville, NJ), Hudson Crossing Surgery Center (Fort Lee, NJ) and Riverside Surgical Center of Rutherford (Rutherford, NJ)

Research Requirements:
Two publishable papers; one poster for ACFAS Annual Scientific Conference

Program Summary/Training Goals:

  • The goal of the fellowship is to take a well-trained, three-year surgical resident and advance that person’s skills to a level of a seasoned attending in a large hospital setting, small hospital setting and surgery center and who is reconstructive rearfoot and ankle qualified.
  • To teach the fellow office-based procedures, i.e., total contact cast, diagnostic workup via in-office x-ray and ultrasound, and hospital-based wound care center.
  • Staff includes podiatry, orthopaedic and surgical attendings. The fellow would be mainly following and training under Dr. Subik’s direct auspices.
  • The fellow would have direct interaction with patient care, including workup, surgical reconstruction and follow-up care. The goal is for limited autonomy of the fellow in his/her interactions with patients, with the oversight in Dr. Subik’s office.
  • The fellow would engage in assisting in one of the two residency programs Dr. Subik is a part of through direct surgical work and scientific presentations.
  • The type of reconstruction would include Charcot foot reconstruction, skin flaps and grafts, ORIF of complex rearfoot and ankle fractures, total ankle joint replacement and highly complex rearfoot reconstruction.

Post Graduate Fellows History:
2021-2022: Dhaval Patel, DPM
2020-2021: Ali Saleh, DPM, AACFAS
2019-2020: Michael Huchital, DPM, AACFAS
2018–2019: Daniel Peterson, DPM, FACFAS
2017–2018: Mark Shearer, DPM, AACFAS
2016–2017: Adrienne Estes, DPM, FACFAS
2015–2016: Rahul Bhatt, DPM, AACFAS