vascularsurgery

The Chief: Robert McLafferty, MD, MBA, FACS

Robert B. McLafferty, MD, MBA grew up in Maine and did his undergraduate studies in Biology at Boston College. He then attended the University of Vermont, School of Medicine and from there went to Oregon Health & Science University to complete a residency in General Surgery and fellowship in Vascular Surgery. He joined the faculty in the Division of Vascular Surgery at Southern Illinois University in Springfield, Illinois where he participated in a robust academic surgery practice for 15 years and rose to the rank of Professor of Surgery in 8 years. He came back to OHSU and joined the Vascular Surgery Division as Professor of Surgery 2013 and is also the Medical Director of the Wound and Hyperbaric Center. From 2013 to 2019, he served the Chief of Surgery for the Veterans Affairs Portland Health Care System, one of the largest in the VA system. During that time, he obtained a Healthcare MBA from the combined program of Portland State University and OHSU. Dr. McLafferty is internationally known amongst his peers in vascular surgery. He is Distinguished Fellow in the Society for Vascular Surgery and a Past-President of the American Venous Forum, the Society of Clinical Vascular Surgery and the Vascular Disease Foundation. He directs a national conference entitled Modern Wound Care Management. Aside from his passion for medicine, he is an avid dad, musician, yogi, fitness geek, cook, traveler and loves all things outdoors.

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The Pathfinder: William Ennis, DO, MBA, MMM, CPE

William Ennis, Chief Medical Officer, joined Healogics in 2015. He also presently serves as the Catherine and Francis Burzik Professor of Wound Healing and Tissue Repair and as the Chief of the Section of Wound Healing at the University of Illinois at Chicago, department of vascular surgery. He has practiced wound care for over 25 years.

Previously, Dr. Ennis served as the CMO for Accelecare Wound Centers, as well as President of the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care. He is board certified in general surgery, vascular surgery and family medicine with a certificate of added qualification in undersea and hyperbaric medicine. Dr. Ennis founded the first wound healing and tissue repair fellowship in the United States, as well as served as President of the American College of Wound Healing and Tissue Repair.

After graduating from the State University of New York at Stony Brooke, Dr. Ennis earned his medical degree from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. He subsequently received his MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management in Chicago. Dr. Ennis also has a Master of Medical Management degree from the University of Southern California.

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The Storyteller: David Armstrong, DPM, MD, PhD

Dr. David Armstrong is Professor of Surgery at the University of Southern California. He holds a Masters of Science in Tissue Repair and Wound Healing from the University of Wales College of Medicine and a PhD from the University of Manchester College of Medicine, where he was appointed Visiting Professor of Medicine. He is founder and co-Director of the Southwestern Academic Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA) and has produced more than 520 peer-reviewed research papers in dozens of scholarly medical journals as well as over 90 books or book chapters. He is the co-Editor of the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) Clinical Care of the Diabetic Foot, now in its third edition. Serving as the Deputy Director of Arizona’s Center for Accelerated Biomedical Innovation (ACABI), he is the co-founder of its “augmented human” initiative, which places him at the nexus of the merger of consumer electronics, wearables, and medical devices.

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