OrthoArizona Foot and Ankle Fellowship


The OrthoArizona Foot and Ankle Fellowship offers a fully encompassing year of well-rounded training that entails everything a graduate will need to successfully begin their own practice. Foot and Ankle Fellows will partake in a monthly journal club covering topics based on the AOFAS curriculum, biweekly educational conferences focusing on indications and challenging cases that surround the foot and ankle, as well as research opportunities through OrthoArizona Foot and Ankle Institute.

Clinical and surgical experience will be gained through shadowing and engaging in learning opportunities through scheduled interactions with the OrthoArizona foot and ankle fellowshipped trained surgical team. Fellows will obtain exposure to a variety of topics of the foot and ankle such as trauma, ankle/hindfoot, midfoot, forefoot, limb salvage, reconstruction, and sports injuries. OrthoArizona is the orthopedic provider to numerous sports teams ranging from high school to professional permitting distinctive opportunities to treat the athletic patient population. Arizona offers a unique patient demographic ranging from pediatrics to a robust geriatric population allowing foot and ankle fellows exposure to a wide gamut of pathologies. 

The OrthoArizona Foot and Ankle Fellowship not only provides an academic and didactic experience to the participating fellows, but also allow for opportunities to learn about building a successful practice in today’s changing medical environment. OrthoArizona surgeons will provide mentorship and training on topics such as coding and billing,  as well as other aspects of private practice management. 

Areas of Expertise

  • Sports

    • Arthroscopy
    • Tendon pathology
    • Cartilage restoration



  • Reconstruction

    • Ankle replacement
    • Flatfoot reconstruction
    • Cavovarus reconstruction
    • Deformity correction
    • Degenerative processes



  • Trauma

    • Ankle fractures
    • Hindfoot/midfoot fractures
  • Forefoot






OrthoArizona's Foot and Ankle Instiute provides fellows opportunities for research in order to meet the requirements to complete the program. The research requirements include:

  •  One abstract submission to AOFAS/AAOS
  • One paper submission to peer reviewed journal





Contact Us!


Apply to the  OrthoArizona Foot and Ankle Fellowship, please contact Candace Hanson via e-mail at chanson@orthoarizona.org