Summit Health Foot & Ankle Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship

Program Director:
Ralph Napoli, DPM, FACFAS

Other Program Faculty – Podiatric Surgeons:
John Caponigro, DPM, FACFAS
Ana Pimentel, DPM, FACFAS
Amanda Borrelli, DPM, MPH, AACFAS
Amanda Siegel, DPM
Nikul Panchal, DPM
Maryellen Brucato, DPM, FACFAS
Mina Abadeer, DPM, AACFAS

Other Program Faculty – Orthopedic Surgeons:
Oscar Vasquez, MD
Michael Benke, MD
Thomas John, MD
A. Yelenia Guiffrida, MD
Carissa Meyers, MD
Mark Chase, MD
Michael Meese, MD

Recent Post Graduate Fellows:
2023-2024: Avik Mukherjee, DPM
2022-2023: Jaime Ahluwalia, DPM, AACFAS
2021-2022: Assal Nour Ziai, DPM, AACFAS

Summit Medical Group, P.A.
25 Prospect Ave
Hackensack, NJ  07601
Phone: (201) 343-2277
Fax:     (201) 343-9777

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:
June 30

Program Application:
ACFAS Standard Fellowship Application Form


Position Locations:
Emerson, Hackensack and Mountainside

Research Requirements:
The fellow will be required to complete one publishable research paper

Program Summary/Training Goals:

  • To provide the fellow with exposure to various multi-specialty, Board Certified and fellowship-trained podiatric and orthopedic surgeons who provide the most innovative and cutting edge methods to prevent disease, promote health and more effectively manage foot and ankle pathology as well as the patient as a whole.
  • The fellowship offers exposure to trauma, sports medicine, arthroscopy, reconstructive foot and ankle surgery and total joint protocols.

Post Graduate Fellows History
2020-2021: Angela Costa, DPM, AACFAS
2019-2020: Melissa Rossi, DPM, AACFAS
2018-2019: Shruti Patel, DPM, MS, AACFAS
2017-2018: Ana Pimentel, DPM, FACFAS