Fellowship in Foot and Ankle Reconstruction and Lower Extremity Trauma Surgery

University of Ottawa

Jul 01, 2019 - Jun 30, 2020


Number of Openings: 2

Application Process:

Start date: July 1, 2019

Application contact: Dr. Brad Meulenkamp bmeulenkamp@toh.ca

Program Director: Dr. Brad Meulenkamp, bmeulenkamp@toh.ca

Co-ordinator Contact: Johanne Samson, johsamson@toh.ca

Application Deadline: Sep 01, 2018


Contact Information

Program Director: Dr. Brad Meulenkamp

Coordinator Contact: bmeulenkamp@toh.ca

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The University of Ottawa is offering a combined fellowship in Foot and Ankle Reconstruction and Lower Extremity Trauma Surgery. This is a comprehensive, preceptor-based fellowship under the supervision of three subspecialty foot and ankle/traumatologists located at two sites – The Ottawa Civic Hospital and The Montfort Hospital. 

This fellowship covers all aspects of a foot and ankle tertiary care referral center. Fellows will have exposure to complex pathologies with a case volume of 800+ cases per year. Fellows are expected to leave with a structured approach to elective foot and ankle pathologies; ankle arthritis (replacement and fusion), sports medicine, flatfoot reconstruction, neurologic and cavus foot reconstruction, diabetic neuroarthropathy, and forefoot reconstruction. There is also weekly trauma room coverage at the Civic hospital, the region’s Level 1 trauma center. Trauma cases focus primarily on acute lower extremity fractures as well as malunion and post-traumatic reconstruction.

One research project per fellow is to be presented at the annual Orthopaedic Research Day and submitted for publication. There is opportunity for both clinical and biomechanical research in association with the University of Ottawa Orthopaedic Biomechanics Laboratory. Fellows are expected to participate in medical student and resident teaching including bi-weekly foot and ankle teaching rounds. 

The University of Ottawa is a dynamic academic center serving Eastern Ontario, Western Quebec, and Nunavut, with a capture region of 1.3 million patients. Fellows may have the opportunity to participate in a week-long clinical/surgical experience in Iqaluit. Fellows will be funded to attend the annual Canadian Foot and Ankle Society Meeting as well as a course of their choice.

Start date: July 1, 2019