The fellowship’s central aim is to train and develop future leaders in this field.
The Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA) in the Department of Surgery, University of Arizona, is acknowledged as one of the top training programs in the world for people with interest in advanced clinical and research leadership positions in limb salvage. Foci of fellowships, depending on the applicant, range from basic research to clinical research to robust reconstructive foot and ankle surgical training in limb salvage techniques in a uniquely integrated “toe and flow” service model. Most candidates combine a hybrid of clinical and research foci.
Ideal candidates should possess an already strong clinical and academic background with a keen interest in academic development, inpatient and outpatient care, and research. While preference is given to podiatric surgeons, we train and have trained fellows from a variety of medical, surgical, and research backgrounds.
This fellowship was developed to meet the unique and varied health, education and research needs of the field of diabetic foot care. SALSA and University Medical Center provides care for patients throughout the Southwest, with regular out of state and international consultations. SALSA is one of the most dynamic and productive clinical/research teams in the world dedicated to the diabetic foot, wound healing, and limb salvage.
Graduates of Armstrong-led fellowship programs include many of the leading clinicians and researchers in the field, worldwide.
Applicants should forward a letter of intent (preferably via email) with their curriculum vitae to the attention of:
David G. Armstrong
Professor of Surgery
Department of Surgery
University of Arizona College of Medicine
1501 North Campbell Avenue
PO Box 245072
Tucson, Arizona, 85724-5072