Maria Goddard, MD, CWS, FAPWCA is a board-certified wound care specialist in the Midwest. She received training in general surgery at Wake Forest School of Medicine and completed fellowship training in burn surgery at both the University of Tennessee-Memphis and the University of Kansas Medical Center. She is board certified in wound care by both the American Board of Wound Management and the American Board of Wound Healing. She is an instructor for Advanced Burn Life Support and a member of the Global Health Committee of the American Burn Association. Dr Goddard also currently serves on both the Communications and Education Steering Committees of the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care. She has practiced in multiple settings, including long-term care, and her wide training, research, and clinical experiences provide a unique perspective of wound management. Her mission is to bridge the gaps that exist among care settings as a result of differences in regulations and resource availability. Her interests include burn care, geriatrics, global health, telemedicine, and education.