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Greg Patterson, MD, FACS, CWS
General and Vascular Surgery, Bariatric and
Archbold Center for Wound Management and
Greg Patterson is medical director of the Archbold Center for Wound Management and the John D. Archbold Level II Trauma Center in Thomasville, Georgia. He is medical team leader of a multidisciplinary wound management team that includes physicians, physician’s assistants, nurses, physical therapists, a diabetes educator, and nutritionists. Dr. Patterson received his Bachelors of Science in biology from Mercer University, Atlanta, Georgia, where he also attended graduate studies in physiology. He received his Doctorate of Medicine from the Medical College of Georgia, where he was president of his medical school class. Dr. Patterson is an active general and vascular surgeon specializing in venous surgery and distal arterial reconstruction, non-invasive vascular evaluation, nutrition and pressure ulcers. In addition he is medical director of the Archbold Non-Invasive Vascular Laboratory and is an assistant clinical professor at the Florida State University School of Medicine. Dr. Patterson is a member of the Board of Directors for the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care. Dr. Patterson is a frequent lecturer and educator on topics concerning wound management, debridement techniques, vascular evaluation and nutrition.
Pamela Scarborough, PT, DPT, MS, CDE, CWS, CEEAA
Director of Public Policy and Education
American Medical Technologies
Dr. Scarborough is currently Director of Public Policy and Education for American Medical Technologies, headquartered in Irvine, California. Her clinical career spans over 30 years, having practiced in a variety of setting including acute, outpatient, home health and long-term care. Her clinical experience has included tradtional physial therapy, orthopetics and sports medicine, cardiac rehabilitation, and wound care. Pamela has published book chapters, articles, and monographs on the topics of diabetes and wound care, in addition to being a highly sought-after speaker, invited to present to interdisciplinary audiences at conferences and educational activities around the country. She holds an active license as a physical therapist in Texas and is board-certified as a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) and Certified Wound Specialist (CWS). In addition, Dr. Scarborough is certified by the Geriatric Section of the American Physical Therapy Association as a Certified Exercise Expert for Aging Adults (CEEAA). Pamela has served on numerous symposium planning panels and association boards over her extensive career. She is currently a co-chair for PRESENT Wounds, Ostomy and Continence and served in 2013 as Clinical Editor for Wound Source, a wound product publication from Kestrel Health Information. She is on the Editoral Board of Today’s Wound Clinic. When not traveling she enjoys a quiet, nature-filled life in the Texas Hill Country.
Dot Weir, RN, CWON, CWS
Advanced Wound Healing Centers
Dot has been a registered nurse for 41 years; 37 of those dedicated to the practice of wound and ostomy care. She has practiced in acute care, home care and long term care, spent 7 years in industry, and has practiced in outpatient care since 2001. She has been Board Certified by the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Certification Board since 1985 (CWON) and The American Board of Wound Management since 2004 (CWS). After a long career in the Orlando area, earlier this year she relocated to the Buffalo New York area where she has joined the Catholic Health System Advanced Wound Healing Centers.
Dot is the Co-Chair of the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care, was on the founding Board of the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care and held the positions of the first Treasurer and the third President and is now an honorary lifetime member. She has been on the faculty of the Wound Certification Prep Course since 2004. She is a member of the International Wound Infection Institute, the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society, the World Council of Enterostomal Therapy, and The Wound Healing Society and the CLI Global Society. She was also one of the Founding Editors of the journal Today’s Wound Clinic.
Dot is a frequent lecturer on all aspects of wound management, has authored and co-authored many journal articles and 9 book chapters. She is on the speaker’s bureau and Medical Advisory Boards with several manufacturers.
Lee C. Ruotsi, MD, FACCWS, UHM, CWSP
Catholic Health Advanced Wound Healing Centers
Dr. Ruotsi is Medical Director of the Advanced Wound Healing Program at the Catholic Health System in Buffalo, NY. In that role he oversees three outpatient wound healing centers with hyperbaric medicine services and wound care consultative services for the 5-hospital system, and is Program Director of the Wound Care Fellowship. He is board-certified in both family practice and undersea and hyperbaric medicine, is a Certified Wound Specialist (CWS), and is certified as a Diving Medical Officer by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Dr. Ruotsi is a Fellow of the American College of Clinical Wound Specialists, and is a Founding Diplomate and sits on the Board of Directors of the American Board of Wound Medicine and Surgery. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the State University of New York at Buffalo, and serves as an instructor and preceptor for medical, physical therapy and nursing students as well as residents in the Internal Medicine, Family Medicine and Podiatric residency programs. He is a member of the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC) as well as the Wound Healing Society (WHS), and is past chair of the Education Committee for the American College of Clinical Wound Specialists.
Carolyn H. Cuttino, BSN, RN, CWCN, CWS
Carolina Wound Management Consultants
Carolyn Cuttino is a board-certified wound care nurse and practiced at the Medical University of South Carolina, a 600-bed teaching hospital in Charleston, SC, for over 36 years. She now has Carolina Wound Management, a consulting company that provides education and wound management to skilled care facilities and industry. Carolyn is one of the founding directors of the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC) and presently is on the planning committee for the Symposium of Advanced Wound Care. She has numerous wound care publications and has lectured extensively throughout the country on wound management. Carolyn has over 36 years of wound care experience which she shares willingly with the wound care industry. She is a past President of the Southeast Region and past chair of the National Conference Planning Committee of the Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing Society. She was the 2009 recipient of the Symposium of Advanced Wound Care Founders Award, given for contributions toward the success of the symposium and the advancement of wound care. Carolyn presently consults with the Carolinas Center for Medical Excellence in CMS’s Pressure Ulcer Initiative. She provides education, facility assessments, and assistance with processes to improve chronic wound prevention and management in skilled care facilities throughout South Carolina and North Carolina. She also serves as an expert witness in legal cases involving wound care and medical malpractice for various law firms throughout the country.
Hollie Smith Mangrum, PT, DPT, CWS
Area Vice President
Healogics South Central Region
Hollie is a Physical Therapist bringing over 20 years’ experience in wound care to her presentations. She has worked in the wound care field since 1995 in many settings, including acute, outpatient, home health and some consultant work for Long Term Care. She became a Certified Wound Specialist through the American Board of Wound Management (ABWM) in 2000 and currently serves on the Board of Directors and Speakers Bureau for the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC). She graduated with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2013 and is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). She has worked as the Manager of a physical therapy-based clinic, which she opened in 2000, a Program Director of a physician-based wound center, and has most currently been promoted to an Area Vice President over several wound centers in the Southern region of the U.S. Dr. Mangrum is passionate about education and wound healing and lectures nationally to healthcare professionals as well as students in various universities. In her spare time, Hollie enjoys exercising, outdoor activities, and spending time with family.