Foot and Ankle Fellowship Program

This fellowship program offers advanced subspecialty training in foot and ankle orthopaedics in a high-volume private practice. The Fellow can expect exposure to all aspects of foot and ankle orthopaedics with a particular focus on ankle replacement and arthrodesis, hindfoot and forefoot reconstruction, sports injuries, and trauma. The Fellow will be expected to: develop knowledge and skills to cultivate an individual practice; develop the knowledge and skills necessary to provide complete orthopaedic foot and ankle care for persons of all ages; participate as a member of a team that includes physicians, rehabilitation specialists, and prosthetists and orthotists; and participate in a publishable-quality research project. This fellowship supports professional growth through regularly scheduled didactic lectures, monthly journal club and research meetings, industry labs, and participation in AOFAS meetings.

The fellow will rotate for a total of three months (two six-week rotations) with each of the four attendings (Dr. J. Chris Coetzee, Dr. Bryan Den Hartog, Dr. Pat Ebeling, and Dr. Jeffrey Seybold). The fellow will be expected to work with another team if their attending is away for any extended period of time during the scheduled rotation. The schedule will be adjusted as best as possible to maximize time with all four attendings and cover the recommended list of procedures.

The fellow will participate in two educational conferences per week. Each week, a didactic session will be provided by one of the attendings to cover a comprehensive list of AOFAS-approved foot and ankle related topics. The entire fellowship team will participate in a weekly case conference where interesting cases, clinical questions, and other topics may be discussed. Journal club will occur monthly covering both classic articles and current research in FAI, JBJS, AJSM, or other related journals. These will be focused on a set schedule of foot and ankle topics. A monthly research meeting will also be conducted to review current projects, discuss new ideas, and assist with editing and reviewing manuscripts. Additional research meetings, Minnesota foot and ankle surgeon gatherings, and webinars will arise throughout the year. Depending on the year, the fellow will be expected to present at the TCO Primary Care Conference (held biennially) and at the Fairview Sports Medicine Conference (held annually). The fellow will be expected to attend the AOFAS Summer Meeting.

Program Director: Jeffrey Seybold, MD, Twin Cities Orthopedics
Other faculty: J. Chris Coetzee, MD; Bryan Den Hartog, MD; Patrick Ebeling, MD
Slots available: 1
Stipend: PGY6 equivalent
Benefits: health care benefits provided by Fairview Health System
ACGME accredited: No
Accepts international (non US/Canada) applicants as full fellows: No
The Fellowship program receives applications through the SF Match web based program. Applicants are directed to: sfmatch.org to apply for the Fairview/ Foot and Ankle Fellowship position. Applications will be monitored, and an invitation letter will be sent to selected candidates for an interview.

Contact: Tara Anderson, ATC, Fellowship Coordinator at: tander13@fairview.org, or at 612-672-7125, if you are interested in the program.