ABWMS Fellowships Background

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.



For Diplomates of the ABWMS who wish to pursue the development of a fellowship program, please complete a brief application. The information provided will help the Commission to support and direct these Diplomates as they develop their program.

Fellowship Information:

Physicians, who are actively seeking a fellowship in wound medicine and surgery, are encouraged to contact any of the following physicians who have developed or are engaged in the development of fellowship programs.

Fellowship Opportunities:

Our Division of Surgical Education at North Shore University Hospital/ Long Island Jewish Medical Center at Northwell Health has an open position in our Wound Care Fellowship. The position is available August 1, 2023- July 31, 2024. All applicants must have graduated (expected to graduate) from an ACGME accredited General Surgery Program, be Board eligible and/or Board certified, will have their NYS license by start date and have their COVID vaccination (required by employer Northwell Health).

Interested candidates should email their updated CV and a letter of recommendation (suggested) to Gabrielle Matas at