About Dr. David Pougatsch

David Pougatsch, DPM, is the co-founder of Wound Institutes of America, and the associate director of Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery at The Center for Reconstruction and Wound Healing.


He is a fellowship-trained podiatrist specializing in treating complex acute and chronic wounds, and preventing amputations of the foot and ankle.


Dr. Pougatsch uses various advanced modalities to heal wounds in a difficult patient population.

Dr. Pougatsch is board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine, and serves on the board's committees.

David Pougatsch, DPM

​Board Certified

American Board of Podiatric Medicine


Undergraduate - Physiological Science (B.S.)

University of California, Los Angeles

Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (D.P.M.)

Rosalind Franklin University - Chicago, IL

Podiatric Surgery Residency

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Los Angeles, CA

Diabetic Limb Salvage / Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery Fellowship

Western University of Health Sciences

Pomona, CA


Areas of Expertise

  • Diabetic foot wound care

  • Venous leg ulcers

  • Ischemic ulcerations (poor arterial circulation)

  • Charcot foot deformity reconstructive surgery

  • Limb Preservation

  • Pressure sores of lower leg

  • Edema (Swelling)

  • Skin grafts and flaps

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