Saving Limbs Makes A Difference

in Health & Medicine, News Releases, School of Medicine
May 28th, 2008

Contact: Gina M. Digravio, 617-638-8491 | gina.digravio@bmc.org

(Boston, MA)-Charlestown resident Vickie R. Driver, MS, DPM, FACFAS, has recently been appointed Director of Clinical Research, Endovascular, Vascular and Foot Care Specialists as well as Director of the Research Fellowship Program at Boston Medical Center (BMC). Driver also has been appointed associate professor of surgery at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM).

Driver has a distinguished career in the field of podiatric medicine and surgery, with a special emphasis on limb preservation and wound care. She is nationally and internationally regarded as a premiere clinician, surgeon, researcher and educator. As a dedicated researcher she has served as an investigator for more than 30 important multi-center randomized clinical trials, as well as developed and supervised multiple research fellowship positions.

She is credited with the development and directorship of two major multidiscipline limb preservation centers, one for the military in Washington State and one for Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in Chicago, IL. She has co-authored 39 articles and abstracts. Driver is quoted in all levels of medicine that pertain to preserving limbs in the high risk patient. Prior to her arrival in Boston, Driver served as Director of Clinical Research at the Center for Lower Extremity Ambulatory Research (CLEAR) at the Dr. William M Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science.

Driver is board certified in foot and ankle surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and is a Fellow at the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. She serves on multiple national and international government and private committees that focus on preventing limb loss and improving wound healing in the high risk population. She is considered an outspoken ambassador and patient advocate for lower extremity limb preservation and amputation prevention in the high-risk diabetic patient.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call (617) 414-6828.

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