Advanced Foot And Ankle Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship

Program Director

DrHutchinson

Byron Hutchinson, DPM, FACFAS

Other program faculty

Stacee Kessinger, MD
Todd Chappell, DPM
Paul Scott, DPM
Chad Farley, DPM
Mallory Schweitzer, DPM

Meet our Fellow Podiatric Medicine and Surgery 2021 - 2022

Lindsey Hjelm

Lindsey Hjelm, DPM Chief Resident

Medical School: Des Moines University

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
Suite 306
Federal Way, WA 98003

Phone: 253-944-4177
Fax: 253-944-4004

Number of positions

One position

Duration

One year

Program start and end dates

August 1–July 31

Application deadline

July 21

Program link

ACFAS Standard Fellowship Application Form

Stipend

$67,670

Position location

Fellow may work or gain clinical/surgical exposure at some or all of our Virginia Mason Franciscan Health 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).

Research requirements

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 Virginia Mason Franciscan Health 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.

Specific goals

  • 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