ABWMS Wound Care Fellowship

The American Board of Wound Medicine and Surgery (ABWMS) is presently engaged in an aggressive effort to secure recognition by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) and the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) for the physicians it certifies. While the number of physicians – both MDs and DOs – certified by the Board continues to grow, the ABWMS is actively engaged in the development of fellowships in hospitals across the country by and with the help of its Diplomates. The existence and the number of fellowships is an absolute essential requirement for the recognition the ABWMS seeks.


The ABWMS has established a Commission on Wound Care Fellowship Program Directors. The Commission will assist the Board in the achievement of its goals. The Commission is chaired by Rummana Aslam, MD who conducts a wound care fellowship program at Hackensack University Medical Center Hackensack UMC, New Jersey. Assisting Dr. Aslam are other Diplomates: William Lagaly, DO; Jayesh Shah, MD; Richard Simman, MD; Neal Sharpe, MD. The Commission is governed by a set of Rules and Regulations.


The ABWMS has developed a full curriculum for fellowship education and training. The Board wishes to encourage new fellowships in wound medicine and surgery that are consistent with its curriculum which, in turn, is consistent with the domains in which the ABWMS tests physicians.


Physicians Seeking Fellowships in Wound Care

Physicians who are board-certified, board-eligible or soon to be boarded and  are seeking fellowship training in wound care are encouraged to click on the link below.

Teaching Hospitals

Teaching hospitals interested in establishing a wound care fellowship are encouraged to click on the link below for more information.