Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Surgical Fellowship – NOMS Ankle & Foot Care Centers

Program Director:
Lawrence A. DiDomenico, DPM, FACFAS

Other Program Faculty:
Michelle Anania, DPM, FACFAS
Craig Beaudis, DPM
Gregory Blasko, DPM, FACFAS
John Chiaro, DPM, FACFAS
Robert Debiec, DPM, FACFAS
Kenneth J. Emch, DPM, FACFAS
Ramy Fahim, DPM, FACFAS
Thomas Groner, DPM
Mohammed Muntaser, DPM
Mark Smesko, DPM, FACFAS
Kwame Williams, DPM
Danielle Scianna, NP
Sean Hayes, DPM
Brendan M. Barrett, DPM, AACFAS

Recent Post Graduate Fellows:
2024-2025: Bennett King, DPM
2023-2024: Hannah Abigail, DPM, AACFAS
2022-2023: Remi Minh Khang Le, DPM, AACFAS

Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Surgical Fellowship – NOMS Ankle & Foot Care Centers
8175 Market St.
Youngstown, OH 44512
Phone: (330) 629-8800
Fax: (330) 758-4914

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

$60,000; benefits provided

Position Location:
Youngstown, Ohio

Research Requirements:

  • Produce two publications
  • Quality research projects during fellowship year

Program Summary/Training Goals:

  • This one-year foot and ankle fellowship position is under the direction of Lawrence A. DiDomenico, DPM, FACFAS, and offers an in-depth approach to foot and ankle reconstruction, including Charcot reconstruction and total ankle joint replacement and muscle and tissue transfers for complex diabetic limb salvage.
  • The fellow will be exposed to significant surgical cases involving the forefoot, midfoot and rearfoot, diabetic foot reconstruction, ankle joint fusion/replacement, Ilizarov external fixation technique and peripheral nerve release procedures for the treatment of diabetic neuropathy.
  • The fellow will participate in lower extremity research studies and will be expected to produce two publications and quality research projects during the fellowship year.
  • The Fellow will have access to cadaver lab
  • Dr. DiDomenico is also the residency director at East Liverpool City Hospital. The fellow will be actively involved in teaching the residents at this program.

Post Graduate Fellows History:
2021-2022: John Martucci, DPM, AACFAS
2020-2021: Henry Spingola, III, DPM, FACFAS
2019-2020: Derek Ley, DPM, AACFAS
2018-2019: Ajay Ghai, DPM, FACFAS
2017–2018: Ashley Mychak, DPM, AACFAS
2016–2017: Zachary Flynn, DPM, FACFAS
2015–2016: Danielle Butto, DPM, FACFAS
2014–2015: Frank Luckino, III,  DPM, FACFAS
2012–2013: Ramy Fahim, DPM, FACFAS
2011–2012: Nikolay Gatalyak, DPM
2010–2011: Albert Giagnacova, III, DPM, AACFAS
2008–2009: Laurence Z. Cane, DPM, FACFAS
2007–2008: Kwame Williams, DPM
2006–2007: Damieon Brown, DPM
2005–2006: Anthony Haro, III, DPM, FACFAS