woundcare

The Perpetual Learner: Joseph M. McCulloch, Jr., PT, PhD, CWS®, FAPTA

Dr. McCulloch graduated from the Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University, Program in Physical Therapy in 1972. Following graduation, he was commissioned as a Lieutenant JG in the United States Public Health Service and stationed at the Manhattan Outpatient Clinic. After four years of service, he was transferred to the USPHS Marine Hospital in New Orleans, where he served as Deputy Chief of Physical Therapy. Upon leaving the service in 1979, Dr. McCulloch joined the faculty of the physical therapy program at Louisiana State University and was soon asked to open a branch campus at the Medical Center in Shreveport, LA.

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The Scientist: Robert Kirsner, MD, PhD

Dr. Kirsner is Chairman and the endowed Harvey Blank Professor in the Dr. Phillip Frost Dermatology in the Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.  He is Chief of Dermatology at the University of Miami Hospital and Clinics and Jackson Memorial Hospital and directs the University of Miami Hospital Wound Center.  Dr. Kirsner received his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University, his medical degree from the University of Miami and a PhD in epidemiology from the University of Miami, after he completed his clinical training.  His clinical training included internal medicine, a clinical and research fellowship in wound healing and dermatology at the University of Miami. 

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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 Polymath: Lee Rogers, DPM, RCPS, FFPM (Part II)

Editor’s Note: This is part two of a two-part discussion with Dr. Rogers. We found this discussion so relevant to today’s healthcare challenges, we decided not to leave anything behind. 

Dr. Lee Rogers is a fellowship-trained podiatrist in diabetic limb salvage.  Dr. Rogers is the Chief of Podiatry and Associate Professor of Orthopedics at University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He has authored over 150 published papers, books, and book chapters on limb salvage and policy and practice and he has delivered more than 500 lectures around the world.  

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The Polymath: Lee Rogers, DPM, RCPS, FFPM

Editor’s Note: This is part one of a two-part discussion with Dr. Rogers. We found this discussion so relevant to today’s healthcare challenges, we decided not to leave anything behind. 

Dr. Lee Rogers is a fellowship-trained podiatrist in diabetic limb salvage.  Dr. Rogers is the Chief of Podiatry and Associate Professor of Orthopedics at University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He has authored over 150 published papers, books, and book chapters on limb salvage and policy and practice and he has delivered more than 500 lectures around the world.  

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The Specialist: Jayesh Shah, MD, UHM(ABPM), CWSP

Dr. Jayesh B. Shah is an award-winning wound care and hyperbaric physician in active clinical practice. He is Columbia trained and certified in Wound Management, Board Certified in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine and Internal Medicine. He is a Fellow of Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, American College of Physicians and American College of Clinical Wound Specialist. He is a superb educator with extensive speaking experience. He is the President of South Texas Wound Associates, where he provides clinical wound care services in San Antonio since past 22 years. He is the President of TIMEO2 Healing Concepts, LLC, which provides consulting and education services in wound care and hyperbaric medicine; Medical Director of Wound Healing Center at Northeast Baptist Hospital and Mission Trail Baptist Wound Healing Center in San Antonio, Texas; Past President of the American College of Hyperbaric Medicine;
Past President American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin; Past President of Bexar County Medical Society; current Board of Trustees Member of Texas Medical Association, Current AMA Delegate from Texas; Current Board Member and Regional Director of International Skin Tear Advisory Panel.

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The Educator – Windy Cole, DPM, CWSP

Dr. Windy Cole is a native Ohioan. She holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Cincinnati where she graduated summa cum laude. She is also an honors graduate from the Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine. Dr. Cole has practiced in Northeast Ohio for over 20 years. She serves as the Director of Wound Care Research at Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine. She is board certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and the American Board of Wound Management. She has been a dedicated wound care advocate for two decades with interests focused on medical education, diabetic foot care, wound care, limb salvage, & clinical research. Her passion to help others has led her to participate in humanitarian efforts including a medical mission to Jordan in 2018 to aid the large Syrian refugee population seeking asylum from civil war. Dr. Cole has published numerous articles on these topics and is a sought-after speaker both nationally and internationally. She is a feature writer for Podiatry Management and Today’s Wound Clinic as well as a contributing writer for Podiatry Today. She is an Editorial Board member of Wound Management and Prevention, Podiatry Today, The Foot Journal and Lower Extremity Review. She is a wound care advocate on the forefront of technology-driven research. She sits on the advisory board of multiple emerging biotech companies and has been integral in collaborating on innovative research protocols in the space.

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The Mentor: James Ettien, MD, FACS

Dr. Ettien was born in Chattanooga and attended the University of the South at Sewanee. Following graduation he accepted a commission in the U.S. Air Force and was rated as an aerial Navigator. Following a tour of duty in the Strategic Air Command, he received his M.D. degree from the Medical College of Georgia, where he was admitted to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and served as Editor of the student newspaper and as President of the Senior Class. He was also awarded the Mosby Scholarship Award.

His postgraduate training was taken at Vanderbilt and the Medical College of Georgia. Following two years of private practice in North Carolina he accepted the position of Associate Professor of Surgery at the Medical College of Georgia. He was subsequently recruited to the Diagnostic Clinic in Largo, Florida, and served as Chairman of the Cancer Control Committee and was the Cancer Liaison Physician to the American College of Surgeons Committee on Cancer for 27 years.       

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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 Leader: Arti Masturzo, MD, MBA

Dr. Arti Masturzo serves as the Chief Medical Officer of Misonix, who manufactures best in class surgical ultrasonic technology to change patient outcomes in Spine, Neuro and Wound Care. A Board-certified Internal Medicine physician and accomplished healthcare executive whose professional experience includes 20-years of service delivery in multiple sites of care and in-depth knowledge of healthcare operations at all levels. Dr. Masturzo is a healthcare leader and market strategist; her experience includes physician management with P&L accountability, new service-line/technology development, and strategy in companies focused on chronic disease states. She is a successful healthcare entrepreneur who achieved the sale of private business to a private equity company and has participated in multiple M&A transactions as an executive team member of private-equity-backed companies.

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