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The Use of fNIR Light in the Detection of Deep Tissue Injury & the Quantification of Wound Healing
Start Date: 4/12/2017Start Time: 4:00 PM
End Date: 4/12/2017End Time: 5:30 PM

Event Description
BIOMED Seminar

Title:
Translational Research: The Use of Near Infrared Light in the Detection of Deep Tissue Injury and in the Quantification of Wound Healing – A 15-Year Collaboration Between the Department of Surgery in the College of Medicine and the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems at Drexel University

Speakers:
Michael S. Weingarten, MD, MBA, FACS
Professor; Assistant Dean, Medical Scholars Tracks
Department of Surgery
Drexel University College of Medicine

Michael Neidrauer, PhD
Assistant Research Professor
School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems

Abstract:
This seminar will review the translational research performed by Drexel's School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems in collaboration with the Department of Surgery in the Drexel University College of Medicine. The use of near infrared technology to quantify wound healing and to detect deep tissue injury will be discussed. The role of Diffuse Correlative Spectroscopy in determining blood flow in patients with deep tissue injury, as well as patients participating in the NIH sponsored therapeutic ultrasound study for chronic wound healing, will be highlighted.

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Michael S. Weingarten, MD, MBA, FACS

For the past 15 years, Dr. Weingarten has been engaged in translational research with colleagues from the Drexel Biomedical Engineering School. He and his colleagues have been awarded approximately $6 million in research funding, published approximately 23 papers in peer review journals, received 2 patents, and graduated five PhD candidates. Dr. Weingarten and his associates were just awarded a five year $3 million grant from the NIH to explore the role of ultrasound and wound healing.

Michael S. Weingarten is Professor of Surgery at Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He serves as Chief of Vascular Surgery and is Medical Director of the Drexel Wound Healing Center and the Drexel Non-invasive Vascular Laboratory.

Dr. Weingarten received his BS summa cum laude from SUNY Binghamton and his MD degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He completed a general surgical residency at NYU -Bellevue Medical Center in New York City and a vascular fellowship at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. He is boarded in both General and Vascular surgery. He has been featured in Philadelphia Magazine’s Top Docs in Philadelphia for the past five years.

Dr. Weingarten earned an MBA from Villanova University in 1996 He developed and for the past decade has taught the required Business of Health Care courses both live and on-line at Drexel’s College of Medicine with an emphasis on ethics and implementation of health care.

Dr. Weingarten is actively involved in the medical school. He is the Surgery Clerkship Director for third year medical students and the Pathway Director for fourth year medical students entering the field of surgery. He also is a member of the faculty teaching patient and physician relationships and physical diagnosis. He was just named as Assistant Dean of the Scholars Program for the College of Medicine. This will be one component of the medical school’s new curriculum starting in the Fall of 2017.

Dr. Weingarten served as a civilian volunteer vascular surgeon with the US military in the Combat Casualty Program at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, a US Army hospital in Germany. For two weeks, each year for 6 years (2009-2014) he cared for ill and wounded troops from the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan; he was honored with the designation of “Patriot Ambassador” by the U. S. Army Medical Command and included as a contributor to the newly published book, “A Legacy of Lessons Learned: Landstuhl Regional Medical Center During Wartime, 2001-2014”. He also volunteered as a surgeon in Haiti following the 2010 earthquake.

Michael Neidrauer, PhD

Michael Neidrauer has been collaborating with Dr. Weingarten and Dr. Leonid Zubkov for 12 years on translational wound healing research for 12 years. Dr. Neidrauer is a Research Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Drexel University, where his research involves the development of non-invasive optical technologies for diagnosing tissue damage. Michael is also the co-founder and principal scientist at Zeomedix, a company developing novel wound care technology.  Michael holds a BS in Biological Engineering from Cornell University and a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Drexel University. While at Cornell and Drexel, Michael focused his studies on non-invasive imaging technology for medicine and biology.
Contact Information:
Name: Ken Barbee
Phone: 215-895-1335
Email: barbee@drexel.edu
Drs. Weingarte and Neidrauer
Location:
Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building (PISB), Room 120, located on the northeast corner of 33rd and Chestnut Streets.
Audience:
  • Undergraduate Students
  • Graduate Students
  • Faculty
  • Staff

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