The Stepping Strong Center for Trauma Innovation

The Stepping Strong Center for Trauma Innovation

Ron M. Walls, MD, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at BWH, and Stepping Strong Research Scholar Dennis P. Orgill, MD, PhD, were among the many participants at the Stepping Strong Meet the Finalists event in 2015

Research Scholar: Dennis P. Orgill, MD, PhD

Vice Chair, Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Medical Director, BWH Wound Care Center
Professor, Harvard Medical School

Orgill’s lab is working to develop better technologies to treat wounds, prevent amputations, and regenerate tissues. His work has included improvements in artificial skin and methods to improve wound healing including micromechanical forces, platelets, and stem cells. Orgill’s Stepping Strong Research Scholar’s team made impressing headway in 2015-2106, publishing more than 20 papers on would healing, reconstruction, and other related subjects. Orgill is also collaborating with members of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute to develop better skin wound healing constructs.


Biography
Orgill is vice chairman for quality improvement in the Department of Surgery at BWH and professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School (HMS). Orgill’s lab is working to develop better technologies to treat wounds, prevent amputations, and regenerate tissues. His work has included improvements in artificial skin and methods to improve wound healing including micromechanical forces, platelets, and stem cells. He has consulted for several medical device and start-up companies and is the inventor on several patents. He worked on the team that created Integra, a skin replacement therapy that has been commercially developed and used successfully on thousands of patients.

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