Podiatric Medicine/Surgery Residency
William J. Saar, DPM
University Hospitals Richmond Medical Center, a campus of UH Regional Hospitals launched its podiatric training program in the late 1980s. The first class graduated three residents. Today, as a part of UH Regional Hospitals Department of Medical Education, the residency stands as one of the largest and most successful podiatric training programs in the U.S. Over the next few years, our goal is to increase participation in the program from 30 residents (currently) to approximately 40 per year.
The Podiatric Medicine/Surgery Residency is exclusively a three-year learning experience. The hands-on, surgery-based program is fully accredited by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education. University Hospitals Richmond Medical Center works in collaboration with Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine in the training of residents, with both clinical and research faculty contributing.
The residency program features the active participation and support of 12 area hospitals, six surgical centers and 75 adjunct allopathic, osteopathic and podiatric faculty members in diverse urban, suburban and rural care settings. Over the last quarter-century, UH Richmond Medical Center has graduated nearly 300 podiatric residents. Our physicians now practice lower extremity care across the U.S. in nearly all 50 states.