Podiatric Medicine & Surgery Residency
Swedish Podiatric Medicine & Surgery Residency with Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery
The mission of the Swedish Foot & Ankle Surgery & Medicine Residency with Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery is to develop highly skilled surgeons who specialize in comprehensive foot and ankle care and to promote educational excellence throughout the medical community.
The goal of the program is to provide a sound foundation of academic and clinical education for all podiatric residents matriculating at Swedish Medical Center. The program has been developed with special emphasis on a multidisciplinary approach to lower extremity disorders.
Additionally, the program provides the medical community with exposure to new knowledge, skills and techniques that can optimize patient care. The program serves as an educational resource not only to residents in training, but also to physicians, allied health professionals, and ancillary medical personnel.
The program has advanced into a new dimension of education and research, and is supported by a multi-specialty hospital that has a long, outstanding history of educating and training residents.
The three-year surgical residency program offers extensive instruction in various medical specialties, and the development of outstanding skills in the surgical and conservative management of foot and ankle pathology. Residents also attend weekly grand rounds, monthly journal club, local seminars and national conferences to enhance their education.
Every year, two residents are selected to participate in the three-year podiatric residency program. The program is accredited by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency with the added Rearfoot/Ankle surgery credential (PMSR/RRA).
Jeff Christensen, DPM, Research Director
Eric Powell, DPM, Assistant Program Director
Midori Higashi, DPM, Extern Director
Melinda Bowlby, DPM, Assistant Research Director
Alvin Ngan, DPM, Clinical Educator
Kirk Alexander, DPM, Clinical Educator