Foot and Ankle Surgery Fellowship

Our program is designed to prepare an orthopedic surgeon for a career in foot and ankle surgery in either a full-time academic setting or private practice.

The Foot and Ankle Surgery Fellowship at Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health, is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

The emphasis of the one-year program is on patient care, clinical problem-solving and surgical expertise.

We accept three fellows each year.


Our fellowship is divided in four areas: research, clinical practice, surgical procedures and teaching. Fellows conduct clinical and basic science research projects in the Baylor Motion and Sports Performance Laboratory.

Fellows participate in all aspects of clinical care of patients with foot and ankle diseases and disorders. This provides valuable experience over the course of the fellowship because fellows have the opportunity to follow patients from their outpatient visits all the way through surgery.

Clinical training is provided in all aspects of foot and ankle surgery, with particular emphasis on the following:

  • Lower extremity (knee, ankle and foot) sports medicine injuries
  • Achilles tears and disorders
  • Bunions and toe deformities
  • Ankle and knee articular cartilage injuries
  • Post-traumatic foot and ankle deformities
  • Foot and ankle arthritis
  • Diabetic foot disorders

Our fellowship is extremely active with multiple opportunities for surgical experience. Fellows participate in operative and non-operative aspects of all adult foot and ankle care. 

In addition, fellows gain experience correcting foot and ankle disorders from systemic diseases such as diabetes, neurological disorders and rheumatoid arthritis, as well as trauma and reconstructive procedures. They are trained in complex procedures and treatments beyond the practice of most general orthopedic surgeons.

Our fellowship provides a comprehensive curriculum with in-depth exposure to the clinical management of orthopedic foot and ankle patients and ample opportunity to perform basic science and clinical research.

Fellows are given the opportunity to enhance existing research skills with extensive exposure to critical data review, methodology and study design, as well as access to the Baylor University Medical Center Motion and Sports Performance Center.

Fellows gain experience and knowledge evaluating and assimilating scientific evidence and analyzing practice with the intent of improving the quality of care and implementing change for the future practice of foot and ankle surgery.

Our foot and ankle team has been on the forefront of research in the field for the past 25 years. Through the use of the gait laboratory at the Baylor University Medical Center Motion and Sports Performance Center, along with extensive clinical data, physicians on our medical staff have helped make advances in:

  • Total ankle replacement
  • Treatment of ankle and foot arthritis
  • Management of foot and ankle sports injuries
  • Diabetic foot problems

We continue to drive the field of foot and ankle forward presenting our data in peer-reviewed journals and presenting at national and international meetings.

  • Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

    Baylor University Medical Center, Graduate Medical Education (GME) is committed to advancing and passionately promoting a training environment where all feel welcomed and valued.
    A culture of inclusion encourages innovation, and is a catalyst for building dynamic teams that serve our communities.

How to Apply

We use the SF Match to electronically accept residency applications, letters of recommendations, dean’s letters, transcripts and other credentials directly from your medical school.

Deadline for applications is November 1.

Application Requirements

Applicants with one of the following qualifications are eligible for appointments to either Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-accredited or Texas Medical Board (TSBME) or American Dental Association (ADA)-approved programs

Learn more about Baylor Scott & White's housestaff appointment eligibility, including guidelines for international medical graduates.

Contact Us

Anna Bingham
Phone: 214.820.3496
Fax: 214.820.1988

Verification Requests: BUMCGMEVerifications@BSWHealth.org

Foot and Ankle Surgery Fellowship
Baylor University Medical Center
3500 Gaston Ave.
Dallas, TX 75246

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Compensation and Benefits

In addition to competitive stipends, we offer our fellows a full menu of employee benefits. We help offset the cost of many of these benefits; others are options you can choose to pay for yourself.

Life in Dallas

Dallas provides access to metropolitan entertainment and culture while maintaining the lowest cost of living among the top 10 largest U.S. cities.

Why Baylor Scott & White

As the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States, Baylor Scott & White Health includes 48 hospitals, more than 900 patient care sites, more than 6,000 active physicians and more than 40,000 employees.

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