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Limb Preservation Fellowship

Fellowship Mission

The mission for the UCSF Limb Preservation Fellowship is to educate and train a podiatric physician as a clinically skilled podiatrist in a multidisciplinary approach to the diabetic and vascular complications of the lower extremity, as well as generating new knowledge in the treatment, management and prevention of the lower extremity amputations. The cornerstone of this program is teaching at a level of excellence, which fosters excitement and enthusiasm for a lifetime commitment to scholarship. 

Program Summary

The UCSF Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Limb Preservation Fellowship is a one-year non-ACGME fellowship program for physicians who have completed podiatric training and who wish to further specialize in limb salvage. The fellowship is part of the education and training mission of the UCSF Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery. Fellows will rotate through vascular/podiatry multidisciplinary clinics at UCSF Medical Center at Parnassus, Saint Mary’s Medical Center (SMMC), and San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (SFGH). 

Clinical Exposure

  • Charcot Arthropathy
  • Critical Limb Ischemia (CLI)
  • Decubitus Ulcerations
  • Diabetic Foot Infections
  • Diabetic Foot Ulcerations
  • Diabetic Lower Extremity Complications Related to Chronic Renal Insufficiency
  • Endovascular Procedures
  • ESRD and It's Effect on The Lower Extremity
  • Foot Amputations
  • Ischemic Foot Ulcerations
  • Lower Extremity Open Revascularization Procedures
  • Orthotics and Prosthetics of the Lower extremity
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of the Lower Extremity
  • Peripheral Neuropathy of the Lower Extremity
  • Venous Insufficiency Ulcerations 

Conferences and Additional Training

Weekly clinical conferences provide additional didactic training. Fellows are also encouraged to pursue faculty-mentored research projects and to make presentations at regional and national meetings. 

The fellowship position for the  2023-2024 academic year has been filled. 

Should you be interested in applying for the 2024-2025 academic year, please submit a letter of interest, your CV, and three letters of recommendation to: [email protected].

For questions, please contact:

Stacey Ma
Education Program Administrator
400 Parnassus Avenue, Suite A-581, Box 0222
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: 415-353-4359
Fax: 415-353-4370
Email: [email protected] 

Matt Kuhn
Administrative Assistant 
400 Parnassus Avenue, Suite A-581, Box 0222
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: 415-353-4358
Fax: 415-353-4370
Email. [email protected] 

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