The TCO Foot and Ankle Fellowship program offers advanced subspecialty training in foot and ankle orthopaedics in a high-volume private practice. The Fellow can expect exposure to all aspects of foot and ankle orthopaedics with a particular focus on ankle replacement and arthrodesis, hindfoot and forefoot reconstruction, sports injuries, and trauma. The Fellow will be expected to: develop knowledge and skills to cultivate an individual practice; develop the knowledge and skills necessary to provide complete orthopaedic foot and ankle care for persons of all ages; participate as a member of a team that includes physicians, rehabilitation specialists, and prosthetists and orthotists; and participate in a publishable-quality research project. This fellowship supports professional growth through regularly scheduled didactic lectures, monthly journal club and research meetings, industry labs, and participation in AOFAS meetings.
The fellow will rotate for a total of three months (two six-week rotations) with each of the four attendings (Dr. Paul Cammack, Dr. J. Chris Coetzee, Dr. Bryan Den Hartog, and Dr. Jeffrey Seybold). The fellow will be expected to work with another team if their attending is away for any extended period of time during the scheduled rotation. The schedule will be adjusted as best as possible to maximize time with all four attendings and cover the recommended list of procedures.
Our program values and supports professional development by ensuring our fellows participate in the following:
Two educational conferences per week:
Didactic session will be provided by one of the attendings to cover a comprehensive list of AOFAS-approved foot and ankle related topics.
Weekly case conference in which the entire fellowship team will participate in discussing interesting cases, clinical questions, and other topics.
Journal club covering both classic articles and current research in FAI, JBJS, AJSM, or other related journals. These are also focused on a set schedule of foot and ankle topics.
Research meeting to review current projects, discuss new ideas, and assist with editing and reviewing manuscripts.
Additional research meetings, Minnesota foot and ankle surgeon gatherings, and webinars will arise throughout the year.
Depending on the year, the fellow will be expected to present at the TCO Primary Care Conference (held biennially).
Submit a manuscript to FAI or FAO journals.
The fellow will be expected to attend the AOFAS Annual Meeting.
Research Studies & Publications
Faculty and fellows are dedicated to research throughout the year. Each fellow must participate in a quality research project as well as submit to a peer-reviewed journal.
Scroll down to view current fellow research studies and publications. To view current and past research studies and publications for the faculty, download our Annual Reports from the TCO Foundation website.
The Fellowship program is sponsored by AOFAS (link to http://www.aofas.org) and receives applications through the SF Match web-based program. Applicants are directed to: http://www.sfmatch.org to apply for the Twin Cities Orthopedics Foot and Ankle Fellowship position. Applications will be monitored, and an invitation letter will be sent to selected candidates for an interview.
Slots available: 1
Stipend: PGY6 equivalent
Benefits: Optional Health care benefits for medical, dental, and liability insurance.
ACGME accredited: No
Accepts international (non-US/Canada) applicants as full fellows: Not at this time.
If you are interested in the program or have questions, please contact: Becky Stone, MS, ATC, Fellowship Coordinator at: [email protected], or 952-456-7136.
Current IRB Approved Studies (fellows are bolded)
Engasser WM, Coetzee JC, Ebeling PB, Den Hartog BD, Seybold JD, Holthusen SM, Stone McGaver R. Seiffert KJ, Giveans MR. Patient Reported Outcomes after Undergoing Implantation of a Synthetic Cartilage Device for the Treatment of Hallux Rigidus
Oliver SM, Coetzee JC, Stone McGaver R, Fritz JE, Giveans MR. Early Results on a Modern Generation Fixed-Bear Total Ankle Arthroplasty
Peer Reviewed Journals (fellows are bolded)
Dock CD, Freeman KL, Coetzee JC, Stone McGaver R, Giveans MR. Retrospective Chart Review of the Use of BME ELITE Compression Staples in Tarsometatarsal Fusion Patients. Foot Ankle Ortho. 2020;5(3):1-6. DOI: 10.1177/2473011420944904.
Engasser WM, Coetzee JC, Ebeling PE, DenHartog BD, Seybold JD, Holthusen SM, Stone McGaver R, Seiffert KJ, Giveans MR. Patient Reported Outcomes and Early Complications after Undergoing Implantation of a Synthetic Cartilage Device for the Treatment of Hallux Rigidus. Foot Ankle Ortho. 2020;5(3):1-5. DOI: 10.1177/2473011420930691
Oliver SM, Coetzee JC, Nilsson LJ, Samuelson KM, Stone RM, Fritz JE, Giveans MR. Early Patient Satisfaction Results on a Modern Generation Fixed-Bearing Total Ankle Arthroplasty. Foot Ankle Int. 2016 Sep;37(9):938-43. doi: 10.1177/1071100716648736. Erratum in: Foot Ankle Int. 2016 Oct 18.