MedStar Health to Stream Interactive Wound Care and Limb Salvaging Webcast

CME Credit Offered for Physician, Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners

February 5, 2020

BALTIMORE—MedStar Health will stream Healing Wounds, Saving Limbs webcast, live on Facebook and YouTube from MedStar Union Memorial Hospital on Thursday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. WMAR ABC2 News anchor Jamie Costello will host and moderate a panel of five wound care experts, as viewers are encouraged to submit questions during the interactive forum.

MedStar Health is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners who participate in the live stream can receive a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

The panelists from MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital are experts in wound healing and limb preservation, representing plastic and reconstructive surgery, vascular surgery, and podiatric surgery. They are: D. Zachary Martin, MD; Kevin Brown, MD; Tiffany Hoh, DPM; Paul Carroll, DPM; and Alayna Blazakis, DNP. Endocrinologist Malek Cheikh will also appear on set to discuss the impact diabetes has on healing wounds.

Topics of discussion will include how to prevent non-healing wounds, approach to wound care and limb salvaging, multi-disciplinary care, Charcot foot treatment options, diabetic-related neuropathy, injuries, and hyperbaric oxygen treatment.

The Center for Wound Healing, Hyperbaric Medicine, and Limb Salvage at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital, in partnership with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, provides patients with superior quality, safety, satisfaction, and the best possible outcomes for non-healing wounds

Meet the panelists

D. Zachary Martin, MD: Dr. Martin is board-certified plastic surgeon for MedStar Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, practicing at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital. He has served in executive roles at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital since 2006. Dr. Martin currently serves as the Medical Director of the Hyperbaric Medicine and Wound Healing Center, Chief of the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and Attending Plastic Surgeon at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital.

Kevin A. Brown, MD: Dr. Brown is a board-certified vascular surgeon with MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital MedStar and MedStar Union Memorial Hospital. Dr. Brown is a 13-year US Navy Veteran, having served as the Director of Surgical Services at the NATO Role 3 Combat Hospital in Kandahar, Afghanistan. He also served as department head of the main operating room onboard the USNS COMFORT during hurricane Maria relief efforts in Puerto Rico.

Tiffany Hoh, DPM: Dr. Hoh is a board-qualified podiatric surgeon practicing at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital and MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. Dr. Hoh has received specialized training in diabetic limb salvage at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital’s Center for Wound Healing. She treats many foot and ankle ailments, focusing on complex lower extremity wounds, diabetic limb salvage, and foot and ankle reconstructive surgery.

Paul Carroll, DPM: Dr. Carroll is a board-qualified and fellowship trained podiatric surgeon for MedStar Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, practicing at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital and MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, where he is the medical director of the Wound Healing Center. His clinical skill was recognized during residency with the 2015 Diabetic Limb Salvage Award. An active member of the community, Dr. Carroll serves as a medical volunteer at the Boston and New York City marathons. He is committed to supporting his patients’ podiatric health, one step at a time.

Alayna Blazakis, DNP: Dr. Blazakis is a nurse practitioner with a Doctorate of Nursing practice, with MedStar Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the Center for Wound Healing, Hyperbaric Medicine and Limb Salvage at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital. She specializes in adult and gerontology primary care with certifications in wound healing and hyperbaric medicine.

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About MedStar Health

MedStar Health is a not-for-profit health system dedicated to caring for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. MedStar’s 30,000 associates, 6,000 affiliated physicians, 10 hospitals, ambulatory care and urgent care centers, and the MedStar Health Research Institute are recognized regionally and nationally for excellence in medical care. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University, MedStar trains more than 1,100 medical residents annually. MedStar Health’s patient-first philosophy combines care, compassion and clinical excellence with an emphasis on customer service. For more information, visit MedStarHealth.org.

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