Valley Presbyterian Hospital Physician Receives Honor

Valley Presbyterian Hospital Physician Receives Honor

Valley Presbyterian HospitalJaclyn Giovis, 818-902-7920 (direct)Director of Communications

Lee C. Rogers, D.P.M, Co-Director and Co-Founder of the Amputation Prevention Center at Valley Presbyterian Hospital, received the American Professional Wound Care Association’s (APWCA) highest recognition for a wound care provider.

Dr. Rogers was awarded the prestigious “Masters” designation on Saturday, April 6, at the Annual APWCA Association Membership Meeting, held in conjunction with the National Clinical Conference in Orlando. Started in 2010, the award recognizes key opinion leaders who have impacted wound care through education, advocacy and research.

“I'm deeply honored to receive the Master's award from the APWCA,” Dr. Rogers said. “I will continue to raise awareness about the plague of diabetes and the impact of foot ulcers on patients and their families. Currently, the medical community seems to focus on the treatment of diabetes complications, when we really should be focused on the prevention of this devastating and expensive disease.”

Dr. Rogers is an award-winning researcher and prolific author on the topic of preventing amputations in diabetes. He was given the Rising Star Award by the American Podiatric Medical Association in 2011 and Educator of the Year by the California Podiatric Medical Association in 2012. He was named by magazine as "one of the country's most influential podiatrists." Dr. Rogers is on the exam committee for the national licensing and the board certification exams in podiatry. He is the immediate past chair of the Foot Care Council of the American Diabetes Association. His work has been cited by the , , , and he was a guest on The Doctors Show.

Dr. Rogers attended podiatric medical school at Des Moines University in Des Moines, Iowa. He completed a residency in foot surgery at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers in New York and a fellowship in limb salvage at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in Chicago. He is board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine.

Valley Presbyterian Hospital is a 350-bed facility that ranks among the largest acute care hospitals in the San Fernando Valley. Founded in 1958, the nonprofit, non-sectarian, independent, community hospital provides high quality, patient-centered care through leading-edge technology and a full range of medical services. For more information, visit .

The Amputation Prevention Center at Valley Presbyterian Hospital (APC) is among only a handful of facilities nationwide — and the only facility in Southern California — that brings together the interdisciplinary expertise of vascular and podiatric surgeons, limb salvage and wound management specialists in one state-of-the-art setting. Patients with at-risk limbs receive integrated care in an 11,257-foot facility featuring the latest equipment and instruments to perform limb-saving procedures. For more information, visit .