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Advisory Team

Dr. Mark Klaassen, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Orthopedic Surgeon Mark Klaassen learned early on what caring for others is all about. The son of missionaries, he grew up in Colombia where the positive impact of helping others was tightly woven into his character. This childhood experience made him fluent in Spanish. He returned home to the U.S. as a 15-year-old to continue his education, culminating in the MD degree he earned from the Indiana University School of Medicine at Notre Dame and the I.U. Medical Center. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Klaassen is an active member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons.

Throughout his career he has been a mentor to other orthopedic surgeons throughout the U.S. and other countries, providing instruction on advanced orthopedic surgical techniques and procedures – many of which he was instrumental in developing. For example, Dr. Klaassen was a pioneer in advancing the use of the patient’s own autologous platelets to energize the healing process and accelerate recovery following joint replacement surgery.

Dr. Klaassen’s areas of specialized expertise include knee, hip and shoulder total joint replacement, and arthroscopic surgery. He currently serves as Professor of Practice in the College of Sciences at the University of Notre Dame. Dr. Klaassen is a consultant and Developer for Biomet, OrthoSensor and Iconacy.

Dr. Gregory Schultz, PhD

Gregory Schultz, PhD, is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Director of the Institute for Wound Research at the University of Florida.  Dr Schultz graduated with BS and PhD degrees in Biochemistry from Oklahoma State University then completed Postdoctoral research in Cell Biology at Yale University.  Dr Schultz’s research focuses on two major areas, which are defining the molecular and cellular regulators of normal wound healing and developing therapies that reduce excessive scar formation (fibrosis), and understanding the role that bacterial biofilms play in stimulating chronic inflammation and elevated proteases that impair healing in chronic.  Dr. Schultz has co-authored 400 scientific publications that have been cited over 17,800 times, has received $38 million grant support as PI or Co-investigator, and is an inventor on 32 patents.  He is a cofounder of two biotech companies in the areas of antimicrobial coatings and anti-scarring drugs, and was designated as an Innovation Leader by TIME magazine in 2006.  He served as President of the Wound Healing Society from 1999 to 2001 and as a member of the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel from 2007 to 2010.

Dr. Jeff Lawrence, M.D.

Jeffrey M. Lawrence, MD, graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard University, where he also played varsity football. He studied medicine at Northwestern University Medical School, served an internship in General Surgery at Loyola University Medical Center (Maywood, IL) and then served a residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Loyola. He then completed a fellowship at the Anderson Clinic in Joint Arthroplasty – the reconstruction or replacement of arthritic joints. In addition to primary joint replacement surgery, Dr. Lawrence also performs complex reconstructions and revisions of previously replaced joints. He formerly was a clinical instructor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Loyola University and an attending surgeon at Hines Veterans Administration Hospital in Maywood, IL.
Dr. Lawrence was in private practice in Highland Park, IL, a suburb north of Chicago, for four years. He moved with his wife and two sons to Viroqua in March 1997.
Dr. Lawrence has authored numerous articles, book chapters and has given many presentations regarding Joint Arthroplasty, which have appeared in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, Orthopaedic Clinics of North America, Journal of Arthroplasty and Orthopaedic Review. He is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, The American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons and the Arthroscopy Association of North America. Nationally recognized, Dr. Lawrence has been featured in US News and World Report. Dr. Lawrence is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Dr. Tamara Fogarty, M.D., F.A.C.P

Dr. Fogarty attended the University of California, Irvine, where she graduated with degrees in both Biology and Psychology. Additionally, she holds a M.S. in Physiology from Georgetown University. Dr. Fogarty received her medical degree with honors from Brown University and completed her residency at Harbor/UCLA Medical Center with special studies in women’s health. She is an Assistant Clinical Professor at UCLA School of Medicine. She is Board Certified in Internal Medicine.

Dr. Daniel Daluga, M.D.

Dr. Daniel Daluga, MD, is Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and in Sports Medicine with over 35 years of clinical experience. A partner of Lafayette Orthopaedic Clinic in Lafayette, IN and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Indiana University School of Medicine. He earned his medical degree at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1983, completed his residency at the Loyola Medical Center in Maywood, IL, with fellowships in Total Joints, Sports Medicine, and AO Trauma at the Ohio State University, St. Luke’s Hospital in Chicago, and the University of Toronto, respectively.

Dr. Andrew K. Chang, M.D.

Dr. Chang graduated #1 in his class at the University of Southern California School of Dentistry with highest honors in academics and leadership. He received his medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine where he went on to complete his internship in General Surgery and residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Out of over 220 applicants only 3 doctors, including Dr. Chang, were selected for entry into L.S.U.'s prestigious Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency program in 1991. During his residency, Dr. Chang received extensive training in the field of reconstructive and cosmetic facial surgery.

Dr. Chang is board certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and is currently licensed by the California Board of Dental Examiners and the Medical Board of California. 

Dr. Adam Schiff, M.D.

Dr. Adam Schiff is a certified Orthopaedic Surgeon and Assistant Professor at Loyola University Medical Center with extensive expertise in diabetic foot ulcers, wounds, and related problems. Dr. Schiff earned his medical degree at Rush Medical College of Rush University, completed his residency at Loyal University Medical Center, and his fellowship in Orthopaedic Surgery with a focus on foot & ankle surgery at Duke University.

Dr. Lori Kellam, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Lori Kellam is a general surgeon with over 20 years clinical experience. She received her medical degree from Wake Forest School of Medicine and completed her surgery residency at the North Carolina Baptist Hospital. She has been a fellow of the American College of Surgeons since 2002, and is the Director of Medical Surgical Supplies for Hands of Hope North Carolina, an organization that provides free medical and surgical care to people of the Dominican Republic.

Doug Morgan

Mr. Morgan is a senior technology executive, consultant and entrepreneur with more than 30 years of broad cross industry and public company board-level experience. He served as CEO of Performance Strategies, a business consulting firm assisting SMBs with business development, strategy, market analysis, strategic partnerships and M&A. A seasoned public speaker and panelist, he also brings a strong IP background both creatively and analytically. Holder of 7 US patents, has served as an expert witness, and has managed IP strategy for numerous firms and driven IP litigation from both sides. He is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of MIT (BS) in Computer Science and Stanford (MS) in EE and BioEngineering where he was a National Science Foundation Fellow and helped develop the algorithms for one of the first human implantable auditory prostheses. 

Dr. Ira Herman, PhD

Ira M. Herman, Ph.D. is professor and director, emeritus, Center for Innovations in Wound Healing Research, and director, cellular, molecular and developmental biology program, Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Herman holds appointments in the departments of developmental, molecular and chemical biology, ophthalmology and biomedical engineering. Professor Herman is founding member and director emeritus, Integrated Studies Program, Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, Tufts University School of Medicine and is a recipient of the Distinguished Faculty Award. Throughout his professional career, and since the time of his graduate and post-graduate studies at Tulane University, Harvard University and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, professor Herman’s research interests have been focused on revealing the mechanisms controlling cellular and tissue responses to injury and tissue regeneration, including the migratory and proliferative responses that control tissue repair and the vascular remodeling and angiogenesis regulating wound healing. 

Dr. John Lantis, M.D.

Dr John Lantis is the Vice Chairman and Professor Surgery at Mount Sinai West and St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospitals and the Icahn School of Medicine in New York City. Where for the past 12 years he has served as the Chief of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery. He is the past president of the New York Vascular Society.   
Dr Lantis’ clinical practice spans the fields of Vascular/Endovascular Surgery, and lower extremity wound healing In addition he directs a clinical/basic science research program in the field of lower extremity wound healing and tissue repair and is published extensively. He is a founding member of the American Board of Wound Medicine and Surgery, and the Vascular Study Group of Greater New York; while currently sitting on the editorial boards of WOUNDS, the Journal of Wound Care and many other journals. To date he is/or has been the principal investigator on more than 65 multi center and single center chronic wound and vascular surgery trials. 

Dr. Jeffrey Mcintosh, M.D.

Dr. Jeffrey Mcintosh is an orthopedic surgeon in Mount Vernon, IL and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Crossroads Community Hospital, Good Samaritan Regional Health Center, and Salem Township Hospital. He received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and has been in practice 32 years. He is one of 3 doctors at Crossroads Community Hospital and one of 10 doctors at Good Samaritan Regional Health Center who specialize in Orthopaedic Surgery.

Dr. Michael E. Highhouse, M.D.

Dr. Michael Highhouse is an experienced orthopaedic surgeon at Unity Hospital in Lafayette, IN with nearly 30 years experience in the operating room. Dr. Highhouse earned his medical degree at the University of South Florida College of Medicine and completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the Michigan State University’s Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies.

Dr. Richard D. Weiner, D.P.M.

    Dr. Richard Weiner is a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine with more than 30 years clinical experience. Dr. Weiner trained at the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine and completed a post-graduate residency at the University of Southern California Medical Center in affiliation with the California College of Podiatric Medicine in L.A. He has extensive experience delivering care to patients with foot and ankle injuries and wounds, and is a Clinical Professor of Podiatry at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens.

Dr. Daniel LaMont, M.D., F.A.C.C.

Dr. Daniel LaMont is a cardiologist with special expertise in angioplasty, heart stent procedures, arterial fibrillation, cardiac failure, heart attack, and heart disease, and has been practicing medicine for nearly 30 years. Dr. LaMont completed his medical degree at Brown University in 1991 and his residency at UC LA Medical Center in 1994, with fellowships at UC Irvine Medical Center and Good Samaritan Hospital. He has been a practicing cardiologist since 1999.

Dr. Peter Winch, M.D., M.B.A.

Peter Winch, MD, MBA, is a Pediatric Anesthesiologist at Nationwide Children's Hospital. Dr. Winch received his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He completed a Residency in Pediatrics at Pittsburgh Mercy Children's Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and became certified in Pediatrics. Dr. Winch received his MBA from the University of Pittsburgh, Katz Graduate School of Business. He then went on to complete an Anesthesiology Residency with specialization in Pediatrics at Strong Memorial Hospital before coming to Nationwide Children's Hospital.

Dr. Pasquale Petrera, M.D.

Dr. Pasquale Petrera is an orthopedic surgeon in Salisbury, Maryland and is affiliated with Peninsula Regional Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Albany Medical College and has been in practice for more than 20 years. 

Dr. Michael N. Desvigne, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Michael N. Desvigne is a board certified plastic surgeon that provides a selection of in-office facial procedures performed under local anesthesia. These procedures are designed to counteract the aging face, specifically to rejuvenate and refresh, but still maintaining a natural appearance that does not appear unnatural or “overly done”.

  • Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

  • Member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons

  • Member of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons

Dr. Leamon D. Williams, M.D.

Leamon Williams Jr., M.D., a native to Fort Wayne who attended Homestead High School, joined Ortho NorthEast in 2001.  He came to ONE as a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon who practices general orthopaedics in Warsaw, Indiana.

Dr. Williams enjoys spending time with his wife Heather and their children. He also enjoys activities such as tennis, golf, skiing, piano, and lake activities.  He is an avid sports fan and enjoys following college football.

Dr. Dennis M. Lox, M.D.

Dennis M. Lox, MD, is a world recognized Sports and Regenerative Medicine Specialist. Dr. Lox did his undergraduate studies at The University of Arizona, where he was Phi Beta Kappa. Dr. Lox did his medical training in Texas, with a Residency in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Dr. Lox began practicing Sports and Musculoskeletal Medicine in Florida in 1990. During this time he edited two Medical Textbooks, and eight Medical Textbook chapters. Dr. Lox has written numerous scientific abstracts in the field of Regenerative Medicine, and presented his findings at Scientific Medical Conferences on Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering. Dr. Lox has always had a keen devotion to the science of Regenerative Medicine. This passion was fueled by his desire to deliver the best medical care and knowledge to his patients. Dr Lox has thus been invited as a Lecturer, and Moderator at Regenerative Medicine Conferences all around the world. Dr. Lox, has lectured with some of the most acclaimed Regenerative Medicine Researchers, Professors, and Physicians in the world. Two, Dr. Steven Badylak, and Dr. Anthony Atala have been featured on the television news program 60 minutes, for their ground breaking Regenerative Medicine research. Dr. Lox has also been invited to Moderate and select esteemed Regenerative Medicine Professors to lecture on Sports, Regenerative Medicine, and Tissue Engineering Symposiums at multiple highly regarded International Conferences. Dr. Lox has been interviewed on various news stations and radio programs around the country, for his work on patients, and professional athletes with Regenerative Medicine treatments.
Dr. Lox practices Sports and Regenerative Medicine in the Tampa Bay, Florida area, and in Beverly Hills, California. He has treated patients from around the world, including celebrities, professional athletes, and patients just wanting a better quality of life through Regenerative Medicine.

Dr. John P. Flaherty, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Dr. Flaherty is an associate professor of medicine in Interventional Cardiology and severes as the medical director of the coronary care unit (CCU) of Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, interventional cardiology and advanced heart failure & transplant cardiology. He has severed as the principal investigator for several research trials, including those related to heart valve therapies. He is the course director for the CME conference: Chicago Case-Based Coronary & Structural Heart Intervention Update. In 2012, he was a recipient of the Teaching Excellence Award by the Department of Medicine. In 2008, he was recognized as the Most Outstanding Fellow Teacher by the Division of Cardiology.
Dr. Lox practices Sports and Regenerative Medicine in the Tampa Bay, Florida area, and in Beverly Hills, California. He has treated patients from around the world, including celebrities, professional athletes, and patients just wanting a better quality of life through Regenerative Medicine.

Steven C. Bjelich, FACHE-D

 Healthcare Executive with 39 plus years in strategic planning, integrated system development, operations and fiscal management, managed care, physician practice management, governance and medical staff relations. Recently served as President and Chief Executive Officer of a $500-million regional, three-hospital, tertiary healthcare system. Consistent record of achievement in negotiating strategic alliances, optimizing clinical effectiveness, enhancing revenue, developing services and facilitating strong physician relationships. 
 
Led the Saint Francis Healthcare System to unprecedented market share growth of 17 points, improved; patient satisfaction and sustained it at the 90th percentile or better; achieved extraordinary high employee satisfaction (Top 100 Best Places to Work six years running) with medical staff satisfaction survey scores averaged at the 95th percentile; achieved an average operating margin of 7.86% over 18 years and attained national recognition in thirteen clinical categories.   

Dr. Tracy Zivin-Tutela, M.D.

Tracy Zivin-Tutela, M.D. is a Board Certified Infectious Diseases Specialist. Dr. Zivin-Tutela is the Owner and Director of Infectious Diseases Specialist of New Jersey. After graduating from East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, she went to Saba University School of Medicine, earning her Doctorate of Medicine. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at UMDNJ- Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, NJ. She continued her training in New York City where she did her fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Columbia University- St. Luke's -Roosevelt Hospital Center.
After completion of her training, Dr Zivin-Tutela practiced Infectious Diseases in Manhattan for 10
years. During this time she was the Medical Director of Westside Infectious Diseases as well as Director of
Transplant Infectious Diseases at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center. She currently practices in New Jersey caring for patients in general Infectious Diseases as well as Hyperbaric and Wound Care medicine. She has been featured in numerous media venues including NBC Nightly News, Dr Oz Show, Good Morning America as well as Parenting magazine and the NY Daily News to name a few. She was named Super Doctors- Rising Star
in NY along with NJ Monthly Top Doctors 2019.

Dr. Lawrence Lavery, D.P.M., M.P.H.

Lawrence Lavery is a Professor in the Department of Plastic Surgery, as well as Director of Clinical Research in the Department of Plastic Surgery, at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX.  His research group has published 210 peer reviewed papers and has received extramural funding from the Veterans Administration, the National Institute of Health, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the American Diabetes Association, and the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. 

Dr. Lawrence DiDomenico, D.P.M.

Dr. DiDomenico began his podiatry career in 1990 after earning his medical degree from Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine. In 1994, he and colleagues Dr. Kenneth Emch and Dr. Robert Debiec founded Ankle & Foot Care Centers, which today is a 19-office regional podiatry practice spanning Columbiana, Mahoning, and Trumbull counties in OH, and Greenville, PA.

Marta Ostler, P.T., C.W.S.

Marta Ostler is the past Manager of Northeast Wyoming Wound Care in Sheridan Wyoming, a department of Sheridan Memorial Hospital, where she has been for the past 24 years.   She joined  St Vincent’s Healthcare in their outpatient Physical Therapy department, over a year ago.   Marta is a Physical Therapist, Certified Wound Specialist, and Certified Lymphatic Therapist.  Marta specializes in  chronic wound management as well as lymphedema/edema  treatment and management.  She currently works with all types of patients with deficits in mobility ,functional strength and functional independence.     Marta is a member of the American Academy of Wound Management, the American Professional Wound Care Association, and the American Board of Wound Healing.     She also serves on the Board for the American Board of Wound Healing and the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care.  

Ramy Fahim, D.P.M

Dr. Fahim’s practice includes foot and ankle surgery, diabetic foot care and treatment of heel pain and other lower-extremity ailments. He is a Podiatry specialist for Ankle & Foot Care Centers in Warren, Ohio. Dr. Fahim was a surgeon with Family Foot & Leg and served as medical director for a home-healthcare service. Prior to that, he completed a year-long fellowship in the Mahoning Valley with Dr. Lawrence A. DiDomenico of Ankle & Foot Care Centers, training in advanced surgical procedures, including total ankle replacements. Dr. Fahim earned a bachelor of science degree from the University of Toronto in 2004 and a doctor of podiatric medicine degree from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in Cleveland in 2009. He completed his three-year surgical residency at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center in Cleveland in 2012. He is board qualified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. He lives in Warren.

Dr. Alisha Oropallo, M.D., FACS

Dr. Oropallo is currently a practicing Vascular surgeon and Wound Care physician.  She is the Medical Director of the Comprehensive Wound Healing Center and Hyperbarics at Northwell Health.  She is involved with basic science with the Feinstein Institute of Medical Research, translational, and clinical research.  She actively participates in numerous speaking engagements in national organizations.  She is a co-founder in the development of Northwell’s first regional multidisciplinary wound care conference to help educate clinicians.  She is currently an Associate Professor at Zucker Hofstra school of Medicine, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons with board certification in Surgery and Vascular Surgery, and a certification in wound care (MAPWCA).  She authors many journal articles and is a reviewer for several journals.  She is currently on the speaker’s bureau for the American Association of Wound Care (AAWC).  She is actively involved in American College of Surgeons committees.  She is a frequent lecturer on all aspects of wound management and treatment.  She enjoys educating others on the advancement of wound healing.  

Dr. Geoffrey Gurtner, M.D.

Dr Geoffrey Gurtner is the Johnson and Johnson Professor of Surgery and, by courtesy, Professor of Bioengineering and Materials Science at Stanford University School of Medicine. Further roles at Stanford University include memberships in Bio-X, Cardiovascular Institute and Stanford Cancer Institute. Dr. Gurtner directs the Stanford Advanced Wound Care Center (AWCC). He also directs an NIH funded lab interested in understanding the mechanism of new blood vessel growth, following injury and how pathways of tissue regeneration and fibrosis interact in wound healing. Gurtner has over 250 publications to his name and is actively involved in multiple clinical trials in both inpatient and outpatient wound care and trauma. His professional education spans over a decade and includes Board Certification in both General Surgery and Plastic Surgery with an advanced microsurgery fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center. 

Dr. Greg Bohn, M.D.

Dr. Bohn is a Michigan native and Board Certified in Surgery, Board Certified in Hyperbaric Medicine and Wound Care. Dr Bohn is the Medical Director at the Westshore Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine. He hopes to return to the AAWC Board and assist with organizational growth, membership expansion; particularly among physicians, and AAWC outreach projects. He is a past AAWC Board Member. While on the Board, he worked to grow the organization and expand educational opportunities for AAWC members. It was his AAWC Board involvement that lead to his Haiti Post Earth Quake volunteer experience. His relationship with fellow AAWC Board member, Barbara Bates-Jensen resulted in becoming a Founding Member of the Bates Jensen Wound REACH Foundation. The first OUCH Run event was held at SAWC Spring 2011 and raised funds for a local Dallas wound clinic and to provide travel scholarships for other wound providers to travel overseas. He has authored and published wound care articles. He has delivered invited presentations at national and regional conferences on a variety of wound and hyperbaric medicine topics. He serves on the editorial board of Advances in Skin and Wound Care Journal. Dr Bohn is the presiding President of the American Board of Wound Healing.

Dr. Jeffrey A. Niezgoda, M.D.

Dr. Jeffrey Niezgoda is the President & Chief Medical Officer of AZH Centers.  Advancing the Zenith of Healthcare is a novel company dedicated to excellence in wound, vascular and regenerative clinical services.  Dr. Niezgoda is also the founder of Web CME, an international educational company with a mission to provide wound care and hyperbaric education over the internet.  Over the past 10 years, WebCME has trained over five thousand healthcare providers.  For 16 years (1998-2013) Dr. Niezgoda held the position of Medical Director of the Center for Comprehensive Wound Care and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee Wisconsin and served as the President and Chief Medical Officer of Hyperbaric & Wound Care Associates.  
He is the President of the American Professional Wound Care Association and the Immediate Past President of the American College of Hyperbaric Medicine.  He serves as an honorary member of the Board of Directors of The American Board of Wound Healing and as member of the Board of Examiners for the creation of the Physician's Certification Examination in Wound Care, the Physician's Hyperbaric Certification Examination, and the Certified Hyperbaric and Wound care Specialist Examination.  He has participated in multiple Expert Consensus Panels and has appeared before Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Food and Drug Administration to provide expert opinion in wound care and hyperbaric medicine. Dr. Niezgoda has lectured extensively both on hyperbaric oxygen therapy and advanced wound care, presenting over 1000 podium and poster presentations at national and international conferences. He is a life member of the National Eagle Scout Association and the founder and President-Emeritus of the Association for Bladder Exstrophy Children.
Dr. Niezgoda holds an M.D. from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Herbert School of Medicine, Bethesda, Maryland, and is a 1981 graduate of U.S. Air Force Academy.

Marie L. Williams , D.P.M.

Williams is the first clinical dean at Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine in Miami Shores, Fla., and she is currently the program director at Aventura Hospital and Medical Center in Aventura, Fla. A renowned speaker in the field of foot and ankle surgery, Williams has also published several articles on the healing of complex wounds and limb salvage in addition to authoring a chapter for Bone Infections in Foot and Ankle Radiology. She is also well published in limb salvage and wound healing in the Diabetic patient.

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In addition to her private practice in Miami, Fla., which she and her husband have run for nearly 35 years, Williams was involved with Barry University’s Yucatan Crippled Children’s Project, a humanitarian effort that helps thousands of Mexico’s disabled and indigent children.  She also has been involved in lectures to youth on the Truth About Drugs in her community.