Purpose of Fellow:

To understand how to initiate a pre-operative plan and execute this to achieve desired outcome. To master the art of surgery and through critical analysis and methodical reasoning, become surgeon and physician.

From the Directors Desk:

During this one-year position, the fellow will develop a deeper and more precise understanding of pathology and its conservative and surgical treatment. The fellow will learn techniques and principles behind deformity analysis and management. They will learn how to create a surgical plan and execute all aspects of treatment, surgery and recovery. They will learn and be exposed to all facets of modern products, techniques and teachings.

The fellow will be supervised directly by Dr. Hlad throughout the year and monthly surgical case reviews will be performed to improve the fellow’s techniques and understanding. They will have inpatient, as well as, outpatient responsibilities and will be taking supervised trauma call. Areas of focus of the fellowship include but are not limited to:

  • Pre-Operative Deformity Planning• Charcot Reconstruction
  • Minimally Invasive Procedures
  • Fractures /Trauma
  • Total Ankles
  • Orthoplastics techniques
  • External Fixation (Monolateral, Ilizarov and Hexapod)
  • Revisional Surgery
  • Limb Salvage
  • Osteotomies


  • Complete >300 complex Surgical procedures of the focused type
  • Run a fellow’s clinic where cases can be completed start to finish and even used for board cases
  • Be able to lecture at fellows’ conferences as well as State and/or National meetings
  • At minimum submit 2 posters to ACFAS or similar meeting
  • At minimum submit 2 articles to peer reviewed journals
  • Fellows must live within 20 minutes of Waycross, Georgia. They must have a full podiatric medical license at time of start, and have transportation.
  • Applications Due by November 15th, 2020, Interviews granted by invitation

Please include the following with your completed application:

  • Statement of Personal and Professional Goals• Podiatry School Transcript (certified copy)
  • Podiatry School Diploma• Passport Size photo (1)
  • Recommendation letters (3) must be on official stationery and signed with blue ink pen (no faxes accepted)and mailed to address at end of application
  • Letter of intent, why should you be our fellow?
  • Up to date CV
  • Residency Certificates
  • In Training exam results during residency

Send Completed Application and Supporting Documents to:

Lee M. Hlad, DPM, FACFAS

Ankle & Foot Associates

501 West Oneida Street

Waycross, GA, 31501

Fax # 912-283-3590


For Questions or inquiries contact Fellowship Director:

Lee M. Hlad, DPM, FACFAS


cell #614-578-2200