Dr. Jamal Sahyouni Earns Board Certification in Wound Management

March 13, 2015

Jamal Sahyouni, MD, Medical Director, at Clinch Valley Medical Center’s Advanced Wound Center recently completed his Board Certification in Wound Management through the American Board of Wound Management.

In order to take the exam for certification, physicians must first hold a State Medical License, complete a minimum of three years in wound care.

Board certification in wound management requires competency in the diagnosis and management of various types of non-healing wounds.  To become board certified, physicians must also have a thorough understanding of the patho-physiology of wound healing and appropriate utilization of advanced modalities.

In addition to serving as a Internist in his own private practice, Dr. Sahyouni is also a physician with Clinch Valley Medical Center’s Advanced Wound Center.  CVMC’s Advanced Wound Center provides specialized treatment for chronic or non-healing wounds, which are defined as sores or wounds that have not significantly improved from conventional treatments.  Typically, a wound that does not respond to normal medical care within 30 days is considered a problem or chronic wound.

Wound care may include treatment of diabetic ulcers, venous and arterial insufficiency ulcers, pressure ulcers, surgical and traumatic wounds, atypical wounds and wound infection.  Associated with inadequate circulation, poorly functioning veins, and immobility, non-healing wounds lead to lower quality of life and may lead to amputations.  When wounds persist, a specialized approach is required for healing.  For more information about Dr. Sahyouni or the Advanced Wound Center at Clinch Valley Medical Center call 276-596-6600 or visit www.clinchvalleymedicalcenter.com.