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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, 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. 


Michael S. Conte, M.D.
Professor and Chief,
Division of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery
Edwin J. Wylie, M.D. Chair in Vascular Surgery
Co-Director, UCSF Heart and Vascular Center
Co-Director, UCSF Center for Limb Preservation

Alexander M. Reyzelman, D.P.M.
Senior Physician Diplomate
UCSF Division of Vascular Surgery
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
California School of Podiatric Medicine,
Samuel Merritt University
Co-Director, UCSF Center for Limb Preservation

Help and Questions

For application questions, please contact:

Matthew Kuhn
Vascular and Limb Preservation Fellowship Coordinator
University of California, San Francisco
400 Parnassus Avenue, A-581
San Francisco, CA 94143-0222
Phone: (415) 353-4366
Fax: (415) 353-4370

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