Foot & Ankle Surgical Fellowship

Orthopedic Center Of Florida
An Institute For Advanced Surgical Training

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We are dedicated to continued education and an evidence-based approach to patient care. Dr. Belis has always been passionate about education throughout his career. This Fellowship program has allowed him to become a mentor to train foot and ankle physicians in cutting edge surgical techniques. This competitive program attracts top candidates from around the country. As part of the treatment team, the fellow will be directly involved in enhancing patient care. With this experience, our goal is to advance the training of future physician leaders in foot and ankle medicine and surgery.

Program Summary

The OCF Fellowship program is designed to emphasize multiple aspects of patient care with a focus on:

  • Advanced arthroscopy and sports medicine injuries
  • Flat foot and cavus foot deformity correction
  • Second opinion care, revision surgery, workman’s comp
  • Elective forefoot and digital surgery
  • Lower Extremity trauma
  • Arthrography and diagnostic ultrasound experience

Fellowship Experience:

The Fellow will have the opportunity to manage an independent clinic schedule as well as foot and ankle call at the area hospitals.

There will be exposure to practice management and coding for clinic and surgical billing.

The fellow will have multiple opportunities to attend state and regional conferences as well as fellowship specific courses for product enhancement.

This is a very well rounded and busy program that will allow the candidate to refine his/her clinical and surgical skills, preparing them for transition to the next step in their career.

Program Locations:

  • OCF Clinic
  • Lee Health Hospitals and Surgical Center
  • Gladiolus Surgical Center
  • Colonial Surgical Center
  • Sanctuary Surgical Center

Number of Positions

1 position available per year

Program Duration

13 Months (July – August)

Application Deadline: August 1st

Application: ACFAS Standard Fellowship Application Form

Email Applications to:


  • Self-Motivated
  • Completion of CPME Approved Surgical Residency
  • ABFAS Board Qualified

Research and Education:

  • At least one scholarly article submitted to a peer reviewed journal
  • Monthly journal club article review
  • Poster or abstract presented at the ACFAS Annual Scientific Conference
  • Poster or presentation at FPMA SAM Seminar
  • Participation in FFAS Webinar Series
  • Presentation of case studies or research findings to local or state meeting

Additional Program Faculty:

Gregory Foote, DPM, AACFAS
Jason Nemitz, MD
Michael Black, DPM FACFAS
Patricia Nicholas, DPM

Recent Post Graduate Fellows:

2022-2023: Joshua Stewart, DPM
2021-2022: Julio D. Perez-Mustelier, DPM, AACFAS
2020-2021: Greg A. Foote, DPM, AACFAS
2018-2019: Ugo Adigweme, DPM, AACFAS
2017-2018: Darrice Collins, DPM, AACFAS

Andrew M. Belis, DPM, FACFAS, FASPS

Board Certified, Foot Surgery and Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Surgery
Fellowship Director, Orthopedic Center of Florida (OCF) Foot & Ankle Surgical Fellowship
Past Chairman and Founding Member, Board of Directors of the American Society of Podiatric Surgeons
Past President, Florida Podiatric Medical Association
Scientific Co-Chair, Scientific and Convention Committee, FPMA
Co-founder, Florida Foot and Ankle Fellowship Society (FFAS)
Associate Faculty, Florida State University