Foot and Ankle Fellowship

This fellowship offers comprehensive training in the operative and nonoperative management of adolescent and adult foot and ankle disorders. Fellows will rotate among three foot and ankle fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeons. Two days a week will be spent in the faculty's private clinics, and two days per week will be spent in the operating room. In addition, Fellows will act as a consultant to the Orthopaedic hospital clinic for patients with foot and ankle problems. The Fellow will have one full day one week and one-half the next week for research.

The Foot and Ankle fellowship is under the direction of three fellowship-trained foot and ankle surgeons:

Foot and Ankle Fellowship Faculty

Fellows will gain a complete understanding of advanced techniques of foot and ankle surgery. Over 900 surgical cases are performed annually; approximately 2,800 new and 11,500 follow-up patients are seen, giving the Fellow a broad exposure to many different patients and surgeries.

Fellows will have the opportunity to learn through both formal and informal discussions. There are informal weekly discussions devoted to foot and ankle operative indications and case presentations, as well as 12 formal didactic conferences per year given by members of the foot and ankle faculty and which cover a wide variety of foot and ankle topics. There are basic science, biomechanical, and clinical research opportunities available to the Fellow. Participation in clinical or basic science research and one paper suitable for publication will be required at the end of the fellowship.

This fellowship is ACGME accredited.

Application Requirements

  • The AOFAS Foot and Ankle Fellowship Application
  • Three letters of Recommendation
  • Your Current CV

Please submit your application through the AOFAS. The application and additional information can be found on the AOFAS fellowship web site.

Applications are due January 1 and interviews will be held in January and February.

Fellowship candidates must have completed a US or Canadian Orthopaedic residency program and be ABOS-eligible or certified.

We participate in the AOFAS match, administered by the San Francisco Matching Service.

Please contact our Education Administrator with any questions:


Bonnie Schuster
601 Elmwood Ave. Box 665
Rochester, NY 14642
(voice) 585-275-5168
(fax) 585-756-4721
Bonnie_Schuster@URMC.Rochester.edu

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URMC Foot and Ankle Division