University of Maryland Limb Preservation and Deformity Correction Fellowship

Program Director:                            
Jacob Wynes, DPM, MS, FACFAS

Other Program Faculty:
Marcus F. Sciadini, MD
Hummira Abawi, DPM, FACFAS
Emily Durrance, DPM, FACFAS
Mark Linzer, DPM
Daniel Perez, DPM, FACFAS

Recent Post Graduate Fellows: 
2024-2025: Christopher Berkelbach, DPM
2023-2024: Amanda Chao, DPM
2022-2023: Dominick Casciato, DPM, AACFAS

University of Maryland Limb Preservation and Deformity Correction Fellowship
2200 Kernan Drive, Suite 1154
c/o Polley Zimnoch
Baltimore, MD 21207
Fellowship Coordinator: Polley Zimnoch
Phone: (667) 214-2742
Fax: (410) 448-6842

Program Information:
Program Video
Meet the Fellow FAQ's

Number of Positions:                

One Year          

Program Start and End Dates:
August 1- July 31

Application Deadline:        
October 1             

Program Application:
ACFAS Standard Fellowship Application Form

Fellow PGY4

Position Locations:                           
University of Maryland (UMMC); Shock Trauma Center (STC); Midtown Campus (MTC); University of Maryland Rehabilitation (UMROI); University of Maryland, Waterloo Surgical Center (Waterloo); University of Maryland Physician Practices (Timonium)

Research Requirements:    
Fellows are required to produce at least one research project for publication and the aim of submitting to and presenting at the ACFAS Annual Scientific Conference or presenting at the Diabetic Limb Salvage Conference.

Program Summary/Training Goals:

  • To gain advanced training in surgical management of all facets of foot and ankle pathology in an academic center
  • To develop the knowledge and experience necessary for the comprehensive evaluation and surgical reconstruction of foot and ankle deformity.
  • The opportunity to learn in-depth aspects of limb salvage and its application in foot and ankle deformity correction management.
  • Involvement with interdisciplinary relationships between various members of a foot and ankle deformity correction patient’s care including medical, orthopaedic, vascular, plastic, rehabilitation, social work, and nursing teams.
  • Knowledge and experience with pathophysiology, clinical / radiographic and musculoskeletal evaluation of foot and ankle deformity, as well as surgical and non-surgical management of axial and appendicular deformities.
  • Gaining the principles of clinical research, including biostatistics, experimental design, and outcome studies understanding; as well as providing the ethical and legal aspects of foot and ankle surgery to produce outstanding, compassionate, and well-rounded and ethical fellows at the completion of the program.

Post Graduate Fellows History
2021-2022: Alexis Schupp, DPM
2020-2021: Korey Dubois, DPM, AACFAS
2019-2020: Nicole Cates, DPM, AACFAS