A major focus of our center's research and clinical practice involves reducing limb loss and mortality resulting from chronic wounds. Our wound healing protocols take a patient-centered approach to wound care that includes systematic monitoring, early detection of skin breaks, and comprehensive multi-disciplinary treatment of the emerging wound and its underlying medical causes. This work utilizes the next-generation version of the Online Wound Electronic Medical Record (OWEMR), which uses medical informatics and clinical decision support to track patient outcomes and provide information in real-time to clinicians at all points of care (i.e. hospital, outpatient clinic, and nursing facility).
Our team is also committed to improving treatment and outcomes in persons suffering from chronic wounds by conducting clinical outcomes research. Projected studies over the next five years will:
Our ongoing clinical research program comprises all the diverse areas of investigation necessary to advance the treatment of chronic and complex wounds. Its interdisciplinary integrated team approach includes both clinicians and investigators involved in wound care and research. This provides a rich environment that allows us to leverage the expertise of more experienced investigators in order to help train, mentor and encourage residents, post-docs and junior faculty interested in pursuing careers in clinical research.
Wound Healing Fellowships
Winthrop University Hospital is currently recruiting a candidate who has completed a minimum of two years of general surgery residency for a fully NIH funded clinical research fellowship. This work will focus on exciting research in stem cells, growth factors, genomics, and informatics as it relates to limb salvage and other advances for complicated wounds. The fellow will also be trained in the development and coordination of multi-center clinical trials.
All interested applicants meeting the necessary requirements should please forward their curriculum vitae to Julie DiGregorio, CCRP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to read a personal statement from Stephan Barrientos, MD, on his fellowship experience at the Winthrop Wound Healing Center.