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For more information about our program, please contact Shani Maguire, Program Manager.

Email Shani Maguire

Call (303) 869-2278

How to Apply

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How to Apply

Welcome from our Program Director

This is an exciting time as you launch into the next phase of your podiatric career.

Our program has a long history with the first class graduating in 1976 under the leadership of John Buckholz, one of the founders of modern Podiatric medicine and surgery. Today, our residents experience hands-on learning in a wide variety of training opportunities.

As a PMSR/RRA program, we offer the variety and volume of case loads in reconstructive rearfoot and ankle procedures that enables you to reach your full potential.

My pledge to you as your program director is to provide the following:

  • Varied, diverse and informative hands-on opportunities to develop and grow as a foot and ankle surgeon
  • Exposure to a large panel of expert attending physicians that will support your learning in a variety of medical rotations
  • An intensive academic schedule to develop informed research, lecturing and teaching skills

I look forward to our journey together.

Best regards,
Brett D. Sachs, DPM, FACFAS
Highlands Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Podiatry Residency, Program Director

Mission Statement

The Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center Podiatry Residency Program’s mission is to develop the next generation of physicians and physician leaders. As a part of HCA Healthcare, we are driven by a single mission: Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life.

This program is designed to offer residents a rewarding, educational environment where residents are provided individualized learning opportunities by faculty and staff who support and sustain one another throughout quality care delivery. Our faculty are committed to ensuring the residents' clinical experience and educational needs are fulfilled while expanding residents’ perspectives to be inclusive of cultures, values, and ideals.

Program Overview

We believe that experiential learning requires exposure to a variety of patients and clinical situations. The Highlands Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center Residency draws patients from all over the region, many of whom seek sub-specialty care for unusual or complex issues.

Our program includes a fully comprehensive and intensive rotation schedule, including covering twelve hospitals and thirteen surgical centers across the metro Denver area. Our residents experience a variety of training opportunities including a high number of forefoot, rearfoot and ankle caseloads.

Our program is nationally recognized for and focuses on research, in order to provide you with unique and highly optimized learning.

Curriculum & Rotation Schedule

Our expertly crafted programs are designed to provide resident physicians with all the experiences and training necessary for professional success.

Curriculum and Rotation Schedule

Sample Rotation Schedule

Didactics Schedule & Goals

Institute for Limb Preservation Grand Rounds

This is a weekly conference conducted at Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center. It is organized and managed by a world-class group of orthopedic surgeons. This conference involves orthopedics, plastics, radiology, pathology, vascular and rehabilitation professions to review difficult cases.

Attending Conference

One of the most exciting programs in our academic series is the Attending Conference. Quarterly, a select group of surgical attendings in the residency program are asked to convene as a panel and discuss a specific foot and ankle topic.

Specific questions posed include: individual work-up of patients, diagnostic modalities utilized, conservative and surgical interventions, post-operative courses and billing/practice management. This has become an invaluable learning experience for both the residents and students at our program.

Salary & Benefits Information


Year Salary On-Call Meals Total
PGY1 $62,067 $950 $63,017
PGY2 $63,939 $950 $64,889
PGY3 $65,853 $950 $66,803

An annual on-call meal stipend of $950 is included in the salaries shown. The stipend is distributed in July for $475 and in January for $475. In addition, new residents receive up to $1,000 for orientation (if it takes place before the official employment date).

Learn more about our Employee Benefits.