2019 Conference Chairs
Charles Andersen, MDChief of Vascular-Endovascular-Limb Preservation Service and Medical Director of the Wound Care Clinic at Madigan Army Medical Center
Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of Washington and the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences
After graduating from Utah State University, Charles Andersen, MD earned his medical degree at the University of Utah where he also completed an internship and a one year of Surgical Training. He then entered the military where he completed his surgical residency at Madigan Army Medical Center and a Vascular Surgery fellowship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He remained in the military where his positions included program director in General Surgery and Chief of the Department of Surgery at Madigan Army Medical Center for 20 years. After retirement from the Army, he remained at Madigan Army Medical Center as a Civilian Physician. He has spoken nationally and internationally on Vascular Surgery, Limb Preservation, and Wound Care. He has over 100 peer-reviewed publications. Currently, he is Chief of the Vascular/Endovascular/Limb Preservation Service and Medical Director of the Wound Care Clinic at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma Washington. He is a Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of Washington and the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences.
Lawrence A Lavery, DPM, MPHProfessor and Director of Clinical Research
Department of Plastic Surgery
University of Texas
Southwestern Medical Center - Dallas, TX
Lawrence Lavery, DPM, MPH 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, Texas. His research group has published 208 peer reviewed papers and has received extramural funding from the VA, NIH, AHRQ, American Diabetes Association, and two American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.
Lee C Rogers, DPMMedical Director
Amputation Prevention Centers of America
White Plains, NY
Lee Rogers, DPM is the national medical director of the Amputation Prevention Centers of America, a division of RestorixHealth, Inc, which manages 130 specialized centers across the U.S. in 24 states. He is the past chair of the foot care council for the American Diabetes Association. Dr Rogers received the 2011 Rising Star Award from the American Podiatric Medical Association for outstanding national accomplishments and has been selected by Podiatry Management Magazine as one of the most influential podiatrists in America. Dr Rogers was selected as Educator of the Year from the California Podiatric Medical Association in 2012 and given the Master's Award from the American Professional Wound Care Association. Dr Rogers' work has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, US News & World Report and he's been a guest on ABC's The Doctors Show and featured on PBS's American Medical Journal and Al Jazeera International's The Cure.
Tomas Serena, MD, FACSVice President - American College of Hyperbaric Medicine
Founder & Medical Director, Penn North Centers For Advanced Wound Care, Erie, PA
Tomas E Serena, MD, FACS, FACHM, MAPWCA, Founder and Medical Director of The SerenaGroup, a family of wound, hyperbaric and research companies, 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 an additional year of training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Southern Illinois University. To date, he has opened and operates wound care centers across the United States and globally. Dr Serena has been the lead or Principal investigator in over 100 clinical trials, including gene therapy for critical limb ischemia, antimicrobial dressings, growth factors, topical and parenteral antibiotics, and CTP therapy. He founded the first wound healing cooperative research group that produced more than 12 manuscripts in 2016 alone. In 2011 he developed a diagnostic technique that now bears his name (The Serena Technique). He holds numerous patents on wound care devices and dressings. He is recognized internationally as an expert in the field of wound healing: He has more than 200 published papers and has given more than 1000 invited lectures throughout the world. He has published three medical textbooks and authored numerous book chapters. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Wound Healing Society and served two terms on the board of the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC) and is now the President-Elect. He has also been Vice-President of the American College of Hyperbaric Medicine and President of the American Professional Wound Care Association.
Anthony Tickner, DPMSaint Vincent Hospital/RestorixHealth Wound Care Center
Anthony Tickner, DPM is a board-certified wound care surgeon trained at Saint Vincent Hospital, UMass Medical Center and Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. In addition to holding an advanced certificate of qualification in limb salvage through the ABPM, he is also fellowed by the AACWS, APWCA, APWH, and the ADFS. Dr Tickner is a highly sought-after international wound care consultant and is the Medical Director of limb salvage and amputation prevention services at Associated Foot Specialists in Hudson, Massachusetts. Dr Tickner also serves on the board of directors for both the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC) as well as the Massachusetts Foot & Ankle Society. Dr Tickner is also on the ABPM committee for amputation prevention and is a faculty member of Present Podiatry.
Karen Lynn Bauer, BA, RN, NP-C, CWS, CHRNDirector of Wound Services
The University of Toledo
Karen Lynn Bauer, BA, RN, NP-C, CWS, CHRN completed her undergraduate coursework at The University of Toledo and obtained her Master’s degree in Nursing from The Ohio State University in 2006. She is currently working on her Doctorate of Nursing Practice at the University of Toledo, with a projected graduation date in 2017. She is certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner with over eight years of experience in wound management as a Nurse Practitioner in many settings. She is wound certified by the American Board of Wound Management and a Fellow of the American Association of Clinical Wound Specialists. She is currently the Director of Wound Services at The University of Toledo, in the Division of Vascular, Endovascular, and Wound Surgery.
Gregory Bohn, MD
Gregory Bohn, MD, FACS, UHM/ABPM, MAPWCA, FACHM is a practicing General Surgeon and Wound Care Physician. He currently is the Medical Director of the West Shore Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine as well as maintaining a full-time General Surgery Practice. He is Board Certified in Surgery by the American Board of Surgery and in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine by the American Board of Preventative Medicine. Dr Bohn has worked as a consultant in both Wound Care and Surgery. Interested in education, he has directed courses in Wound Care and Surgery. He has helped to plan major wound care meetings as well as participating as a speaker. He has worked nationally as a Medical Director in wound care covering the Midwest area. He graduated from Wayne State University with his Medical Doctorate in 1978 and completed a Residency in General Surgery in Grand Rapids, Michigan at Blodgett and St Mary’s Hospital in 1982. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeon, Fellow of The American College of Hyperbaric Medicine, and member of multiple professional surgical societies and wound care associations.
Cheryl Carver, LPN, WCC, CWCA, CWCP, DAPWCA, FACCWS, CLTC,Clinical Specialist
Cheryl Carver, LPN, WCC, CWCA, CWCP, DAPWCA, FACCWS, CLTC, is currently working as a Clinical Specialist for American Medical Technologies in the North Bay area of California. Her experience includes 20 years in wound care and hyperbaric medicine. Cheryl has received many high reviews as a nationally recognized wound educator and has been invited to speak to interdisciplinary audiences all over the world. Cheryl single-handedly developed a comprehensive educational training manual for onboarding wound care physicians, as well as many other published white papers and articles. Cheryl is a clinical writer for the WoundSource Practice Accelerator Series featuring monthly white papers, eBooks, blog articles, and webinar events. She was the first LPN to be accepted into the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC) Speakers Bureau. Cheryl is also an active AAWC member and Ambassador, Diplomat (DAPWCA) with the American Professional Wound Care Association, and Fellow (FACCWS) of The American College of Clinical Wound Specialists. Cheryl enjoys traveling, writing, and is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Science degree in Communications w/emphasis on Journalism.
Renee Cordrey, PT, MSPT, MPH, CWS
Renee Cordrey, PT, MSPT, MPH, CWS, found her wound care passion while a physical therapy student. Since then she has become board certified in wound care and focused her career in that specialty. She has worked in acute care, long term care, in an outpatient wound clinic, and in academia, teaching at two Doctor of Physical Therapy programs. She has been very active within the wound care community throughout her career, currently serving her third term on the Board of Directors of the AAWC and various roles in the American Physical Therapy Association, the Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society, the American Academy of Wound Management, the Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders, and Health Volunteers Overseas. She was honored with the AAWC’s Distinguished Member award as well as special recognition for her work as editor of the Advancing the Practice website. She has over 70 presentations and publications on wound-related topics. After completing her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy she went on to earn a Masters in Public Health, concentrating in health promotion and health education and is completing her dissertation for her PhD, examining how stress influences venous ulcer healing.
Emily Greenstein, APRN, CNP, CWON, FACCWS
Emily Greenstein, APRN, CNP, CWON, FACCWS is a Certified Nurse Practitioner at Sanford Health in Fargo, ND. She received her BSN from Jamestown College and her MSN from Maryville University. She is certified as an Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She has been certified in wound and ostomy care for the past 9 years. At Sanford, she treats patients with acute and chronic wounds, serves as chair for the SVAT committee and is involved in many different research projects. She is an active member of the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care and currently serves as co-chair for the Research and Membership Committees. She serves as a blogger for WoundSource and currently serves as the Media Chair for the North Central Region Chapter of the Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing Society. Emily has served as an expert reviewer for the WOCN Society, the Journal for WOCN, and Wounds Journal.