May 14-18, 2024 | Orlando, FL |
Adrian Barbul, MD is a General Surgeon with over 35+ years dedication to research and clinical activity to understanding wound healing, both at a basic science level and at the bedside. His basic laboratory research focused on studying the nutritional and immune regulation of wound healing. The laboratory was federally funded for over 15 years and trained numerous surgical resident and doctoral and post-doctoral fellows. As a practicing surgeon, he translated scientific advances to the bedside, such as being the first to study the effect of growth factors (EGF) on pressure ulcers and numerous other, often investigator initiated, clinical translational research. As founding member and then as President of the Wound Healing Society he has lead a team charged with the promulgation of clinical care guidelines for arterial, diabetic, venous and pressure ulcers which have been widely disseminated, accepted and adopted. He is Professor of Surgery at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Director of Wound Care Services at the Tennessee Valley VA Medical Center.