Vickie R. Driver
Dr. Driver is board certified in foot surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and is a Fellow at the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, licensed in Rhode Island. Her career as a podiatric physician and surgeon has included a special emphasis on limb preservation and wound healing in her medical practice, as well as, research and education. Dr. Driver is a Professor of Surgery in the Department of Orthopedics at Brown University (Clinical). She has served for 9 years on the Board of Directors for the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (“AAWC”), and recently completed her tenure as president for this international organization. Dr. Driver is also the chair of Wound Care Experts and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Clinical Endpoints Project. She has just been named to serve as member at large to the Board of Directors of the Wound Healing Society (WHS) and Board Member to the Critical Limb Ischemia (CLI) Global Society. In addition, she serves on multiple clinical national and international committees that focus on preventing limb loss and improving wound healing in the high-risk population. She is considered an outspoken ambassador and patient advocate for lower extremity limb preservation and amputation prevention. She has served as an investigator for more than 70 important multi-center randomized clinical trials, as well as developed and supervised multiple research fellowship training programs. She has served and chaired multiple committees for large national and international pivotal clinical trials and has authored over 120 publications and abstracts. Dr. Driver is credited with the development and directorship of multiple major multidisciplinary Limb Preservation- Wound Healing Centers of Excellence, including Military/VA, Hospital and University based programs. She currently serves as Director, Translational Medicine, Wound Healing, Novartis Institute for Biomedical Research.