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 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. J. Chris Coetzee, Dr. Bryan Den Hartog, and Dr. Jeffrey Seybold). 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.
Hui Zhang, MD
Hui Zhang was born in China but grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He attended the University of Michigan where he graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Biology. Hui then taught high school science for three years in Chicago, Illinois as a part of the Teach for America program. Afterwards, he received a medical degree from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and then went on to complete his orthopedic surgery residency at Geisinger Health System in Danville, Pennsylvania. Hui has two sons and a daughter with his wife, Kristen.
Christopher Traynor, MD
Chris Traynor was born and raised in Fargo, North Dakota. He attended St. John’s University in Collegeville, MN where he graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Biology and minoring in Political Science. From there, he continued his education in medical school at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He went on to complete his orthopedic surgery residency at Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Chris has two sons with his wife, Bre. In their free time, they enjoy trips up to “lake country” in northern Minnesota.
Our program values and supports professional development by ensuring our fellows participate in the following:
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.
Program Director: Jeffrey Seybold, MD
The Fellowship program is sponsored by AOFAS (link to http://www.aofas.org) 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.
Current IRB Approved Studies (fellows are bolded)
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
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
Raduan FC, Coetzee JC, Lundeen A, Stone McGaver R, Seiffert KJ. Takedown of Ankle Fusions and Conversion to Total Ankle Replacements: A Longitudinal Study
Raduan FC, Engasser 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
Peer Reviewed Journals (fellows are bolded)
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. Submitted to Foot Ankle Int. 2021 Dec.
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: Orthopaedics and Trauma. Springer. Submitted August 2021.