SJEH Adds Wound Care Fellowship
St. John's Episcopal Hospital wound care and tissue healing fellowship program recently has been accredited by both the Joint Residency Review Committee and the Council on Podia - tric Medical Education. The one-year fellowship program has four positions.
"The Hospital is very pleased to offer this program of advanced specialty training," said John Gupta, Chief Executive Officer of St. John's. "The program is one of a handful of such fellowships offered nationally and speaks to the high level of medical and podiatric training available at St. John's," he added.
"We have worked very hard to develop a program that provides the quality of education and training required for wound care specialists," said Lloyd Bardfeld, DPM, Chief of Podiatry and the Director of the Wound Care Fellowship. "The fellowship raises the quality of care we provide to our patients. A recent third party review of St. John's wound program showed that its limb amputation rate for those patients who went through a complete treatment was significantly less than other wound care centers throughout the northeast," Dr. Bardfeld added. Dr. Bardfeld has been leading the Hospit - al's free-standing independent podiatry residency program for many years. The program is affiliated with the New York College of Podiatric Medicine.
The fellowship trains podiatrists after residency in hyperbaric medicine, wound care management and limb salvage. It provides related experience in podiatric, general and vascular surgery and infectious disease. The training program enhances the quality of care provided at the Wound Care Center at St. John's Episcopal Hospit - al.
The Wound Care Center at St. John's Episcopal Hospital treats non-healing and complex wounds. The program offers state-of-the-art treatments such as synthetic grafts, VAC systems, and new medications that promote healing. It provides a multidisciplinary team approach to resolve wound issues. The skilled staff includes physicians and nurses with advanced training in wound management and hyperbaric medicine who have many years of experience in limb salvage and wound healing.