Why fellowship at the Washington Orthopaedic Center (WOC)?
I chose to do a fellowship out of a desire to master my craft and learn from the most skilled experts in our field. Additionally, I wanted to receive one-on-one mentorship and learn what it takes to become a leader in our profession. I believe that completing a one-year fellowship in advanced reconstructive foot and ankle surgery will undoubtedly give me the additional experience, confidence, and expertise to treat my future patients with the utmost care that they deserve.
I chose the Washington Orthopaedic Center (WOC) to do my foot and ankle surgical fellowship for a multitude of reasons. Fellowship Director Dr. Michael Dujela is an internationally renowned, orthopedic fellowship-trained foot and ankle surgeon who teaches globally and who is passionate about education. His leadership and accolades speak for themselves as he has chaired and held multiple organizational leadership positions and participated in numerous national and international foot and ankle surgery conferences. Moreover, his surgical and clinical expertise — along with the surgical volume, diversity, and complexity of cases at WOC — allow for the opportunity to produce one of the best and well-rounded fellowship programs in the country. From a surgical standpoint, I can think of no better place to obtain my fellowship training. Lastly, what stands out to me more than the pristine surgical results are the core values that Dr. Dujela and WOC emphasize on a daily basis. From their bedside manners to their high ethical standards, they are committed and devoted to delivering compassionate orthopedic care of the highest quality.