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The Foot and Ankle Surgical Residency Training Program is a 3-year (36-month) program. For more information.


1st year 

Anesthesia- 1/2 month

Anesthesia Pain Mgmt- 1/2 month

Behavioral Science- 1/2 month

Burn Trauma- 1month

Emergency Medicine- 1/2 month

Endocrinology- 1/2 month

Foot & Ankle / Office- 6 1/2 months

Infectious Disease- 1/2 month

Medical Imaging- 1/2 month

Medicine- 1/2 month

Pathology- 1/2 month


2nd year

Foot & Ankle / Office- 9 months

New Mexico- 1 month

Plastic Surgery- 1 month

Vascular Surgery- 1 month


3rd year

Foot & Ankle / Office- 12 months


Surgery sities

  • Allegheny General Hospital
  • Allegheny Valley Hospital
  • Bethel Surgery Center
  • Forbes Hospital
  • Forbes Surgery Center
  • Heritage Valley- Kennedy Hospital
  • Jefferson Hospital
  • West Penn Hospital

Teaching opportunities

The resident has numerous teaching opportunities. There is a large amount of peer-to-peer learning during the 36-month program. Senior residents are intimately involved in educating the junior residents. This fosters teamwork and camaraderie.

Residents are also involved in teaching the medical students and externs. There are always three to five externs visiting with us each month.

We also serve as a site for a core rotation for the Des Moines University, College of Podiatric Medicine and Western University

Additionally, residents from our organization's other programs rotate through our service, including family practice, emergency medicine, and general surgery.


The Program has a state-of-the-art cadaver lab to provide a facility where residents can enhance their knowledge regarding surgical anatomy and improve their surgical skills. The lab features:

  • 4 work stations
  • Built and designed for residency training
  • Equipment includes power saws, drills, hand instruments, arthroscope, and fluoroscopy

Residents use the lab twice a month with attending surgeons and at various times with peers.

Fellowship training

A large number of our recent graduates have chosen to pursue fellowship training. 40% of our residents have secured a fellowship.

Graduation to Fellowships:

Shine John, DPM, John Baca, DPM and Tim McConn, DPM
Lowell Scott Weil, Jr., Weil Foot, Ankle & Orthopedic Institute
Advanced Surgical Fellowship, Des Plaines, Illinois

Michael Maskill, DPM
Gregory Pomeroy, MD, Orthopedics and Podiatry –
New England Foot and Ankle Specialist, Portland, Maine

Adrianne Ross, DPM and Rachel Jung, DPM
Timothy Ford, DPM, Reconstructive Foot and Diabetic
Limb Salvage/Preservation, Louisville, Kentucky

Peter Stasko, DPM and Sham Persaud, DPM
Mark Hofbauer, DPM, Mon Valley Fellowship,
Monongahela, Pennsylvania

Kyle Peterson, DPM
Christopher Hyer, DPM, Orthopedic Foot and Ankle
Center Fellowship, Westerville, Ohio

Matthew Hentges, DPM
Bradley Lamm, DPM, Foot and Ankle Deformity
Correction Fellowship, Baltimore, Maryland

Jared Maker, DPM and Phil Richardson, DPM
James Cottom, DPM, Florida Orthopedic
Foot & Ankle Center Fellowship, Bradenton, Florida

Tee Adeleke, DPM and Tony Chesser, DPM
J. Joseph Anderson, DPM, American Foundation of Lower
Extremity Surgery & Research, Alamogordo, New Mexico

Kyle Moore, DPM
Bradley, Lamm, DPM, Foot & Ankle Deformity
Correction Fellowship, West Palm Beach, Florida

Anne Massey, DPM and Colin Zdenek, DPM
Shannon Rush, DPM, Silicon Valley Reconstructive Foot & Ankle Fellowship –
Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Mountain View, California

Lisa Grant-McDonald, DPM
Byron Hutchinson, DPM, CHI Franciscan Health Advanced Foot & Ankle
Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship –
St. Francis Hospital, Federal Way, Washington