Founded in 2017, the Midwest Foot and Ankle Fellowship strives to provide cutting-edge education and opportunities for the fellows.  The program is supported by the Foot and Ankle Center of Nebraska and the Midwest Medical Education Foundation.  The program focuses on the surgical reconstruction of the foot and ankle as well as amputation prevention and wound healing.  This well-rounded exposure as includes a focus on practice management skills.

Training goals:

  • To produce a competent Podiatric Physician and Surgeon skilled in performing reconstructive surgery procedures of the forefoot, midfoot, rearfoot and ankle
  • To produce competent Podiatric Physician and Surgeon skilled in performing amputation prevention through advance wound care techniques, proper nonsurgical offloading and limb salvage skills such as surgical offloading and deformity correction
  • To provide the requisite skills necessary to practice in a competent and ethical manner
  • To provide practice management skills including proper billing and documentation
  • To produce cutting-edge research in Foot and Ankle surgery.

Training opportunities:

  • Research in limb salvage and advanced reconstruction of the foot and ankle
  • Training and travel to courses such as arthroscopy and external fixation
  • Presentation opportunities at local, regional and national scientific meetings


  • Robert Greenhagen, DPM - Fellowship Director
  • James Whelan, DPM - Assistant Fellowship Director
  • Patrick Nelson, DPM
  • Jordan Sikes, DPM
  • Nicholas Olari, DPM
  • John Lazoritz, DPM
  • Paul Dayton, DPM
  • Mindi Dayton, DPM


Download the Fellowship handbook for full details on the program.

Current Fellow:

Matthew McCabe, DPM

2015 – 2018         Residency, Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
                             Christus St. Patrick Southwest Louisiana, Lake Charles, LA

Medical Education
2011 – 2015         Doctor of Podiatric Medicine
                             William M. Scholl College of Podiatric 
                             Medicine and Podiatric Surgery, Chicago, IL

2011-2015           Masters of Science, Hospital Administraftion
                            Rosalind Franklin University, Chicago, IL 

Undergraduate Education
2005 – 209         Bachelors of Science, Exercise Science
                           Utah State University, Logan, UT


Previous Fellows:

  • 2017-2018:     James Whelan, DPM
                                Foot and Ankle Center of Nebrasaka and Iowa



Fellow Achievements/Presentations:

  • Matthew McCabe, DPM, 2018 Heartland Foot and Ankle Conference: Posterior Heel Pain

  • James Whelan, DPM, 2018 ACFAS Manuscript: Arthroscopic Evaluation of the Subtalar Joint in the Presence of Ankle Joint Pathology: a Pilot Study

  • James Whelan, DPM, 2017 ASPS Webinar:  Subtalar Arthroscopy: Emerging Concepts & Surgical Pearls

  • James Whelan, DPM, 2017 Heartland Foot and Ankle Conference: Update on Cellular Tissue Products

Fellow Publications:

  • Pending

To inquire about the Fellowship, please contact the faculty at


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