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Advanced Foot And Ankle Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship
Byron Hutchinson, DPM, FACFAS
Other program faculty
Stacee Kessinger, MD
Todd Chappell, DPM
Paul Scott, DPM
Chad Farley, DPM
Mallory Schweitzer, DPM
Recent Post Graduate Fellows
2020-2021: Emily Wagler, DPM
2019-2020: Mallory Schweitzer, DPM, AACFAS
2018–2019: Anthony Romano, DPM
St. Francis Hospital
34509 9th Ave. South
Federal Way, WA 98003
Number of positions
Program start and end dates
August 1–July 31
Fellow may work or gain clinical/surgical exposure at some or all of our CHI Franciscan facilities, which include St. Francis Hospital (Federal Way), St. Joseph Medical Center (Tacoma), St. Clare Hospital (Lakewood), St. Anthony Hospital (Gig Harbor), St. Michael Medical Center (Silverdale) and St. Anne Hospital (Burien).
During the one-year fellowship program, the fellow is expected to participate in conducting research or work-related project toward the goal of scholarly publication. Such research/work will be coordinated through the assistance and support of the program committee and is outlined further in the Foot and Ankle Fellowship Program Manual.
Program summary/training goals
The CHI Franciscan Foot and Ankle Fellowship Program provides a recent podiatric residency graduate with the opportunity to gather real-world experience in clinical podiatric practice and surgical techniques and also provides research opportunities. The program's goal is to supplement the training that the fellow received during his/her residency and to fill in any voids in knowledge, training or skill to produce a well-rounded podiatric physician/surgeon.
- Provide an opportunity for supervised advanced clinical experience in the recognition and management of foot and ankle pathology. S/he will also gain knowledge in secondary prevention of chronic disease as it relates to the foot and ankle.
- Emphasize the intertwined relationship of the basic sciences and clinical practice by affording opportunities to use the complete physical record of the patient before, during and after medical and surgical treatment.
- Familiarity with hospital procedure, scope of practice and functions of other healthcare divisions.
Post Graduate Fellows history
2017–2018: Lisa Grant-McDonald, DPM
2016–2017: Abdulaziz Kimawi, DPM