Northern California Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Fellowship

Program Director:
Jason Nowak, DPM, FACFAS

Assistant Program Director:
Garrett Strand, DPM, AACFAS

Other Program Faculty:
Paul Schwartz, MD
John Lange, MD
Eric Jenkinson, MD
David Schillen, MD
Tony Chang, MD
Troy Miles, MD
Farzad Sabet, MD
Stephen Ferraro, MD
Brian Blackburn, MD
Matthew Herring, MD
Forrest Monroe, MD
Jennifer Olds, FNP
Aaron Osborne, DO

Recent Post Graduate Fellows:
2024-2025: Garrett Wireman, DPM
2023-2024: Scott Schleunes, DPM, AACFAS
2022-2023: Helene Cook, DPM, AACFAS

Shasta Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
1255 Libery Street
Redding, CA 96001
Phone: (530) 246-2467
Fax: (530) 242-9460

Program Information:
Meet the Fellow FAQ's

Number of Positions:

One year

Program Start and End Dates:

August 1 – July 31

Application Deadline and Process:

  • ACFAS Standard Application and CV are due by February 1 of PGY-II Year.
  • Along with the standard application, please provide surgical log numbers from your PGY-2 year.
  • Applicants being granted an on-site visit will be notified by February 15.
  • On-site visits will be available March 1 - April 30.
  • Final fellow selection will be completed and candidates will be notified in early May.

Program Application:
ACFAS Standard Fellowship Application Form

$60,000 (plus benefits)

Position Locations:  
Redding, CA: Mercy Hospital, Shasta Regional Medical Center, Mercy Outpatient Surgery center, Apogee Surgery Center

Research Requirements:
Develop a research project of interest. Must be of publishable quality.

Program Summary/Training Goals:
The fellow will be exposed to a high-volume reconstructive foot and ankle practice, with a strong emphasis on total ankle arthroplasty and rearfoot/ankle reconstruction. There is significant exposure to foot and ankle trauma and sports medicine, as well. The fellow will also learn how to integrate into a large, busy orthopaedic practice. The fellow will be expected to become proficient in all facets of foot and ankle surgery, as well as being able to manage a busy foot and ankle clinic. There will be ample exposure to surgical and office billing, allowing for a complete, well-rounded fellowship experience.

Post Graduate Fellows History
2021-2022: Collin Messerly, DPM, AACFAS
2020-2021: Garret Strand, DPM, AACFAS