Omeza recently appointed Dr. Desmond “Des” Bell, DPM, CWS as Chief Medical Officer. He will oversee clinical trials and other evidence generation and develop product education campaigns. He will also represent Omeza through speaking engagements and educational content creation.
Dr. Bell has consulted with the Omeza founders since the company’s inception, helping develop the product line and overseeing its practical application. He serves as lead clinician in an approved test program for Omeza products at the Wound Management program at Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida.
“We couldn’t be more excited to have Dr. Bell joining the Omeza team as we grow our clinical partnerships and move into large-scale data generation for our products,” states Sarah Kitlowski, President.“ His relentless commitment to patient quality-of-life, amputation prevention, and seeking game-changing wound care solutions are why he and the Omeza team first started working together.”
Dr. Bell, a leader in limb salvage and lower extremity wound care, is a Board-Certified Wound Specialist (CWS, American Board of Wound Management), and a Fellow of the American College of Certified Wound Specialists. A graduate of Tulane University and the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, Dr. Bell is the Founder and President of “The Save A Leg, Save A Life” Foundation (SALSAL), and Founder of the Limb Salvage Institute and Wound Care on Wheels. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the American Board of Wound Management.
Dr. Bell has also been elected as a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. He is a frequent lecturer and author on the subject of wound care, peripheral arterial disease and diabetes, and is an editorial Board Member of “Today’s Wound Clinic”, as well as being a regular contributor to “Podiatry Today”. He is nationally recognized speaker, with regular faculty roles at AMP, ASCENT and Modern Wound Care Management.