James R. Holmes, MD

Service Chief
Associate Chief Clinical Officer
Clinical Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
Foot and Ankle
University of Michigan
South Main Orthopaedics
Huron Valley Professional Building
2098 South Main Street
Ann Arbor, MI  48103-5827


James R. Holmes, MD expanded his appointment to full time faculty member in 2009, with the section of Foot and Ankle Surgery.   A 1991 graduate of the Michigan Orthopaedic Residency program, Dr. Holmes completed a fellowship in Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at the University of Washington.   Currently, he is Chief of the Foot and Ankle Service and Medical Director of the South Main Ambulatory Care Unit.  Dr. Holmes serves on both the Resident Educational Committee and the department’s peer review body.  His research interests include ligamentous injuries of the foot and ankle, imaging algorithms in the evaluation of common pedal complaints, and pathophysiology of attritional tendonopathies about the ankle.

Areas of Interest

Orthopaedic Surgery

Clinical Interests

  • Adult foot and ankle reconstruction
  • Foot problems in athletes
  • Foot and ankle trauma


Medical School or Training

Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, 1986


University of Michigan Health System, Orthopaedic Surgery, MI, 1991


Orthopedic Surgery, University of Washington Medical Center, 1992

Board Certification

Orthopedic Surgery