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Partnerships Between Podiatrists and Vascular Surgeons in Building Effective Wound Care Centers

Venita Chandra Department of Vascular Surgery, Stanford University, Stanford, CA. Society for Vascular Surgery Young Surgeons Committee.

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Natalia O. Glebova Department of Surgery, University of Colorado, Aurora, CO. Society for Vascular Surgery Young Surgeons Committee.

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Nichol L. Salvo APMA Young Physicians' Leadership Panel, Podiatry Section and Podiatry Residency Program, Atlanta VA Medical Center, Decatur, GA.

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Timothy Wu Division of Vascular Surgery Young Surgeons Committee, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ. Society for Vascular Surgery Young Surgeons Committee.

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This practice memo, a collaborative effort between the Young Physicians' Program of the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) and the Young Surgeons Committee of the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS), is intended to aid podiatrists and vascular surgeons in the early years of their respective careers, especially those involved in the care of patients with chronic wounds. During these formative years, learning how to successfully establish an inter-professional partnership is crucial in order to provide the best possible care to this important patient population.

Corresponding author: Timothy Wu, MD, Division of Vascular Surgery, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, 150 Bergen St, F102, Newark, NJ 07103. (E-mail: tim.wu@rutgers.edu)