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Program Description

The Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeons Fellowship is located at the University of Pennsylvania and takes place primarily at Pennsylvania Hospital. The fellowship runs from August 1st to July 31st and will be accepting 1 fellow for the 2022-23 academic year. 

The Penn Foot and Ankle Fellowship is designed to provide a comprehensive exposure to all aspects of orthopaedic foot and ankle pathology and incorporates extensive clinic, operative, and research experience. Fellows work with Dr. Casey Humbyrd, Dr. Keith L. Wapner, Dr. Wen Chao, Dr. Daniel C. Farber and Dr. L. Scott Levin gaining exposure to a wide variety of foot and ankle problems. Weekly interactive teaching / indication conferences as well as journal clubs and research meetings are conducted. The fellowship covers adult reconstructive surgery and includes management of post-traumatic disorders, rheumatoid disorders, acquired adult disorders of the foot and ankle, sports medicine, low-energy trauma and diabetic and neuropathic disorders of the foot and ankle. The majority of the research done in this program is clinically-based and at least one publishable research project is required during the fellowship. Through a comprehensive curriculum, journal clubs, cadaver labs and hands on clinic and surgical experiences, we strive to cover all aspects of the AOFAS Foot and Ankle fellowship curriculum. Utilizing four experienced foot and ankle surgeons and a double boarded orthopaedic and plastic surgeon, all elements of adult orthopaedic foot and ankle care are addressed as well as some pediatric and adolescent care. Surgical procedures not routinely performed by staff are discussed at conference so fellows learn the entire range of procedure options for foot and ankle disorders. Fellows will have the opportunity to travel to multiple conferences during the year. This fellowship participates in the AOFAS match program and the AOFAS Fellowship Accreditation program 

Program Leadership

Daniel C. Farber, MD 

Daniel C. Farber, MD
Program Director, Foot & Ankle Surgery Fellowship

Faculty

Program Administration

Marianne K. Ostrow, RN, MSN, ONC
OstrowM@pennmedicine.upenn.edu

Marialaina Scafidi
Director, Graduate Medical Education/Academic Affairs 
Marialaina.Scafidi@pennmedicine.upenn.edu

Requirements

Applicants must have completed an Orthopaedic Surgery Residency in an ACGME-accredited or RCPSC or CFPC-accredited residency program in Canada to be considered for the Foot & Ankle Surgery Fellowship. Qualification is also dependent upon successful completion of USMLE Steps 1, 2 and 3 as well as the ability to obtain licensure in the state of Pennsylvania and employment in the United States. 

How to Apply

To apply to the Foot & Ankle Surgery Fellowship program, register with the SF Match and AOFAS. We follow the AOFAS submission deadlines for applications. For more information regarding applications, requirements, and deadlines, visit https://www.aofas.org/education/fellowship-match-program.

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