Washington Orthopaedic Center Advanced Reconstructive Foot & Ankle Surgery Fellowship

Program Director:
Michael Dujela, DPM, FACFAS

Other Program Faculty:
Byron Hutchinson, DPM, FACFAS
Jacob McLeod, DPM, FACFAS
Brian Houng, DPM, MS, AACFAS
Keith Birchard, MD
Chad Bender, MD
Christopher Hawkins, MD
Lucas Harvey, MD

Post Graduate Fellow:
2023-2024: John J. Kim, DPM
2022-2023: Amar Chandra, DPM
2021-2022: Brian Houng, DPM, MS, AACFAS

Address:
Washington Orthopaedic Center
1900 Cooks Hill Road
Centralia, WA 98531
Phone: (360) 736-2889
Fax: (360) 736-3136
Email: michaeldujela@yahoo.com
Current Fellow: chandraamar92@gmail.com
Previous Fellow: bhoung1@gmail.com

Program Information:
https://waortho.com/washington-orthopaedics-fellowship-program/
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Number of Positions:
One

Duration:
One year

Program Start and End Dates:
July 15 – July 31

Application Deadline:
April 1

Program Application:
ACFAS Standard Fellowship Application Form

Stipend:
$60,000
CME allowance, health, and dental insurance

Position Locations:
Washington Orthopaedic Center Offices and Surgery Center; Providence Centralia Hospital, Providence St. Peter Hospital; Longview Pacific Surgical Center; PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center, Highline Medical Center

Research Requirements:

  • The fellow is expected to participate in and generate multiple scholarly research projects and present work at the ACFAS Annual Scientific Conference.
Program Summary/Training Goals:
  • The Washington Orthopaedic Center Foot and Ankle Surgery Fellowship is a unique, fellow only (no surgical residents), one-year experience based at a busy orthopedic private practice led by Michael Dujela, DPM, FACFAS. All faculty are fellowship-trained surgeons or fellowship directors.
  • The fellow encounters a broad range of foot and ankle pathology, with an emphasis on complex hindfoot and ankle reconstruction, trauma, arthroscopy, and sports medicine, with additional exposure to total ankle replacements, Charcot reconstruction, limb deformity correction, external fixation, and complex revision surgery.
  • With a balanced schedule of clinic and surgical cases, the fellow is thoroughly engaged in every aspect of the patients’ surgical treatment plan. The fellow is expected to perform 400-500 cases per year with excellent case diversity and complexity. The fellow will see approximately 5,000 clinic patients over the course of the year.
  • Fellows are encouraged to attend fellows courses and typically attend 4 to 5 total courses per year, including the ACFAS Annual Scientific Conference
  • Unique features:
    • Opportunity for an orthopedic foot and ankle surgery rotation in Germany and Switzerland with internationally recognized leaders including past presidents of the German and Swiss Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Societies.
  • With training stemming from multiple fellowship-trained foot and ankle surgeons, board certified orthopedists including a fellowship trained orthopedic traumatologists, our graduates are expected to become well-rounded physicians and surgeons and future leaders of the profession. 
Program is a member of the Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Center Fellowship Consortium