Silicon Valley Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Fellowship – Palo Alto Medical Foundation

Program Director:
Meagan Jennings, DPM, FACFAS

Other Program Faculty:
Richard Jensen, DPM, FACFAS
Nicholas Bolognini, DPM, FACFAS 
Elaine Davis, DPM
Louis Caputo, DPM, FACFAS
Alan Sue, DPM
Nicholas Todd, DPM, FACFAS
Jesse Yurgelon, DPM, FACFAS
Lawrence Oloff, DPM, FACFAS
Matthew Doyle, DPM, MS, FACFAS
Tenaya West, DPM, AACFAS

Post Graduate Fellows:
2024-2025: Brennan Reardon, DPM and Gabriella Ley, DPM
2023-2024: Tung Dao, DPM, AACFAS and Thomas Ferrise, DPM, AACFAS
2022-2023: Chandler Ligas, DPM, AACFAS and Samantha Williams, DPM, AACFAS

Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Mountain View Center
701 E. El Camino Rd.
Mountain View, CA 94040
Phone: (650) 934-7114
Fax: (650) 934-7075

Program Information:
Program Video
Meet the Fellow FAQ's

Number of Positions:
Two full-time positions

One year

Program Start and End Dates:
July 15–July 31

Application Deadline:
April 1

Interview Notification:
May 1

Interviews will typically be held:
End of June/Early July

About our process:
We encourage all interested applicants to email the program and schedule a video chat before April 1st. Based on video conferencing and application, we will then extend interview offers for early July of the applicant's PGY-III year.

Program Application:
ACFAS Standard Fellowship Application Form

$100,000 per year; benefits provided

Position Location:
PAMF-Mountain View Center Clinics and Surgery Center, El Camino Hospital, Mountain View, California

Research Requirements:
One published research paper in JFAS

Program Summary / Training Goals:

  • The purpose of our foot and ankle fellowship is to provide a well-rounded, intense training program within Palo Alto Medical Foundation, centered in the heart of the Silicon Valley, and provide fellows with the resources and education to become leaders in the field of foot and ankle surgery.
  • Fellow experience is highly autonomous with exposure to all aspects of both clinical and surgical treatment of the foot and ankle. The fellowship has an emphasis on complex pathology with a focus on rearfoot and ankle reconstruction including primary and revision total ankle replacement, acute trauma, arthroscopy, sports medicine, revision surgery, as well as complex foot pathology.
  • Fellows are exposed to a high volume practice and have access to a large clinical and surgical faculty with many fellowship trained foot and ankle surgeons.
  • Position requires motivated, independent and skilled surgeon who is comfortable managing acute foot and ankle trauma.
  • Fellow must have surgical experience and skills expected from a three-year surgical training program.
  • Fellow is strongly encouraged to achieve Board Qualification and ACFAS membership.
  • Opportunity to speak locally and nationally.
  • Fellows will accrue cases for surgical boards.

Postgraduate Fellows History:
2021-2022: Shirley Chen, DPM, AACFAS and Megan Ishibashi, DPM
2020-2021: Nilin Rao, DPM, PhD, FACFAS and Ryan Sherick, DPM, AACFAS
2019-2020: Tenaya West, DPM, AACFAS and Matthew Doyle, DPM, MS, FACFAS
2018–2019: Chris Bourke, DPM FACFAS and Eric Shi, DPM, FACFAS
2017–2018: Kyle Willson, DPM, MBA and Todd Chappell, DPM, FACFAS 
2016–2017: Colin Zdenek, DPM, FACFAS and Ryan Carter, DPM, FACFAS
2015–2016: Jesse Yurgelon, DPM, FACFAS and Nicholas Drbal, DPM, FACFAS
2014–2015: Kenneth Hegewald, DPM, FACFAS and Annie Nguyentat, DPM
2013–2014: Anne Massey, DPM and Alan Sue, DPM
2012–2013: Ryan Wood, DPM
2011–2012: Nicholas Todd, DPM, FACFAS
2010–2011: Samantha Bark, DPM
2009–2010: Baotram Deserie Lu, DPM, FACFAS