Pediatric Foot & Ankle Fellowship

Program Director:                            
Mark E. Solomon, DPM, FACFAS

Other Program Faculty:
Mark A. Reiger, MD
David Lin, MD
Joshua Strassberg, MD
Tamir Bloom, MD
Samara Friedman, MD
Jaime Morley, MS, PA-C
Anna Katsman, MD
Maryellen Brucato DPM, FACFAS
Heidi Godoy, DPM, AACFAS
Aamir Ahmed, DPM, MS
Gan Golshteyn, DPM, FACFAS
Sarah Stelma, MD
Keval Parikh, DPM AACFAS
Alexandra D'Agostini. MD
Justin Fleming, DPM, FACFAS

Recent Post Graduate Fellows:
2024-2025: Johnny Dong, DPM
2023-2024: Hannah Schneiders, DPM
2022-2023: Joslin Seidel, DPM, AACFAS

The Pediatric Orthopedic Center
218 Ridgedale Ave
Cedar Knolls, NJ  07927
Phone: (973) 538-7700  

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:    
July 1       

Program Application:
ACFAS Standard Fellowship Application Form


Position Locations:
Cedar Knolls, NJ; Springfield, NJ; Wayne, NJ

Research Requirements: 

The fellow is expected to participate in and generate at least one scholarly research project and present work at the ACFAS Annual Scientific Conference and POSNA meeting.

Program Summary/Training Goals:

  • The fellow will be integrated within a Pediatric Orthopedics practice. As such, there will be exposure to all aspects including but not limited to acquired/congenital deformities, trauma, sports medicine, and adult manifestations of such.
  • The fellow will be expected to assist and eventually manage an outpatient clinic, ER call and surgical cases. Fellowship represents an additional year of subspecialty training and will be hands-on, involving direct patient care, not merely observation.
  • This fellowship is based out of a pediatric orthopaedic group that performs approximately 450 foot and ankle surgical cases per annum. The fellow is expected to master the diagnosis and surgical treatment of pediatric forefoot, rearfoot and ankle pathology including metadductus, bunions, multiplane deformities, flatfoot, cavus foot, gait abnormalities, neuromuscular conditions, clubfoot, trauma, etc. The fellowship will have a concentration in correction of limb deformities with gradual correction via external fixation. Access to EOS scan technology.
  • The fellow will be exposed to surgical and office billing and coding. Practice management content will be reviewed with the fellow in a lecture format.

Post Graduate Fellows History
2021-2022: Lucian Feraru, DPM, AACFAS
2020-2021: Gan Golshteyn, DPM, MS, FACFAS
2019-2020: Aamir Ahmed, DPM, MS
2018-2019: Heidi Godoy, DPM, AACFAS