Adv Skin Wound Care 2021 Oct;34(10):539-541
At the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Health System, Bronx, New York, Anna Flattau, MD, MS, MSc, is Associate Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Family and Social Medicine; Giacomo Vinces, DO, is Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Social Medicine; Shuo You, MD, is Research Coordinator, Division of Hematology, Department of Medicine; Andrew S. Crouch, BA, is Research Coordinator, Division of Hematology, Department of Medicine; and Caterina P. Minniti, MD, is Professor, Division of Hematology, Department of Medicine. Acknowledgment: This work was partially supported by a grant from the FDA (R01FD005729). The authors have disclosed no other financial relationships related to this article. Submitted October 29, 2020; accepted in revised form November 23, 2020.
Objective: Leg ulcers affect 15% of people with sickle cell disease. However, wound centers typically treat few people with this condition, which makes it difficult to concentrate clinical expertise or support the scientific study of this orphan disease. This article describes an initiative to increase engagement in care through a partnership between wound healing and hematology leadership that led to colocating wound services within a sickle cell clinic. Read More