About the Program

The Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation of the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics is pleased to offer a one-year fellowship in Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery. Under the direction of John E. Femino, MD, J. Lawrence Marsh, MD, Matthew Karam, MD and Michael Willey, MD, this fellowship offers an outstanding diversity of experience in all areas of adult and adolescent foot and ankle surgery including sports medicine, trauma, and reconstruction of the foot and ankle. The curriculum includes a 4 week rotation with the orthopedic trauma service with a focus on foot and ankle trauma for the rotating fellow.

  • Mentorship is a strong tradition for clinical, academic and research growth of our fellows

The fellowship includes exposure to a wide variety of foot and ankle surgical techniques including:

  • Advanced arthroscopic and endoscopic techniques of the ankle and foot
  • Total ankle arthroplasty, arthrodesis, and other treatments of ankle and foot degenerative joint problems
  • Minimally invasive and open fracture reduction and fixation techniques
  • Osteotomies of tibia, ankle, hindfoot and forefoot
  • Deformity correction and limb salvage include the use of hybrid, circular and spatial frame constructs for deformity correction
  • Current approaches for diabetic limb salvage, including Charcot reconstruction and amputation techniques