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About David A. Pougatsch

100David A. Pougatsch

David A. Pougatsch, DPM, FACCWS is the co-founder of Wound Institute of America, and a fellowship-trained podiatrist specializing in treating complex acute and chronic wounds, and preventing amputations of the foot and ankle.

He is a foremost expert in treating wounds due to diabetes, venous disease (leg swelling), arterial disease (lack of circulation), osteomyelitis (bone infections), as well as traumatic and pressure injuries. Dr. Pougatsch performs complex reconstrutive surgery of the foot, ankle, and leg including deformity correction as well as flaps and grafts.

Dr. Pougatsch and his team use various advanced surgical and non-surgical techniques to heal wounds in an extremely difficult patient population.

Dr. Pougatsch is Board Certified by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine with a Certificate of Added Qualification in Wound Care and Amputation Prevention, and serves on the board’s committees.

David A. 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 (leg swelling)
  • Ischemic ulcerations (poor arterial circulation)
  • Charcot foot deformity reconstructive surgery
  • Limb Preservation
  • Pressure sores of lower leg
  • Traumatic injuries
  • Edema (Swelling)
  • Skin grafts and flaps