ROBERT S. KIRSNER, MD, PHD
Chairman & Harvey Blank Professor
Department of Dermatology & Cutaneous Surgery
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Dr. Kirsner is a Tenured Professor, Chairman and holds the endowed Harvey Blank Chair in Dermatology in the Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He currently serves as director of the University of Miami Hospital Wound Center, Chief of Dermatology at the University of Miami Hospital and Jackson Memorial Hospital, and has been a Co-Chair for the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care (SAWC) for 23 years. Dr. Kirsner received his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University (1984) and received his medical degree from the University of Miami (1988) and after his clinical training he completed his doctorate in Epidemiology from the University of Miami (2004). Dr. Kirsner completed a fellowship in wound healing (1992) and his residency (1995) in dermatology at the University of Miami. Dr. Kirsner serves on the editorial boards for a number of journals in Dermatology and Wound Healing. A member of the Board of Directors for the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), he recently completed his term as currently chair of the AAD’s Council on Education and Maintenance of Certification. Dr. Kirsner is a former board member of the Wound Healing Society, is a founding board member and past president of the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care and the Florida Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery. In addition to career development awards and industry sponsored funding, he is a recipient of NIH, ACS, CDC funding for his research. Independent of books, book chapters and abstracts, he has published over 450 articles.
DOT WEIR, RN, CWON, CWS
Catholic Health Advanced Wound Healing
Cheektowaga, New York
Dot has been a registered nurse for 41 years; 37 of those dedicated to the practice of wound and ostomy care. She has practiced in acute care, home care and long term care, spent 7 years in industry, and has practiced in outpatient care since 2001. She has been Board Certified by the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Certification Board since 1985 (CWON) and The American Board of Wound Management since 2004 (CWS). After a long career in the Orlando area, earlier this year she relocated to the Buffalo New York area where she has joined the Catholic Health System Advanced Wound Healing Centers.
Dot is the Co-Chair of the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care, was on the founding Board of the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care and held the positions of the first Treasurer and the third President and is now an honorary lifetime member. She has been on the faculty of the Wound Certification Prep Course since 2004. She is a member of the International Wound Infection Institute, the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society, the World Council of Enterostomal Therapy, and The Wound Healing Society and the CLI Global Society. She was also one of the Founding Editors of the journal Today’s Wound Clinic.
Dot is a frequent lecturer on all aspects of wound management, has authored and co-authored many journal articles and 9 book chapters. She is on the speaker’s bureau and Medical Advisory Boards with several manufacturers.