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
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
Areas of Expertise
Diabetic foot wound care
Venous leg ulcers
Ischemic ulcerations (poor arterial circulation)
Charcot foot deformity reconstructive surgery
Pressure sores of lower leg
Skin grafts and flaps