Stephen J. Frania, DPM

Diplomate, American Board of Podiatric Surgery

Certified in Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Surgery
* Certified in Foot surgery
Foot & Ankle Specialists of Ohio, Inc.

Professional Associations

*Fellow, ACFAS, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons

*OPMA, Ohio Podiatric Medical Association

*APMA, American Podiatric medical association

*Fellow, APWCA, American Professional Wound Care Association

Teaching Positions
  • Fellowship Director, FASO Reconstructive Foot and Ankle and Deformity Correction Fellowship - Mentor, Ohio (American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, Accredited)
  • *Director, Foot & Ankle Surgical Residency Program - St. Vincent Charity Medical Center
  • *Teaching Faculty, Mount Sinai Medical Center Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • *Residency Program, Cleveland, OH (1995-2000), Dr. Gerard Yu Director
  • *Teaching Faculty, St. Vincent Charity Hospital Foot and Ankle Surgical Residency Program, Cleveland OH (2001-2007), Dr. Gerard Yu Director
Hospital Staff
  • Lake Health - Tripoint Medical Center, Concord, Ohio
  • Lake Health - Lake West Medical Center, Willoughby, Ohio
Advanced Surgical Training
  • *AANA, "Masters Experience in Arthroscopy of the Foot and Ankle" Orthopedic Learning Center, Chicago, IL (1995)
  • *Orthofix Foot and Ankle Deformity Correction Course Boca Raton, FL (2004)
  • *Applications of Ilizarov and Taylor Spatial Frame to the Foot and Ankle San Diego, CA (2006)
  • *Foot and Ankle Applications of the Ilizarov Method Memphis, TN (2003)
  • *Reconstructive Surgery of the Foot and Management of Complications Stamford,CT (1993)
  • *ACFAS, Comprehensive Foot and Ankle Arthroscopy Surgical Skills Orthopedic Learning Center, Chicago, IL (2003)
  • *Advanced Foot and Ankle Applications of External Frames Memphis, TN (2004)
  • *International Ilizarov Training Course on "Transosseous Osteosynthesis in Lower Limb Reconstruction" Thriassion Hospital-Elefsina, Greece (2004)
  • *Mini Fellowship, "Transosseus Osteosynthesis for Deformity Correction of the Foot, Ankle and Lower Extremity" Russian Ilizarov Scientific Center for Restorative Traumatology and Orthopedics, Kurgan, Russia (2002)
  • *Taylor Spatial Frame Course for Lower Extremity Trauma and Deformity Correction. Aspen, CO (2002)
  • *Total Ankle Replacement Training Certificate/INBONE Implant, Wright Medical - Denver 2009
  • *Total Ankle Joint Replacement,SALTO TALARIS implant, Chicago 2009
  • *Trulock Ilizarov Ring Fixation, Dallas 2010
Lecture Presentations and Workshops
  • *Lecturer, "Adult Acquired Flatfoot Symposium" Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, (2006)
  • *Lecturer and Lab Instructor, "Ankle Arthrodesis using the Ilizarov Method of External Fixation" Memphis, TN (2004)
  • *Lecturer, "Opening Wedge Osteotomy for Hallux Valgus Correction" The Dr. Gerard V. Yu Memorial Seminar, Clevevland, OH (2005)
  • *Lecturer, " Surgical Treatment of the Unstable 2nd Toe Joint" Super Saver Seminar, Cleveland, OH (2002)
  • *Lecturer, "Fractures of the Talus" Super Saver Seminar, Cleveland, OH (2001)
  • *Lecturer and Faculty Instructor, "Components of the Ilizarov Frame" Memphis, TN (2003)
  • *Lecturer, "Lis franc Fractures, An Alternative fixation" Cleveland, OH
  • *Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy
  • *Foot and Ankle Arthroscopy
  • *ESWT, Dornier Ultrasound Guided Shockwave Therapy
  • *Ilizarov Method of Transosseous Osteosynthesis, Kurgan, Russia
  • *Foot and Ankle Deformity Correction, Elfsina, Greece
  • *INBONE Total Ankle Replacement
  • *SALTO TALARIS Total Ankle Replacement
  • *Trulock Masters Club
  • * "Enhanced Tenodesis for Retrocalcaneal Surgery" Yu, Weinfeld, Gorby, Dujela and Frania J AM Podiatric Medical Association 92(4): 200-209,2002
  • * "A New fixation technique for Ankle fracture dislocations Requiring Syndesmotic Repair" Frania, Judge, Meszaros Canales, Masadeh ACFAS 2006 Annual Scientific Seminar, Las Vegas, NV
  • Distal Tibial Fracture Article - Foot & Ankle Online Journal 7(2): 6. *pdf viewer required
  • *Foot and Ankle Surgical Residency, Mt. Sinai Hospital / St. Francis Medical Center, Hartford, CT (1993-1995)
  • *Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, OCPM (1993)
  • *B.S. in Biology, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH (1988)
  • * "Clinical Instructor of the Year", St. Vincent Hospital Podiatric Surgical Residency Program, Cleveland, OH (2003)