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University of Iowa
Foot and Ankle Fellowship

(1) One-Year Position available for 2014 - 2015

The Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation of the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics is pleased to offer a one-year fellowship in Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgery.

Under the direction of Ned Amendola M.D., John E. Femino M.D., and Phinit Phisitkul M.D., this fellowship offers an outstanding diversity of experience in all areas of adult and adolescent foot and ankle surgery including sports medicine, trauma, and reconstruction of the foot and ankle. The curriculum includes a 4 week rotation with the orthopaedic trauma service, including, J. Lawrence Marsh, M.D., Todd McKinley, MD, and Matthew Karam, MD, with a focus on foot and ankle trauma for the rotating fellow.

The fellowship includes exposure to a wide variety of foot and ankle surgical techniques including:

  • Total ankle arthroplasty and treatment of degenerative joint problems
  • Deformity correction
  • Minimally invasive and open fracture fixation
  • Arthroscopic and endoscopic surgery of the ankle and foot
  • Current approaches to soft tissue problems
  • Limb salvage include the use of hybrid, circular and spatial frame constructs for deformity correction

Participation in all customary academic activities of the department and completion of at least one publishable research project are expected, with multiple foot and ankle specific research opportunities available.   Excellent research facilities and staff, with interaction with residents and faculty, and minimal night or weekend call expectation for the foot and ankle fellow allows for a focused approach to the year.

Applications for the Foot and Ankle Fellowship can be found at the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) Fellowship website. All applications should include the AOFAS application, a personal statement and a current CV. These are to be sent to the AOFAS office, and will be forwarded to our program.

Additionally, applicants should send four letters of reference to:

John E. Femino, M.D.
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
200 Hawkins Drive, 01022 JPP
Iowa City, IA 52242-1088

To contact us by phone: 319-384-5844
Kristine Rodney, Fellowship Coordinator