Fellowship Program

Program summary / training goals

The Fellowship at the Weil Foot & Ankle Institute is one of the premier foot & ankle surgical fellowships in the United States.

This fellowship is designed to enhance and refine the skills of residency-trained Podiatric Surgeons.

Under the guidance of fellowship director Jonathan L. Hook, DPM, MHA, FACFAS, and the CEO of Weil Foot & Ankle Institute, Lowell Weil Jr., DPM, MBA, FACFAS, fellows at the Weil Foot & Ankle Institute are exposed to all aspects of foot & ankle surgery. Fellows are exposed to a diverse surgical case volume ranging from forefoot, hindfoot, and ankle reconstruction, total ankle replacement, Charcot foot reconstruction, sports medicine, and trauma. In addition, fellows are heavily involved in clinical decision-making, post-operative management, foot & ankle research, and practice management.

Fellowship program

Sugical Procedures

These images are indicative of the types of complicated surgical procedures that are taught through the Fellowship program

Foot and Ankle Reconstruction

Before After

Ankle Fracture

Before After

2017 Annual Scientific Conference – American College Of Foot And Ankle Surgeons

1st Place Manuscript

Does Second Metatarsal Length Correlate with Plantar Pressure Measurements Beneath the Second Metatarsophalangeal Joint During Walking?

  • Shenche Hshieh, PharmD, MS (CMS class of 2018)
  • Ryan Crews, MS
  • Jacob Jones, BS (SCPM class of 2019)
  • Lowell Weil Jr., DPM
  • Lowell Scott Weil Sr., DPM
  • Erin Klein, DPM
  • Adam Fleischer, DPM
1st Place Manuscript

Meet the Weil Foot & Ankle Institute Fellows

Partner With Us

Number of positions

  • 1 or 2


  • 1 Year (August 1 – July 31)

Application deadline

  • August 1


  • $50,000/year with benefits


  • Health Insurance
  • Malpractice Insurance
  • Attending either ACFAS or AAOS Annual Meeting (Fully paid)


  • Completion of High Level Surgical Residency
  • Illinois Licensure – prior to beginning
  • Wisconsin Licensure – prior to beginning