Fellowship Program At Weil Foot & Ankle Institute In The Chicago Area

Recognized Fellowship By The American College Of Foot & Ankle Surgeons

Number of Positions
1-2 positions available per year

Duration
1 Year (August 1 – July 31)

Position Location
Weil Foot and Ankle Institute

Application Deadline
October 1

Stipend
50,000/year with benefits

Benefits
Health Insurance, Malpractice Insurance, Attending either ACFAS or AAOS Annual Meeting (Fully paid)

Requirements
Completion of High Level Surgical Residency, PM Lexus Passed (need for Illinois Licensure), Commitment to Furthering Yourself and Profession

PROGRAM SUMMARY / TRAINING GOALS

fellowship program weil foot and ankleThe Fellowship at the Weil Foot & Ankle Institute  is the premier Podiatric Surgical Fellowship in the United States. This Fellowship is designed to enhance and refine the skills of residency-trained Podiatric Surgeons. Under the guidance of Fellowship Director Lowell Weil, Jr., DPM, FACFAS, Fellows at the Weil Foot & Ankle Institute  are exposed to all aspects of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, as well as clinical decision making, post-operative management, foot & ankle research, and practice management.

Prior to participation in the Fellowship at the Weil Foot & Ankle Institute, Fellows will need to have completed a comprehensive surgical residency program. The Fellowship is designed to refine those surgical skills by participating in a wide variety of very specialized surgical procedures that have been developed and refined by surgeons at the Weil Foot & Ankle Institute.

Fellows receive tremendous exposure and participate in scientific and business meetings with some of the most famous names in podiatric surgery, foot & ankle orthopedic surgery, and the orthopedic industry.

The Weil Foot & Ankle Institute is committed to research, and the Fellows are integral members of the research team. Fellows participate in all aspects of research from hypothesis and designing research studies, to participation in FDA clinical trails, to overseeing students in their research activities. Fellows are required to create studies that are submitted for peer-reviewed publication, and they are encouraged to present their research in lecture settings.

Fellows have their own clinic in which they are able to hone their clinical skills, patient communication skills, medical/business skills, and the art of surgical consultation and managing post operative patients. Surgical cases from the fellow’s clinic can be used towards APBS Board Certification.

Fellows also participate in the education of students who rotate through our Institution. They act in a supervisory role, allowing them opportunities for decision making and honing of leadership skills.

The Fellowship at the Weil Foot & Ankle Institute  is the longest running in Podiatric Surgery. Since 1995, Graduate Fellows from the Weil Foot & Ankle Institute  have moved on to provide significant leadership and influence on a local as well as national basis.

2017 Annual Scientific Conference – American College Of Foot And Ankle Surgeons

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1st Place Manuscript – Out Of More Than 60 Entries Nationwide

Does Second Metatarsal Length Correlate with Plantar Pressure Measurements Beneath the Second Metatarsophalangeal Joint During Walking?

  • Brett Waverly, DPM (WFAI Fellow, Presenter)
  • Shenche Hshieh, PharmD, MS (CMS class of 2018)
  • Ryan Crews, MS
  • Jacob Jones, BS (SCPM class of 2019)
  • Lowell Weil, Jr, DPM
  • Lowell Scott Weil, Sr., DPM
  • Erin Klein, DPM
  • Adam Fleischer, DPM

 

MEET THE WEIL FOOT & ANKLE INSTITUTE FELLOWS

CURRENT FELLOWS
2015–2016

John M. Baca, DPM
The Western Pennsylvania Hospital
Division of Foot and Ankle Surgery
Pittsburgh, PA 2012-2015

Keith Arbuckle, DPM
Hennepin County Medical Center
Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
Minneapolis, MN 2012-2015

INTERNATIONAL FELLOWS

Dimitrios Anagnostopoulos, MD
Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgeon
Athens, Greece
2009

Felipe Sena, MD
Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgeon
Joao Pessoa, Brazil
2008

YeongChul Choi, MD
Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgeon
Korea

PAST FELLOWS
2014–2015

Brian P. Gradisek, DPM
PGY-3 and Chief Resident
Christiana Care Health System Podiatric Medicine
Surgery Residency with Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery
Wilmington, DE 2011 – 2014
2013-2014

Michael F. Bowen, DPM, AACFAS
Weil Foot and Ankle Institute
1455 E Golf Road
Des Plaines, IL 60016
Phone: (847) 257-8563
weil4feet.com
2012-2013

Nicholas G. Argerakis, DPM
Silverstone Podiatry
115 East 61st Street
Suite 6A
New York, NY 10065
(646) 657-0070
2012-2013

Catherine A. Feuerstein, DPM
South Chicago Foot
1706 E 87th St
Chicago, IL 60617
(773) 374-5300
2011-2012

Erin E. Klein, DPM, MS, AACFAS
Weil Foot and Ankle Institute
1455 E Golf Road
Des Plaines, IL 60016
Phone: (847) 257-8563
weil4feet.com
2010-2011

Wenjay Sung, DPM, FACFAS
White Memorial Medical Group
1701 E Cesar E Chavez Ave, Suite 510
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Phone: (323) 987-1362
2009-2010

Kelly A. Malinoski, DPM, AACFAS
Collier Foot & Ankle Care Center
7955 Airport Pulling Rd. N. Suite #101
Naples, FL 34109
Phone: 239-260-5181
Fax: 239-260-5183
2008-2009

Shine John, DPM, FACFAS
Austin Foot and Ankle Specialists
5000 Bee Cave Road, Suite 202
Austin, TX 78746
Phone: (512) 328-8900
2007-2008

Jason Glover, DPM
Rutherford Orthopaedics
139 Dr. Henry Norris Drive
Rutherfordton, NC 28139
Phone: (828) 287-9260
2006-2007

Bobby Kuruvilla, DPM, FACFAS
Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates
26 City Hall Mall
Medford, MA 02155
Phone: (781) 306-5100
2006-2007

Daren J. L. Bergman, DPM, FACFAS
Framingham Podiatry Associates
88 Waverly Street
2nd Floor
Framingham, MA 01702
Phone: (508) 872-9288
Fax: (508) 620-7368
2005-2006

Jarrett D. Cain, DPM, MS, FACFAS
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
30 Hope Drive #2400
Hershey, PA 17033
Phone: (800) 243-1455
Fax: (717) 531-0983
2005-2006

Robert Fridman, DPM, FACFAS
Foot Associates of New York
60 East 56th Street
3rd Floor
New York, NY 10069
Phone: (212) 355-4229
2004-2005

Richard Schilling, DPM, FACFAS
ABC Podiatry
5350 N. High Street
Columbus, OH 43214
Phone: (614) 267-4917
Fax: (614) 267-8611
2003-2004

Jeffrey R. Baker, DPM, FACFAS
Weil Foot & Ankle Institute
1455 Golf Road
Des Plaines, IL 60016
Phone: (847) 257-8563
weil4feet.com
2002-2003

Enzo Leone, DPM, AACFAS
The Chesapeake Foot & Ankle Center PA
8028 Gov Ritchie Highway #100
Pasadena, MD 21122
Phone: (410) 768-5800
2001-2002

John Anderson, DPM, FACFAS
Podiatry Associates of Florida-Yant Division
1914 Southside Boulevard #1
Jacksonville, FL 32216
Phone: (904) 726-9901
2000-2001

Thomas Roukis, DPM, PhD, FACFAS
Gunderson Lutheran
1836 South Ave
La Crosse, WI 54601
Phone: (608) 775-2427
Fax: (608) 775-6668
1999-2000

David Linde, DPM
Foot Specialists of Birmingham
1 Independence Plaza, Suite 530
Homewood, AL 35209
Phone: (205) 445-0661
Fax: (205) 445-0664
1994-1995

Orlando Rivera, DPM, FACFAS
Doctors Hospital Tidwell
Medical Plaza
509 W Tidwell Suite 310
Houston, TX 77091
Phone: (281) 618-8622

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  • "I urge anyone in need of bunion surgery to see Dr Lowell Weil. My life is forever changed and I am so grateful! Oh and my feet are now PRETTY! Thank you again!"

    - Sky N.
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  • "Dr. Weil Jr. and the Staff at the Libertyville Office are the best. I have been with Weil foot and Ankle for nine years and Dr. Weil Jr. has taken care of all my foot problems. He is the best."

    - Maureen M.
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  • “Dr. Weil Jr. and the Staff at the Libertyville Office are the best. I had joint fusion surgery on July 31, 2014 and everyone there was great with all my questions. "

    - Maureen M. – Joint Fusion
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  • “I was super nervous about the surgery but all the staff made me feel welcome and safe, before my surgery, I remember everything was clean, and everybody were professional.”

    - Michelle K. – Toe Surgery
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  • “Dr. David O’Brian and his staff in Roselle are the best! My entire family has seen Dr. O’Brian for over 10 years. "

    - Mary Pat H. – Foot Pain
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  • “Dr. Cernak, Thank you for being such an amazing DOCTOR! The way you care for us can’t be matched by anyone! (and hasn’t!) Your knowledge is incredible too.”

    - Sara R.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • "I urge anyone in need of bunion surgery to see Dr Lowell Weil. My life is forever changed and I am so grateful! Oh and my feet are now PRETTY! Thank you again!"

    - Sky N.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • "Dr. Weil Jr. and the Staff at the Libertyville Office are the best. I have been with Weil foot and Ankle for nine years and Dr. Weil Jr. has taken care of all my foot problems. He is the best."

    - Maureen M.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. Weil Jr. and the Staff at the Libertyville Office are the best. I had joint fusion surgery on July 31, 2014 and everyone there was great with all my questions. "

    - Maureen M. – Joint Fusion
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “I was super nervous about the surgery but all the staff made me feel welcome and safe, before my surgery, I remember everything was clean, and everybody were professional.”

    - Michelle K. – Toe Surgery
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. David O’Brian and his staff in Roselle are the best! My entire family has seen Dr. O’Brian for over 10 years. "

    - Mary Pat H. – Foot Pain
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. Cernak, Thank you for being such an amazing DOCTOR! The way you care for us can’t be matched by anyone! (and hasn’t!) Your knowledge is incredible too.”

    - Sara R.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • "I urge anyone in need of bunion surgery to see Dr Lowell Weil. My life is forever changed and I am so grateful! Oh and my feet are now PRETTY! Thank you again!"

    - Sky N.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • "Dr. Weil Jr. and the Staff at the Libertyville Office are the best. I have been with Weil foot and Ankle for nine years and Dr. Weil Jr. has taken care of all my foot problems. He is the best."

    - Maureen M.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. Weil Jr. and the Staff at the Libertyville Office are the best. I had joint fusion surgery on July 31, 2014 and everyone there was great with all my questions. "

    - Maureen M. – Joint Fusion
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “I was super nervous about the surgery but all the staff made me feel welcome and safe, before my surgery, I remember everything was clean, and everybody were professional.”

    - Michelle K. – Toe Surgery
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. David O’Brian and his staff in Roselle are the best! My entire family has seen Dr. O’Brian for over 10 years. "

    - Mary Pat H. – Foot Pain
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. Cernak, Thank you for being such an amazing DOCTOR! The way you care for us can’t be matched by anyone! (and hasn’t!) Your knowledge is incredible too.”

    - Sara R.
    best chicago podiatrists
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