Many people experience foot or ankle issues or injuries throughout their lifetime. If you sustain an injury, calling a foot and ankle surgeon such as Dr. Kylin Kovac and Dr. Jed Erickson can help ensure that you receive the proper diagnosis along with the latest innovation in treatments available. Foot and ankle surgeons are the specialists of the podiatric profession. They provide complete medical and surgical care for a variety of conditions for people of all ages.

Education of a Foot and Ankle Surgeon

After completing an undergraduate degree, a four-year curriculum at an accredited podiatric medical school is required. This curriculum provides intensive focus on conditions of the foot and ankle and is identical in length to programs at medical schools for medical and osteopathic doctors. After graduating from Podiatric Medical School, foot and ankle surgeons must enter a postgraduate residency in podiatric medicine and surgery, which are usually 3 years in length.

DR. KYLIN KOVAC– Dr. Kovac received his Bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University. He then completed his medical schooling at Des Moines University, obtaining a doctorate degree in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery and a Master’s Degree in HealthCare Administration. 

The focus of his three year residency at Detroit Medical Center included comprehensive training in podiatric surgery, trauma surgery, pediatric injuries, and reconstructive surgery. He has extensive training in the challenges of diabetic patients in performing limb salvage and diabetic wound care. Dr. Kovac’s training in foot and ankle surgery includes everything from hammertoes and bunions to ankle fractures and complex foot and ankle reconstructions.


DR. JED ERICKSON- Dr. Erickson attended under-graduate school at both Weber State University and Brigham Young University-Idaho, where he received his Bachelors degree in Biology. He then completed his medical schooling in the School College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University.


Dr. Erickson completed his three-year residency at Norton Healthcare in Louisville, Kentucky, which provided comprehensive training in reconstructive and traumatic surgery of the foot and ankle, pediatric injuries and reconstructive surgery. He also obtained extensive training in limb salvage and wound care.



Foot and ankle surgeons provide comprehensive medical and surgical care for a wide spectrum of foot and ankle conditions including:

Dr. Kylin Kovac and Dr. Jed Erickson are foot and ankle surgeons who are uniquely qualified to detect the early stages of diseases that exhibit warning signs in the lower extremities such as diabetes, arthritis, and cardiovascular disease. They are specially trained to manage foot conditions that may pose an ongoing threat to a patient’s overall health.

 If you have been experiencing pain or an injury to your feet or ankles, contact Dr. Kylin Kovac and Dr. Jed Erickson at Idaho Foot & Ankle Center. They have the knowledge and experience to find the right diagnosis and can determine the best individualized treatment plan for you! Same day appointments are available! Idaho Foot & Ankle Center offers many innovative options to help you get feeling better and back on your feet! You can rest assured you will receive exceptional care by the foot and ankle experts at Idaho Foot & Ankle Center.

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