Foot and Ankle Surgery Fellowship

The foot and ankle fellowship at University of Colorado Hospital and Steadman-Hawkins Denver is designed to educate the fellows in all aspects of the management of orthopedic lower extremity conditions including nonoperative and operative treatment.  The fellow is assigned specifically to foot and ankle staff physicians in a one-on-one apprenticeship style.  They will evaluate both preoperative and postoperative patients in the clinic setting, participate in surgical procedures according to their level of skill and experience, and manage the inpatient needs of service patients. This arrangement promotes the highest quality and continuity of patient care. 

Clinical Activity: The Fellow will gain expertise in Foot and Ankle issues, and will be exposed to numerous cases. The fellow will also be involved in multiple ongoing clinical trials involving the newest surgery technologies.

Research: The Fellow will be expected to be involved with a research project worthy of publication or presentation. Extensive resources and world-class facilities are available on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, one of the foremost research and surgical facilities in the country, located in the beautiful Denver Metro area.

Academic curriculum: Fellows will participate in the weekly foot and ankle indications conference and weekly didactics. The fellow will be responsible for giving 4-6 lectures over the course of the year. The fellow will also participate in the resident CORE curriculum and all anatomy and skills labs, including participating in the education of residents.

Benefits: The stipend is commensurate with a University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine PGY-6 salary. Please visit the Graduate Medical Education (GME) website for the full listing of resident/fellow benefits.

Requirement: Applicants must have completed an ACGME-accredited residency program in Orthopedic Surgery.

Duration: 1 year (August 1 to July 31).

Application Deadline: December 1st

For more information or how to apply: 

Applications must be made through San Francisco Match using the Central Application Service (CAS). 

Residents in our program must be a U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, asylee, or possess the appropriate documentation to allow Resident to legally train at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine.

For questions regarding International Medical Graduates, please visit the Graduate Medical Education (GME) website.

For more information, contact JACLYN.WIDHALM@CUANSCHUTZ.EDU

University of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer.



The Fellow will gain expertise in Foot and Ankle issues and will be exposed to numerous cases. The fellow will also be involved in multiple ongoing clinical trials involving the newest surgery technologies.

The Fellow will be expected to be involved with a research project worthy of publication or presentation. Extensive resources and world-class facilities are available on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, one of the foremost research and surgical facilities in the country, located in the beautiful Denver Metro area.

Fellows will participate in the weekly foot and ankle indications conference and weekly didactics. The fellow will be responsible for giving 4-6 lectures over the course of the year. The fellow will also participate in the resident CORE curriculum and all anatomy and skills labs, including participating in the education of residents.

The stipend is commensurate with a University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine PGY-6 salary. Please visit the Graduate Medical Education (GME) website for the full listing of resident/fellow benefits.

Applicants must have completed an ACGME-accredited residency program in Orthopedic Surgery.

Attending Staff

Program Coordinator

Craig Hogan, MD

Kenneth Hunt, MD
Chief of Foot and Ankle Surgery
Program Director
CU Orthopedics

Jaclyn Widhalm
Program Coordinator

Jaclyn Widhalm
Jaclyn.Widhalm@cuanschutz.edu