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Jacob Wynes, DPM, FACFAS

Academic Title:

Associate Professor

Primary Appointment:


Additional Title:

Co-Director of the University of Maryland Medical Center Limb Preservation Clinic; Program Director UMMC Limb Preservation and Deformity Correction Fellowship


University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute, 1130

Phone (Primary):

To make an appointment: 410-448-6400

Phone (Secondary):

Secretary: 667-214-2742



Education and Training

  • Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, DPM
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Residency in Podiatric Surgery
  • Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Fellowship in Foot and Ankle Deformity


Every patient is an individual, and Dr. Wynes believes in meeting patients' needs through comprehensive evaluation and treatment designed to help them achieve an active, pain-free lifestyle. Modern day foot and ankle care requires that the podiatric surgeon demonstrates comprehensive skills regarding the treatment of his or her patients. It is important to provide each patient with communication and education so that he or she can make informed decisions regarding treatment.

Many conditions can be treated by nonsurgical techniques; however, in certain cases, surgery is the recommended treatment option. In his practice, Dr. Wynes combines cutting-edge techniques with proven traditional methods to provide patients with the best foot and ankle care possible.

Dr. Wynes currently manages all facets of foot and ankle care for children and adults. He treats arthritis, including rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. He specializes in the treatment of Charcot Marie Tooth syndrome (CMT) and Charcot arthropathy and performs reconstructive surgery. He can help with your sprained ankle and your flat feet.

With his additional fellowship training in foot and ankle deformity correction, Dr. Wynes is able to provide the most up-to-date treatment options for congenital and progressive conditions. His specialized training has equipped him with the skills to handle a vast array of issues, from the most basic bunion or hammertoe surgery to complex realignment and tendon transfers, with the utmost accuracy and precision. In addition, Dr. Wynes offers minimally invasive treatments, such as ankle arthroscopy and metatarsal lengthening.

Research/Clinical Keywords

Orthopaedics, podiatry, podiatric surgery, foot and ankle, reconstruction, arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, Charcot Marie Tooth syndrome, Charcot arthropathy, sprained ankle, flatfoot, bunion, hammertoe, deformity correction, tendon transfer, ankle arthroscopy, metatarsal lengthening.

Highlighted Publications

Cates NK, Miller JD, Chen S, Ayyagari VM, O'Hara NN, Lamm BM, Wynes J. Safety of Tibial Half Pins With Circular External Fixation for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction in Patients With Peripheral Neuropathy. J Foot Ankle Surg. 2022 Sep-Oct;61(5):964-968.

Cates NK, Furmanek J, Dubois KS, Wynes J. Risk Factors and Outcomes After Surgical Reconstruction of Charcot Neuroarthropathy in Fracture Versus Dislocation Patterns. J Foot Ankle Surg. 2022 

Miller J, Wynes J. Updates on Bioengineered Alternative Tissues. Clin Podiatr Med Surg 2019. Jul:36(3):413-424.

Wynes J, Kaikis AC. Current advancements in ankle arthrodiastasis. Clin Podiatr Med Surg 2018. Oct;35(4):467-479.

Wynes J, Lamm BM, Bhave A, Ellmah RK, Mont MA. Effect of pedal deformity on gait in a patient with total knee arthroplasty. Orthopedics, 2016 Jan-Feb:39(1):159-161.

Wynes J, Lamm BM, Andrade BJ, Malay DS. Preoperative planning and intraoperative technique for accurate translation of a distal first metatarsal osteotomy. J Foot Ankle
Surg. 2016 Jan-Feb;55(1):49-54.

Wynes J, Wanat KA, Huen A, Mlodzienski AJ, Rubin AI. Pigmented onychomatricoma: A rare pigmented nail unit tumor presenting as longitudinal melanonychia that has potential for misdiagnosis as melanoma. J Foot Ankle Surg 2015;54(4):723-725.

Additional Publication Citations

Cates NK, Mayer A, Tenley J, Wynes J, Tefera E, Steinberg JS, Kim PJ, Weinraub GM. Double Versus Triple Arthrodesis Fusion Rates: A Systematic Review. J Foot Ankle Surg. 2022 Jul-Aug;61(4):907-913. 

DuBois KS, Cates NK, O'Hara NN, Lamm BM, Wynes J. Coronal Hindfoot Alignment in Midfoot Charcot Neuroarthropathy. J Foot Ankle Surg. 2022 Sep-Oct;61(5):1039-1045.

Wynes J. Lesser metatarsal head avascular necrosis and revision PIPJ distraction arthrodesis. In, Cook EA, Cook JJ (ed): Hammertoes: A Case-Based Approach. : Basel,
Switzerland: Springer International Publishing; 2019:403-413.

Lamm BM, Wynes J. Immediate weightbearing after Lapidus arthrodesis with external fixation. J Foot Ankle Surg 2014;53(5):577-583.

Wynes J, Kirksey L. Assessing vascular status and risk of latent ischemia with ankle fracture: A case report and algorithm for treatment. J Foot Ankle Surg 2014;53(3):353-355.

Research Interests

  • Ankle arthroscopy
  • Charcot Marie Tooth syndrome
  • Deformity correction

Clinical Specialty Details

  • Ankle arthroscopy
  • Arthritis
  • Bunion surgery
  • Charcot arthropathy
  • Charcot Marie Tooth syndrome
  • Communication and education
  • Complex realignment
  • Comprehensive evaluation and treatment
  • Congenital conditions
  • Deformity correction
  • Flat feet
  • Foot and ankle care
  • Hammertoe surgery
  • Metatarsal lengthening
  • Minimally invasive treatments
  • Nonsurgical techniques
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Progressive conditions
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Sprained ankle
  • Tendon transfers

Awards and Affiliations

Awarded "Top Doctor" in the specialty of Podiatry by Baltimore Magazine in 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022

University of Maryland Midtown Campus, Physician of the Year 2021


  • Fellowship of American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (FACFAS)
  • American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery- Foot Surgery & Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Surgery

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Russian