Virginia Fellowship in Reconstruction, Revision and Limb Preservation of the Foot and Ankle

Program Director:
Laurence Rubin, DPM, FACFAS

Other Program Faculty:
Scott Vantre, DPM, FACFAS
David Weiss, DPM, FACFAS

Recent Post Graduate Fellows:
2024-2025: Jennifer Wentz, DPM
2023-2024: Sarah Tammaro, DPM, AACFAS
2022-2023: Kwanoo Lee, DPM, AACFAS

Foot and Ankle Specialists of Virginia
7016 Lee Park Road Suite 105
Mechanicsville, VA  23111
Phone: (804) 746-5488
Fax: (804) 730-1223

Program Information:  
Meet the Fellow FAQ's

Number of Positions:
One fellow in surgery

One year

Program Start and End Dates:
August 1 – July 31

Application Deadline:
August 1

Program Application:
ACFAS Standard Fellowship Application Form

$52,500, plus benefits and hospital food allowance.

Position Locations:
Foot and Ankle Specialists of Virginia office; St Marys Hospital; Memorial Regional Hospital; Henrico Doctors Hospital: Retreat, Forest and Parham campuses  

Research Requirements:
Must have published one article a year in a peer reviewed journal; must submit one poster for the ACFAS Annual Scientific Conference

Program Summary/Training Goals:

  • The fellowship is designed to be an extension (not a repeat) of the surgeon’s residency training.
  • There will be an emphasis on: reconstruction, revision and limb preservation surgery.
  • The fellow will be expected to gain experience and confidence in basic foot surgery as well as rearfoot and ankle surgery and eventually perform these procedures independently.
  • The fellow will be directly involved in the examination, work up, planning, performance and post-operative care of their patients.
  • They will be expected to manage, with oversight, patients on the floor, in the ED and in the office setting.
  • The fellow will be required to publish at least one article in a peer-reviewed journal but will be strongly encouraged to publish more than the minimal requirement.
  • The fellow will also submit a poster for the ACFAS Annual Scientific Conference and will lecture at the Virginia Podiatric Medical Association (VPMA) meeting.
  • The fellow will have direct interaction and communication with the faculty.
  • The goal of the fellowship is to have the fellow learn surgery from multiple ABFAS Board Certified surgeons.
Post Graduate Fellows History
2021-2022: Jonathon Srour, DPM, AACFAS
2020-2021: Israel Santander, DPM, AACFAS