Expert Details

Expert in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, Wound Care and Limb Preservation, and Osteomyelitis

Expert ID: 736455 Florida, USA

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Expert is a key global opinion leader in the field of lower extremity osteomyelitis and wound care. He is the founder and medical director of a osteomyelitis center. Expert has pioneered several highly successful surgical techniques in the treatment of osteomyelitis as well as publishing multiple medical papers on the science of treating bone infections and has published the only large human data study on the successful treatment of bone infections of the lower leg, ankle, and foot.

Expert has treated over a 1000 cases of bone infections. Expert is the former medical director of a wound care center, a 1000 bed level two-trauma center. Expert has performed surgery in five countries in three different continents outside the United States.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Orlando, FL - Tampa, FL

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1995 Degree: DPM Subject: Podiatry Institution: OCPM

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1998 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President Department: Responsibilities: Poditriac medical care.
Years: 2006 to 2014 Employer: Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Title: Physician Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1999 to 2008 Employer: Bartow Regional Wound Care Center Title: Staff Physician Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1996 to 1997 Employer: Feldman Foot Clinic Title: Associate Department: Responsibilities:

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
American Association of Wound Management
American Podiatric Medical Association
Florida Podiatric Medical Association
Central Florida Physicians Alliance
Polk County Podiatric Medical Association
Certified, Florida Worker’s Compensation
Licenses / Certifications
1. Fellow/ Board certified: The College of Certified Wound Specialist FCCWS
2. Diplomat, Board certified: Podiatric Surgery ABLES (Formerly ACCPPS)
3. Diplomat, Board certified: Podiatric Medicine ABLES (Formerly ACCPPS)
4. Fellow/Board certified: American Professional Wound Care Association APWCA
5. Diplomat, Board certified/certified wound specialist CWS: American Academy of Wound Management AAWM
Professional Appointments
Former chairman of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) at Lakeland Regional Health Center

HOSPITAL POSITIONS-COMMITTIES
Surgery at large position to the medical executive committee at Lakeland Regional Medical Center
Medical Director of Research and Development Lakeland Wound Care Center - Lakeland Regional Health
Chairman, Institutional Review Board subcommittee for policy and procedure revisions, Lakeland Regional Medical Center
Chairman, Institutional Review Board (IRB), Lakeland Regional Health
Laws and Bylaws committee, Bartow Memorial Hospital
Institutional Review Board (IRB) Member, Lakeland Regional Health
Chief of Podiatry Section, Bartow Memorial Hospital
Medical Executive committee, Bartow Memorial Hospital
Credentialing committee, Bartow Memorial Hospital
Infectious disease and pharmacy committee, Bartow Memorial Hospital
Laws and Bylaws committee, Bartow Memorial Hospital
Infectious Disease committee, Lakeland Regional Medical Center

PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS
Co-Director, founder the Lakeland Amputation Prevention Program
Director, founder The Osteomyelitis of Central Florida
Director, founder Central Florida Limb Salvage Alliance
Chairman, Center of Education and Excellence: Acute and Chronic Wound Care Program Lakeland Wound Care Center
Board member: Save A Leg, Save A Life Foundation (SALSAL)
Chapter leader, founding member/leader Lakeland Wound Care Center chapter of Save A Leg, Save a Life Foundation (SALSAL)
Chairman, Center of Excellence sub-committee Save A Leg, Save a Life Foundation (SALSAL)
Chairman, Center of Excellence: External Fixation/ Transosseous Osteosynthesis in the Management of Restorative Traumatology and Orthopedics of the Lower Extremity
Board member, Lakeland Highlands Youth Soccer Association
Board member, American College of Certified Podiatric Physicians and Surgeons (ACCPPS)
ASAMI-LE, Treasure, Association for the Study and Application of the Methods of Ilizarov of the Lower Extremity
Team physician, Lakeland Loggerheads professional hockey team
Team Medical Coordinator, Lakeland Loggerheads professional hockey team
Wound Healing Society (WHS) educational committee
Tissue Engineering Consult Network, Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Administrative board committee, First Methodist Church, Lakeland
Medical Director, Gentiva Home Health Care
American Academy of Wound Management Examination Committee
Advisory board member, Columbia Homecare
Awards / Recognition
HONORARY APPOINTMENT
Honorary appointment to the Faculty of Medicine at the Medical School of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Certificate of Appreciation: Advanced Endovascular and Coronary Intervention Global Summit – Limb Salvage Summit
Certificate of Achievement, The Symposium on Advanced Wound Care and Medical Research Forum on Wound Repair
Certificate in recognition of loyal service to the Podiatric profession.
Certificate of Achievement, The Symposium on Advanced Wound Care and Medical Research Forum on Wound Repair
Outstanding Poster Abstract, third place. Bilayered Cell Therapy Utilization in Heel Ulcerations. APMA 94th Annual Scientific Meeting. Las Vegas, Nevada.
School Board of Polk County’s: SCHOOL-TO-WORK Silver Zone Award
Medical / Professional
Medical School: The Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine (1991-1995)
Residency- Podiatry: James A. Haley VA Hospital (1995-1996)
Hospital/ Facility/ Agency Affiliation:
Lakeland Regional Health Center
The Osteomyelitis Center Of Central Florida
Lakeland Amputation Prevention Program
Central Florida Limb Salvage Alliance

Lower Extremity Circular Fixation Center of Excellence:
External Fixation/ Transosseous Osteosynthesis in the Management of Restorative Traumatology and Orthopedics of the Lower Extremity: Qualified surgeons are granted temporary surgical privileges, scrub in, and participate in circular fixation cases in the operative theater. Pre-operative education includes lecturing and a saw bone lab. An intra-operative cadaver lab is also available

Lower Extremity Acute and Chronic Wounds
Center of excellence: Comprehensive two-day program with mutli-specialty faculty the Lakeland Wound Care Center

Visiting Foreign Physician/ Surgeon Wound Care Program
Sponsored by BioMet Biologics, arrangements are made for visiting foreign physicians or surgeons to observe hospital wound care center and operating room cases as they pertain to platelets concentrate, autogenous growth factors, and stem cell concentrate.
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has authored numerous publications and lectures extensively domestically as well as international on advanced wound care, limb salvage and reconstruction, and osteomyelitis.
Patents: 1
Publications: 52
Review Publications: 5
Publications Submitted: 1
Research Activities- Supported Research: 15
Video Presentations: 4
Symposium/ Research Presentation: 48

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
FELLOWSHIP TRAINING
- September 2008. Transosseous Osteosynthesis in the Management of Injuries and Diseases of Tibia and Foot. Russian Ilizarov Scientific Center – Restorative Traumatology and Orthopedics; Kurgan, Russia.
- May 2004. Transosseous Osteosynthesis in Lower Limb Reconstruction of the Tibia and Foot, Orthopedic Department and Ilizarov Scientific Center of Thriassion Hospital, Athens Greece.
- May, 2003. Transosseous Osteosynthesis in the Management of Injuries and Diseases of Tibia and Foot. Russian Ilizarov Scientific Center – Restorative Traumatology and Orthopedics; Kurgan, Russia.

SPECIALITY TRAINING
2008 Transosseous osteosynthesis in the management of injuries of injuries and diseases of tibia and foot. Russian Ilizarov Scientific Center – restorative Traumatology and Orthopedics; Kurgan, Russia.
2007 Colombian/American Cartagena, Columbia pediatric/adult limb deformity correction mission
2006 Colombian/American Cartagena, Columbia pediatric/adult limb deformity correction mission
2005 Colombian/American Cartagena, Columbia pediatric/adult limb deformity correction mission
2005 FPMA Methods of External Fixation and Frames workshop. SAM conference, Orlando FL
2004 Colombian/American Cartagena, Columbia pediatric/adult limb deformity correction mission
2004 Transosseous osteosynthesis in Lower Limb Reconstruction, Orthopedic Department of Thriassion Hospital, Athens Greece
2004 Colombian/American Cartagena, Columbia pediatric/adult limb deformity correction mission
2003 Podiatry Institute External Orthofix Fixation Course
2003 Podiatry Institute External EBI Fixation Course
2003 Transosseous osteosynthesis in the management of injuries of injuries and diseases of tibia and foot. Russian Ilizarov Scientific Center – restorative Traumatology and Orthopedics; Kurgan, Russia.
2003 Colombian/American Cartagena, Columbia pediatric/adult limb deformity correction mission
2003 Clinical tutorial, Lower Extremity External Fixation course
2003 Clinical tutorial, Comprehensive Ilizarov Solutions: Advanced Course
2003 Colombian/American Cartagena, Columbia pediatric/adult limb deformity correction mission
2002 Clinical tutorial, Lower Extremity External Fixation course
2002 Colombian/American Cartagena, Columbia pediatric/adult limb deformity correction mission
2001 Clinical tutorial, Methods of External fixation
2000 Clinical tutorial, Ilizarov Trauma Course
Marketing Experience
WOUND CARE MARKETING CONSULTANT EXPERIENCE:
1. Biomet Biologics, European Division. Expert’s clinical illustrated cases provided for Denmark marketing 2010.
2. Video presentation for symposium booth presentation, Bone Support-Cerament
3. Video presentation for symposium booth presentation, Argentium Medical-BioPad
4. Biomet Biologics, European Division. Expert’s clinical illustrated cases provided for main conference backlight panels for EWMA meeting in Lisbon, Portugal.
5. Biomet Biologics, European Division. Expert’s clinical illustrated cases provided for main conference backlight panels for European conferences.
6. Organogenesis Apligraf. Expert provided a clinical illustrated case for product application pathway for clinic posters and brochures utilized in USA and Switzerland.
7. Organogenesis Apligraf. Expert provided a clinical illustrated case for product application pathway for main conference backlight panels for USA conferences.

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