ABWMS Board Members

Contact Information

American Board of Wound Medicine and Surgery
PO Box 133, Aspers, PA 17304
Phone: (717) 677-0165
Fax: (717) 398-0396
info@abwms.org


American Board of Wound Medicine and Surgery
Board Members

Richard Simman, MD, FACS, FACCWS

President and Chair

Rich Simman Richard Simman is Clinical Professor in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Professor at the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine, Dayton Ohio.

His background includes training in General Surgery at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Columbia University in New York, NY and a Plastic Surgery residency at Providence Hospital and Medical Centers in Southfield, MI under the supervision of Dr. Ian T. Jackson, a world famous plastic surgeon. In addition, he completed a Burn Fellowship followed by a Research Fellowship at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

As an active clinician and researcher, his work has been published in numerous major journals including, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Annals of Plastic Surgery, Aesthetics of Plastic Surgery, The Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, Wounds, Academic Emergency Medicine, and others. He is an active member of numerous medical associations. Dr. Simman is currently the editor in chief of the Journal of American College of Clinical Wound Specialists. In addition, Dr. Simman is a past president of the American College of Clinical Wound Specialists (ACCWS).

Lee C. Ruotsi, MD, FACCWS, UHM

Lee RuotsiFollowing completion of Family Practice residency in 1988, Dr. Ruotsi entered a career in Family Practice and Emergency Medicine. In 2000 he became interested in wound care and hyperbaric medicine and devoted the subsequent years to training and program development in these disciplines.

Dr. Ruotsi presently devotes all of his clinical time to the practice of wound care with a special interest in hyperbaric medicine. He serves as the Medical Director of the Catholic Health Advanced Wound Healing Centers in Buffalo, NY, overseeing two large outpatient wound care and hyperbaric medicine centers as well as in-patient wound care services for the 4 hospital, 1200 bed system. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at The State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine. He lectures regularly to residents and medical students and has been instrumental in curriculum development for wound care training in the Family Practice, Internal Medicine and Podiatric residency programs. In addition to being board certified in both Family Practice and Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, Dr. Ruotsi is a Certified Wound Specialist. He is committed to community education as well as regional limb preservation efforts as it relates to diabetes and PAD.

Sandra K. Rosenberg, MD

SandraRosenberg Sandra K. Rosenberg MD is a board certified fellow of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R). After graduating cum laude from Harvard College she attended the University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis followed by residency at the Ohio State University. Upon completing residency she became the Medical Director of the Department of PM&R at United Hospital in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

In 1993, after her own diagnosis of breast cancer, she became interested in the care of patients with lymphedema and started the Lymphedema Program at United Hospital. As the lymphatics are part of the vascular system, she engaged in the care of other forms of swelling, including venous stasis, dependent edema, PAD and the often concomitant chronic wound care. She moved to an outpatient wound care clinic. This is now the HealthEast Vascular Center. Working in this multidisciplinary setting, she integrates PM&R techniques in wound care. She incorporates exercise, pain control, range of motion, offloading, gait mechanics, orthotics and prosthetics, compression garments and pump use, along with lymphatic/swelling therapeutic control techniques to not only heal wounds, but also to increase overall function and decrease the risk of recurrent ulceration. She has been practicing wound care for over 10 years.

She is now the Medical Advisor for the HealthEast Lymphedema Program and is on the Board of Directors for the Minnesota Women Physicians and the Dragon Divas, a competitive dragon boat racing team for breast cancer survivors, serving as their Medical Advisor. She has been a reviewer for the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She is an instructor in the HealthEast Family Practice Residency Program. She has contributed to multiple medical publications and lectures regularly to medical residents, medical staff and public groups.

 

 

Michael F. Moore, MD, FACS, FACCWS

Michael MooreDr. Michael Moore is the medical director of the Wound Institute and Research Center and president of Wound Management Consultants. Dr. Moore completed his general surgery and vascular fellowship at the Albany Medical Center Hospitals in Albany, New York. Since 1983, Dr. Moore has practiced general and vascular surgery in Scranton Pennsylvania. He has been actively involved in the practice of wound care since 1997 and initiated the first wound care center in Scranton, Pa.

Dr. Moore is on the clinical faculty of The Commonwealth Medical College where he is involved with clinical research. Dr. Moore has been elected to the Board of Directors of the American College of Certified Wound Specialists and the American Board of Wound Medicine and Surgery.

Dr. Moore has been the principal investigator for the United States Air Force in the clinical evaluation of antimicrobial antithrombotic compression stocking for flight crew personnel. He is also the principal investigator with the United States Army in the clinical evaluation of an antimicrobial hemostatic foam bandage for the treatment of non-healing surgical wounds.

Dr. Moore has participated in clinical trials with Abbott Laboratories, Health Point Pharmaceutical, Noble Biomaterials, Aranz Medical, Tactile Systems Technologies and RJL Systems. He has published his findings in Wounds, The Journal of The American Certified Wound Specialists, and Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology

Rummana Aslam, MD

Rummana Aslam Rummana Aslam, MD is the Chief of the Division of Wound Care at Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC), New Jersey. She initiated a new wound center and wound division at HUMC in 2013 and under her leadership it has grown into an academic division of excellence, providing outcome based clinical care, comprehensive wound education and conducting cutting edge research. In 2013 she created and established a 1-2 year fellowship program in wound healing which provides education and training in the full spectrum of care of patients with complex non healing wounds seen in a university hospital setting. She is the program director of the fellowship. She is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and is a clinical assistant professor in the department of PM&R at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School.

Dr. Aslam began a distinguished career in wound healing after attending residencies in surgery (3 years) and PM&R (3 years) followed by extensive fellowships in Academic training in Trauma and Burns at the University of California San Francisco and in Surgical Critical Care at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore. During that time Dr. Aslam served as an expert panel member for the National Institute of Health participating in writing the guidelines for the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers, venous ulcers and arterial ulcers which were published in the December 2006 and April 2008 issues of the Wound Repair and Regeneration journal. She has published widely in peer reviewed journals and has been an invited guest speaker nationally and internationally. Dr Aslam’s research focuses on the biochemistry of wound inflammation and role of oxygen in wound healing and she is currently the principal investigator in multiple research trials. She has mentored more than 300 doctors and has logged thousands of hours teaching residents, medical students and nursing students an extensive curriculum in wound healing.

A. Scott Lea, MD

A. Scott LeaA. Scott Lea, MD graduated from Baylor College of Medicine in 1975. He then completed his internal medicine residency training in 1979 at the Baylor Affiliated Hospitals in Houston, Texas. He was the Chief Resident for internal medicine at the Ben Taub General Hospital during the 1979-1980 academic years and completed his infectious disease training at the Baylor Affiliated Hospitals in 1982. He entered the private consultative practice of infectious disease in Waco, Texas, serving in numerous capacities within the community and its hospitals for 22 years. He was the Public Health Authority for the Waco-McLennnan County Health District for 19 years and was the first medical director of the Wound Care Center of the Providence Hospital in Waco from its inception in 1998 until he joined the faculty at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas in 2004. During his stay at Baylor he became chief of the Baylor Infectious Disease Practice at both the Methodist Hospital and St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital. At St Luke’s Hospital he was instrumental in setting up their Wound Care Center at Kirbyglen, where he continues to practice wound care today. He moved to the University of Texas Medical Branch in 2007 as an Associate Professor of Medicine where his special interests include Transplant Infectious Diseases, Wound Care, Surgical Infections, and the business aspects of Infectious Disease Practice.

Dr. Lea is a member of the Infectious Disease Society of America, the Texan Medical Association, the Texas Infectious Disease Society, and the American College of Physicians. He has been named to both 'America's Top Physicians' and 'The Best Doctors in America' on several occasions. He is also recognized as one of Texas’ ‘Top Doctors’ by Texas Monthly magazine in 2011 and 2012. He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and its subspecialty board of Infectious Disease.

Marvin Heyboer III, MD, FACEP, FACCWS, UHM

Marvin HeyboerDr. Heyboer graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He completed residency in Emergency Medicine with Michigan State University at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, Michigan and completed a fellowship in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is board certified in both Emergency Medicine and Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine.

Dr. Heyboer has been practicing hyperbaric medicine and wound care as an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Division of Hyperbaric Medicine and Wound Care at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY since 2009. He is Medical Director of Hyperbaric Medicine and Wound Care and also Director of the Fellowship in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine.

Dr. Heyboer is actively involved in clinical research in the areas of hyperbaric medicine and wound care. He has presented his research at multiple national conferences. He is published in national journals including Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Journal and Annals of Emergency Medicine.

J. Neal Sharpe, MD, FACS

Medical Director Norton Brownsboro Wound Treatment Center, Louisville KY
Staff General Surgeon, Norton HealthCare, Norton Brownsboro, Louisville, KY

J. Neal SharpeJeffrey Neal Sharpe, MD, FACS, Founder of JNS Wound Services and a Founding Diplomate and Fellow of the American Board of Wound Medicine and Surgery. He received his undergraduate degree (magna cum laude) from Murray State University. He attended medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and completed his training in General Surgery at the University of Louisville in the Department of Surgery. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery. Currently a Staff Surgeon at Norton Brownsboro Hospital and Medical Director of the Norton Brownsboro Wound Treatment Center, Louisville KY.

Dr. Sharpe specializes in providing bedside wound assessment, treatment and management of acute and chronic wounds, surgical intervention, treatment of pressure ulcers, venous stasis ulcers, ischemic ulcers, decubitus ulcers, post-op wound infections, diabetic foot ulcers, heel ulcers, skin tears, atypical ulcers and education to the medical community.

Dr. Sharpe’s current professional interest include presenting educational seminars to physicians, nursing home administrators and clinical staff around the country on MRSA, the five types of wounds, surgical intervention, and surgical management of complex lower extremity wounds.