Michael J. Mitchell, M.D., F.A.C.S. and Aaron Wilson have been appointed medical director and program director, respectively, of the Wound Center of Niagara.
A general, vascular and laparoscopic surgeon, Mitchell is a graduate of Canisius College and the SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine. He completed his surgical training at SUNY Buffalo. He is board-certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
Mitchell is a clinical associate professor at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine. He is a member of the Erie County and New York State Medical Societies. Mitchell established a vascular and endovascular surgery program at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center in 2005.
A Niagara Falls native, Wilson holds a Bachelor of Health Science degree from the State University of New York at Brockport and spent five years working in orthopedics and wound care at Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown before returning to school to complete a Bachelor of Science in nursing at Binghamton University.
He previously worked as a clinical specialist in negative pressure wound therapy and in sales and marketing as a tissue regeneration specialist.
Scheduled to open in November, The Wound Center of Niagara is being developed in conjunction with RestorixHealth, one of the nation's leaders in comprehensive wound care and wound management programs.
Wound care programs specialize in treating chronic or problem wounds, typically those that fail to respond to conventional treatment within 30 days. Such wounds are typically associated with medical conditions such as diabetes, poor circulation and certain types of infection.
The Wound Center of Niagara will provide comprehensive wound treatment including the use of hyperbaric oxygen chambers to provide pressurized oxygen that stimulates tissues and helps wounds heal more quickly.