Lee C. Ruotsi


Dr. Ruotsi is the Medical Director of the Catholic Health Advanced Wound Healing Program in Buffalo, NY, and is Fellowship Program Director for the Wound Care Fellowship.  He oversees three outpatient wound healing centers with hyperbaric medicine services, seeing approximately 18,000 visits per year,  as well as a 5 hospital, 1,200 bed in-patient wound care program.  He is board certified in Wound Care by the American Board of Wound Medicine and Surgery, is certified as a Wound Specialist (CWS-P), by the American Board of Wound Management and is board certified in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine by the American Board of Preventive Medicine.  He is additionally certified as a Diving Medical Officer (DMO) by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and is on the board of directors of the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP).  Dr. Ruotsi is a Founding Diplomate and sits on the Board of Directors of the American Board of Wound Medicine and Surgery.  He sat on the Board of Directors of the American College of Clinical Wound Specialists and was Chair of its Education Committee from 2013 through 2015.  He is a Clinical Instructor of Medicine at the State University of New York at Buffalo and serves as an instructor and preceptor, in Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine, for medical, physical therapy and nursing students as well as residents in the Internal Medicine, Family Medicine and Podiatric residency programs and Vascular Surgery Fellowship.  He is a member of the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC), the Wound Healing Society (WHS), is a faculty member of the Wound Certification Prep Course and lectures nationally as well as internationally on topics related to wound care and hyperbaric medicine.  Dr. Ruotsi lives in Grand Island, NY.