Dates: August 1 through July 31
Program training director: James A. Nunley, II, M.D.
Associated faculty: Mark E. Easley, M.D., James K. DeOrio, M.D., James A. Nunley, II, M.D., Samuel B. Adams, Jr., M.D., Selene G. Parekh, M.D., MBA, Karl M. Schweitzer, Jr., M.D., Douglas W. Schreyack, DPM, JD, Michael S. Kerzner, DPM
Number of fellows: Three (ACGME)
The purpose of the Duke Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgery Fellowship is to offer fellows special knowledge about:
The role and treatment of diabetic foot conditions, Charcot disease and insensitivity will also be explored.
Fellows gain advanced knowledge in each of these specific areas, not only the basic science understanding the anatomy but the pathophysiology responsible for each of the conditions.
In addition, you’ll get extensive experience in:
Other skills that will be assessed are the understanding of gait mechanics and how to properly fit patients with orthotics and prosthetics.
Advanced surgical skills in the operating theater for repair of hallux valgus and bunion, rheumatoid foot deformities, ankle arthroscopy, trauma with fracture dislocations, and reconstructive efforts in the adult, particularly for posterior tibial tendon dysfunction and diabetic neuropathy, will also be addressed. Specialized interests in ankle joint replacement will be provided.
The fellowship will include a basic research component, and Fellows will be expected to complete either a clinical or a basic science research project. The orthopaedic skills laboratory and the basic science laboratory will be available for these projects, and Fellows will be mentored during the laboratory experience.
Another important component of this fellowship is a critical analysis of the literature. This will be accomplished through the Journal Club, in which you will be given instructions on evidence-based medicine and will critically evaluate the current literature.
Teaching skills will be promoted. Fellows will give lectures during the didactic foot and ankle conference and presentations in areas appropriate to the Departmental Grand Rounds Conference and the Orthopaedic Trauma Conference.
This is a one-year fellowship after completion of residency training. Your progress will be monitored by the attendings through the weekly conferences and day-to-day presentations of cases. Your surgical techniques will be monitored as well.
Accepting applications: 2019-2020 (Fall 2017)
Match participation: SF Match
ACGME program number: 2623613008
Application deadline: November 1
Applicants must apply through the SF Match by completing an online fellowship application form, submitting the program application list and providing their personal statement, curriculum vitae, and all other required application materials.
In order to be eligible for ACGME accredited fellowship training, applicants must adhere to the following application requirements:
Foreign medical graduates must hold a valid and current ECFMG certificate in addition to meeting the above requirements. Your ECFMG certificate must be valid as of the start date of the program. For foreign nationals who are medical graduates of LCME-accredited schools in the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico, copies of the diploma will suffice in lieu of an ECFMG certificate.
Please refer to the Fellowship Details (PDF) for more information to include, but not limited to;
Monique E. Barrett
Fellowship Program Coordinator
Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery
Duke University School of Medicine
Wendy Thompson/ Sharon Long
Residency and Fellowship Program Coordinators