Winthrop Research Collaborators

As part of our multidisciplinary research efforts, the Winthrop Wound Healing Center works closely with a number of other investigators at Winthrop-University Hospital. Our in-house collaborators include the following physician-researchers.

Mark M. Stecker, MD, PhD

Dr. Stecker is the Chair of Winthrop's Neuroscience Department. His research focuses on the negative effects of high glucose concentrations on the peripheral nerves. Read full bio

Alex Axelrad, MD

Dr. Axelrad is Director of Trauma in Winthrop-University Hospital's Department of Surgery and Director of Surgical Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery at Winthrop. Read full bio

Benjamin Hagendorf, MD

A faculty member in Winthrop's Surgery Department, Dr. Hagendorf is board certified in both general surgery and surgical critical care medicine. Read full bio

Aaron Pinkhasov, MD

Dr. Pinkhasov is the Chairman of Behavioral Health at Winthrop, and also Clinical Assistant Professor at SUNY-Downstate Medical Center and Clinical Assistant Professor at Arnold & Marie College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Long Island University. Read full bio

Thomas Davenport, MD

As director of surgical services for wound healing at Winthrop, Dr. Davenport’s practice focuses on treating complex problems in plastic surgery, including wound care, reconstruction and limb salvage in patients with complex wounds. Read full bio

Philip M. Palmieri, DPM

Dr. Palmieri is the Chief of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery in the Department of Orthopaedics at Winthrop-University Hospital, and the Director of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at the Winthrop Wound Healing Center. Read full bio

Tom Rostkowski, DPM

Dr. Rostkowski, a podiatrist with the Winthrop wound healing team, is a board-certified member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Read full bio

Bryan Ding, MD

Dr. Ding is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in foot and ankle surgery. He provides individualized orthopedic care to our patients with foot wounds. Read full bio

Shayan Shirazian, MD

Dr. Shirazian is a nephrologist and clinical researcher interested in early recognition and the treatment of diabetic chronic kidney disease (CKD). Read full bio

Virginia Donovan, MD

Dr. Donovan is Chair of the Department of Pathology at Winthrop-University Hospital. She works closely with the Winthrop Wound Healing team to analyze the biology and microbiology of patients' wound tissue samples. Read full bio

Eva Chalas, MD

Dr. Chalas is Vice Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Chief of Gynecologic Oncology at Winthrop-University Hospital. Read full bio

Outside Research Collaborators

A hallmark of Dr. Brem’s multidisciplinary, team-based approach to chronic wound treatment and clinical outcomes research is the collegial and diverse group of investigators at institutions outside of Winthrop-University Hospital who collaborate on his research projects. The collaborators listed below are leaders in the clinical study of new approaches to the treatment of prevention of chronic wounds, and their institutions have unique but complementary patient demographics and clinical research environments. In addition to collaborating on the WInthrop Wound Healing Center's various clinical research projects, these researchers will also be sharing their knowledge and expertise with participants in the Winthrop Wound Center's training and mentoring programs.

Andrew J.M. Boulton, MD, DSc, FRCP

Dr. Boulton is a recognized expert on diabetes, diabetic neuropathy and diabetic foot disease. Read full bio

Robert Frykberg, DPM, MPH, MAPWCA

Dr. Frykberg’s research and writing interests focus on diabetic foot ulcers and disorders, venous leg ulcers, Charcot foot, and diabetic limb salvage. Read full bio

Marjana Tomic-Canic, PhD

Dr. Tomic-Canic has conducted ground-breaking translational research on the molecular nature of diabetic foot ulcers and wound healing. Read full bio

Loretta Vileikyte, MD, PhD

Dr. Vileikytehas has spent the past 20 years doing clinical research on diabetic complications. Read full bio

H. Paul Ehrlich, PhD

Dr. Ehrlich is one of the world's leading researchers on the biology of wound healing. Read full bio

Elizabeth A. Ayello, PhD, RN

Dr. Ayello is a leading expert on the care and prevention of pressure ulcers and other chronic wounds. Read full bio

David J. Margolis, MD, PhD

Dr. Margolis's research focus includes the treatment of patients with chronic cutaneous wounds, such as diabetic foot ulcers, and the prevention of chronic cutaneous wounds. Read full bio

Peter D. Stetson, MD, MA

A leading expert in medical informatics, Dr. Stetson research has focused on communication and documentation issues in medicine. Read full bio

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