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Podiatric Residency Program

The Podiatric Residency Program at Alliance Community Hospital is a 36-month Podiatric Medicine and Surgery (PM&S-36) approved program, which accepts two residents each year. At Alliance Community Hospital, residents practice alongside six dedicated podiatric physicians, including Leslie Niehaus, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S., D.A.B.P.S. and the director of the program. Dr. Niehaus is a 1980 O.C.P.M. graduate and completed his residency at Youngstown Foot and Ankle Clinic in 1981. His many achievements include publishing multiple journal article and running a private practice for the past 27 years. There are a total of 27 physicians in the program, including 20 that practice outside of Alliance Community Hospital.

Podiatric residents at Alliance Community Hospital will experience a high surgical case load. Residents will be involved with a high number of rear foot surgery cases and will have a very fair call schedule. This program strongly supports and requires research projects.

Residents must meet all standard rotation requirements including podiatric office/surgery, orthopedics, pediatrics, general surgery, radiology, pathology, medicine, anesthesia, physical therapy, dermatology, endocrinology, pain management, emergency, prosthetics, infectious disease, wound care and electives.

Training facilities include Alliance Community Hospital, Alliance Surgical Center, Austintown Surgical Center, Barberton Citizens Hospital, Robinson Hospital and Surgical Center, Salem Community Hospital, South Woods Surgical Center, Aultman, Mercy Medical Center, Surgical Center of Hudson, Crystal Clinic and Union Hospital. 

Resident Benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Retirement matching
  • Malpractice Insurance
  • National part III board fees covered by the hospital
  • CME allowance
  • Reimbursement of gas mileage
  • 3 Lab coats
  • Meals
  • 15 days combined sick or vacation days

Candidate Requirements:

  • Must be a podiatric college graduate with a minimum 3.2 GPA
  • Must have a reliable personal vehicle
  • Must reside within 15 minutes of Alliance Community Hospital
  • Must pass national boards (part I/II)
  • Must obtain training certificate in first year, and Ohio license in second year

If interested in the Podiatric Residency Program at Alliance Community Hospital and would like more information, please call one of the following telephone numbers:

Alliance Community Hospital330-596-6000 (have a podiatric resident paged)
Resident’s Office330-596-7750
Dr. Niehaus’s Office


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