Recognized Fellowship By The American College Of Foot & Ankle Surgeons
Number of Positions
1-2 positions available per year
1 Year (August 1 – July 31)
Weil Foot and Ankle Institute
50,000/year with benefits
Completion of High Level Surgical Residency, PM Lexus Passed (need for Illinois Licensure), Commitment to Furthering Yourself and Profession
The 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.
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
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