Fellowship Program

Learn about the fellowship program at Weil Foot & Ankle Institute.

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

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 Matthew D. Sorensen, DPM, FACFAS, Fellows at the Weil Foot & Ankle Institute  are exposed to all aspects of Foot & Ankle reconstruction, sports injury and trauma, as well as clinical decision making, post-operative management, foot & ankle research, and practice management.

Prior to participation in the Fellowship at the Weil Foot & Ankle Institute, Fellows will need to have completed a comprehensive surgical residency program. The Fellowship is designed to refine  surgical skills and efficiencies, in addition to clinical acumen, by participating in a wide variety of reconstructive, traumatic injury and sports injury specific surgical procedures that have been developed and refined by Dr. Sorensen and Dr. Weil Jr.




Fellows receive tremendous exposure and participate in scientific and business meetings with some of the most famous names in podiatric surgery, foot & ankle orthopedic surgery, and the orthopedic industry.

The fellowship is committed to research, and the fellows are integral members of the research team. Fellows participate in all aspects of research from hypothesis and designing research studies, to participation in FDA clinical trials, to overseeing students in their research activities. Fellows are required to create studies that are submitted for peer-reviewed publication, and they are encouraged to present their research in lecture settings.

Fellows have their own clinic in which they are able to hone their clinical skills, patient communication skills, medical/business skills, and the art of surgical consultation and managing post operative patients. Surgical cases from the fellow’s clinic can be used towards APBS Board Certification.

Fellows also participate in the education of students who rotate through our Institution. They act in a supervisory role, allowing them opportunities for decision making and honing of leadership skills.

The Fellowship at the Weil Foot & Ankle Institute  is the longest running in Podiatric Surgery. Since 1995, Graduate Fellows from the Weil Foot & Ankle Institute  have moved on to provide significant leadership and influence on a local as well as national basis.

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

Meet the Weil Foot & Ankle Institute Fellows

Dr. Chris Betrus

Dr. Betrus grew up in the Metro-Detroit area of Michigan where he was an accomplished baseball and basketball player. While at University of Michigan he began focusing his energy on clinical research. After completing a teaching commitment with Teach for America, where he taught high school Biology for several years, he attended Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine where he earned his Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine. Prior to beginning a Fellowship at Weil Foot & Ankle Institute, Dr. Betrus completed his residency at the renowned Western Pennsylvania Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA under the directorship of Dr. Alan R. Catanzariti, serving as Chief Resident during his third year. When he is not working, Dr. Betrus enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife Andrea, cooking, cycling, and playing with their miniature schnauzer Ollie.

Dr. Mark Magnus

Dr. Mark Magnus was born in Chicago and raised in the northern suburbs of Illinois. He attended Denison University in Granville, Ohio, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and graduated magma cum laude. He earned his Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine at the Dr. William Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, where he graduated top of his class and earned the Scholl Distinguished Scholar Award. Prior to starting his fellowship at the Weil Foot and Ankle Institute, he completed three-year surgical residency training at the Gundersen Medical Foundation in La Crosse, Wisconsin. While in residency he authored several scientific articles and served as Co-Chief resident. His personal interests include guitar, hockey, hiking, and spending time with friends and family.

Dr. Christopher Collazo

Since I was little I have always known that medicine was a career path that highly interested me. As I got older and started to learn more about medicine I became focused on going into medicine. Through high school and college because of baseball, I was exposed to various aspects of medicine but Podiatry always stuck out to me because of all the opportunities that it allowed the physician including being a surgeon. Following graduating from Texas A&M International University with a BS in Biology, I decided to focus on the care of the foot and ankle and I enrolled in Des Moines University. Upon graduating with my DPM in 2016, I began my residency at Sanford Health in Fargo, ND. In June 2019, I graduated from my residency and have now started my Fellowship with the Weil Foot, Ankle & Orthopedic Institute. I am beyond excited to be in Chicagoland and to be a part of the Weil Foot and Ankle team.

Dr. Timothy McConn

Dr. Nathan Shane

Dr. Jeeten Singha

Dr. Jeeten Singha attended Olivet Nazarene University and received his undergraduate degree in biology and chemistry. Dr. Singha then attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in North Chicago for his medical training. Following that, he completed his residency at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, one of the premier academic teaching hospitals in the country, where he focused on lower extremity trauma, reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, elective surgery, as well as limb salvage. After completing his residency, Dr. Singha pursued a fellowship in advanced foot and ankle reconstructive surgery at Weil Foot, Ankle & Orthopedic Institute. He has particular interest in treating athletic injuries, elective foot and ankle surgery, trauma, and variety of reconstructive foot, rearfoot, and ankle surgeries. Dr. Singha firmly believes in early rehabilitation and intervention to prevent further injuries. Having been an avid athlete his whole life and playing tennis at a national level growing up, he enjoys working with patients to get them back to their active lifestyle.

Dr. Singha currently has hours at Kenosha, Des Plaines & Lincoln Park.

Dr. Michael Matthews

Dr. Michael Matthews earned his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Los Angeles where he studied international relations and premedical science. He then continued his medical training at the California School of Podiatric Medicine and completed his clinical rounds at UCSF in San Francisco. Dr. Mathews accomplished his residency training at the Harvard Medical School Mount Auburn Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgical program, and also served as clinical faculty at the Harvard Medical School. While at Harvard, Dr. Matthews authored numerous publications in peer reviewed journals, lectured nationally, and served as Chief Resident in his final year of training. After residency training, his surgical focus centers around arthroscopic and minimally invasive surgery, joint replacement, and sports medicine.

Dr. Matthews currently has hours at Kenosha, Des Plaines & Lincoln Park.

John M. Baca, DPM

The Western Pennsylvania Hospital
Division of Foot and Ankle Surgery
Pittsburgh, PA 2012-2015

Keith Arbuckle, DPM

Hennepin County Medical Center
Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
Minneapolis, MN 2012-2015

Dimitrios Anagnostopoulos, MD

Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgeon
Athens, Greece

Felipe Sena, MD

Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgeon
Joao Pessoa, Brazil

YeongChul Choi, MD

Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgeon

Brian P. Gradisek, DPM

PGY-3 and Chief Resident
Christiana Care Health System Podiatric Medicine
Surgery Residency with Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery
Wilmington, DE 2011 – 2014

Nicholas G. Argerakis, DPM

Silverstone Podiatry
115 East 61st Street
Suite 6A
New York, NY 10065
(646) 657-0070

Catherine A. Feuerstein, DPM

South Chicago Foot
1706 E 87th St
Chicago, IL 60617
(773) 374-5300

Wenjay Sung, DPM, FACFAS

White Memorial Medical Group
1701 E Cesar E Chavez Ave, Suite 510
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Phone: (323) 987-1362

Kelly A. Malinoski, DPM, AACFAS

Collier Foot & Ankle Care Center
7955 Airport Pulling Rd. N. Suite #101
Naples, FL 34109
Phone: 239-260-5181
Fax: 239-260-5183

Shine John, DPM, FACFAS

Austin Foot and Ankle Specialists
5000 Bee Cave Road, Suite 202
Austin, TX 78746
Phone: (512) 328-8900

Jason Glover, DPM

Rutherford Orthopaedics
139 Dr. Henry Norris Drive
Rutherfordton, NC 28139
Phone: (828) 287-9260

Bobby Kuruvilla, DPM, FACFAS

Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates
26 City Hall Mall
Medford, MA 02155
Phone: (781) 306-5100

Daren J. L. Bergman, DPM, FACFAS

Framingham Podiatry Associates
88 Waverly Street
2nd Floor
Framingham, MA 01702
Phone: (508) 872-9288
Fax: (508) 620-7368

Jarrett D. Cain, DPM, MS, FACFAS

Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
30 Hope Drive #2400
Hershey, PA 17033
Phone: (800) 243-1455
Fax: (717) 531-0983

Robert Fridman, DPM, FACFAS

Foot Associates of New York
60 East 56th Street
3rd Floor
New York, NY 10069
Phone: (212) 355-4229

Richard Schilling, DPM, FACFAS

ABC Podiatry
5350 N. High Street
Columbus, OH 43214
Phone: (614) 267-4917
Fax: (614) 267-8611

Enzo Leone, DPM, AACFAS

The Chesapeake Foot & Ankle Center PA
8028 Gov Ritchie Highway #100
Pasadena, MD 21122
Phone: (410) 768-5800

John Anderson, DPM, FACFAS

Podiatry Associates of Florida-Yant Division
1914 Southside Boulevard #1
Jacksonville, FL 32216
Phone: (904) 726-9901

Thomas Roukis, DPM, PhD, FACFAS

Gunderson Lutheran
1836 South Ave
La Crosse, WI 54601
Phone: (608) 775-2427
Fax: (608) 775-6668

David Linde, DPM

Foot Specialists of Birmingham
1 Independence Plaza, Suite 530
Homewood, AL 35209
Phone: (205) 445-0661
Fax: (205) 445-0664

Orlando Rivera, DPM, FACFAS

Doctors Hospital Tidwell
Medical Plaza
509 W Tidwell Suite 310
Houston, TX 77091
Phone: (281) 618-8622

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