Zach Washburn, DPM

Assistant Professor of Clinical

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Zach Washburn, DPM

Dr. Zachary Washburn, DPM, is a highly accomplished physician whose approach to healthcare is defined by his unwavering dedication to patient-centered care. He firmly believes in the importance of listening to his patients and considering the entire body when addressing specific medical issues. This philosophy of care ensures that each patient receives a comprehensive and personalized treatment plan, reflecting his commitment to their well-being.

Expert Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgeon

Dr. Washburn specializes in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, offering his expertise in the lower extremity spanning from bunions and hammertoes to sports injuries, diabetic limb salvage, complex reconstruction, and ankle joint replacement. His passion for these areas is rooted in his desire to improve the quality of life for his patients and provide them with comprehensive solutions to their medical needs.

Dr. Washburn remains dedicated to staying at the forefront of medical advancements, ensuring that his patients benefit from the latest evidence-based treatments. His exceptional accomplishments include graduating at the top of his medical school class with summa cum laude honors and serving as Chief Resident during his residency, highlighting his unwavering commitment to excellence in his field.

Fellowship Trained Foot and Ankle Specialist

Dr. Washburn completed his Podiatric Surgery and Medicine residency from the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. He went on to receive additional extensive training in in reconstructive, trauma, and deformity correction of the Foot and Ankle with the successful completion of a year-long fellowship in Cleveland, OH. This specialized expertise makes him a distinguished specialist in the field, offering patients a level of care that stands out.

Dr. Washburn is not only a dedicated specialist but also a collaborative professional. He works closely with clinical teams beyond his department to ensure a comprehensive approach to patient care.

Beyond his professional life, Dr. Washburn enjoys training his dog, exploring new places through travel, staying active with exercise and participating in friendly games of pickleball. These interests reflect his dedication to a balanced and healthy life.

Dr. Washburn’s favorite part of his job is the immense satisfaction he gains from seeing his patients leave his office in better health than when they arrived. His dedication to pushing the boundaries of medicine through innovation aligns with the belief that "In Science Lives Hope." This commitment extends to striving for continuous improvement in patient outcomes.




At UC Health, our providers are authors of healthcare’s greatest breakthroughs, and we’re always showing the world how science can win. In partnership with the University of Cincinnati, one of the nation’s top 25 public research universities, UC Health combines clinical expertise and compassion with teaching and leading-edge medical research—a combination that provides specialty and subspecialty care unavailable elsewhere in our community. Through scientific publications, we communicate our discoveries and advances in medicine every day.


Orthopaedic Surgery


Medical Degree

Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine


Bachelor of Arts

Thomas More University



University of Cincinnati Medical Center



Foot and Ankle Specialist of Ohio



Podiatric Foot and Ankle Surgery