University Foot & Ankle Institute Fellowship

Program Director:
Babak Baravarian, DPM, FACFAS

Program Faculty:
Gary Briskin, DPM, FACFAS
Justin Franson, DPM, FACFAS
Hamed Jafary, DPM

Post Graduate Fellows:
2024-2025: Anna Maria Burachek, DPM and Gi Ryoung Kwon, DPM
2023-2024: Mehera Hormuz, DPM, AACFAS and Milad Adloo, DPM, MS
2022-2023: Shilpa Sharma, DPM, AACFAS and Hoda Naei, DPM, AACFAS

Contact Information:
Chyna Stanch
University Foot & Ankle Institute
2121 Wilshire Blvd. #101
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Phone: (310) 828-0011
Fax: (310) 828-2001
Email: &

Program Information:
Program Video
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Number of Positions:

One year

Program Start and End Dates:
July 1 – June 30

Application Deadline:

Program Application:
ACFAS Standard Fellowship Application Form


Position Location:
Los Angeles, CA

Research Requirements:
Minimum two publishable papers per year

Program Summary / Training Goals:

  • Extensive experience in sports medicine and reconstructive surgery from seven faculty.
  • UCLA-affiliated group with full spectrum practice.
  • In addition to sports and surgical training, fellow will attain a knowledge of practice management and how to run a practice properly.
  • Two publishable papers are a must during the fellowship year.

Postgraduate Fellows History:
2021-2022: Abimbola Johnson, DPM
2020-2021: Gina Nalbandian, DPM, AACFAS
2019-2020: Shahdad Saeedi, DPM
2018-2019: Hamed Jafary, DPM and Jamey Allen, DPM, AACFAS
2017-2018: Evelyn Heigh-Rosen, DPM, AACFAS, and Ali Ghorbanifarajzadeh, DPM
2016-2017: Laura Bohman, DPM
2015-2016: Avanti Redkar, DPM and Ohoud Alghuraibi, DPM
2014-2015: Brayton Campbell, DPM, FACFAS
2013-2014: Rotem Benad Korsnack, DPM