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The Fellowship Program at University Foot and Ankle Institute

UFAI fellows discuss the benefits of the Fellowship Program at University Foot and Ankle Institute.


The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) highly recommends the continuation of foot and ankle surgical education after residency in the form of a specialized fellowship.


In order to foster high-quality fellowship programs through support, recognition and visibility, the ACFAS Board of Directors approved the "ACFAS Recognized Fellowship" initiative.


Programs meeting minimal requirements are officially recognized by the College, which will in turn provide support for these recognized programs through grants and visibility.  Fellows of these recognized programs will benefit from lower dues rates, job placement assistance and recognition of program completion.


Our fellowship program meets requirements and has been granted the ACFAS Recognized Fellowship or Conditional Status Fellowship status.

The following recognized fellowships are available at the University Foot and Ankle Institute.


To apply for our fellowship program please send an email to fellow@FootAnkleInstitute.com.


Program Director:
Babak Baravarian, DPM, FACFAS


Program Faculty:
Gary Briskin, DPM, FACFAS
Justin Franson, DPM, FACFAS

SydneyYau, DPM

Jason Morris, DPM

Brayton Campbell, DPM


University Foot & Ankle Institute
2121 Wilshire Blvd. #101
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Phone: (310) 828-0011
Fax: (310) 828-2001
Email: bbaravarian@mednet.ucla.edu



1 year


Program Start and End Dates:
July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017

Application Deadline:
December 2015

$44,000 - $50,000 depending on need; benefits provided.

Position Location:
Los Angeles, CA

Research Requirements:

Minimum two publishable papers per year


Program Summary / Training Goals:

  • Extensive experience in sports medicine and reconstructive surgery from our faculty.
  • UCLA-affiliated group with full spectrum practice.
  • In addition to sports and surgical training, fellow will attain a knowledge of practice management and how to run a practice properly.
  • Two publishable papers are required during the fellowship year.
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