Christopher Attinger

MD Georgetown University

Dr. Attinger is board certified in plastic surgery. He is the Director of the Wound Healing Division of Plastic Surgery and a professor of plastic and orthopaedic surgery at MedStar Georgetown University Medical Center. The complexity and challenges of healing wounds while preserving function is Dr. Attinger’s main interest. As a wound care specialist and surgeon, he focuses on using limb-saving techniques and functional amputations to give patients the ability to take full advantage of their physical capabilities. He leads a team that specializes in preventing and treating lower extremity complications caused by diabetes. The team includes vascular, plastic, podiatric and orthopedic surgeons, as well as prosthetitists, hyperbarists, hospitalists and infectious disease specialists, who provide seamless care and expertise that is tailored to return patients to optimum function.