Podiatric Surgical Residency Program

Program Director

Jason Kalk, DPM

History of the Program

The Podiatric Surgery Residency Program began at Swedish Covenant Hospital (SCH) in 2012.
The program is fully accredited by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education of the American Podiatric Medical Association. Currently there are six residents in the program and is expected to grow in the future. This highly specialized program offers all aspects of training in foot and ankle surgical procedures.

The program is fully integrated with the other postgraduate residency programs offered at SCH. The residents actively participate in rotations in the internal medicine, family practice and emergency medical services. As well as in:

  • Anesthesiology
  • Endocrinology
  • Neurology
  • Pathology
  • Wound Care
  • Radiology
  • Rheumatology
  • ICU/Critical Care
  • General Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery
All rotations are in compliance with the Council on Podiatric Medical Education.

Podiatric Surgical Services

The section of Podiatric Medicine at Swedish Covenant Hospital specializes in all treating foot and ankle deformities, diseases and injuries. The 16 Podiatric Surgeons have been providing services to the community for more than 30 years. The medical staff is fully accredited and board certified to treat all deformities, diseases and injuries related to the foot, ankle and lower leg.

The residents treat the following, among many other pathologies of the foot and ankle:

  • Deformities which can be treated with elected procedures
  • Trauma (i.e. fractures and soft tissue injuries)
  • Circulation problems
  • Neuromuscular diseases
  • Athletic injuries 
  • Pediatric deformities and gait abnormalities
  • Diabetic foot conditions and deformities
Many medical conditions including cardiovascular diseases, neuromuscular disease and diabetes can cause problems in the foot, ankle and lower leg. The team also provides guidance on how to be proactive and avoid problems with your feet and ankles. 

Contact Us

For more information regarding the Podiatric Residency program at Swedish Covenant Hospital, feel free to contact Kathy Jones, program coordinator, at 773-878-8200, ext. 3808 or email kjones@SwedishCovenant.org.