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About David Pougatsch

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David Pougatsch, DPM, FACCWS Co-founder of Wound Institutes of America, and the associate director of Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery at The Center for Reconstruction and Wound Healing.

He is a fellowship-trained podiatrist specializing in treating complex acute and chronic wounds, and preventing amputations of the foot and ankle.

Dr. Pougatsch uses various advanced modalities to heal wounds in a difficult patient population.

Dr. Pougatsch is board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine, and serves on the board’s committees.

David Pougatsch, DPM

Board Certified

American Board of Podiatric Medicine

Undergraduate - Physiological Science (B.S.)

University of California, Los Angeles​

Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (D.P.M.)

Rosalind Franklin University - Chicago, IL

Podiatric Surgery Residency

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center - Los Angeles, CA

Diabetic Limb Salvage / Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery Fellowship

Western University of Health Sciences - Pomona, CA
Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Expertise

  • Diabetic foot wound care
  • Venous leg ulcers
  • Ischemic ulcerations (poor arterial circulation)
  • Charcot foot deformity reconstructive surgery
  • Limb Preservation
  • Pressure sores of lower leg
  • Edema (Swelling)
  • Skin grafts and flaps