2019 Conference Chairs
Charles Andersen, MDChief Vascular-Endovascular-Limb Preservation Surgery Service
Medical Director Wound Care Clinic,
Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, WA
Clinical Professor of Surgery at the UW, USUHS
After graduating from Utah State University, Charles Andersen, MD earned his medical degree at the University of Utah where he also completed an internship and a one year of Surgical Training. He then entered the military where he completed his surgical residency at Madigan Army Medical Center and a Vascular Surgery fellowship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He remained in the military where his positions included program director in General Surgery and Chief of the Department of Surgery at Madigan Army Medical Center for 20 years. After retirement from the Army, he remained at Madigan Army Medical Center as a Civilian Physician. He has spoken nationally and internationally on Vascular Surgery, Limb Preservation, and Wound Care. He has over 100 peer-reviewed publications. Currently, he is 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 a Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of Washington and the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences.
Lawrence A Lavery, DPM, MPHProfessor and Director of Clinical Research
Department of Plastic Surgery
University of Texas
Southwestern Medical Center - Dallas, TX
Lawrence Lavery, DPM, MPH is a Professor in the Department of Plastic Surgery, as well as Director of Clinical Research in the Department of Plastic Surgery, at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas. His research group has published 208 peer reviewed papers and has received extramural funding from the VA, NIH, AHRQ, American Diabetes Association, and two American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.
Lee C Rogers, DPMMedical Director
Amputation Prevention Centers of America
White Plains, NY
Lee Rogers, DPM is the national medical director of the Amputation Prevention Centers of America, a division of RestorixHealth, Inc, which manages 130 specialized centers across the U.S. in 24 states. He is the past chair of the foot care council for the American Diabetes Association. Dr Rogers received the 2011 Rising Star Award from the American Podiatric Medical Association for outstanding national accomplishments and has been selected by Podiatry Management Magazine as one of the most influential podiatrists in America. Dr Rogers was selected as Educator of the Year from the California Podiatric Medical Association in 2012 and given the Master's Award from the American Professional Wound Care Association. Dr Rogers' work has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, US News & World Report and he's been a guest on ABC's The Doctors Show and featured on PBS's American Medical Journal and Al Jazeera International's The Cure.
Tomas Serena, MDVice President - American College of Hyperbaric Medicine
Founder & Medical Director, Penn North Centers for Advanced Wound Care
Tomas E Serena, MD, FACS, FACHM, MAPWCA, CEO and Medical Director of The SerenaGroup, a family of the 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 in Surgery at The Milton S Hershey Medical Center with an additional year of training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Southern Illinois University. To date, he has opened and operates wound care centers across the United States and globally. Dr Serena has been the lead or Principal investigator in over 100 clinical trials, including gene therapy for critical limb ischemia, antimicrobial dressings, growth factors, topical and parenteral antibiotics, and CTP therapy. He founded the first wound healing cooperative research group that produced more than 12 manuscripts in 2016 alone. In 2011 he developed a diagnostic technique that now bears his name (The Serena Technique). He holds numerous patents on wound care devices and dressings. He is recognized internationally as an expert in the field of wound healing: He has more than 200 published papers and has given more than 1000 invited lectures throughout the world. He has published three medical textbooks and authored numerous book chapters. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Wound Healing Society and served two terms on the board of the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC) and is now the President. He has also been Vice-President of the American College of Hyperbaric Medicine and President of the American Professional Wound Care Association.
Anthony Tickner, DPMMedical Director
Saint Vincent Hospital/RestorixHealth Wound Care Center
Anthony Tickner, DPM, DABPM-CAQ, FACCWS, FAPWCA, FAPWH, FADFS, is a board-certified wound care surgeon trained at Saint Vincent Hospital, UMass Medical Center and Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. In addition to holding an advanced certificate of qualification in limb salvage through the ABPM, he is also fellowed by the AACWS, APWCA, APWH, and the ADFS. Dr Tickner is a highly sought-after international wound care consultant and is the Medical Director of limb salvage and amputation prevention services at Associated Foot Specialists in Hudson, Massachusetts. Dr Tickner also serves on the board of directors for both the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC) as well as the Massachusetts Foot & Ankle Society. Dr Tickner is also on the ABPM committee for amputation prevention and is a faculty member of Present Podiatry.
David M Barbara, MDGeneral Surgery and Wound Management
Genesis Healthcare System
David M Barbara is a general surgeon with over 30 years of clinical and teaching experience. His medical education included four years at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and a fifth year as a Pathology Fellow doing work in Surgical Pathology. He then spent six years in Minnesota in residency training that included General and Vascular Surgery, Trauma Surgery, and Critical Care. He served as the surgical director of the Oncology Institute of Lafayette, the Chief of Surgery at St Elizabeth Medical Center (also in Lafayette), and clinical faculty at the Indiana University School of Medicine. He re-located to central Ohio in 2003 where he currently has an active general surgery practice. In the last ten years, he has focused attention on the physiology and biochemistry of wound healing and has studied the role of dietary factors on the endothelium, nitric oxide production, vasodilatation, and healing.
Christopher L Barrett, DPM, CWSProgram Director
Centers for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine
Crozer Keystone Health System
Christopher Barrett, DPM, CWS is the Program Director of the Centers for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine for the Crozer Keystone Health System in suburban Philadelphia. He is a podiatric surgeon with 17 years of experience developing and managing centers of excellence for amputation prevention, wound management, and hyperbaric medicine. He is an invited speaker and presenter at national and international wound care conferences; sharing insight and experiences using established and emerging wound care therapies to improve outcomes.
Jonathan Bloom, MD
Jon Bloom, MD is a board-certified physician and entrepreneur with over 15 years of experience in technology development, patient monitoring, biomedical research, and health care delivery. He is the chief executive officer of Podimetrics, a care management company with the leading solution to help prevent diabetic foot ulcers, one of the most debilitating and costly complications of diabetes. Dr Bloom co-founded Podimetrics in 2011 while a student at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Podimetrics combines an FDA-cleared SmartMat™ with wraparound care management to spot signs of ulcers, on average, five weeks before they usually would present clinically. By combining cutting-edge technology with best-in-class care management, Podimetrics earns high engagement rates from patients and achieves unparalleled outcomes saving limbs, lives, and money. Born on Holloman Air Force Base to a Vietnam War Captain and Pilot, Dr Bloom served as a Clinical Assistant Professor and staff anesthesiologist at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He also served as the Director of Global Medical Affairs for Covidien's Respiratory and Monitoring Solutions division in Boulder, Colorado. Dr Bloom is a diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology, completing residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He has co-authored more than 20 peer-reviewed publications with a primary focus on health care economics and perioperative complications. Prior to his career in medicine Dr Bloom studied cytochrome P450 drug metabolism at The Scripps Research Institute.
Christopher K Bromley, DPMChairman, Foot and Ankle Surgery
Vassar Medical Center
Christopher Bromley, DPM currently serves as the Department Chair of Foot and Ankle Surgery of Vassar Medical Center. Dr Bromley is the managing partner of a large multi-specialty group in upstate NY. Dr Bromley specialty within the group is Surgery, Sports Medicine and Homeopathy. Dr Bromley has been passionate about nutrition and complementary medicine since entering private practice. He completed his surgical residency in 1992 in Baltimore, MD. His training included such prestigious hospitals as the University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins. Currently, Dr Bromley serves as a national speaker and consultant for several companies specializing in Foot and Ankle Surgery. When not in the office and on the podium Dr Bromley is an on-track performance driving instructor and motorcycle track day instructor. Dr Bromley is very proud of his three children Sarah, Kent, and Alexander.
Cheryl Carver, LPN, WCC, CWCA, DAPWCA, FACCWSClinical Specialist & West Coast Corporate Trainer
American Medical Technologies
San Francisco Bay Area
Cheryl Carver, LPN, WCC, CWCA, CWCP, DAPWCA, FACCWS, CLTC, is currently working as a Clinical Specialist for American Medical Technologies in the San Francisco Bay area of California. Her experience includes 20 years in wound care and hyperbaric medicine. Cheryl has received many high reviews as a nationally recognized wound educator and has been invited to speak to interdisciplinary audiences all over the world. Cheryl single-handedly developed a comprehensive educational training manual for onboarding wound care physicians, as well as many other published white papers and articles. Cheryl is a clinical writer for the WoundSource Practice Accelerator Series featuring monthly white papers, eBooks, blog articles, and webinar events. She was the first LPN to be accepted into the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC) Speakers Bureau. Cheryl is also an active AAWC member and Ambassador, Diplomat (DAPWCA) with the American Professional Wound Care Association, and Fellow (FACCWS) of The American College of Clinical Wound Specialists. Cheryl enjoys traveling, writing, and is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Arts degree in English & Writing - Journalism.
Marie Clarke, MSN, RN, CWCNWound Care Clinical Specialist
3M Health Care
Marie Clarke MSN, RN, CWCN joined 3M’s Medical Solution Division as a board-certified wound care nurse in 2016. In her role as a clinical specialist, she trains clinicians on 3M Skin and Wound care products, delivers continuing education credit-eligible education programs on wound and skin care topics, aids product evaluations for customers and supports the field sales teams. She lives in Arizona with her husband.
Windy Cole, DPMAdjunct Professor and Director of Wound Care Research
Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine
Windy Cole, DPM is an Adjunct Professor and Director of Wound Care Research at Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine. A native of Youngstown, Ohio, Dr Cole completed her undergraduate degree in biology at the University of Cincinnati, and her podiatry degree with honors from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine. She then completed her surgical residency training at University Hospitals Health System in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr Cole is board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. She is an active member of the APMA, OPMA, and AAWC. Dr Cole has been in practice in Northeastern Ohio for 17 years. Her interest is in limb salvage and wound care, and she currently serves as Director of Wound Care Services for Cleveland Regency Hospitals and is the Medical Director at University Hospitals Ahuja Wound Care Center. Dr Cole has published on wound care modalities, and speaks nationally and internationally on limb preservation and wound care.
Renee Cordrey, PT, PhD(c), MSPT, MPH, CWSAdjunct Instructor of Health, Human Function, and Rehabilitation Sciences
GW School of Medicine & Health Sciences
Renee Cordrey, PT, PhD(c), MSPT, MPH, CWS, found her wound care passion while a physical therapy student. Since then she has become board certified in wound care and focused her career in that specialty. She has worked in acute care, long term care, in an outpatient wound clinic, and in academia, teaching at two Doctor of Physical Therapy programs. She has been very active within the wound care community throughout her career, currently serving her third term on the Board of Directors of the AAWC and various roles in the American Physical Therapy Association, the Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society, the American Academy of Wound Management, the Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders, and Health Volunteers Overseas. She was honored with the AAWC’s Distinguished Member award as well as special recognition for her work as editor of the Advancing the Practice website. She has over 70 presentations and publications on wound-related topics. After completing her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy she went on to earn a Masters in Public Health, concentrating in health promotion and health education and is completing her dissertation for her PhD, examining how stress influences venous ulcer healing.
David Davidson, DPMStaff Physician
Center for Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine
Degraff Memorial Hospital
David Davidson, DPM is Chief of the Podiatry Section of the Department of Orthopedics of the Kaleida Health System. He is a Clinical Associate Professor of Orthopedics, SUNY@Buffalo School of Medicine. Dr Davidson is a founding partner of a group podiatry practice in Buffalo, New York which is now a Department in a multidisciplinary medical group, Buffalo Medical Group. He was Past President of the Western Division of the New York State Podiatric Medical Society, Western Division of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, National American College of Foot Orthopedics and American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine. Dr Davidson is Board Certified in American Board of Podiatric Surgery Board Certified, American Board of Podiatric Orthopedists and Primary Podiatric Medicine
Michael N Desvigne, MDAesthetic/Cosmetic Plastic Surgery
Michael N Desvigne, MD is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon, specializing in cosmetic surgery. Dr Desvigne is board certified in plastic surgery, general surgery, wound care and hyperbaric medicine. In his cosmetic surgical practice, Dr Desvigne performs most procedures with local anesthesia to minimize costs and avoid the additional risk of general anesthesia. Dr Desvigne is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS), the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and the Arizona Society of Plastic Surgeons. After graduating with honors with a BS in psychology, Dr Desvigne attended the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS), the Department of Defense Medical School, and went on to serve for 12 years in the U.S. Air Force as a medical student, flight surgeon and general surgeon. He performed his general surgery training at David Grant USAF Medical Center in Northern California and completed two additional years as a research fellow in wound care and hyperbaric medicine. He then served on an Air Force Base in Korea as a general surgeon and flight surgeon, earning Pacific Air Force Flight Surgeon of the Year. There, he met his wife who shares his love of animals, outdoor activities, fitness and travel. After Korea, Dr Desvigne completed his three-year residency training in plastic surgery at the University of Texas at San Antonio, followed by additional fellowship training in cosmetic surgery in Maui, Hawaii.
Cyaandi Dove, DPMAdvanced Foot & Ankle Center
Las Vegas, NV
Cyaandi Dove, DPM graduated from the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. After college, Dr Dove continued her studies at California College of Podiatric Medicine in San Francisco, CA, where she earned the Degree of Doctor of Podiatric Medicine. She also completed her Post Graduate Training at The University of Texas, Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas. Before opening her practice, Dr Dove was the director of podiatry at the Diabetic Foot and Ankle Center - Hospital for Joint Disease - NYU. Dr Dove is also involved in research and has multiple publications in peer-reviewed journals. She participates in numerous industry-sponsored clinical trials, which offer the latest technology available.
Matthew G Garoufalis, DPM, CWSProfessional Foot Care Specialists, PC
Matthew G Garoufalis, DPM, CWS graduated from Heidelberg College in Tiffin, Ohio with degrees in Biology and Economics and went on to graduate from the Dr Wm M Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine. Dr Garoufalis is a past president of the Illinois Podiatric Medical Association, a Past President of the American Podiatric Medical Association, and is the Immediate Past President of the International Federation of Podiatrists. Dr Garoufalis is Board Certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and American Board of Podiatric Medicine with Added Qualification in Wound Care and Limb Preservation. He is a Founding Fellow of American Society of Podiatric Surgeons and a Fellow of American College of Foot and Ankle Orthopedics and Medicine. He is also a Certified Wound Specialist by the American Board of Wound Management. Dr Garoufalis is a Fellow of the Faculty of Podiatric Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. He is a noted authored of many articles and, as an invited speaker, has accepted speaking engagements for educational lectures, seminars, and workshops, both nationally and internationally, on a variety of topics pertinent to wound care, podiatric medicine and surgery, and practice management. He is considered a Key Opinion Leader in many areas.
Emily Greenstein, APRN, CNP, CWON, FACCWSCertified Nurse Practitioner
Emily Greenstein, APRN, CNP, CWON, FACCWS is a Certified Nurse Practitioner at Sanford Health in Fargo, ND. She received her BSN from Jamestown College and her MSN from Maryville University. She is certified as an Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She has been certified in wound and ostomy care through the WOCNCB for the past 8 years. At Sanford, she oversees the outpatient wound care program, serves as chair for 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 for the Research Task Force and Membership Committee. She is also a working member of the AAWC International Consolidated Diabetic Ulcer Guidelines Task Force. She has been involved with other wound organizations and currently serves as the Professional Practice Chair for the North Central Region Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Society. Emily has served as an expert reviewer for the WOCN Society and the Journal for WOCN. She is a blogger for Wound Source. Her main career focus is on the advancement of wound care through evidence-based research.
Ron Guberman, DPMDirector of Podiatric Medical Education
Co-Chief, Podiatry Division, Dept of Surgery
Wyckoff Heights Medical Center
Ronald Guberman, DPM, is the Director of the Podiatry Residency Programs at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. He serves as a surgical training course director, instructor, and lecturer. Dr Guberman is the author of numerous articles in Foot and Ankle Medicine and Surgery and Wound Care.
Heather Hettrick, PT, PhD, CWS, CLT-LANA, CLWTAssociate Professor
Department of Physical Therapy
Nova Southeastern University
Ft Lauderdale, FL
Heather Hettrick, PT, PhD, CWS, CLT-LANA, CLWT is board certified as a Certified Wound Specialist (CWS) from the American Board of Wound Management (ABWM), Advanced Wound Care Certified (AWCC) through National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy (NAWCO) and is a Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT) by the Academy of Lymphatic Studies (ACOLS). Dr Hettrick holds a dual certification as a Lymphedema and Wound Therapist (CLWT) from the International Lymphedema and Wound Training Institute (ILWTI) and she earned her LANA credential from the Lymphology Association of North America. Dr Hettrick also completed the APTA’s Clinical Instructional Education and Credentialing Program and is a credentialed Clinical Instructor. She is an Experiential Learning Fellow by the National Society for Experiential Education and a Comprehensive Oncology Rehabilitation Expert (CORE) through ILWTI.
Warren S Joseph, DPMRoxborough Memorial Hospital
Editor - Journal of the APMA
Warren S Joseph, DPM is a podiatric and infectious disease attending at Roxborough Memorial Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. He is a specialist in the treatment of lower extremity infectious diseases. Dr Joseph received his podiatric degree, magna cum laude, from WM Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago. Dr Joseph completed his postgraduate training in podiatric medicine/surgery at St Joseph's Hospital, and a fellowship in infectious diseases at Hahnemann University School of Medicine, both in Philadelphia. Dr Joseph is a fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and sits on the IDSA Diabetic Foot Infection Guidelines Committee. He is also certified by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine, and currently serves as Editor of the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association. Dr Joseph lectures extensively and his presentations have focused on the treatment of bacterial and fungal infections of the lower extremity. He has authored several papers and book chapters in the field of lower extremity infections and is the author of the Handbook of Lower Extremity Infections, now in its third edition.
Melayne Martin, BSN, RN, CWOCNWound Program Manager
Parkland Health & Hospital System
Melayne Martin, BSN, RN, CWOCN is a graduate of Emory University Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing Education Program with more than 20 years in practice as a certified WOC Nurse. She is currently the Wound Program Manager at Parkland Health & Hospital System in Dallas, Texas, where it is her privilege to lead a dedicated team that serves patients in acute care, outpatient clinics, and Jail Health. In 2010, Melayne was recognized as Leader of the Year for her hospital system, and in 2015, she was again recognized as a Dallas Fort Worth Great 100 Nurse. A love of all things WOC nursing has led Melayne to multiple national presentations and publications, as well as most recently to a position on the Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing Certification Board where she serves as the liaison to the Professional Growth Program (PGP) committee.
Rafael Mazuz, MBAManaging Director
Diligence Wound Care Global LLC
Rafael Mazuz, MBA is Managing Director of Diligence Wound Care Global, an advisory firm that empowers executives, investors, and clinicians to be confident in their wound care business decisions. Among other things, he has opened and led award-winning, multi-million-dollar wound care centers for the world’s largest wound care management provider. In this role, he directed clinicians and administrators, evaluated, purchased, and used advanced wound care products and services, and had full P&L responsibility of each center. Consistently exceeding clinical, operational, and financial goals, he and his team were named both a national Center of Excellence and mentor site, sharing best practices with other wound care programs. Currently, he personally heads all Diligence Wound Care Global consulting engagements to ensure that executives and investors we work with get the most powerful wound care intelligence and insights while leveraging our global network of experts. He also serves on the boards of innovative wound and chronic care startups, as faculty at international industry conferences, such as The European Wound Management Association (EWMA) conference and The Symposium on Advanced Wound Care (SAWC) among others and is on the editorial advisory board of Today’s Wound Clinic. Mr Mazuz holds an MBA from The Coller School of Management at Tel-Aviv University, with studies at Nanyang Business School at NTU in Singapore, and a BSc in Business Information Systems from the R.H. Smith School of Business at The University of Maryland. He is also a certified special forces combat medic and Six Sigma Red Belt and speaks four languages.
James McGuire, DPM, PT, LPedDirector
Leonard Abrams Center for Advanced Wound Healing
Department of Podiatric Medicine and Orthopedics
Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine
DPM, PT, LPed, FAPWHC is the director of the Leonard Abrams Center for Advanced Wound Healing and a Clinical Professor in the Departments of Podiatric Medicine and Podiatric Biomechanics at the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. McGuire earned his DPM degree from the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in 1981. He is a fellow and founding member of the American Professional Wound Care Association and the Academy of Physicians in Wound Healing, and serves as an advisor to the board of the Council for Medical Education and Testing. Dr. McGuire is a licensed Physical Therapist, a licensed Pedorthist, and is Certified in Wound Care by the Council for Medical Education and Testing (CMET). He is also board certified by both the American Board of Podiatric Surgery (ABPS) and the American Board of Podiatric Medicine (ABPM). After completing his residency in podiatric surgery, Dr. McGuire left 10 years of private practice in Rutland Vermont in to become a member of the Temple faculty in 1992. He has over 40 years of experience in podiatric medicine, physical therapy, and wound management. He has published extensively, and has participated in several research trials involving the diabetic foot and wound healing. Dr. McGuire has lectured both nationally and internationally and is in great demand as a speaker in the areas of wound healing, diabetic foot management, off-loading, and biomechanics of the at-risk foot. He lives with his wife Nancy in Berwyn, Pa. just outside of Philadelphia
Mario Ponticello, DPMChief of the Limb Preservation Service
Director of the Complex Lower Extremity Surgery and Research Fellowship
Madigan Army Medical Center
Mario Ponticello, DPM graduated from Inova Fairfax Hospital Podiatric Surgical Residency in 2008. He then began private practice in Milwaukee, WI for seven years. He has been involved in residency and student education for the last eight years as a prior teaching faculty member at Columbia St Mary's Podiatric Residency Program and Wheaton Franciscan Podiatric Residency Program. In 2015, Dr Ponticello transitioned to Tacoma Washington as the Chief of the Limb Preservation Service and Director of the Complex Lower Extremity Surgery and Research Fellowship at Madigan Army Medical Center.
Hamid Sattar, MDChief Medical Officer
Vascular Centers of America
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Wayne State University of Medicine
Pamela Scarborough, PT, DPT, CWS, CEEAADirector of Public Policy and Education
American Medical Technologies
Pamela Scarborough, PT, DPT, MS, CDE, CWS is the Director of Public Policy and Education for American Medical Technologies, headquartered in Irvine, California. Her career spans over 30 years having practiced in a variety of settings including acute, out-patient, home health, and long-term care. Her clinical experience has included traditional physical therapy, orthopedics and sports medicine, cardiac rehabilitation, and wound care. Pamela has published numerous book chapters, articles, and monographs on the topics of diabetes and wound care. She holds an active licensed as a physical therapist in the state of Texas and is board certified as a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) and Certified Wound Specialist (CWS). In addition, Dr. Scarborough is certified by the Geriatric Section of the American Physical Therapy Association as a Certified Exercise Expert for Aging Adults (CEEAA). She has served on multiple board and conference planning committees over her extensive career including the Board of Directors for the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care and member of the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP). Pamela currently serves on the Editorial Boards for Wound Source and Today's Wound Clinic and as co-chair for PRESENT Wounds, Ostomy and Continence. Pamela is frequently invited to present at state health care associations meetings and regional and national wound care symposiums. In addition, she is adjunct faculty at St. Augustine University's Doctor of Physical Therapy Program in Austin, Texas. When not traveling, presenting and teaching, she enjoys a quiet, nature-filled life in the Texas Hill Country with her husband, dogs and cats and other various visiting wildlife.
Jodi Schoenhaus , DPMFounder
Foot, Ankle, Leg & Vein Center
Boca Raton and Boynton Beach
Jodi Schoenhaus, DPM is the founder of Foot, Ankle & Leg Vein Center, which has state-of-the-art locations in Boca Raton and Boynton, Florida. After completing her undergraduate degree in kinesiology from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Dr Schoenhaus attended medical school. She earned her Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia. Dr Schoenhaus spent three years of her residency training in lower extremity surgery at the former Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia. She regularly participates in continuing education to learn about the most cutting-edge advances in medicine and surgery. Currently, Dr Schoenhaus is board certified through the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery in reconstructive rearfoot and ankle surgery with a subspecialty in phlebology. Dr Schoenhaus is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. She also maintains professional memberships with the American College of Phlebology and the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. In 2005, Dr Schoenhaus opened Foot, Ankle & Leg Vein Center as a unique boutique medical practice and has since established herself as a leading specialist in Palm Beach County. Her philosophy is simple: Walk with comfort and look great doing it! She has also gained a reputation internationally for her skills, and patients travel far and wide for her fat cushion restoration, which restores lost padding in the feet. In addition to running a full-time podiatric practice, Dr. Schoenhaus is the medical director of Shuzz. This non-profit foundation provides foot and ankle medical care, as well as new shoes, to underserved patients domestically and internationally. She is a national lecturer and published author. In addition, Dr Schoenhaus was recently awarded “Best of Boca” two years in a row in 2017 and 2018 for her outstanding achievements as a Boca Raton local provider. Dr Schoenhaus is committed to caring for patients worldwide and has participated in mission trips abroad. She’s a Masonic Angel Fund Founder, which provides services to underprivileged children in Boca Raton and Delray Beach, Florida. Dr Schoenhaus enjoys educating children in her community about medicine and their bodies.
Harold Schoenhaus, DPMSurgical Editor for PRESENT e-Learning
Penn-Presbyterian Medical Center
Harold Schoenhaus, DPM is a board certified foot, rearfoot, and reconstructive ankle surgeon by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. He is a past president and current fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He holds staff appointments and operating privileges at the University of Pennsylvania Presbyterian Hospital and Chestnut Hill hospital. Dr Schoenhaus' research and clinical interests are in the area of biomechanics, pathomechanics and reconstructive surgery, including joint replacement surgery and pediatric podiatric surgery. Moreover, Dr Schoenhaus is the surgical editor for PRESENT e-Learning Systems, an online medical education and networking resource dedicated to improving the knowledge and skills of healthcare professionals throughout the world. He is a nationally recognized lecturer and pioneer in the field of lower extremity pathomechanics and reconstructive surgery. Dr Schoenhaus has authored several landmark articles in peer-reviewed journals and books. In 2015 Dr Schoenhaus was the recipient of the Gallery of Success Award from the Temple University.
Jill Trelease, DNP(c), FNP-BC, CWON, CFCNProgram Director Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine
Inpatient Wound and Ostomy Care Consultant
Jill Trelease, DNP(c), FNP-BC, CWON, CFCN, is a wound, ostomy and foot certified Family Nurse Practitioner with more than 15 years of nursing experience in wound and ostomy care. She is currently the Program Director for RestorixHealth’s award-winning Center for Wound Healing at Morton Hospital in Taunton, Massachusetts. She is active in the wound care community, having presented at multiple national conferences and currently serving as the President of the Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing Certification Board, where she has also held positions as a Foot Care Liaison and Financial Officer. She was accepted as a Peer Reviewer for the journal Advances in Skin and Wound Care 2019, and since 2013, has published several articles of her own in the Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing. After receiving her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Rhode Island, Jill received her Certificate in Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Care from Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Massachusetts in 2004. She received her master’s degree from the University of Rhode Island’s Family Nurse Practitioner program in 2014 and is currently enrolled in the university’s Doctorate of Nursing Practice program with an anticipated graduation date of late 2019.
Kelly Tyrrell, BSN, RN, CWCNWound Care Clinical Specialist
U.S. Subsidiary, Medical Markets Center 3M Medical Solutions Division
Kelly Tyrrell, BSN, RN, CWCN is a board-certified Wound Nurse with eight years of experience. She graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Arizona State University and completed her Wound Nurse coursework from Emory University in Atlanta. Her nursing experience includes a Complex Intervention Medical Unit that specialized in extensive wound care prior to accepting a position with the Acute Care Wound Team full time. In her current role with 3M, she educates clinicians with evidence-based practice skin and wound care through product training and continuing education programs.
Dane K Wukich, MDProfessor and Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dane K Wukich, MD, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at UT Southwestern, where he holds the Dr Charles F Gregory Chair in Orthopaedic Surgery. He is also the Medical Director of Orthopaedic Surgery at UT Southwestern University Hospitals. Dr Wukich received his undergraduate education from Carnegie-Mellon University and earned his medical degree at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He completed his general surgery residency and orthopaedic surgery residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, followed by a fellowship in foot and ankle surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. As an Army Medical Corps officer, Dr Wukich served as chief of orthopaedic surgery in Operations Desert Storm and Desert Shield. He achieved the rank of Major with the U.S. Army, receiving several Army Commendation Medals and an Army Achievement Medal. Dr Wukich also received the Southwest Asia Services Medal and the National Defense Service Ribbon. Dr Wukich is a nationally renowned foot and ankle specialist, educator, lecturer, and researcher. He has written more than 100 papers and given invited lectures around the globe. He serves as a peer reviewer for 11 journals and is the author or co-author of several book chapters dealing with foot and ankle problems in athletes and patients with diabetes. His research interest includes the complications of circular external fixation in patients with diabetes, foot and ankle problems in post-transplant patients, and treatment of spastic deformities of the foot and ankle in patients with traumatic brain injury and/or stroke. He remains actively involved in the education of orthopaedic surgery not only around the world but also at UT Southwestern with orthopaedic residents. Dr Wukich is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, the American Orthopaedic Association, and the American Diabetes Association.