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Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency

About the Program

East Liverpool City Hospital offers a 3-year PMSR/RRA Podiatric Medicine Residency program, fully accredited by the Council of Podiatric Medical Education. The program is home to one of the oldest podiatric residencies in the country and aims to produce leaders in the field of podiatric medicine and surgery. The residency program is directed by Dr. Lawrence DiDomenico with the assistant director Dr. Ramy Fahim.

East Liverpool Health System Receives an 'A' for Patient Safety in Spring 2018 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

About our Podiatry Program Director

Dr. Lawrence DiDomenico DPM, FACFAS, FACFAOM, CWS, FCCWS:

Program-directorAs a member of the podiatric medical and surgical field, Dr. DiDomenico has travelled the world training and being trained by various podiatric and international orthopedic surgeons. He has completed fellowships in multiple countries in Europe and the US as well as Russia. Dr. DiDomenico has an extensively published in multiple textbooks and medical journals within several medical specialties. Dr. DiDomenico has a special interest in diabetic limb salvage. total ankle replacement surgery and diabetic limb salvage charcot reconstruction as well as lower extremity trauma. He also directs the NOMS Ankle and Foot Care Centers Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Surgical Fellowship.


Your Education

We match 4 incoming residents each year. Besides having the opportunity to work with 40+ attending physicians, podiatry residents are the only surgical residents at East Liverpool City Hospital. The Podiatric residents work closely alongside all the surgical and medical specialties within the facility including orthopedics, vascular surgery, general surgery, cardiology and many more. The podiatric residents work at multiple hospitals where they rotate with various other surgical specialties. Other residency programs within East Liverpool City Hospital (our sponsoring institution) include family medicine and internal medicine which provide a strong learning atmosphere while teaching our residents how to participate in the care of patients and interact with other medical specialties. In addition, podiatry residents have the opportunity to be mentored by the fellow of the Northern Ohio Medical Specialists Ankle and Foot Care Centers (NOMS).

Our residency program provides premier training in complex diabetic limb salvage, rearfoot reconstructive, total ankle replacements, and advanced podiatric lower extremity trauma care. Residents have daily academics with weekly radiology and case conference, where cases are presented with 3 months of follow-up post-operative. We also have monthly journal clubs at local restaurants and monthly to bimonthly cadaver labs. Residents are encouraged to participate in research yearly through the ACFAS conference as well as other regional and national conferences. Academics are designed to not only prepare residents for their surgical boards but also to garner confidence in themselves as clinicians, surgeons, and overall, as physicians.



  • Internal Medicine
  • Emergency Department
  • Infectious Disease
  • Pathology
  • Dermatology
  • Radiology/Imaging Diagnostics
  • Anesthesiology
  • Orthopedics
  • Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
  • Podiatric Private Practice and Surgery


  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • General Surgery
  • Podiatric Private Practice and Surgery
  • Vascular
  • Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Trauma
  • Podiatric Medicine and Surgery


  • Behavorial Health
  • Plastic surgery
  • Vascular surgery
  • Wound Care
  • Podiatric Private Practice and Surgery
  • Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery


We are based out of East Liverpool City Hospital, but our residents are also involved with inpatient care and surgery at several local facilities in the greater Youngstown area. These facilities include:

  • Mercy St. Elizabeth Youngstown
  • Mercy St. Elizabeth Boardman
  • Mercy St. Josephs Warren
  • Trinity Medical Center West – Steubenville
  • Salem Regional Medical Center
  • The Surgical Hospital at Southwoods
  • The Orthopedic Surgery Center
  • Mercy Howland Surgery Center
  • NOMS Ankle and Foot Care Centers

Youngstown has an average cost of living 14% below the national average and average rent 22% below the national average as reported by, meaning your dollar goes further in this region compared to the rest of the country.


Salaries CME Stipend PTO
PGY 1 $51,000 $2000 15 days
PGY 2 $53,000 $2000 18 days
PGY 3 $55,000 $2000 18 days
Other Benefits: meals, personalized white coat, health/vision/dental insurance, malpractice insurance, and more

Program Highlights

  • Extensive surgical volume and variety with over 750 logged cases by the end of 3rd year
  • Operate with over 40 different podiatry, orthopedic, and vascular surgeons on lower extremity cases at 10 different surgical facilities.
  • A generous meal allowance and CME stipend.
  • Excellent inpatient management training as well as private practice.
  • State of the art cadaver lab with frequent labs.
  • Diverse patient base from various backgrounds
  • Thorough academic schedule geared towards preparing the resident for surgical boards as well as a well-rounded foot and ankle surgeon.