Wound Care Team
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. 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.
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. 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. 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. 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.
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.
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 co-founder 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.
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.
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.