Foot & Ankle Fellowship

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.  


M. Truitt Cooper, MD Fellowship Director

M. Truitt Cooper, MD
Fellowship Director

Joseph Park, MD Division Head

Joseph Park, MD
Division Head

Venkat Perumal, MD

Venkat Perumal, MD










2018 – 2019

Jessica Reissig, MD Residency: Hofstra/Northwell

Past Fellows

2017 – 2018

Wonyong Lee, MD

Wonyong Lee, MD



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, 2018


January 13, 2019
February 8, 2019

For more information, please contact:

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