Robert Scott Kirsner, MD, PhD
Dr. Kirsner is Vice Chairman, Tenured Professor, Vice Chairman and holds the endowed Stiefel Laboratories Chair in Dermatology in the Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He currently serves as director of the University of Miami Hospital Wound Center and Chief of Dermatology at the University of Miami Hospital.
In addition to his medical degree, his training includes a PhD in epidemiology and a 2-year clinical and research fellowship in wound healing. Dr. Kirsner serves on the editorial boards for a number of journals in dermatology and wound healing including Wound Repair and Regeneration, Wounds, and Ostomy and Wound Management. Dr. Kirsner is a former board member of the Wound Healing Society and now chairs the Guidelines as well as the Government Regulatory Committees for the WHS. He is a founding member and past president of the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC). For the past 2 decades, he has co-directed of the largest multi-disciplinary wound care meeting in the United States, the Symposium for Advanced Wound Care (SAWC). He also chairs the Medical Advisory Board for Healogics® Corporation which manages over 550 wound centers in the US.
Dr. Kirsner has received awards for his research, teaching and clinical activities. Author of over 350 peer reviewed papers, his research interests in have been funded by a variety of federal agencies and foundations and he currently is funded by the NIH for work in wound healing. He also is co-editor of the comprehensive book, “Wound Healing”. With research interests in Wound Healing and Skin Cancer Epidemiology, Dr. Kirsner serves on the editorial boards for a number of journals in dermatology (including the JID, JAAD, Archives of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery) and Wound Healing and is currently chair of the American Academy of Dermatology’s Council on Education and Maintenance of Certification and a trustee for the Dermatology Foundation. Dr. Kirsner is recently retired board member of the Wound Healing Society, is past president of the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care and the Florida Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery. In addition to career development awards and industry sponsored funding, he is a recipient of NIH, ACS, CDC funding for his research. Independent of books, book chapters and abstracts, he has published over 300 articles.
Dr. Kirsner received his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University (1984) and received his medical degree from the University of Miami (1988) and his doctorate in Epidemiology from the University of Miami (2004). Dr. Kirsner completed a fellowship in wound healing (1992) and his residency (1995) in dermatology at the University of Miami.
Robert Kirsner is a paid speaker for Acelity.