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James R. Holmes, MD, Joins AOFAS® Board of Directors

by AOFAS | Oct 01, 2020

Ann Arbor Orthopaedic Surgeon to Serve Leading Foot and Ankle Society

Rosemont, Ill. (October 1, 2020) – Foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeon James R. Holmes, MD, has joined the Board of Directors of the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society® (AOFAS), the leading organization for lower extremity medicine and foot and ankle surgery, as a member-at-large.

“I enthusiastically look forward to serving my colleagues and, most importantly, our patients, through my position on the AOFAS Board of Directors,” said Dr. Holmes. “This opportunity is both an honor and a privilege.”

Dr. Holmes attended Michigan State University College of Human Medicine where he earned his medical degree and went on to graduate from the University of Michigan Health Systems orthopaedic residency program. He completed a fellowship in foot and ankle reconstruction at University of Washington Medical Center. Dr. Holmes is currently chief of foot and ankle service, and associate clinical officer for orthopaedic surgery and physical medicine and rehabilitation at Michigan Medicine at the University of Michigan.

Dr. Holmes has been actively involved in the Society and dedicated to providing education and guidance to the next generation of foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeons, having previously served as chair of the Fellowship Committee from 2014-19, a member of the Post-Graduate Education & Training Committee from 2011-14, and a current member of the FAI/FAO Managerial Board since 2017.

“Our Fellowship programs continue to grow and expand commensurate with the surgical advancements in our field,” said Dr. Holmes. “I will continue to be involved with these clinical and educational initiatives and expose and engage the next generation of learners to foot and ankle orthopaedic surgery.”

About Foot and Ankle Orthopaedic Surgeons

Foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeons are medical doctors (MD and DO) who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders and injuries of the foot and ankle. Their education and training consist of four years of medical school, five years of postgraduate residency, and a fellowship year of specialized surgical training. These specialists care for patients of all ages, performing reconstructive surgery for deformities and arthritis, treating sports injuries, and managing foot and ankle trauma.

About the AOFAS

The American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) mobilizes our dynamic community of foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeons to improve patient care through education, research, and advocacy. As the premier global organization for foot and ankle care, AOFAS delivers exceptional events and resources for continuous education, funds and promotes innovative research, and broadens patient understanding of foot and ankle conditions and treatments. By emphasizing collaboration and excellence, AOFAS inspires ever-increasing levels of professional performance leading to improved patient outcomes. For more information visit the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society online at


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