Vice Chair of Research; Director of the Wound Healing and Regenerative Medicine Research Program
Dr Phillip Frost Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Dr Tomic-Canic is a Vice chair of Research and Professor as well as the Director of Wound Healing and Regenerative Medicine Research Program at the Dr Phillip Frost De[artment of Dermatology and Cutanelous Surgery at the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine. She was recently honoerd by William H. Eaglstein Chair in Wound Healing. Dr Tomic-Canic is also a senior faculty member of the Human Genetics & Genomics and Molecular & Cellular Pharmacology Programs and Associate Member of the Hussman Genomics Institute at the University of Miami. She completed her doctoral and postdoctoral training at the NYU School of Medicine and joined the faculty of NYU Departments of Dermatology and Microbiology. As a faculty member of the Weill Cornell Medical College she directed Tissue Repair Program at the Hospital for Special Surgery before moving to University of Miami in 2008. Her lcurrent research is focused in three main areas: molecular and cellular mechanisms of wound healing and its inhibition, including epigenetic and genomic regulation (developing new therapeutics and wound diagnostics); anti-inflammatory processes in cutaneous wound healing (mechanisms by which stress and metabolic changes regulate healing) and wound infection/host response. Her research has been continuously funded by the NIH for neraly 20 years. Dr Tomic-Canic has participated in national scientific and clinical panels discussing the immense need for translational research areas to improve clinical outcomes of wound healing. She served as a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Biological Chemistry (2009-2014), and currently serves as a Section Editor for Journal of Investigative Dermatology and a Senio Editor of the Experimental Dermatology and Wound Repair and Regeneration Journals. She is recognized national and international leader in the field of wound healing research and was honored by NIH with WALS Lectureship. She served to Advisory Council of the NIH/NINR and was appointed to The Big Data to Knoledge Multi-Council Working Group. She is an active member of the Wound Healing Society. She served as a member of the Executive Board and was the WHS President in 2016-2017.