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I want to thank Dr. Salgado for serving as guest editor and the exceptional group of knowledgeable and experienced authors that he and Dr. Colen as consulting editor have brought together to write on osteomyelitis for Seminars in Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Salgado is a board-certified plastic surgeon who received his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C., in 1995 and stayed on at Georgetown for his general surgery training. Dr. Salgado completed his plastic surgery residency at the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York, in 2000.
While in the military, Dr. Salgado served as chief of plastic surgery at Darnall U.S. Army Medical Center at Ft. Hood, Texas, and assistant chief of plastic surgery at William Beaumont Army Medical Center at Ft. Bliss, Texas. It is in the military where he began his animal studies in osteomyelitis first by creating the first goat model of the disease and later evaluating varied modes of therapy to eradicate it. Subsequently, he went on for additional training in the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Chang-Gung Memorial Hospital in Taipei, Taiwan, and at E-Da Hospital/I-Shou University as a reconstructive microsurgery scholar.
Dr. Salgado is an active researcher who has numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals and many book chapters to his credit. He is on the editorial board of the Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery and is a reviewer for Seminars in Plastic Surgery and for other journals as well.
Currently, Dr. Salgado's affiliation is with the Department of Plastic Surgery, University Hospitals Cleveland, Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, where he has established a successful academic practice with residents and rotating fellows. His clinical practice is focused on post-oncologic reconstruction, limb salvage, and complex wounds.
Dr. Colen attended Dartmouth Medical School in Hanover, New Hampshire, from 1972 to 1975 where he earned his medical degree. He went on to do his residency training in general surgery and then plastic surgery at the University of California, San Francisco, from 1981 to 1983. Both during and after his training he studied with Dr. Harry J. Buncke at Ralph K. Davies Medical Center as a microsurgery fellow. After completing his residency, Dr. Colen was invited to Dartmouth Medical School where he became associate professor of plastic surgery and practiced there until 1990.
He is certified by the American Board of Surgery and by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Colen has been in practice in Norfolk, Virginia, since 1990 and holds the positions of associate professor of plastic surgery at Eastern Virginia Medical School and chief of plastic surgery at Sentara Hospitals–Norfolk.
Dr. Colen's clinical interests have centered on complex wound management with special interests in diabetes and osteomyelitis. He is the immediate past president of the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery.