About the Program

The Ohio State University is accredited by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education to offer a residency program in podiatric medicine and surgery/reconstruction of the rear foot and ankle. The program is three years in length. We are accredited to accept two residents each year, for a total of six residents.

The Podiatric Residency at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center provides the recent graduate with the opportunity to gather experience in a general podiatric practice and to study advanced and related sciences essential for the practice of podiatric medicine. The teaching program will attempt to demonstrate to the resident a more effective method for improving community foot health and to better prepare the resident for his or her position in the total community health structure. 


Program Objectives

The Ohio State University Department of Orthopaedics and Division of Foot and Ankle Surgery will educate residents, who, upon completion of the three years of training should exhibit the knowledge and psychomotor skill concerning foot and ankle surgery equal to an orthopaedic surgeon fellowship trained in foot and ankle surgery. The goal of the PGY1 year is to prepare the resident for two years of intensive training in podiatric surgery.

Rotations during the first year include endocrinology, rheumatology, pathology, medical imaging, trauma, anesthesia, vascular surgery, family medicine and podiatric medicine. All rotations are under the guidance of The Ohio State University faculty and will include a large volume of clinical work in each specialty. There will be limited surgical exposure during the PGY1 year.

The PGY2 year is spent exclusively with podiatric faculty at The Ohio State University. A large exposure to the clinical and surgical setting will provide an environment and knowledge base to stimulate academic and research pursuits. The PGY3 year is spent rotating between podiatric and orthopaedic surgeons specializing in foot and ankle. The goal is to maximize knowledge and perfect psychomotor skills.


Residency Resources

Web-based and PDA-based applications are available to podiatric residents for entering their activity and clinical logs, and viewing various calendars. The web-based application may be used instead of, or in conjunction with, the PDA-based application. Data entered in the PDA-based application are synchronized with data in the web-based application.

You can find information about downloading and installing the PDA-based application as well as a user manual for the web-based application on the Podiatry Residency Resource website.


Research Requirements

Research Requirements

As part of their educational experience, all residents in the Podiatry Residency are required to perform a clinical or laboratory research project in each of their three training years. In addition, at least one manuscript must be submitted to a peer-reviewed journal no later than April of the PGY3 year, and one project must be presented at the Mallory-Coleman Orthopaedic Research Day prior to completion of the program.

Resident Research Projects

Resident research is treated similar to graduate students' research projects and, as such, each resident has a responsibility to complete his or her project. Residents are encouraged to begin their research projects as early as possible. Each resident must provide a title and an abstract to the director by September of the current year. Clinical faculty advisors may be selected from The Ohio State University faculty or other clinical faculty involved in resident education. Additionally, residents are encouraged to actively involve at least one research faculty member.

Residents are encouraged to meet at least quarterly with faculty advisors and research faculty to ensure the quality of the project. Participation in the monthly orthopaedic research meetings is encouraged.

Determining the Scope of Your Project

It is recognized that productive research takes time. It must also be recognized that while research is mandatory, adequate clinical performance takes precedent. Over the course of the residency, partial afternoons may be available to residents for their research efforts. At no time can a resident allow his or her research requirements to interfere with the clinical responsibilities of the program.

The scope and detail of a particular resident’s project may depend somewhat on that resident’s clinical standing. Although each resident is able to select his or her own project, its scope and duration may be shaped by the program director, or at the recommendation of the academic committee based on the resident’s clinical and academic performance. On the other hand, if a resident is performing at an outstanding level clinically, then he or she can be given increased latitude and technical assistance in order to perform more complex and demanding research. This may involve up to one full day per week for research.

Supporting Resident Research

Residents interested in exploring research on more than one project are encouraged to do so, and will be supported to the extent possible in these endeavors. The submission of abstracts and manuscripts to state, regional and national meetings is encouraged and the department makes every effort to support resident attendance at meetings where their work is being presented.

Resident participation in research is a driving force behind the academic productivity of the Department of Orthopaedics and is supported and encouraged to the full extent of the available resource. The Podiatric Residency Program is excited to be part of research endeavors and participates in the Mallory-Coleman Day presentations. A number of resources devoted specifically to research are available to residents. For more information, view our Research Facilities.


Admission Process

Admission Process

Selection of trainees for entry into the program will be through participation in CASPR (Central Application Service for Podiatric Residencies) in accordance with the CPME 320 document guidelines which are the standards, requirements and guidelines for approval of residencies in podiatric medicine.

Interview Standards and Guidelines

As stated in CPME 320 standard 2.3

“The process of interviewing, selecting and appointing podiatric medical college graduates shall be conducted equitably and in accord with ethical standards. An institution that sponsors more than one podiatric residency program shall inform the prospective resident of the selection process established for each program. An institution that sponsors an entry-level candidate status and/or an approved entry-level residency program shall participate in a national resident application matching service (such as is operated currently by the American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine). The sponsoring institution shall not obtain binding commitment from the prospective resident prior to the match results announcement.”

Selection Committee and Candidate Ranking

The selection committee will consist of the current program director and at least one other training faculty member appointed by the program director. It will be the responsibility of all committee members to screen each application prior to attending the interview session. During the post interview meeting the applicants under consideration will be reevaluated and discussed in detail. Each participating member of the interview team will rank the candidates from one to ten. An over all rank list will be derived according to compilation of the individual rank lists. The final rank list will be forwarded to the CASPR office by the required deadline.

No interviewee will be required to divulge to the program how they ranked the program. Offers will be made to the candidates that match with the program. Candidates outside of the CASPR application process will not be considered unless or until the program does not match. There is no application fee required to apply to this program.

Application Process

Application Process

Application Process

Applications for the Podiatric Residency are accepted through Centralized Application Service for Podiatric Residencies (CASPR) only. This service, sponsored by the American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine (AACPM), submits residency applications, letters of reference, official transcripts and personal statements to residency program directors. Please refer to CASPR/CRIP web page for information and instructions.

The program will match two residents into the Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency with added credentials in reconstructive rearfoot/ankle surgery through the CASPR Match process.

Completed applications will be sent to programs from the CASPR office on Wednesday, November 8, 2017.


Approximately 25-30 applicants will be selected for an interview. We will participate in the Central CRIP (Frisco, TX) interview sessions Thursday, January 11, 2018 to Saturday, January 13, 2018. We may elect to do pre-screening on site.

Hotel Accommodations

There are several options for overnight accommodations on and around The Ohio State University campus. More information can be found in the Lodging Information for Prospective Residents. Use the listed "rate codes" to ensure discounted room rates. Notify OSU Graduate Medical Education at 614-293-7326 if you experience any difficulty securing a discounted reservation with any of the hotels/motels listed. All rates are subject to change.


The program will submit selection/rankings to CASPR by Thursday, January 26, 2017. Match results will be mailed overnight to programs and colleges. Colleges will notify students of results on Monday, March 20, 2017.

Salaries and Benefits

Salaries and benefits for the Podiatric Residency

Benefits provided by Department of Orthopaedics

The following benefits are provided to limited medical staff (residents and fellows).
  • Three weeks paid vacation
  • One week professional leave with pay for attendance at a national or international conference
  • Reimbursement for attendance at above conference

Resident travel

The Department of Orthopaedics recognizes the educational value of resident attendance at national conferences and courses. To this end, the department provides one week per year professional leave with pay for each resident. Limited funding is provided for residents to attend conferences and courses that will supplement their educational experience. Residents are permitted to attend the following conferences/courses:
  • PGY2s: AO Principles of Fracture Management Course
  • PGY3s: Prosthetics and Orthotics Course
Additionally, residents attending conferences to present original materials they authored and submitted are eligible for full reimbursement. Approval is at the discretion of the program director.

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Podiatric Residents

Podiatric Residents

Tracy Lee, DPM PGY 3

BS: Biology, West Liberty, 2010
DPM: Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, 2015

Caleb McFerren, DPM PGY 3

BS: Biology, Denison, 2010
DPM: Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, 2015

Kimberly Cravey, DPM PGY 2

BS: Neuroscience, Baylor, 2012
DPM: Kent State University, 2016

Jonathan White, DPM PGY 2

BS: Biology, University of Dayton, 2012
DPM: Kent State University, 2016

Nicholas DiMassa, DPM PGY 1

BS: Biology, Cleveland State, 2013
DPM: Kent State University, 2017

James Pipes, DPM PGY 1

BA: Culinary arts management, Culinary Institute of America, 2002
DPM: Kent State University, 2017
Podiatric Residency alumni

Podiatric Residency alumni

2015 - 2017


Ian Barron, DPM
Peter Crisologo, DPM


Adam Gerber, DPM
Craig Udall, DPM  


Bridget Corey, DPM   
Practice location: 
Altoona, Pennsylvania

Sean Reyes, DPM        
Practice location: Las Vegas, Nevada

2012 - 2014


Michael Anthony, DPM
Practice location: 
Columbus, Ohio

Darren Woodruff, DPM
Practice location: 
Alberta, Canada


Vincent Nerone, DPM
Practice location: 
Marietta, Ohio

Kevin Springer, DPM
Practice location: 
North Canton, Ohio


Christina Finken, DPM
Practice location: 
Iowa City, Iowa

Melissa Galli, DPM
Practice location: 
Phoenix, Arizona

2009 - 2011


Hillary Allen, DPM
Practice location: 
Hilliard, Ohio

Michael Swiatek, DPM
Practice location: 
Mansfield, Ohio


Macaira Dyment, DPM
Practice location: Powell, Ohio

Jennifer Trinidad, DPM
Practice location: Columbus, Ohio


Said Atway, DPM
Practice location: Columbus, Ohio

Adam Thomas, DPM
Practice location:
Springfield, Ohio

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