Foot & Ankle Fellowship

Fellowship Overview

The goal of the Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Fellowship at the University of Virginia is to provide additional training in the management of the entire spectrum of foot and ankle disorders.  Participation in the fellowship will prepare surgeons for careers in the academic or private setting.  Throughout the year, the fellow will work with three attendings in a team-oriented atmosphere.  The fellow will have the opportunity to participate in educational and research endeavors throughout the year.

Clinically, the fellow will be exposed to all aspects of foot and ankle pathology and procedures including ankle arthroscopy and sports medicine, total ankle replacement, fusions and reconstructions for deformity and arthritis, correction of forefoot deformities, management of charcot arthropathy, and treatment of foot and ankle trauma.  The fellow will have the opportunity to work with athletes of all levels.


The fellow will participate side by side with attendings at weekly division and departmental conferences.  The fellow will attend the annual AOFAS summer meeting, and additionally will have the opportunity to present at and attend other meetings throughout the year.


Numerous research opportunities are present at the University of Virginia, both directly associated with the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and throughout the University as a whole.  The fellow will have the ability to pursue areas of particular interest.  As a requirement for fellowship completion, the fellow will be expected to submit two papers for publication and at least one abstract for presentation at the AOFAS summer meeting.  

Attending Physicians
Current Fellow


Past Fellows




Application Information


We participate in the application process administered by the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society and the San Francisco match.  For information on applying to the fellowship, please visit the following web listed below:


November 15, 2019


1/20/2020 and 2/1/2020

For more information, please contact:

Mindy Franke
Educational Programs Coordinator
University of Virginia
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
PO Box 800159
Charlottesville, VA 22908