Vickie Driver

Dr Vickie R. Driver is Professor, Washington State University, School of Medicine and is the Founding Chair, Board of Directors for the Wound Care Collaborative Community, an important collaboration with the FDA, CMS, and the NIH. She is also Fellow, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons-Glasgow, PM and Inaugural Fellow, Assoc for the Advancement of Wound Care, FAAWC. Dr Driver received the prestigious honor of receiving The Robert A. Warriner III, MD Memorial Award. She serves as Honorary Visiting Professor at Cardiff University (UK) in the Department of Medicine and Professor-affiliate at Barry University (USA). Dr Driver serves in multiple key leadership positions across national and international sectors of medicine, academia, and the arts.

Her career has a special emphasis on wound healing and limb preservation, and she is proud to be an outspoken ambassador for improving care to patients that face the burden of limb loss.

As lead investigator, she has served on and initiated more than 70 important multi-center randomized clinical trials, as well as developed and supervised multiple research fellowship training programs. She has co-authored well over 150 publications and abstracts and is former Director, Translational Medicine at Novartis Institute for BioMedical Research. Her love for teaching has transcended her career and continues to be an important focus of her professional attention.

Dr. Driver is very involved in both clinical and translational medical research in the field of wound healing and limb preservation. She is dedicated to making a scientific contribution to both the understanding of the natural history of disease and the discovery of new therapies and diagnostics to advance the treatment of patients who suffer with wounds and are at risk of limb loss.

She is the former System Wide Medical Director of the Wound Care and Hyperbaric Centers at INOVA Healthcare in the DC Metropolitan area. She has proudly served as a member of the Wound Healing Society (WHS) Board of Directors and Board of Directors for the Critical Limb Ischemia (CLI) Global Society. She completed her tenure as president for the Advancement of Wound Care Association (AAWC) and served for 9 years on the Board of Directors.

Much of her free time is spent volunteering on behalf of patients that do not have a voice. Her passion is to help make positive change and bring much needed innovation to the bedside of the patients that need it the most, especially to help prevent amputations and extend quality of life. Dr Driver is an avid runner and very proud and dedicated to her family.



WoundShark Innovation Competition Lunch (non-accredited, members only)

Tuesday, May 14, 2024
12:45 PM - 2:00 PM

Breaking Down the Barriers for the Development of new Therapeutics and Diagnostics

Wednesday, May 15, 2024
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Innovation Theater Breakfast (non-CME): EscharEx, an Innovative Multimodal Enzymatic Debridement Agent for the Treatment of Chronic Wounds

Friday, May 17, 2024
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM