Thomas E. Serena
MD, FACS, FACHM, FAPWCA
Dr. Thomas E. Serena, founder and medical director of the Penn North Centers for Advanced Wound Care, is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the College of William and Mary and Penn State Medical School.
He completed his residency in surgery at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center with fellowship training in plastic and reconstructive surgery at Southern Illinois University. He is a professor at Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania, where he established a state-of-the-art research program including development of a novel acute wound-healing model.
Dr. Serena operates 14 wound care centers from New York City to Tulsa, Oklahoma. He has been the lead or principal investigator in more than 45 clinical trials, including testing blood platelets, antimicrobial dressings, growth factors, topical and parenteral antibiotics and bilayered cell therapy. He founded the NewBridge Medical Research Corporation, a nonprofit corporation dedicated to advancing the science of wound healing, which has received funding from the National Institutes of Health.