Wound Care Service Line Director
Natchitoches Regional Medical Center
Frank Aviles Jr, PT, CWS, FACCWS, CLT-LANA, ALM, AWCC, DAPWCA, MLD/CDT Instr
Frank received his physical therapy bachelor’s degree from Florida A & M in 1991. Since graduation, his interest has been treating the various body systems focusing on the healing process. He is wound care board certified and holds a national certification in lymphedema.
His passion for the past 30 years continues being a patient advocate and promoting wound care / lymphedema best practices in rural areas where resources are limited. It’s about creatively educating others on “not only about just doing the right thing but knowing what right is”.
Frank’s accomplishment to promote advocacy & improve wound care outcomes in rural areas has been recognized nationally and internationally for establishing a successful acute care multidisciplinary pressure injury program, developing The Wound Healing Roundtables, starting the Virtual Wound Rounds, co hosting The Frank & Lizzie Show, hosting global webinars, and being an integral member of an award winning rural outpatient wound care center that continues to expand.
He serves as the practice chair for the Wound Management Special Interest Group (WMSIG) for the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), board of directors for the American Professional Wound Care Association (APWCA), Why Wound Care advisory board for HMP Global, editorial board member & columnist for Today’s Wound Clinic, education steering committee for the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC), and board member for the Community Healthcare Education Network (CHEN).
Currently he serves as the wound care service line director for Natchitoches Regional Medical Center (NRMC) and as an instructor on wound care/lymphedema for The Academy of Lymphatic Studies (ACOLS).