Dr. Boulton, a recognized expert on diabetes, diabetic neuropathy and diabetic foot disease, will work with our mentees in the area of outcome studies for diabetic foot ulcers, including how these outcomes might relate to off-loading stress from the affected limb. He will also help mentees with clinical protocols in forthcoming publications in connection with diabetic nerve and foot ulcer research.
Dr. Boulton’s research focuses on diabetic complications, particularly diabetic nephropathy, diabetic neuropathy and diabetic foot disease. He is a long-time collaborator with the NIH and has co-published papers with Dr. Brem on the roles of diabetic neuropathy and other diabetes related complications in lower limb disease. He is also recognized as one of the leaders in establishing diabetic foot-care as a medical sub-specialty and has authored over 400 papers and 8 books on these topics, including Painful Diabetic Neuropathy in Clinical Practice, which he co-authored with Dr. Loretta Vileikyte. (Click here for a list of Dr. Boulton's publications.) Past appointments include editor of Diabetic Medicine, journal of the British Diabetic Association and founding Chair of the Diabetic Foot Study Group of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD). At present, Dr. Boulton is Vice President and Direct of International Postgraduate Education for the EASD. Among other honors, Dr. Boulton was presented with the first International Diabetic Foot Award for research in the diabetic foot in 1995, with the second annual Edward James Olmos award for advocacy in amputations prevention in 2005, and with the American Diabetes Association’s Harold Rifkin Award for distinguished international service in the field of diabetes in 2008.
Professor of Medicine, University of Manchester (U.K.)
Consultant Physician, Manchester Royal Infirmary
Voluntary Professor of Medicine, Diabetes Research Institute, Univ. of Miami