Barry University’s School of Podiatric Medicine professor Dr. Robert J. Snyder, a podiatric physician and surgeon for more than 30 years was elected president of the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC) Friday, April 20. Snyder, a leading wound care specialist and professor and director of clinical research at Barry will serve as president of the AAWC for the 2012-2014 term.
“It is a pleasure and honor to serve as the president of AAWC representing the profession of wound care in the 21st century,” said Snyder from the AAWC’s 25th anniversary meeting Friday. “I am proud to be at Barry, leading research on wound care and limb preservation at the Paul & Margaret Brand Research Center.”
The AAWC, a not for profit association, is the top, multidisciplinary organization for advanced wound care. It provides many benefits to build a shared wound care community for optimal care of those who suffer with chronic non-healing wounds.
Snyder, who has a private practice at University Hospital in Tamarac, Florida, where he is director of the Wound Healing Center, serves on the editorial advisory boards of Ostomy Wound Management and WOUNDS and reviews articles for the New England Journal of Medicine, will teach student doctors about wound management, limb preservation and research at Barry.
A published author of more than 100 peer reviewed and trade journals, manuscripts, and book chapters concerning topics ranging from malignancies to wound care, Snyder will head the school’s research division. For 15 years, he has been involved in clinical research and has performed several randomized-controlled trials as principal investigator and is founder of both the South Florida Wound Care Group and Snyder Wound Research Institute.
Snyder earned his DPM from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine and his Master of Science in Wound Management and Tissue Science, from Cardiff University, University of Wales College of Medicine in the UK. He completed his residency training in podiatric medicine and surgery at the Jewish Memorial Hospital, New York and his second year residency at the Metro-Plaza Surgical Center, Kansas City, Missouri.
An active researcher, Snyder is a Diplomat of the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. In addition, he is a Diplomat of the American Academy of Wound Management, (Certified Wound Specialist) and sits on the Board of Directors as president.