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. The 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 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 members of 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 encouraged to present their research in lecture settings.

Fellows have their own clinic for 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 roll 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.

 

MEET THE WEIL FOOT & ANKLE INSTITUTE FELLOWS

WFAI Fellowship Faculty

Fellowship Director: Dr. Lowell Weil, Jr.

Associate Fellowship Director: Dr. Jeffrey Baker

WFAI CEO: Dr. Lowell Weil, Sr.

Director of Research: Dr. Adam Fleischer

Associate Director of Research: Dr. Erin Klein

Attending: Dr. Michael Bowen

Attending: Dr. Jessica Knight

Attending: Dr. Matthew Sorensen

WFAI Fellows [22]:

1994-1995: Dr. Orlando Rivera

1999-2000: Dr. David Linde

2000-2001: Dr. Thomas Roukis

2001-2002: Dr. John Anderson

2002-2003: Dr. Enzo Leone

2003-2004: Dr. Jeffrey Baker

2004-2005: Dr. Richard Schilling

2005-2006: Dr. Jarrett Cain

2005-2006: Dr. Robert Fridman

2006-2007: Dr. Daren Bergman

2006-2007: Dr. Bobby Kuruvilla

2007-2008: Dr. Jason Glover

2008-2009: Dr. Shine John

2009-2010: Dr. Kelly Malinoski

2010-2011: Dr. Wenjay Sung

2011-2012: Dr. Erin Klein

2012-2013: Dr. Nicholas Argerakis

2012-2013: Dr. Catherine Feuerstein

2013-2014: Dr. Michael Bowen

2014-2015: Dr. Brian Gradisek

2015-2016: Dr. Keith Arbuckle

2015-2016: Dr. John Baca

Current Fellow 2016-2017: Dr. Sarah Haller

Current Fellow 2016-2017: Dr. Brett Waverly

Future Fellow 2017-2018: Dr. Michael Matthews

Future Fellow 2017-2018: Dr. Jeeten Singha

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  • "Dr. Matthew Vogt used shock wave therapy on my quadriceps tendonitis last fall and by December, the tendonitis was completely gone. "

    - Richard J.
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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
  • "Dr. Matthew Vogt used shock wave therapy on my quadriceps tendonitis last fall and by December, the tendonitis was completely gone. "

    - Richard J.
    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
  • "Dr. Matthew Vogt used shock wave therapy on my quadriceps tendonitis last fall and by December, the tendonitis was completely gone. "

    - Richard J.
    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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