Jolt #3: Healthcare Caffeine, WoundSource Edition
by Colton Mason
The American Professional Wound Care Association (APWCA) Announces Presidential Leadership of Steven J. Kavros, DPM, MAPWCA
Philadelphia, PA – April 2, 2016 – The Board of Directors announces the election of Dr. Steven Kavros as the President of the American Professional Wound Care Association.
As the largest professional medical society and leader in wound care since 2001, the APWCA recognizes the significant leadership and clinical experience that Dr. Kavros brings to the society. The APWCA is one of the key wound care associations that provides WoundSource: The Kestrel Wound Product Sourcebook to its entire membership each year.
Dr. Steven J. Kavros has 30 years of experience in patient care, education and research in vascular wound management, limb preservation and podiatric medicine and surgery. He has spent 2 decades at the Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, Minnesota, holding appointments in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, and the sections of Vascular Medicine and Hyperbaric Medicine. He was an active member of the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine as an Associate Professor of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery. He was the Director of Research at the Gonda Vascular Wound Healing Center. He has extensive experience in providing educational lectures in wound management, arterial disease of the lower extremity and Charcot arthropathy. He developed and instituted the first Mayo Clinic comprehensive center for patients with Charcot arthropathy. He has obtained national and international recognition for the clinical development of two medical devices: low frequency ultrasound therapy and intermittent pneumatic compression. Both of these novel technologies are used in the care of patients with acute and chronic wounds, peripheral vascular disease, diabetes mellitus and mixed connective tissues disease.
Jeffrey Niezgoda, APWCA Vice-President provided this welcome. "Dr. Kavros is one of the founding members of the APWCA and knows the organization well. He has a clear vision for the organization and believes the APWCA should be the preeminent professional society in wound care. Steven has the motivation, reputation, and dedication to build a stronger association and the leadership qualities to lead us in the right direction."
Dr. Kavros stated, "It is my pleasure and honor to participate in the leadership of the APWCA. With exceptional members and an active and talented board, we will be able to continue our mission of improving patient care, education and research in the wound healing space. The APWCA is the leading multidisciplinary clinical wound care society and together we can learn and grow from our collective experiences. I am extremely proud to be able to serve the members of this esteemed professional organization."
Dr. Kavros has been the Principal Investigator for numerous research projects for both industry and National Institute of Health (NIH). These initiatives involve improving outcomes in wound management, limb preservation, and critical limb ischemia. As a result of the evidence based medicine research, patient care outcomes in limb preservation have been improved.
"He is a seasoned professional and has collaborated with Vascular Societies and multiple Wound Care and Limb Salvage Programs. He is active in cutting edge research and above all he is a man of character, integrity, vision and passion. I look forward to working with him," commented Kathya Zinszer, DPM, APWCA Secretary.
About the APWCA
The American Professional Wound Care Association (APWCA®) is a hybrid non-profit organization unlike any other organization available in wound care. Membership incorporates all of the various medical specialties involved in prevention, treatment and pain management in complex wounds. Wound care education is provided in an atmosphere that brings these fields together and therefore, facilitates an integrated, multi-disciplinary approach.
The mission of the American Professional Wound Care Association (APWCA) is to lead the care (prevention and treatment) of people with acute and chronic wounds (through a synergy of disciplines) worldwide. Our Mission is accomplished through an inter-professional commitment to optimal quality patient care, education and advocacy.
Visit APWCA.org for more information or contact APWCA at (215) 942-6095.