Northwest Illinois Foot & Ankle Fellowship

Program Directors:
Douglas Pacaccio, DPM, FACFAS
Patrick McEneaney, DPM, FACFAS

Assistant Director:
Thomas Nordquist, DPM, AACFAS

Other Program Faculty: 
Summer Bochat, DPM, AACFAS 
Ashley Lee, DPM, FACFAS
Peter Lovato, DPM, FACFAS
Jennifer Pacaccio, DPM
Rebecca Stack, DPM, FACFAS
Rimi Statkus, DPM, FACFAS
John Thometz, DPM, AACFAS

Recent Post Graduate Fellows:
2024-2025: Shehryar Raja, DPM
2023-2024: Kimber Nolan, DPM
2022-2023: Muhammed Shamim, DPM

Advanced Foot and Ankle Surgeons, Inc
2180 Oakland Dr, Unit A
Sycamore, IL  60178
Phone: (815) 669-4811
Fax: (815) 986-6062

Program Information:
Program Video
Meet the Fellow FAQ's

Number of Positions:

One year

Program Start and End Dates:          
August 1 – July 31

Application Deadline:                
August 1    

Program Application:
ACFAS Standard Fellowship Application Form


Position Locations:                           
All locations in IL: Sycamore, Lake in the Hills, New Lenox, Yorkville, DeKalb, Aurora, Cary

Research Requirements:   
Develop and coordinate a research project of interest. Project must be of publishable quality.

Program Summary/Training Goals:

  • Building on the fellow’s current skills, this fellowship aims to add to the physician’s overall skill set and complete their total educational experience in order to enter any practice situation with full confidence.
  • Surgically, the fellow will have the opportunity to participate in trauma, rearfoot reconstructive, forefoot reconstructive, wound care, and elective cases, including external frames, and total ankle reconstruction.
  • The fellow will have time for office/clinic work each week.
  • This fellowship will also open the door for original research in the field and help the fellow prepare for publishable content.

Post Graduate Fellows History:
2021-2022: Deepali Darji, DPM, AACFAS
2020-2021: Joseph Rundell, DPM
2019-2020: Adam Buffington, DPM, AACFAS
2018-2019: Christopher Clement, DPM