MedStar Orthopaedics Expands Foot and Ankle Program; Welcomes Jacob M. Wisbeck, MD, to MedStar Union Memorial Hospital

Dr. Wisbeck specializes in sports-related foot and ankle injuries, ankle instability, foot and ankle trauma, degenerative arthritis, flat foot deformities, and tendon disorders.

March 25, 2014

MedStar Orthopaedics has expanded its renowned foot and ankle program, welcoming Jacob M. Wisbeck, MD, board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, fellowship-trained in foot and ankle surgery, to MedStar Union Memorial Hospital. Dr. Wisbeck specializes in sports-related foot and ankle injuries, ankle instability, foot and ankle trauma, degenerative arthritis, flat foot deformities, and tendon disorders.

Dr. Wisbeck joins a team of accomplished, fellowship-trained specialists known throughout the mid-Atlantic region and beyond for their expertise. The foot and ankle specialists of MedStar Orthopaedics are committed to providing the highest level of comprehensive care for the entire range of foot and ankle injuries and disorders — from diagnosis to innovative treatment and specialized rehabilitation.

After attending medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, Dr. Wisbeck completed an internship and residency at MedStar Union Memorial. Under the leadership of renowned educators and surgeons, Dr. Wisbeck completed the Foot and Ankle Fellowship Program at MedStar Union Memorial, receiving one-on-one mentorship and personalized surgical and clinical experience. The program, entering its 20th year, combines its surgical, clinical and research programs to provide extensive training in all facets of the diagnosis and treatment of foot and ankle conditions.

Dr. Wisbeck is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society.

“We are excited to welcome Dr. Wisbeck back to our Center,” said Lew Schon, MD, chief of foot and ankle services and director of the Foot and Ankle Fellowship Program at MedStar Union Memorial. “Our Program produces some of the finest experts in foot and ankle surgery and we are honored to have one of those leaders re-join our team. Dr. Wisbeck’s clinical and surgical skills are a valuable addition to our group and our patients.”

Ranked nationally by U.S. News & World Report, MedStar Union Memorial’s orthopaedic program is part of MedStar Orthopaedics, a network of nearly 100 physicians extensively trained in orthopaedic subspecialties, including trauma; hip and knee; spine; shoulder and elbow; hand, foot, and ankle; sports medicine; and physical medicine and rehabilitation. MedStar Orthopaedics is comprised of experts from MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital, MedStar Harbor Hospital, MedStar Union Memorial, The Curtis National Hand Center, and more than 20 community locations.

Click here to learn more about foot and ankle services at MedStar Orthopaedics. To learn more about Dr. Wisbeck, click here, or call 410-554-2266 for a physician referral.

About MedStar Orthopaedics

MedStar Orthopaedics provides a comprehensive array of non-surgical and surgical treatment alternatives, sports medicine and spine surgery services at MedStar hospitals in the Baltimore region. MedStar Orthopaedics is comprised of experts from MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital, MedStar Harbor Hospital, MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, The Curtis National Hand Center, and more than 20 community locations. Visit MedStarOrthopaedics.org for more information.

About MedStar Union Memorial Hospital

MedStar Union Memorial Hospital is a not-for-profit, 249-bed acute care teaching hospital with a strong emphasis on cardiac care, orthopaedics and sports medicine. As one of the region’s top specialty hospitals, MedStar Union Memorial has been caring for members of the community for more than 160 years.

We are renowned for The Curtis National Hand Center, Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Heart Institute, and our Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine program. In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of inpatient and outpatient services including diabetes and endocrinology, eye surgery, general surgery, oncology, thoracic surgery, vascular surgery and palliative care.

MedStar Union Memorial was among the highest rated Maryland hospitals based on Consumer Reports rankings in 2013, and is the only hospital in Maryland to receive the Delmarva Foundation’s highest honor, the Excellence Award for Quality for Hospitals, for six years in a row.

MedStar Union Memorial has ranked among the nation’s top 50 “Best Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report, earning national recognition for seven consecutive years. Our excellence in care also has been recognized by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Award), the American College of Cardiology (ACTION Registry Award)and Thomson Reuters (Top Hospitals®: Cardiovascular Benchmarks for Success).

MedStar Union Memorial is accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC). We are the first hospital in Baltimore to receive spine certification by TJC, and the first in the state of Maryland to receive advanced certification for palliative care. MedStar Union Memorial also is designated as a Primary Stroke Center and the Hand Trauma Center for the state of Maryland.

MedStar Union Memorial is a proud member of MedStar Health, a non-profit, regional healthcare system with 10 hospitals and more than 20 other health-related services in the Maryland and Washington, D.C. area.

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