Foot & Ankle Surgery Fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina

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Profile statement

The Medical School of South Carolina in Charleston blends cutting-edge research with advanced surgical techniques. We offer advanced subspecialty training in foot and ankle orthopaedics in a high-volume academic setting. We specialize in complex and revision deformity correction, primary and revision ankle arthroplasty, limb salvage and Charcot reconstruction, minimally-invasive surgery, and sports injuries and cartilage restoration. We take pride in managing complex patients as the largest tertiary referral center in South Carolina. Learn more about MUSC Health’s Foot and Ankle Services.

Our department has developed a unique relationship with the Biomedical Engineering Department at Clemson in order to provide an avenue for product designs and biomechanical research. We stress that great surgery should be complemented with great research.

We have the privilege to take care of the local professional baseball, hockey, and soccer teams, as well as the College of Charleston athletes. Lastly, Charleston is a wonderful place to live, work, and play as we have been named the #1 Top Small City in America for the last ten years by Conde Nast.

Curriculum statement

We will utilize our resources to provide the best surgical and education experience. The fellow will rotate for a total of six months (three two-month rotations) each with Dr. Gross and Dr. Scott. The fellow will be expected to work with another team if their attending is away for any extended period of time during the scheduled rotation.

We have one foot and ankle-specific educational morning conference and one foot and ankle indications conference weekly. A monthly journal club also helps to analyze current trends and topics in foot and ankle. We partner with industry to hold cadaver labs that teach several total ankle systems, hindfoot and Charcot reconstruction systems as well as minimally-invasive and arthroscopic techniques. The fellow will work with our research team to plan and execute a research project. As such, we hold regular research meetings with our research coordinator to discuss innovative ideas, data collection, and manuscript preparation. Our fellow will help educate residents and medical students in the operating room as well as didactically. The fellow will learn operative autonomy through a high-volume clinical practice. Most importantly, they will provide patients with empathetic care that will follow them throughout their careers.

Charleston-Medical University of South Carolina Foot and Ankle Fellowship

96 Jonathan Lucas Dr.,
CSB 708, MSC 622
Charleston, SC 29425

Hospital / Facility: Medical University of South Carolina
Contact: Joan Graesch, Fellowship Coordinator
Contact email:
Contact phone: 843-792-0245
Contact fax: 843-792-3674
Program director: Christopher E. Gross, MD
Other faculty: Daniel J. Scott, MD, MBA
Slots available: 1
Stipend: PGY6 equivalent
Benefits: health care benefits provided by Medical University of South Carolina
ACGME accredited: No
Accepts international (non US/Canada applicants) as full fellows: Yes