Phoenix Foot and Ankle Institute Fellowship
A 12-month Foot and Ankle Fellowship Experience

1 position available per year (August 1- July 31)


Director: Jeffrey E. McAlister DPM, FACFAS


Adjunct Faculty:

Zachary Flynn, DPM, FACFAS

David Larson, DPM, FACFAS


Purpose of Fellow:

To understand how to initiate a pre-operative plan and execute this to achieve desired outcome. To master the art of surgery and through critical analysis and methodical reasoning, become surgeon and physician.


Fellowship Curriculum/Objectives:

Fellowship represents an additional year of subspecialty training and will be hands-on, involving direct patient care, not merely observation.  This year is typically the best and most rewarding year of your early career.

Fellow will be exposed to advanced techniques in all aspects of foot and ankle surgery and reconstruction including circular frames, TAR, trauma and custom talar replacement.  Additional training emphasis on clinical decision-making, research/publication and practice management. Quarterly evaluations and review with Fellow on academic, surgical, and patient management skills.



Complete >400 complex foot and ankle procedures

Be able to lecture at fellows’ conferences as well as State and/or National meetings

At minimum submit 2 posters to ACFAS or similar meeting

At minimum submit 2 articles to peer reviewed journals

Fellows must live within 20 minutes of Scottsdale, Arizona. Fellow must have a full Arizona podiatric medical license at time of start and have transportation


OFA Fellowship Alumni Combined Interview: For your convenience, five Fellowship programs, all led by OFA Fellowship Alumni, are hosting a combined interview process in early Summer 2023. Please submit a separate ACFAS Standardized Fellowship Application to each program to which you seek consideration. Fellowship programs include, Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Center, Columbus, OH, Florida Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Center, Sarasota, FL, Phoenix Foot & Ankle Institute, Scottsdale, AZ, Washington Orthopaedic Center, Olympia, WA and The CORE Institute, Phoenix, AZ. Application deadline for the OFA Fellowship Alumni Combined Interview is May 1st, 2023.


Please include the following with your completed application:

Statement of Personal and Professional Goals and Podiatry School Transcript (certified copy)

Podiatry School Diploma and Passport Size photo (1)

Recommendation letters (3) must be on official stationery

Letter of intent, why should you be our fellow?

Up to date CV

Residency Certificates

In-Training exam results during residency



Send Completed Application and Supporting Documents to:

Phoenix Foot and Ankle Institute Fellowship
Jeffrey E. McAlister DPM, FACFAS

7301 E. 2nd Street

Ste. 206

Scottsdale, AZ 85251 


For Questions or inquiries contact Fellowship Director: 

Jeffrey E. McAlister DPM, FACFAS 


PFAI Fellows:

Ramez Sakkab DPM (2023-2024)


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