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Foot & Ankle Fellowship

About the Fellowship

The TCO Foot and Ankle Fellowship program offers advanced subspecialty training in foot and ankle orthopaedics in a high-volume private practice. The Fellow can expect exposure to all aspects of foot and ankle orthopaedics with a particular focus on ankle replacement and arthrodesis, hindfoot and forefoot reconstruction, sports injuries, and trauma. The Fellow will be expected to: develop knowledge and skills to cultivate an individual practice; develop the knowledge and skills necessary to provide complete orthopaedic foot and ankle care for persons of all ages; participate as a member of a team that includes physicians, rehabilitation specialists, and prosthetists and orthotists; and participate in a publishable-quality research project. This fellowship supports professional growth through regularly scheduled didactic lectures, monthly journal club and research meetings, industry labs, and participation in AOFAS Winter and Annual meetings.

The fellow will rotate for a total of three months (two six-week rotations) with each of the four attendings (Dr. Paul Cammack, Dr. William Engasser, Dr. Jeffrey Seybold, and Dr. John Tanner). 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. The schedule will be adjusted as best as possible to maximize time with all four attendings and cover the recommended list of procedures.

aofas fellowship accreditation

TCO Foot & Ankle Fellowship has achieved AOFAS Fellowship Accreditation.

Current Fellow

Ahmed Attia x

Ahmed Attia, MD
Ahmed Attia was born in Germany and moved to Egypt with his family. He went to medical school at Assiut University in Egypt and graduated in 2010. He completed his ACGME-I accredited orthopedic residency at Hamad Medical Corporation in Doha, Qatar. He is dual fellowship trained in orthopedic foot and ankle surgery. He completed his fellowships at Penn State College of Medicine and at the University of Pittsburgh. He is Arab Board certified in Orthopaedic surgery since 2019 and is licensed to practice in Egypt, Qatar, and the United States (PA and MN). He is passionate about teaching and holds a postgraduate diploma with merit in Clinical Education (PgDip ClinEd) from the University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom.  He is active in research and authored over 30 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters since completing his research fellowship at Cleveland Clinic Florida in 2013. He presented his research at multiple national and international conferences and meetings. His research focuses on sports injuries of the foot and ankle, deformity correction, and arthritis.  He is a reviewer for a few orthopedic journals. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, photography, and spending quality time with his wife and daughter.

View Dr. Attia’s publications.

Educational Experience

Our program values and supports professional development by ensuring our fellows participate in the following:

Research Studies & Publications

Faculty and fellows are dedicated to research throughout the year. Each fellow must participate in a quality research project as well as submit to a peer-reviewed journal.

Scroll down to view current fellow research studies and publications.  To view current and past research studies and publications for the faculty, download our Annual Reports from the TCO Foundation website.

Faculty

Program Director: Jeffrey Seybold, MD

Faculty: Dr. Paul Cammack, Dr. William Engasser, Dr. John Tanner

Emeritus Faculty: Dr. J. Chris Coetzee, Dr. Bryan Den Hartog

Applicants

The Fellowship program is sponsored by AOFAS and receives applications through the SF Match web-based program. Applicants are directed to: http://www.sfmatch.org to apply for the Twin Cities Orthopedics Foot and Ankle Fellowship position. Applications will be monitored, and an invitation letter will be sent to selected candidates for an interview.

If you are interested in the program or have questions, please contact: Jackie Fritz, Fellowship Coordinator at [email protected] or 952-456-7233.

Why Minnesota?

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Past Fellows – Where are they now?

2019 – 2020 Fellow: Dr. William Engasser
Twin Cities Orthopedics Edina, MN

2020-2021 Fellow: Dr. Fernando Raduan
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Boston, MA

2021-2022 Fellow: Dr. Hui Zhang
Aurora Orthopedics Milwaukee, WI

2022-2023 Fellow: Dr. Christopher Traynor
Twin Cities Orthopedics

Research Studies

Current IRB Approved Studies (fellows are bolded)

Zhang H, Coetzee JC, DenHartog BD, Seybold JD, Stone McGaver R, Seiffert KJ. Effect of Distal Tibial Cortical Bone Coverage in Rates of Total Ankle Replacement Implant Subsidence, Loosening and Heterotopic Bone Formation

Engasser WM, Coetzee JC, Ebeling PB, Den Hartog BD, Seybold JD, Holthusen SM, Stone McGaver R. Seiffert KJ, Giveans MR. Patient Reported Outcomes after Undergoing Implantation of a Synthetic Cartilage Device for the Treatment of Hallux Rigidus

Oliver SM, Coetzee JC, Stone McGaver R, Fritz JE, Giveans MR. Early Results on a Modern Generation Fixed-Bear Total Ankle Arthroplasty

Raduan FC, Coetzee JC, Lundeen A, Stone McGaver R, Seiffert KJ. Takedown of Ankle Fusions and Conversion to Total Ankle Replacements: A Longitudinal Study

Zhang, H, Raduan FCEngasser WM, Coetzee JC, Ebeling PE, DenHartog BD, Seybold JD, Stone McGaver R, Seiffert KJ. A New Approach for Stage 2 Adult Acquired Flatfoot Deformity

Raduan FC, Coetzee JC, DenHartog BD, Seybold JD, Engasser WM, Stone McGaver R, Seiffert KJ. Weber C fractures Treated With ORIF, Syndesmotic Dynamic Fixation and Open Deltoid Repair.

Engasser WM, Coetzee JC, Ebeling PE, DenHartog BD, Seybold JD, Stone McGaver R, Seiffert KJ. Lateral Sesamoidectomy Utilizing a Medial Approach with a Bur: Patient Outcomes and Early Complications

Research Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals (fellows are bolded)

Traynor CJ, Zhang H, Den Hartog BD, Seybold JD, Engasser WE, Stone McGaver R, Fritz JE, Seiffert KJ, Dock CC, Coetzee JC. Isolated Talonavicular Arthrodesis As Treatment for Flexible Progressive Collapsing Foot Deformity: A Case Series. Foot Ankle Ortho. 2024 January. Accepted.

Coetzee JC, Traynor CJ. Outcomes of Conversion of Ankle Fusion to Total Ankle Arthroplasty. Foot Ankle Clin NA. 2023 1 Sep.DOI:10.1016/j.fcl.2023.08.008. Corpus ID: 261928154.

Raduan FC, Coetzee JC, Den Hartog BD, Seybold JD, Cammack PM, Stone RM, Fritz JE, Seiffert K. A New Approach for Stage 2 Adult Acquired Flatfoot Deformity. Foot Ankle Orthop. 2022 Jan 21;7(1):2473011421S00406. doi: 10.1177/2473011421S00406. PMID: 35097893; PMCID: PMC8795155.

Lundeen AL, Raduan FC, Stone McGaver R, Seiffert KJ, Fritz JE, Giveans MR, Coetzee JC. Takedown of Ankle Fusions and Conversion to Total Ankle Replacements: A Longitudinal Study. 2022 Aug. 9 Doi: 10.1177/10711007221115170. Online ahead of print. PMID 35942971.

Raduan FC, Coetzee JC, Den Hartog BD, Seybold JD, Cammack PM, Stone RM, Fritz JE, Seiffert K. A New Approach for Stage 2 Adult Acquired Flatfoot Deformity. Foot Ankle Orthop. 2022 Jan 21;7(1):2473011421S00406. doi: 10.1177/2473011421S00406. PMID: 35097893; PMCID: PMC8795155.

Coetzee JC, Raduan FC, Stone McGaver R. Converting Ankle Arthrodesis to a Total Ankle Arthroplasty.  Orthop Clin N Am. 2021 Apr;52(2):181-190. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ocl.2020.12.005. PMID: 33752840.

Dock CD, Freeman KL, Coetzee JC, Stone McGaver R, Giveans MR. Retrospective Chart Review of the Use of BME ELITE Compression Staples in Tarsometatarsal Fusion Patients. Foot Ankle Ortho. 2020;5(3):1-6. DOI: 10.1177/2473011420944904.

Engasser WM, Coetzee JC, Ebeling PE, DenHartog BD, Seybold JD, Holthusen SM, Stone McGaver R, Seiffert KJ, Giveans MR. Patient Reported Outcomes and Early Complications after Undergoing Implantation of a Synthetic Cartilage Device for the Treatment of Hallux Rigidus. Foot Ankle Ortho. 2020;5(3):1-5. DOI: 10.1177/2473011420930691

Oliver SM, Coetzee JC, Nilsson LJ, Samuelson KM, Stone RM, Fritz JE, Giveans MR. Early Patient Satisfaction Results on a Modern Generation Fixed-Bearing Total Ankle Arthroplasty. Foot Ankle Int. 2016 Sep;37(9):938-43. doi: 10.1177/1071100716648736. Erratum in: Foot Ankle Int. 2016 Oct 18.

Book Chapter (fellows are bolded)

Zhang H, Coetzee JC. Osteochondral Lesions of the Talus. In Slullitel, Pablo (eds). Orthopaedics and Trauma: Current Concepts and Best Practices. Springer Nature. March 2024. ISBN-13: 9783031305177.