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Our Fellowship Attracts Top Candidates In the field of Foot & Ankle Surgery

At OFAC, we’re dedicated to resident and fellow education. We train orthopedic and podiatric residents from Grant Medical Center, Doctors Hospital and Ohio University. We also support a strong fellowship program and have trained many of the foot and ankle surgeons in central Ohio.

Initiated in 1998, the Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Center Fellowship program attracts top candidates. Through clinical and research excellence, our fellowship program remains the most well regarded training program of its kind and is at the forefront of the foot and ankle subspecialty.

Fellowship Overview

Fellows will encounter a broad range of foot and ankle pathology, with a focus on sports, ankle replacement, arthroscopy, and complex hindfoot and forefoot reconstruction. Our fellowship places heavy emphasis on the development of the fellow’s surgical skills. This is accomplished by providing fellows an appropriate level of autonomy in an intensive hands-on clinical and surgical environment. Individually, each fellow will have the opportunity to participate in approximately 700 surgical cases comprising over 2,000 procedures.

This fellowship offers an in-depth experience within the business aspects of surgery including office management, product development, and operational efficiency. A unique 1-year experience designed to prepare the highly skilled foot and ankle surgeon for a changing healthcare environment. The OFA fellowship bond is strong. All graduating fellows become lifelong members of the OFA family and are included in educational endeavors, publication projects, product development opportunities, and regular reunion meetings.

“To all of us at OFAC, the fellowship is not just one additional year of training, but rather an invitation to become a member of our uniquely diverse and highly specialized family of innovative and dedicated surgeons.”

OFAC Podiatric Foot & Ankle Surgical Fellowship

All DPM candidates must have completed 3 years of surgical residency training. A fellow is exposed to advanced techniques in all aspects of foot and ankle surgery and reconstruction including circular frames, TAR and allograft talar replacement. Additional training includes clinical decision-making, research/publication and practice management. This high-volume fellowship comes with high expectations, and lasts 12 months: August 1 to July 31. We will be accepting applications for the 2024-25 program until September 1, 2023, however for early consideration, please submit your application by May 1st, 2023.

OFA Fellowship Alumni Combined Interview: For your convenience, five Fellowship programs, all led by OFA Fellowship Alumni, are hosting a combined interview process in early Summer 2023. Please submit a separate ACFAS Standardized Fellowship Application to each program to which you seek consideration. Fellowship programs include, Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Center, Columbus, OH, Florida Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Center, Sarasota, FL, Phoenix Foot & Ankle Institute, Scottsdale, AZ, Washington Orthopaedic Center, Olympia, WA and The CORE Institute, Phoenix, AZ.

Application deadline for the OFA Fellowship Alumni Combined Interview is May 1st, 2023.

Our Orthopedic Fellows

Our Podiatric Fellows

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