Conference chairs 2021
Karl Andersen,MD, FACS, MAPWCA
Head of Vascular/Endovascular Surgery Service (emeritus)
Head of Wound Care Service
UW Clinical Professor of Surgery, USUHS
Madigan Army Medical Center
After graduating from Utah State University, Charles Andersen, MD, received his medical degree from the University of Utah, where he also completed an internship and a year of surgical training. He then enlisted in the Army, where he completed his surgical training at Madigan Army Medical Center and a fellowship in vascular surgery at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He remained in the Army, where he served as the General Surgery Program Director and Chief of Surgery at Madigan Army Medical Center for 20 years. After retiring from the Army, he remained at Madigan Army Medical Center as a civilian physician. He has lectured nationally and internationally on vascular surgery, limb salvage and wound care. He has over 100 peer-reviewed publications. He is currently the Chief of the Vascular/Endovascular/Limb Preservation Service and Medical Director of the Wound Care Clinic at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington. He is Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of Washington and the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences.
Mateo G. Garoufalis,DPM, FASPS, FACPM, CWS, FFPM, RCPS Glasg, FRSM
Professional podiatrist, PC
Matthew G Garoufalis, DPM, FASPS, FACPM, CWS, FFPM RCPS (Glasg), FRSM, graduated from Heidelberg College in Tiffin, Ohio with degrees in biology and economics and later graduated from Dr. Wm M Scholl University of Podiatry. Physician Garoufalis is past president of the Illinois Podiatric Medical Association, past president of the American Podiatric Medical Association, and immediate past president of the International Federation of Podiatrists. Physician Garoufalis is certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and the American Board of Podiatric Medicine with additional qualifications in wound care and limb salvage. He is a charter member of the American Society of Podiatric Surgeons and a Fellow of the American College of Orthopedics and Foot and Ankle Medicine. He is also a wound specialist certified by the American Board of Wound Management. The doctor. Garoufalis is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow, Faculty of Podiatry. He is a noted author of many articles and has accepted as a guest speaker to present at educational conferences, seminars and workshops both nationally and internationally on a wide variety of topics in wound care, podiatry, and surgery and practice. Administration. He is considered an important opinion leader in many areas.
Harold Schoenhaus,DPM, FACFAS
Surgical Editor for PRESENT e-Learning
Penn-Presbyterian Medical Center
Harold Schoenhaus, DPM, FACFAS is a board certified foot, hindfoot and ankle surgeon. He is past President and current Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He has staff obligations and operating privileges at the University of Pennsylvania Presbyterian Hospital and Chestnut Hill Hospital. The clinical and research interests of Dr. Schoenhaus are active in biomechanics, pathomechanics and reconstructive surgery, including joint replacement surgery and pediatric foot surgery. Additionally dr. Schoenhaus is the surgical publisher of PRESENT e-Learning Systems, an online medical education and networking resource dedicated to improving the knowledge and skills of healthcare professionals worldwide. He is a nationally recognized speaker and pioneer in the field of lower extremity pathomechanics and reconstructive surgery. The doctor. Schoenhaus is the author of several peer-reviewed books and journal articles. In 2015 dr. Schoenhaus received Temple University's Gallery of Success Award.
Thomas Serena,MD, FACS, FACHM, MAPWCA
SerenaGroup CEO and Chief Medical Officer
Thomas E. Serena, MD, FACS, FACHM, MAPWCA, CEO and Chief Medical Officer of The SerenaGroup, a family of wound, hyperbaric and research companies, is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the College of William and Mary and Penn State medical school. He completed his residency as a surgeon at Milton S Hershey Medical Center with an additional year of plastic and reconstructive surgery at Southern Illinois University. To date, he has opened and operates wound care centers across the United States and around the world. Dr. Serena has been the principal investigator or principal investigator in more than 100 clinical trials including gene therapy for critical limb ischaemia, antimicrobial dressings, growth factors, topical and parenteral antibiotics, and CTP therapy. He founded the first cooperative wound healing research group with over 12 manuscripts in 2016 alone. In 2011 he developed a diagnostic technique that now bears his name (The Serene Technique). He holds numerous patents on wound care devices and dressings. He is internationally recognized as an expert in the field of wound healing: he has published over 200 articles and given over 1,000 guest lectures worldwide. He has published three medical books and is the author of several book chapters. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Wound Healing Society and two terms on the Board of Directors of the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC) and is now President. He was also Vice President of the American College of Hyperbaric Medicine and President of the American Association for Professional Wound Care.
The Healing Center
medical center of mercy
Cedar Rapids, AI
Jonathan Arnold, MD, ABPM-UHM, CWS-P received his MD from the University of Oklahoma School of Medicine in 1997 and completed his residency in family medicine with the Great Plains Family Practice Residency Program, Oklahoma City, OK. Physician Arnold practiced medicine at Iowa State for 20 years. During this time he worked as medical director of two nursing homes. From 2005 to 2007 he practiced wound care and hyperbaric medicine part-time. He also served as Medical Director of the Wound Healing Center at Ft Madison Community Hospital in Ft Madison, IA. From 2007 to 2018 he was Medical Director of the Great River Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Clinic in Burlington, IA. Since 2018 he has served as Medical Director of the Healing Center at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids, IA, where Dr. Arnold practices full-time wound care and hyperbaric medicine. Doctor Arnold is certified in General Medicine, Underwater and Hyperbaric Medicine. He is also accredited by the American Council on Wound Care as a Certified Medical Wound Specialist.
Lecturer, Podiatry Residency Program, Director of Research
White Memorial Medical Center
Los Angeles, California
Jaminelli Banks, DPM is a faculty member at White Memorial Medical Center. In 2004 he received a bachelor's degree in biology and chemistry summa cum laude from the University of New Mexico. From 2005 to 2007, he spent two years at the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health, where he completed his medical and research studies studying signaling pathways in lung cancer. DR rescue operation. Fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas, where he performed advanced limb preservation and reconstructive surgery on over 1,000 patients in one year. In 2020, dr. Banks joined White Memorial Medical Center (WMMC) and serves as a faculty member in the Department of Foot and Ankle Surgery. During his time at WMMC, he was instrumental in developing a clinical and research residency program for limb salvage in diabetes, sports injuries, arthroscopy, and traumatic and post-traumatic conditions of the foot and ankle. The doctor. Banks has made significant contributions to the scientific literature in the areas of treatment and reconstruction of the diabetic foot.
Christopher L. Barret,DPM, CWS
Wound care centers and hyperbaric medicine
Crozer Keystone Health System
Christopher Barrett, DPM, CWS is the program director for the Centers for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine at the Crozer Keystone Health System in suburban Philadelphia. He is a podiatrist with 17 years of experience in the development and management of competence centers for amputation prevention, wound care and hyperbaric medicine. He is a guest speaker and presenter at national and international wound care conferences; Share knowledge and experience on established and emerging wound care therapies to improve outcomes.
Karen Lynn Bauer,APRN, FNP, CWS, DAPWCA
Head of Wound Care
University of Toledo
Karen Lynn Bauer, DNP, APRN-FNP, CWS, DAPWCA, completed her bachelor's degree from the University of Toledo and earned her Master of Science in Nursing from Ohio State University Nursing Practice at the University of Toledo in 2006, with an expected graduation date of 2017. She is a Registered Family Nurse with over eight years of wound care experience as a Registered Nurse in many settings. She is certified in wound care by the American Board of Wound Management and is a member of the American Association of Clinical Wound Specialists. She is currently Director of Wound Services at the University of Toledo in the Department of Vascular, Endovascular and Wound Surgery.
Devin Soso,DPM, AACFAS, DABPM
respected medical care
Devin Bland, DPM, AACFAS, DABPM graduated from Midwestern University School of Podiatric Medicine in 2013. After graduating in 2016, he completed his surgical residency at Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona. He advanced his surgical training by completing a major reconstructive surgical fellowship program specializing in diabetics, Charcot, revision surgery, and pediatric care at the American Foundation for Surgery and Research of the Lower Extremities in Alamogordo, New Mexico. The doctor. Bland is qualified by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine and the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. He practices in private practice centrally in Phoenix, Arizona with Prestige Medical Care, a multidisciplinary group. Physician Bland has received numerous awards and special recognition for his surgical skills in treating advanced pathologies of the foot and ankle. He has written textbook chapters on bone grafting, served as residency director, and continues to teach at Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona.
Jon Bloom, MD is a board-certified physician and entrepreneur with over 15 years of experience in technology development, patient monitoring, biomedical research and healthcare. He is CEO of Podimetrics, a care management company with the leading solution to prevent diabetic foot ulcers, one of the most vulnerable and costly complications of diabetes. The doctor. Bloom co-founded Podimetrics in 2011 while a student at MIT's Sloan School of Management. Podiatry combines an FDA-approved SmartMat™ with comprehensive care management to detect signs of ulcers an average of five weeks before they become clinically apparent. By combining cutting-edge technology with world-class care management, Podimetrics achieves high patient retention rates and unparalleled outcomes that save members, lives and money. He was a clinical assistant professor and anesthetist at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He also served as Director of Global Medical Affairs for Covidien's Respiratory Solutions and Monitoring Division in Boulder, Colorado. The doctor. Bloom is a Diplomate on the American Board of Anesthesiology and completed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is co-author of more than 20 peer-reviewed publications focusing on health economics and perioperative complications. Prior to his medical career, Dr. Bloom studied cytochrome P450 drug metabolism at the Scripps Research Institute.
Gregor ABohn,MD, MAPWCA, FACHM, FAAWC
Gregory Bohn, MD, ABPM/UHM, MAPWCA, FACHM, FAAWC is a practicing General Surgeon and Wound Nurse. He is currently Medical Director of the West Shore Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine and maintains a full-time general surgery practice. He is board certified in Surgery by the American Board of Surgery and in Hyperbaric and Underwater Medicine by the American Board of Preventive Medicine. The doctor. Bohn worked as a consultant in wound care and surgery. He was interested in education and taught courses in wound care and surgery. He helped plan important wound care meetings and was a speaker. He worked statewide as medical director in wound care in the Midwest. He received his MD from Wayne State University in 1978 and completed his residency in general surgery in Grand Rapids, Michigan at Blodgett and St Mary's Hospital in 1982. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a Fellow of the American College of Medicine, and a member of several surgical societies and wound care associations.
jacalyn suspenders,PhD, ANP-BC, RN-BC, WOCN
Advanced Wound Healing Advisors
Rowan University - School of Nursing
Jacalyn Brace, PhD, ANP-BC, RN-BC, WOCN, owns a wound care consulting firm, Advanced Wound Healing Consultants. The focus is on educational programs and reviewing the legal framework. She is an education consultant at ConvaTec. He is also developing a wound care program for Rowan University. He also helps open a home health agency specializing in wound care. Dr. Brace received his PhD from the University of Virginia in 2010. His PhD thesis is “Deep Tissue Injury Pressure Ulcers in the Elderly Population”. She also studied wound healing at the cellular level. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care. He is also a member of the Prophylactic Clothing Standards Initiative of the National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel. Currently reviewing two book chapters from Acute and Chronic Wounds: Current Management Concepts for Ruth Bryant and Denise Nix.
Christopher K. Bromley,DPM, FACFAS
Delray Beach, Florida
Christopher Bromley, DPM, FACFAS currently practices foot and ankle surgery in Delray Beach, Florida. The specialty of Dr. Bromley within the group is Surgery, Sports Medicine and Homeopathy. The doctor. Bromley has been passionate about nutrition and complementary medicine since entering private practice. In 1992 he completed his surgical training in Baltimore, MD. His education included prestigious hospitals such as the University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins. International and national speaker in foot and ankle surgery, wound care and regenerative medicine. When you're away from the office and the podium, Dr. Bromley is a Performance Track Driving Instructor and Motorcycle Track Day Instructor. The doctor. Bromley is very proud of his three children Sarah, Kent and Alexander.
Maryellen Brucato,DPM, FACFAS
director and owner
Brucato Foot and Ankle Surgery
Clifton, Nova Jersey
Maryellen Brucato, DPM, FACFAS, is a board-certified foot and ankle reconstructive surgeon now based in the nearby community of Clifton, NJ. After graduating from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, Dr. Brucato trained at one of Morristown Medical Center's premier surgical residencies. He lectures nationally on a wide variety of topics and has published extensive research in peer-reviewed journals. She treats all foot, ankle and leg conditions in patients of all ages! He specializes in diabetic limb rescue (foot rescue!), pediatrics and reconstructive surgery. Although dr Brucato is a leader in her field, her best attribute is her warm and thoughtful bedside manner.
Head of the Department of Diabetic Foot - Department of Vascular Surgery in Paderno Dugnano - Milano
Andrea Casini MD graduated in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Milan, specializing in Vascular Surgery. For the last ten years he has devoted his interest to the treatment of critical limb ischemia and the care of the diabetic foot. He is a member of the Italian Society of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery and the International Association of Diabetic Foot Surgeons (A-DFS). He is the author of numerous articles and book chapters on vascular disease and diabetic foot problems. Doctor Casini is also a speaker at many international conferences and courses (USA, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Russia). He is currently Head of the Department of Diabetic Foot – Department of Vascular Surgery in Paderno Dugnano – Milan.
Mary (Kate) Clayton-Jones,PhD, MBA, MSN, RN
CEO/Founder of Footcare von Nurses, LLC
Mary C (Kate) Clayton-Jones, PhD, MBA, MSN, RN, CFCS, CFCN, is the owner of FootCare by Nurses, LLC, based in Greenfield, Massachusetts. Based on a mission of prevention, a passion for care and the belief that all people deserve excellent foot care, Kate's company currently employs 14 podiatrists who work predominantly on a contract basis for the elderly to help prevent the elderly from falling at home. due to foot problems. Questions. Kate's doctoral research focused on the relationship between shoelaces, finger pressure and comfort. Kate is a member of the WOCNCB Foot Care Examination Writing Committee and has spoken at several national CAFCN and WOCN conferences. Kate loves to fly and has recently taken up fly fishing. She lives in Conway, MA with her partner and many two and four legged friends.
Diabetic foot surgeon
Member of the Board of Directors of the International Association of Diabetic Foot Surgeons - ADFS
Amputation Prevention Center
San Carlos Hospital
Giacomo Clerici MD graduated in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Pavia, specializing in Internal Medicine, trained in Diabetic Podiatry. He is a former member of the Italian Diabetes, SID and AMD Associations and the EASD European Diabetic Foot Study Group (DFSG). The doctor. Clerici is a board member of the International Association of Diabetic Foot Surgeons (A-DFS). He is the author of numerous articles and book chapters dealing with diabetic foot problems. The doctor. Clerici is also a speaker at several international conferences and courses (USA, Mexico, India, China, Brazil, Saudi Arabia and Israel). The doctor. Clerici is a professor in the Wound Care Master's program (University of Bicocca, Milan, University of Tor Vergata, Rome, University of Pavia, University of Trieste) and has been Director of the Diabetic Foot Centers in Milan, Pavia and Bergamo (Italy). He is currently the coordinator of several diabetic foot centers in northern and southern Italy.
windy school,DPM, CWSP
Adjunct Professor and Research Director of Wound Care
Kent State University College of Podiatry
Windy Cole, DPM, CWSP, is Associate Professor and Research Director of Wound Care at Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine. Originally from Youngstown, Ohio, Dr. Cole received his bachelor's degree in biology from the University of Cincinnati and his honors degree in podiatry from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine. He then completed his surgical residency at University Hospitals Health System in Cleveland, Ohio. Doctor Cole is board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and is a member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He is an active member of the APMA, OPMA and AAWC. Physician Cole has been practicing in Northeast Ohio for 17 years. Her interests are in limb salvage and wound care and she currently serves as Director of Wound Care Services for Regency Hospitals of Cleveland and Medical Director of the Ahuja Wound Care Center at University Hospitals. Physician Cole has published on wound care modalities and speaks nationally and internationally on limb preservation and wound care.
sofa face,EM, CRNP, CWCN-AP, CHWS
George Washington University Hospital
universal health services
Wound healing and limb preservation center
Department of Vascular Surgery
Kara S. Couch, MS, CRNP, CWCN-AP, CHWS, graduated in 2002 with a Master of Science in Nursing (FNP) from Georgetown University. She currently serves as an NP at the Center for Limb Preservation and Wound Healing at George Washington University. Hospital. In 2018, Kara became Director of Inpatient Wound Care at George Washington University Hospital. She is Associate Research Professor of Surgery at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. His main interests in wounds are amputee care, wound infections and venous ulcers. Woman. Couch is currently a member of the Nursing Committee of the Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders and Secretary of the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC). She serves on the editorial boards of Wound Management and Prevention, Today's Wound Clinic and WoundSource 2020. Kara is the American Association of Nurse Practitioners' liaison to the Alliance. In 2017, she was elected to the Amputee Coalition's Medical and Scientific Advisory Board. In 2019 she became President.
Donald Curtis,DPM, FACFAS
University of the Midwest
Arizona College of Pediatrics
Donald Curtis, DPM, FACFAS is a native of Salt Lake City, Utah and received a BA in Health and Behavioral Sciences from the University of Utah. He then completed his medical training at the William M Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. The doctor. Curtis continued his education at Carl T Hayden VA Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona, completing a three-year surgical residency program. The doctor. Curtis joined Midwestern University in March 2012 after eight years in private practice. He is head of the Advanced Pathomechanics, Podiatric Medicine II, and Podiatric Emergency and Trauma Medicine courses. Doctor Curtis is a board certified foot surgeon and a member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. She also remains an intern at Carl T Hayden VA Medical Center, where she works and helps train residents in podiatry. The doctor. Curtis is involved in a variety of research activities here on campus, from tendon function, wound care and diabetic peripheral neuropathy. In the past he has been involved in infectious disease research and interprofessional education and as a co-author of a book on diagnostic ultrasound of the foot and ankle.
Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine
Kaleida Health System
Buffalo, New York
David Davidson, DPM, is the Division Manager for Podiatry in the Department of Orthopedics at Kaleida Health System. He is Associate Clinical Professor of Orthopedics,[email protected]medical school. The doctor. Davidson is a founding partner in a podiatry group practice in Buffalo, New York, which is now a division of a multidisciplinary medical group, the Buffalo Medical Group. He is past President of the Western Division of the New York State Podiatric Medical Society, the Western Division of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, the American National College of Foot Orthopedics, and the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine. Doctor Davidson is board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and certified by the American Board of Podiatric Orthopedists and Primary Podiatric Medicine
Amr El-Sergany,Doctor of Medicine, RPVI
Pacific Vascular Institute
Amr El Sergany MD, RPVI is Medical Director of the Pacific Vascular Institute in Aiea, HI. He is board certified in General Surgery and Vascular Surgery by the American Board of Surgery and has a particular interest in advanced, minimally invasive limb salvage techniques. He is a graduate of the University of Florida School of Medicine and completed his residency in general surgery at SJGH in Northern California. He then majored in vascular surgery at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Southern California, working with some of the pioneers of endovascular surgery. The doctor. El Sergany and his family have spent the last few years ministering to our community on Oahu and the surrounding islands. His practice focuses on the treatment of vascular pathologies, including carotid artery disease, peripheral arterial disease, dialysis access, complex aortic aneurysm and critical limb ischemia. He also has a particular interest in the treatment of venous disorders, including varicose veins, and new techniques to treat venous stasis and deep vein thrombosis.
Michel Friedmann,EM, Ped C
owner and president
Michael Friedman, MS, C Ped, has owned Redi-Thotics since 2008. Prior to owning Redi-Thotics, Michael owned Just Sneakers from 1998 to 2008. Michael received his master's degree from the University of Miami in 1992 and his C Ped certification in 2002.
Roberto Frikberg,DPM, MPH
DM Prevent Clinics Dubai
Robert G. Frykberg, DPM, MPH, graduated from the California College of Podiatric Medicine in 1976. dr Frykberg completed his residency training at New England Deaconess Hospital in Boston. He was President of the Massachusetts Podiatric Medical Society and a member of the Podiatric Registry Board. From 1992 to 1994 he attended the Harvard School of Public Health and graduated with a Master of Public Health with a focus on quantitative methods. After 21 years in his own practice, Dr. Frykberg accepted the position of clinical dean of the College of Medicine and Podiatric Surgery at the University of Des Moines before moving to Phoenix. After 15 years of dedicated service to our veterans, Dr. Frykberg has decided to retire from his roles as chief of podiatry at Phoenix VA Medical Center and director of the residency podiatry program at Phoenix VA Medical Center. He continues to hold the academic rank of Professor at the University of Arizona-Phoenix School of Medicine and Associate Professor at the Midwestern University Program in Podiatric Medicine. His research and writing interests have encompassed all facets of lower extremity disorders, but have a particular focus on the diabetic foot. Ulcers, Infections, Charcot Foot and Wound Care. He is the author of nearly 100 peer-reviewed publications and editor of two textbooks: The High Risk Foot in Diabetes Mellitus (1991) and Diabetic Charcot Foot (2010). His diabetic foot experience has resulted in hundreds of invitations to speak nationally and internationally with numerous speaking engagements in China, India, Russia, South America, UK, Vietnam, Japan, Indonesia, Italy and across Europe.
Consultant Diabetologist and Director of Research and Development, Royal Derby Hospital, University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS FT
Co-Lead of Derby Clinical Trials Support Unit
Honorarprofessor, University of Nottingham
Director Clinic of the East Midlands Diabetes Vascular Diseases NHS Clinical Network
Professor Fran Game is Diabetes Advisor and Director of Research and Development at Royal Derby Hospital, University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS-FT. He graduated from the University of Wales and trained first in Diabetes and then in Chemical Pathology in Newcastle and the Midlands. In 1996 she returned to diabetes and in 2000 took up an advisory role with the Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust. In 2002 he founded with Prof. William Jeffcoate. Current research includes multi-centre studies on the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers, the effect of renal replacement therapy on the diabetic foot, and the treatment and progression of Charcot's foot in diabetes. She was secretary of the Wound Healing Group of the International Diabetic Foot Task Force, which issued systematic reviews and guidelines in 2007 and 2011, and chaired that group in 2014. She is Associate Editor of Diabetic Medicine.
Cynthia GilliamBSN, RN
Director of Clinical Affairs
San Antonio, Texas
Cyndi Gilliam, BSN, RN, FACCWS is the Director of Clinical Affairs for EO2 Concepts in Central TX. She organizes events to educate and support surgeons, MDs, PAs, NPs, RNs and other physicians. Cyndi offers wound case counseling to optimize the best outcomes for complex patients.
Maria Godard,MD, CWS, FAPWCA
CEO, specialist in burns and wounds
Goddard Medical, LLC
Overland Park, Kansas
Maria Goddard, MD, CWS, FAPWCA is a Board-Certified Wound Care Specialist in the Midwest. He received training in general surgery from Wake Forest Medical School and completed training in burn surgery at the University of Tennessee-Memphis and the University of Kansas Medical Center. She is certified in wound care by the American Board of Wound Management and the American Board of Wound Healing. She is an Advanced Burn Life Support Instructor and a member of the American Burn Association's Global Health Committee. The doctor. Goddard also currently serves on the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care Communications and Education Steering Committees. He has practiced in a variety of settings, including long-term care, and his extensive training, research and clinical experience provide a unique perspective on wound care. Its role is to bridge the gaps that exist between care environments due to differences in regulations and resource availability. His interests include burn treatment, geriatrics, global health, telemedicine and education.
Jonathan Golle,MA, MB BCir, MCir, FRACS, FAHMS
Distinguished Professor and outstanding specialist in vascular surgery
James Cook University und Townsville University Hospital
Jonathan Golledge, MA MB BChir MChir FRACS (Vascular Surgery) FAHMS, is Distinguished Professor of Vascular Surgery at James Cook University and Senior Specialist in the Vascular Surgery Team at Townsville University Hospital in Queensland, Australia. He is a member of the NHMRC Practitioner. He trained in Medicine at the University of Cambridge in the UK and then trained in Vascular Surgery at various hospitals in the UK and Australia and is a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Vascular Surgery. He completed a Cambridge MChir at Imperial College. In 2002 he founded and directs the Queensland Peripheral Vascular Diseases Research Centre, which aims to advance the understanding and treatment of vascular disease. He is the current Queensland representative on the Australian Atherosclerosis Society Clinical Council and serves on the Steering Committee of Diabetes Foot Australia and the Queensland Cardiovascular Network, and has also represented the Asia Pacific Atherosclerosis and Vascular Society on peripheral artery disease guidelines.
Emilio Greenstein,APRN, CNP, CWON-AP, FACCWS
state registered nurse
Emily Greenstein, APRN, CNP, CWON, FACCWS is a Registered Nurse at Sanford Health in Fargo, ND. He received his BSN from Jamestown College and his MSN from the University of Maryville. She is certified as a Nurse in Adult Gerontology by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She has been WOCNCB certified in wound and ostomy care for 8 years. At Sanford, she oversees the outpatient wound care program, serves as chair of the SVAT committee and is involved in many different research projects. She is an active member of the AAWC and currently serves as co-chair of the Research Task Force and Membership Committee. He is also an active member of the AAWC International Consolidated Diabetic Ulcer Guidelines Working Group. She has been involved with other wound organizations and currently serves as the professional practice president of the North Central Region Wound, Stoma and Continence Society. Emily was senior reviewer for the WOCN Society and the Journal for WOCN. She is a blogger at Wound Source. A key focus of her career is advancing wound care through evidence-based research.
Ronaldo Guberman,DPM, DABFAS
Director of Medical Education in Podiatry
Co-Director, Department of Podiatry, Department of Surgery
Wyckoff Heights Medical Center
Brooklyn, New York
Ronald Guberman, DPM, is the Director of the Resident Podiatry Program at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. He works as a surgical training course leader, instructor and speaker. Physician Guberman is the author of several articles in Foot and Ankle Medicine and Wound Surgery and Care.
suhad a hadi,DPM, FACFAS
Louis Stokes Veterans Administration
Akron Community Outpatient Clinic
Suhad A Hadi, DPM, FACFAS graduated from Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, now Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine, in 1997. After graduating, she continued to teach at UTHSC-SA, where she served as Director of Resident Education for three years . He then went into private practice with Mercy Medical Group, now Dignity Health, in Sacramento, California. There she served as the group's Podiatry Director and Medical Director of the Timberlake Satellite Clinic. The doctor. Hadi was also a department head at Mercy San Juan and Mercy General Hospitals and held various leadership positions within the multidisciplinary group. She has been with the Veterans Administration since 2009 and was director of the PAVE (Prevention of Amputations in Veterans Everywhere) program in Seattle, Washington. She is now a full-time professor at the Louis Stokes Veterans Administration in Cleveland at the Akron CBOC facility. His education and work have given him a strong background in diabetic foot and limb rescue, as well as residency and residency training. She founded and developed the Educators Residency Course in her work with PRESENT e-Learning Systems and has certifications in clinical education from the University of Texas Health Science Center and was recently certified in Medicine by Harvard Medical School as an Associate Graduate in Train to Teach. She has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Kent State University Ankle and Foot Clinic.
Paul B. Haser,MD, FACS, FRCSC, RPVI, RVT
Direktor des Non-Invasive Vascular Laboratory am OBHS
Brooklyn, New York
Paul Haser, MD is a board-certified vascular and general surgeon with expertise in many areas, including the latest minimally invasive endovascular techniques and open surgical procedures. The doctor. Haser has held a number of prominent faculty and committee positions, including past president of the New Jersey Vascular Society and chief investigator of several multinational studies. He has authored over sixty written articles and composite presentations and is a former director of vascular surgery training programs. He is actively involved in a clinical practice in Brooklyn.
brezo hettrick,PT, doutorado, CWS, AWCC, CLT-LANA, CLWT, NÚCLEO
Department of Physiotherapy
Nova Southeastern University
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Heather Hettrick, PT, PhD, CWS, CLT-LANA, CLWT is Board Certified as an American Board of Wound Management (ABWM) Certified Wound Specialist (CWS), Advanced Wound Care Certified (AWCC) through the National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy ( NAWCO) and is a Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT) from the Academy of Lymphatic Studies (ACOLS). Dr. Hettrick is a dual-certified Lymphedema and Wound Therapist (CLWT) from the International Institute on Lymphedema and Wounds (ILWTI) and earned his LANA certification from the Lymphological Association of North America. The doctor. Hettrick has also completed the APTA Clinical Instructional Education and Accreditation Program and is a certified Clinical Instructor. She is an Experiential Learning Fellow of the National Society for Experiential Education and a Specialist in Comprehensive Oncology Rehabilitation (CORE) through ILWTI.
Jonas Johnson,MD, MBA, CWSP, FAPWCA
Founder/Surgeon - Comprehensive wound care services
Medical Director - Pinnacle Wound Management
Jonathan Johnson, MD, MBA, CWSP, FAPWCA is the Founder and Chief Surgical Director of Comprehensive Wound Care Services based in Washington, DC. Also known as "Dr. Wounds” is certified by the American Board of Wound Management and a member of the American Association for Professional Wound Care. The Doctor. Johnson completed his general surgery training as a Sylvester J. Carter Fellowship in Hand and Plastic Surgery at Cornell University's Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Hospital Center. He holds an MBA with a concentration in health finance from Carey Business School at Johns Hopkins University. He is a Fellow of the American College of Health Care Executives and a member of the Medical Board of the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC). In his free time, Dr. Johnson is a board member of the Capital Youth Empowerment Program (CYEP), a nonprofit organization focused on parenting and development, and a founding member of the Johnson-JonesFamily Foundation.
Marc Jones,DPM, FASP
Mann-Grandstaff Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Marc Jones, DPM, FASPS received his DPM degree from Des Moines University in Des Moines, Iowa. He then completed residency training in podiatric medicine and surgery at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, WA. He currently works at Mann-Grandstaff VAMC in Spokane WA where he serves on several hospital committees. Nationally, he is a board member for the American Society of Podiatric Surgeons (ASPS), a committee member for the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC) and the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA).
Professor Venu Kavarthapu, FRCS
Specialist in Orthopaedics
King's University Hospital
London, United Kingdom
University of Southern Denmark
Präsident der International Association of Diabetic Foot Surgeons
Venu Kavarthapu was appointed Orthopedic Consultant at King's College Hospital NHS Trust in London, UK in 2006. He is Orthopedic Director of King's Multidisciplinary Diabetic Foot Unit and has established the nationally recognized Charcot Foot Salvage Functional Reconstruction Service of Extremities. He also founded the Charcot Foot Multidisciplinary and Surgical Reconstruction Symposium and the King's Charcot Foot Reconstruction Cadaver Reconstruction Workshop in London. The diabetic foot reconstruction bag offered at your facility is popular with trained foot and ankle surgeons. His clinical research interest is surgery to remove Charcot foot and diabetic foot infections. He has published numerous publications on diabetic foot surgery and is the author of 6 book chapters on the subject. He is invited to most major diabetic foot meetings and is an active member of several professional societies. His other responsibilities include Senior Honorary Professor at King's College London, Associate Editor of the Journal of Clinical Orthopedics and Trauma, Member of the Education Committee of the British Foot and Ankle Orthopedic Society, Associate Professor at the University of Southern Denmark and President of the International Diabetic Foot Association. surgeons
Alex F. Khan,APRN, SNC, MSN
Clínica Pró Saúde
Alex Khan, APRN ACNS-BC MSN WCP-C SWD-C, is an Advanced Practice Nurse (APRN) with over 20 years of wound care experience. She earned her Masters of Science in Nursing from Liberty University, Lynchburg, Virginia and a Graduate Master of Science from the University of Incarnate Word, San Antonio, Texas. Mr. Khan is a US Army Veteran and former Army Nurse. Currently Mr. Khan practices at a multidisciplinary internal medicine clinic in Dallas, Texas; where he offers specialized advice for wounds that are difficult to heal.
Javier LaFontaine,DPM, MS, MEd
dean and professor
Universität von Texas - Rio Grande Valley School of Podiatric Medicine
Javier La Fontaine, DPM, MS, MEd is Dean and Professor in the College of Podiatry at the University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley in Harlingen, Texas. He is also a professor at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. The doctor. La Fontaine holds a BA in Biology from Xavier University and an MA in Clinical Research (Biomedical Sciences) from Texas Health Sciences University. Center in San Antonio in 2006. He also received a Masters of Education with a concentration in Higher Education from Liberty University in 2021. He received his Doctor of Podiatry from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine and has completed residencies in podiatry and podiatry. Surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. He is board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine and the American Board of Podiatric Surgery, and is subspecialty certified in foot and hindfoot/ankle surgery. Born in Bayamón, Puerto Rico, Dr. La Fontaine has participated in the Texas Podiatric Medical Foundation's annual trip to San Miguel every year since 2004.
Guido LaPorta,DPM, MS, FACFAS, FACFAOM
Director of Podiatric Medical Education
Memorial Hospital of Our Lady of Lourdes
Guido A. LaPorta, DPM, MS, FACFAS, FACFOAM is Director, Podiatric Medical Education Our Lady of Lourdes Memorial Hospital, Binghamton, NY. He is Director Emeritus of the Geisinger Podiatric Medical Education-Community Medical Center in Scranton, PA and Professor of Surgery: Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. The doctor. LaPorta is also President of the Pennsylvania Foot and Ankle Society.
Lawrence A. Lavery,DPM, MPH
Professor and Director of Clinical Research
Plastic Surgery Department
University of Texas
Southwest Medical Center - Dallas, TX
Lawrence Lavery, DPM, MPH is Professor in the Department of Plastic Surgery and Director of Clinical Research in the Department of Plastic Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas. Her research group has published 208 peer-reviewed articles and received outside funding from the VA, NIH, AHRQ, the American Diabetes Association, and two American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Baylor College of Medicine
Brian Lepow, DPM is a board-certified podiatrist in Houston, Texas, specializing in diabetic foot amputation prevention and limb salvage. Maintains employee privileges at all major Houston area medical facilities. The doctor. Lepow holds two academic positions in the Departments of Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Surgery at the McGovern School of Medicine in Houston, Texas, and at the Baylor School of Medicine in the Department of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy. Doctor Lepow is originally from Houston. He graduated from Westbury High School and attended the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. He received his medical degree from Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine in Miami, Florida. The doctor. Lepow completed his residency in surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, where he served as Chief Resident in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery. After completing his residency program, he served as a Fellow in Diabetic Limb Salvage and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Arizona. Additionally dr. Lepow has held an academic position in the Department of Surgery at the University of Arizona School of Medicine.
Jorge Tye Liu,DPM
Associate Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Southwest UT Medical Center
George T Liu, DPM, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He is part of the orthopedic foot and ankle service team at Parkland Hospital and Health System's Level 1 Trauma Center. He is also a professor in the Orthopedic Residency Training Program. The doctor. Liu is the Medical Director of the Orthopedic Surgery Clinic at the main campus. He specializes in the surgical treatment of foot and ankle trauma, foot and ankle reconstruction and reconstructive revision surgery. The doctor. Liu received his PhD in Podiatric Medicine from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine. He completed his residency in podiatric medicine and surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio and received further training through orthopedic trauma fellowships at Catania University Hospital Emanuele (Italy) and Carl Gustav Carus University Hospital (Germany). The doctor. Liu joined UT Southwestern Faculty in 2009. He is a specialist in foot surgery and reconstructive surgery of the hindfoot/ankle. His clinical and research interests include foot and ankle trauma, deformity correction, arthroscopic surgery, joint replacement and conservative surgery for arthritis of the foot and ankle, deformities from previous injuries, and Charcot's foot. The doctor. Liu has published over 35 peer-reviewed scientific articles; gave more than 250 guest lectures; and author of ten book chapters on foot and ankle trauma and reconstruction in McGlamry's Complete Textbook of Foot and Ankle Surgery, Complications in Foot and Ankle Surgery, and International Advances in Foot and Ankle Surgery. Among his numerous awards and recognitions, he is a 2016 inductee of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons' Leadership Hall of Fame. In 2017, he was named one of America's Most Influential Podiatrists by Podiatry Management and was named a Top Physician multiple times by D Magazine. 2019 dr. Liu received the Distinguished Former Odessan Award from the Heritage of Odessa Foundation from his hometown of Odessa, Texas. Physician Liu is a member and current board member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He is also a member of several professional organizations including AOTrauma, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, American Podiatric Medical Association, Texas Podiatric Medical Association, and AO of North America.
Jaclyn Marino,DPM, DrPH, MPH
Granny Lake, Florida
Jaclyn Marino, DPM, DrPH, MPH, DABPM, FACFAOM, graduated from Texas A&M University and began her career as a biomedical engineer at NASA. She served as an air traffic controller in the Mission Control Center at Johnson Space Center in Houston, where she worked on the Space Shuttle and Space Station missions. She then earned a master's degree in public health from the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, where she focused on community health, and completed the ABD portion of her PhD in public health at UNTHSC. After graduating from high school, Dr. Marino earned a degree in Podiatry from Barry University in Miami. At the same time, she earned her Ph.D. in Behavioral and Social Sciences from UNTHSC and presented his dissertation on the emotional impact of caring for diabetic foot ulcer patients. She was an adjunct professor at Barry University and taught in the public health program while studying podiatry. Physician Marino is the Director of Podiatry at Orlando VAHCS in Lake Nona, FL. Dr. Marino is happily married and considers his son Edward to be his greatest achievement.
James Mcguire,DPM, LPT, LPed, FAPWHc
Leonard Abrams Center for Advanced Wound Healing
Department of Pediatrics and Orthopedics
Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine
James McGuire, DPM, LPT, LPed, FAPWHc is Director of the Leonard Abrams Center for Advanced Wound Healing and Clinical Professor in the Departments of Podiatric Medicine and Podiatric Biomechanics at Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The doctor. McGuire received his DPM degree from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in 1981. He is a founding member and fellow of the American Association for Professional Wound Care and the Academy of Wound Healing Physicians, and serves as an Advisor to the Board of Directors of the Council on Medical Education and Examination. The doctor. McGuire is a Licensed Physical Therapist, Licensed Pedorist, and Board Certified in Medical Education and Testing (CMET) in Wound Care. He is also certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery (ABPS) and the American Board of Podiatric Medicine (ABPM). After completing his residency in podiatry, Dr. McGuire left his 10-year private practice in Rutland, Vermont to join Temple's faculty in 1992. He has more than 40 years of experience in podiatry, physiotherapy and wound care. He has published numerous publications and participated in several research studies on diabetic foot and wound healing. The doctor. McGuire has lectured nationally and internationally and is a frequent speaker on wound healing, diabetic foot care, offloading and biomechanics of the foot at risk. He lives with his wife Nancy in Berwyn, Pennsylvania, just outside of Philadelphia.
Senior Field Reimbursement Manager bei MiMedx
Jahna Meinerth is Senior Field Reimbursement Manager at MIMEDX. She instructs private practices and hospital outpatient clinics directly on reimbursement and assumption of costs for skin replacement products.
Catherine t Milne,MSN, APRN, CWOCN
Connecticut Associate Clinical Nursing Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine
Catherine T. Milne, APRN, MSN, ANP/ACNS-BC, CWOCN-AP is an Adult Registered Nurse and Clinical Nursing Specialist at Connecticut Clinical Nursing Associates, a practice focused on direct patient care, consultation, education and research in Bristol , CT. 🇧🇷 It is also linked to Bristol Hospital's Lymphedema, Ostomy and Wound Centre. Woman. Milne has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and is co-author of Wound, Stoma, Continence Nursing Secrets. She is an abstract reviewer for the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care and on the editorial review boards for Ostomy/Wound Management and the Kestral Wound Product Sourcebook. She was recognized as Distinguished Member of the Year for her contributions as co-chair of the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC) Care Quality Task Force. He regularly speaks nationally and internationally on a variety of wound-related topics. She is also an Associate Clinical Professor at the Yale School of Nursing.
Bijan Nayafi,Master Ph.D
Associate Professor of Surgery, Director of the NSF Center for Stream HealthCare in Place
Director of Clinical Research, Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, Baylor College of Medicine
Prof. Bijan Najafi is currently at Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, Texas), Department of Surgery as Senior Professor of Surgery, Director of the NSF Center to Stream HealthCare in Place (C2SHIP), Director of Clinical Research in the Division of Vascular Surgery and Director of the Consortium Interdisciplinary Course for Advanced Movement Performance (iCAMP). He is also an associate professor at Rice University and the University of Arizona. He received his PhD in bioengineering followed by a postdoctoral fellowship in biomechanics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and in neuroscience at Harvard University. He has more than two decades of experience in the development of bio-inspired sensors for objective assessment of the health status of patients with movement disorders, more than 200 scientific publications in professional journals or conference proceedings. He has worked with a wide network of clinical and biotechnical collaborators around the world, primarily in the clinical areas of falls, frailty, gait, cognitive decline, diabetes, remote patient monitoring and digital health. He has received several prestigious awards, including Tucson Local Media's 2014 Most Influential Health and Medical Leaders award. It is also described by Loannidis et al , PLOS Biology, 2020).
Victoria (Vycki) Nalls,PhD, PNB-BC, ACHPN, CWS
Director of Education
capital for health
Falls Church, VA
University of Maryland Nursing School
Vycki Nalls, PhD, GNP-BC, ACHPN, CWS is a geriatric nurse with a passion for palliative wound care, the importance of talking about serious illnesses and maximizing patients' quality of life. He received his BSN from Johns Hopkins and his master's and doctorate degrees from the University of Maryland at Baltimore. The doctor. Nalls has been a Certified Wound Specialist (CWS) since 2012 and serves on the Board of Directors of the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC). He has helped create wound care training for the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care (AMDA) and the Hospice Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA). Currently dr. Nalls serves as director of wound education and resources for the staff of Capital Caring Health.
Ralph J. Napolitano, Jr.,DPM, CWSP, FACFAS
Director, Treatment and Healing of Wounds
New Albany, Ohio
Ralph J. Napolitano, Jr, DPM, CWSP, FACFAS is a board-certified podiatrist and physician specializing in medicine, surgery, and wound care of the foot, ankle, and leg. He is Director of Wound Care and Healing at OrthoNeuro, a multidisciplinary medical practice based in central Ohio. He is also Associate Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Specialty Medicine at Ohio University's Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens, Ohio. The doctor. Napolitano is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and a Diplomate of the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and the American Board of Wound Care. He was the first podiatrist in the state of Ohio to be certified as a Certified Wound Specialist Physician (CWSP). He remains active as a local and national publisher and speaker on wound care and healing. 2018 dr. Napolitano was the only podiatrist in the world to be awarded an entry in the Cureus Journal of Medical Science publication contest on the treatment of negative pressure wounds with instillation and maintenance of new dressings. In 2019, during a limited launch, he became the first clinician in North America to test DERMATAC™, a new patented disposable acrylic-silicone hybrid drape used as an accessory for NPWT systems. If you don't practice medicine, Dr. Napolitano enjoys spending time with his wife and two children. His broad interests include music, golf, fishing and mountain biking. Of particular interest is jazz music. His main instrument is the trumpet. Over the years he has studied, played and recorded with members of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, the Columbus Jazz Orchestra and the Saturday Night Live Band.
Head of Member Retention Service
Director of Research Fellowship and Complex Lower Limb Surgery
Madigan Army Medical Center
Mario Ponticello, DPM, completed his pediatric surgery residency at Inova Fairfax Hospital in 2008. He then began practicing in Milwaukee, WI for seven years. He has been involved in student residency and training for the past eight years as a past faculty member of the Columbia St. Mary Podiatry Residency Program and the Wheaton Franciscan Podiatry Residency Program. In 2015 dr. Ponticello relocated to Tacoma Washington as director of the Limb Preservation Service and director of the Lower Extremity Complex Surgery and Research Society at Madigan Army Medical Center.
Mateo Juan Regulski,DPM, FFPM, RCPS Glasgow, ABMSP
Das Wound Care Institute of Ocean County, NJ
Ocean County Foot and Ankle Surgical Associates
Rio Tom, New Jersey
Matthew Regulski, DPM, FFPM RCPS (Glasg), ABMSP is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine, where he graduated summa cum laude. He completed his residency at the Main Line Health System in Philadelphia, PA and is currently Medical Director of the Wound Care Institute of Ocean County, LLC. Physician Regulski is also Associate Director of the Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine at the Community Medical Center and the Kimball Institute's Wound Care Center. He has been the principal investigator of several clinical trials on wound healing, diabetic foot and venous leg ulcers and is the author of several peer-reviewed articles on the treatment of chronic wound healing and leg surgery. Physician Regulski currently serves on the Board of Directors of the International Federation of Podiatry and is Scientific President of the International Federation of Podiatry. He is also the communications director for the American Diabetes Association's Foot Working Group. The doctor. Regulski is a wound medicine physician and a member of the Academy of Wound Healing Physicians and the American Association for Professional Wound Care. He is also a national delegate of the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care and a member of the Wound Healing Society. An international and national professor of wound healing and limb-sparing surgery, Dr. Regulski holds multiple certifications for wound healing, diabetic wounds and limb-sparing surgery. The doctor. Matthew Regulski is a faculty member at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. , Scotland.
Pamela Scarborough,TE, TED, QWS, FAAWC
Director of Public Policy and Education
American medical technology
Pamela Scarborough, PT, DPT, CWS, FAAWC is Director of Public Policy and Education at American Medical Technologies, based in Irvine, California. His career has spanned more than 30 years and he has worked in a variety of settings including acute care, ambulatory care, home care and long term care. His clinical experience includes traditional physical therapy, orthopedics and sports medicine, cardiac rehabilitation and wound care. Pamela has published numerous book chapters, articles and monographs on diabetes and wound care. She is an active Physical Therapist in the State of Texas and is a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) and Certified Wound Specialist (CWS). Additionally dr. Scarborough is a Certified Exercise Specialist for Older Adults (CEEAA) by the Geriatric Section of the American Physical Therapy Association. During his long career, he has served on numerous conference planning boards and committees, including on the board of the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care and as a member of the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP). Pamela currently serves on the editorial boards of Wound Source and Today's Wound Clinic and is Co-Chair of PRESENT Wounds, Stoma and Continence. Pamela is frequently invited to speak at national health association meetings and regional and national wound care symposiums. She is also an adjunct professor in the doctoral program in physical therapy at St. Augustine University in Austin, Texas. When she is not travelling, performing or teaching, she enjoys a quiet, natural life in the Texas Hill Country with her husband, their dogs and cats and numerous other wildlife.
Jodi Schoenhaus Gold,DPM, RPh, FACFAS
Metatarsal, ankle, leg and vein
Boca Raton and Boynton Beach
Jodi Schoenhaus Gold, DPM is the founder of the Foot, Ankle & Leg Vein Center, which has state-of-the-art locations in Boca Raton and Boynton, Florida. After receiving his BA in Kinesiology from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, Dr. Schönhaus Gold attended medical school. He received his PhD in Podiatric Medicine from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia. Dr. Schoenhaus Gold spent three years of his residency in lower extremity surgery at the former Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia. He regularly attends continuing education courses to learn about the latest advances in medicine and surgery. Physician Schoenhaus Gold is currently board certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery in reconstructive surgery of the ankle and hindfoot with a subspecialty in phlebology. The doctor. Schoenhaus Gold is a member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He is also a professional member of the American College of Phlebology and the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. in Palm Beach County. Their philosophy is simple: run comfortably and look good at the same time! He has also gained an international reputation for his skills and patients travel far and wide for his fat pad restoration, which restores lost cushioning to the feet. In addition to running a full-time foot clinic, Dr. Schoenhaus Gold is Shuzz's chief medical officer. This non-profit foundation provides foot and ankle care and new shoes for underserved patients at home and abroad. She is a national speaker and published author. Additionally dr. Schönhaus Gold was recently awarded “Best of Boca” for two years in a row, 2017 and 2018, for its outstanding performance as a local supplier by Boca Raton. The doctor. Schönhaus Gold is committed to patients all over the world and has taken part in mission trips. abroad. She is the founder of the Masonic Angel Fund, which provides services to underprivileged children in Boca Raton and Delray Beach, Florida. Dr. Schoenhaus Gold enjoys educating children in her community about medicine and their bodies.
Tracy R. Smith,PhD, RD, LD
Corporate Clinical Executive, Handelskonten
Tracy R. Smith, PhD, RD, LD, is a National Clinical Representative for Abbott Nutrition. In her role, Dr. Smith is responsible for developing and conducting programs to educate healthcare professionals and researchers about the science behind Abbott nutritional products and the economic impact of nutritional interventions on health. He has presented at numerous national and international continuing education programs and educational conferences on the role of nutrition in the changing health environment and clinical issues related to muscle health, malnutrition and health outcomes. She began her career as a scientist at Abbott Nutrition in 2002 and has worked in Research and Development, Abbott Nutrition Health Institute, Therapeutic Nutrition Marketing and Strategic Sales. Doctor Smith earned a Ph.D. in Human Nutrition from Ohio State University and a Master of Science in Nutrition and a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from Ohio University. She has been a member of the American Dietetic Association and the Ohio Dietetic Association since 1987. Before joining Abbott Nutrition, Dr. Smith has served as director and assistant professor of dietetics at Zane State College, professor in the department of nutrition at Ohio State University, and adjunct professor at Capital University's School of Nursing. His clinical experience includes work in cardiac and critical care medicine, diabetes and oncology. He has also developed and directed community nutrition and wellness programs, including weight management programs for adults and children, and fitness programs for hospitals. Doctor Smith is a frequent speaker and keynote speaker for Abbott Nutrition.
Robert Jay Snyder,DPM, MS, MBA, CWSP
Dean of the Faculty of Podiatry
Professor and Director of Clinical Research
Director of the Wound Care and Research Fellowship Program
Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine
Robert Snyder, DPM, MSc, MBA, CWSP, FFPM RCPS (Glasg) is Dean of the School of Podiatric Medicine, Professor and Director of Clinical Research, and Director of the Wound Care and Research Fellowship Program at the School of Podiatric Medicine at Barry University. He created and implemented the first post-residence research and wound treatment fellowship for schools of podiatric medicine. He is board certified in foot and ankle surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and is also a Board-Certified Wound Specialist. Physician Snyder is a past president of the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care and a past president of the American Council on Wound Care, a certification body for wound care professionals. In addition to his PhD, he has an MSc in Wound Healing and Tissue Science from Cardiff University School of Medicine. His experience in Cardiff, Wales was further recognized by his appointment as Senior Honorary Professor. To continually expand your knowledge and stay current on all aspects of healthcare, complete an MBA in Healthcare Management. The doctor. Snyder is a major thought leader and frequented speaker, widely spoken in the United States and abroad. The doctor. Snyder has published numerous book chapters and over 165 articles in wound care and peer-reviewed journals and received the Dr. Robert Warriner for excellent wound care. The doctor. Snyder is a member of the editorial board of Ostomy Wound Management, editor of the wound department and a regular reviewer for The Lancet and NEJM. He has been the lead investigator of more than 50 randomized controlled trials of innovative wound healing modalities and products. 2018 dr. Snyder was admitted to the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow as a member of the Faculty of Podiatry.
Weil Foot and Ankle Institute
Matthew Sorensen, DPM is a board-trained and board-certified foot and ankle surgeon. He is experienced in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery and specializes in complex deformities, sports injuries, arthroscopy and lower extremity trauma. Opportunity to engage the Ohio State University athletic teams Columbus Blue Jackets and Columbus Crew by participating in the surgical treatment and rehabilitation of these elite athletes. Additionally, he has treated athletes from the University of Illinois, University of Minnesota, Chicago Bears, Chicago Bulls, Libertyville High School, Lake Forest High School, and the Joffrey Ballet, both surgically and nonsurgically. He is also one of the few foot and ankle specialists in the Midwest with extensive training and experience in total ankle replacement and correction of complex limb deformities. Scientific Committee of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He is the author of numerous peer-reviewed scientific articles and regularly speaks as a visiting professor at national and international scientific conferences. As a consultant and design surgeon for leading orthopedic implant companies, he has enjoyed being involved in product innovation and surgeon education throughout his career. exercise protocols and is involved in a current clinical study investigating this role in the foot and ankle.
James Stiehl,MD, MBA
Stiehl Tech LLC
After 36 years, Jim retired from active orthopedic surgery practice to focus on building a medical device business. While practicing, Jim specialized in total joint replacement and trauma. He was an academic orthopedist for several years and published 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts, 4 textbooks and 35 textbook chapters. Over the past 10 years, Jim has been an early investor and advisor to several medical start-ups including Traumis, LLC, Blue Ortho SAS, Surgivisio SAS and Explorer Surgical, Inc. Jim's most recent efforts have been in work related to surgical suction /flushing systems, some of which have been patented. Jim holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Illinois School of Medicine and received his Gold Cordon MBA from the University of Illinois School of Business.
Guillermo H. Tettelbach,CWS, MD
Senior Medical Director of Wound Care System and Hyperbaric Medicine Services
Salt Lake City, Utah
William H. Tettelbach, MD, graduated from the University of Tennessee School of Medicine in 1995. He completed his residency in internal medicine and his infectious disease fellowship and formal training in biomedical informatics at the University of Utah. He is currently board certified in underwater and hyperbaric medicine, infectious diseases, internal medicine and has tenure at Duke University School of Medicine. From 2000 to 2003, he was Chief Medical Officer at TheraDoc, a provider of electronic clinical monitoring for healthcare organizations, providing expertise for the development of their antibiotic assistant; Infection Control Assistant and Adverse Drug Event Assistant. These integrated decision support/clinical monitoring software modules have helped improve the quality and safety of patient care and are now deployed in over 600 hospitals across the country. At Le Bonheur Healthcare in Memphis, Dr. Tettelbach was acting medical director for inpatient/outpatient wound care and hyperbaric medicine. Successfully opened the system's first wound care center offering hyperbaric oxygen therapy and reorganized Methodist North Hospital's inpatient wound care teams. which positively reduced the mean length of stay in patients with active wounds and reduced the incidence of hospital-acquired ulcers. Physician Tettelbach was invited to participate in the response to The Surviving Sepsis Campaign, a global initiative to bring professional organizations together to reduce mortality from sepsis, and as a result led the development of an electronic "Sepsis Alert" module based on the Cerner -Rules. Since its successful development, the now “St. John's Agent" has been adopted by other healthcare systems, including Toronto East General Hospital in Canada, Henry Ford Medical Center in Detroit, Michigan, University of Alabama Health Center in Birmingham, and Catholic Healthcare West in California Tettelbach also proposed as Medical Director of Skin and Wound Care for the Central Region of Intermountain Healthcare Foley and the establishment of an Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, a collaborative agreement with Duke University that will provide hyperbaric medicine, wound care and infectious disease training for podiatrists working through Switching Intermountain Wound Care Tettelbach holds the positions of Executive Medical Director of the Hyperbaric Medicine System and Treats at Intermountain Healthcare, Physician Director of Infection Prevention and Wound Care at Landmark Hospital, and Program Director of the Hyperbaric and Submarine Medicine Fellow ship in Salt Lake City for Duke University.
Terry Treadwell,Doctor of Medicine, FACS
Institute for Advanced Wound Care
Terry Treadwell, MD, FACS received his medical training from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas. He continued his education by completing his residency in general and vascular surgery at Scott and White Medical Center in Temple, Texas. He practiced vascular and general surgery in Montgomery, Alabama. In October 1998, Dr. Treadwell founded the Institute for Advanced Wound Care at Jackson Hospital in Montgomery. He served as the center's medical director, treating injured patients around the clock to provide the best possible care to this seemingly forgotten patient population. In February 2006, the Institute for Advanced Wound Care relocated to the Baptist Medical Center in Montgomery. The doctor. Treadwell serves as the medical director of the institute. He has been involved in numerous research and educational initiatives and leads wound care education programs at his wound center to educate physicians and other healthcare professionals on current therapy for acute and chronic wounds. The doctor. Treadwell has shared his experience in treating chronic wounds through talks, presentations and publications. Wound care professionals from around the world served the Institute for Advanced Wound Care faculty. He helped set up wound care centers in Ghana, Africa and Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Physician Treadwell is the Clinical Editor of Wounds Magazine and a member of the World Association of Medical Editors. He is a member of the Wound Healing Society and the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care. He served two terms as a Medical Director on the AAWC Board. He served as President of the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care and is currently the past President of the organization. He is also a member of the World Health Organization and the World Alliance for Wound Care and Lymphedema Committee to develop wound care and education guidelines for the management of acute and chronic wounds in underdeveloped countries of the world. He is the current Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the World Alliance for Wound and Lymphedema Care and the President-elect.
Michael Trojan,DPM, FACFAS
Center for foot and ankle disorders
University of Pennsylvania - Penn Wound Care
Associate Clinical Professor, TUSPM
Michael Troiano, DPM, FACFAS graduated from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in 2004. He received his residency from the Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He has private practice at the Center for Foot and Ankle Disorders in Philadelphia. He is an Associate Clinical Professor at Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in the Department of Surgery, teaching biomechanics and MRI measurement. Doctor Troiano is board certified in reconstructive ankle, hindfoot and foot surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. He is a member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He has held staff and faculty positions at the University of Pennsylvania Presbyterian Hospital, Temple University Hospital, Penn Wound Care Center, Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, Abington Memorial Hospital and the Foot and Ankle Specialty Center. He handles foot and ankle trauma calls at Temple University Hospital and Penn-Presbyterian Medical Center, is director of the Penn Wound Care Center and a nationally and internationally recognized speaker. He is an author and co-author of numerous journals, articles and chapters published in various peer-reviewed journals and books.
Luciano G. Vlad,Maryland
Clinical Assistant Professor, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Médico do Wound Care und Hyperbaric Medical Center des Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Lucian G. Vlad, MD, was born and raised in Romania and came to the United States in 2005. He received his medical degree from Lucian Blaga University in Sibiu, Romania. and completed his residency at the Grand Rapids Medical Education and Research Center. Doctor Vlad is certified in family medicine. Physician Vlad is currently Clinical Assistant Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, NC. He is also a full-time physician at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center's Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medical Center.
Naz Wahab,MD, FAPWCA
Wound care specialists
From Vegas, Nevada
Naz Wahab, MD, FAPWCA, is a board-certified primary care physician who has practiced wound care and hyperbaric medicine for over 17 years. He has his own wound care practice in Las Vegas, NV. The doctor. Wahab has held several Medical Director positions in the Las Vegas area, including Medical Director of Wound Care at HCA Mountainview Hospital Hyperbaric and Wound Care Center and Medical Director of Inpatient Wound Care at Dignity Hospitals. He is a member of the AAWC Board of Directors and the ACCWS Medical Advisory Board.
point dump,RN, CWON, CWS
Saratoga Hospital Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine
Saratoga Springs, NovaYork
Dot has been practicing ostomy and wound care for 35 years. She received her wound certifications from the Continence, Stoma and Wound Nurse Certification Board (CWON) and the American Board of Wound Management (CWS). He practices at the Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine at Aratoga Hospital in Sarratoga Springs, NY. Dot was a charter member and has served as Treasurer and President of the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC), a member of the Wound Healing Society (WHS), the Wound, Stoma and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN) and the Florida Association of Dental Therapists (FAET) . She is Co-Chair of the Advanced Wound Care Symposium, has been Associate Editor of Today's Wound Clinic magazine, faculty member of the Wound Certification Preparation Course, and consultant and speaker for several manufacturers. She is the author or co-author of numerous book chapters and journal articles and is a frequent speaker on all aspects of wound healing and care.
Randall Wolcott,MD, CWS
Southwest Regional Wound Care Center
Associate Professor, Institute of Microbiology and Immunology
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, School of Medicine
Randall Wolcott, MD, CWS received his MD from the University of Oklahoma. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Texas Tech University Health Science Center, Lubbock Medical School, Texas. Doctor Wolcott is President of the Randall D Wolcott, MD Professional Association.
Co-Founder and President
New York, NY
Justin Zhou, MS is Co-Founder and President of BLUEWAVE Technologies, creator of the BLUEWAVE Sanitizing System, which disinfects hard- and soft-surfaced items without water or detergent. Justin has over 10 years of experience in the technology industry and is the author of 17 patents. He earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Florida.
How to prepare for the ACT test? ›
- Take official ACT practice tests in all 4 subject areas.
- Know exactly what you missed and what you didn't with a score report.
- Access related resources to improve your skills based on what you missed.
- Retake the test as many times as you want.
- ACT.org. Users who sign up with ACT.org receive access to a free ACT study guide, a full-length practice test with all four sections and a writing prompt, and helpful test-taking strategies. ...
- The Princeton Review. ...
- Kaplan. ...
- Magoosh. ...
- Khan Academy. ...
- Varsity Tutors. ...
- Veritas Prep. ...
- The Critical Reader.
Of course, the best place to start is at the official test sites. To take an official ACT sample test, go to http://www.act.org/. Here you will find plenty of sample questions that you can answer along with useful test-taking tips. Choose the test you want to take and get started on your practice test right away.Does Khan Academy have ACT prep? ›
Unfortunately, because of a deal Khan Academy made with The College Board, KA will never have an ACT test prep section. If you are looking for ways to prepare for the ACT, I would recommend using Princeton Review's book, "Cracking the ACT", as well as Veritas Prep's book, "Up Your Score ACT".How hard is it to pass the ACT? ›
At its core, the ACT tests relatively basic concepts, so you're unlikely to see any content that's totally unfamiliar to you. However, it can definitely be challenging depending on how much you prepare and how well you've learned the material in school.What is the best way to pass the ACT? ›
- Get familiar with the test. Review the information found in the Preparing for the ACT practice booklet. ...
- Identify areas to improve. Use the practice test to identify the subjects that are most challenging for you.
- Update your knowledge and skills.
Plan to study for two hours each day, every day of the week leading up to your test. Readjust your schedule if necessary. You should aim to study for the ACT every day over the course of a few months, in addition to weekly timed practice tests.Can you study for the ACT by yourself? ›
Option 1: Self-Study
It's possible to reach your ACT target score by studying on your own. While some test takers prefer to study independently, others might have to if they don't have the resources to pursue other prep options.
If a college or university is “test optional” it means they do not require you to submit ACT or SAT test scores to be admitted. If you submit your scores to a test optional institution, the scores will be considered.Is getting a 32 on the ACT hard? ›
All that considered, yes, 32 is a good ACT score. To show you just how good, we have to look at the percentiles. A 32 ACT score puts you at the 97th percentile — that means you scored higher than 97% all test takers!
How long do I need to prepare for the ACT? ›
It's ideal to spread your ACT prep over two or three months, but one month is still enough to see score gains.Is ACT easier or harder than SAT? ›
The SAT and ACT generally cover the same topics. Both ACT and SAT scores are used for college admissions decisions and awarding merit-based scholarships. Most colleges do not prefer one test over the other. Neither the SAT or ACT is harder than the other.Is it easy to get a 27 on the ACT? ›
Considering those things, it's easy to say that a 27 ACT score is good. Looking at this from another angle, earning a score of 27 lands you in the 85th percentile, meaning that you've scored higher than 85% of all test takers. Give yourself a round of applause!