Windy Cole

Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine, USA

Director of Wound Research

Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine

 

Dr. Windy Cole is a native of the US. She holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Cincinnati where she graduated summa cum laude. She is also and honors graduate from the Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine. Dr. Cole has practiced in Northeast Ohio where she serves as Medical Director of the Wound Care Center, University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center and Adjunct Professor and Director of Wound Care Research at Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine. She has been a dedicated wound care advocate for two decades with interests focused on medical education, diabetic foot care, wound care, limb salvage, & clinical research. Her passion to help others has led her participate in humanitarian efforts including a medical mission to Jordan in 2018 to aid the large Syrian refugee population seeking asylum from civil war. Dr. Cole has published numerous articles on these topics and is a sought-after speaker both nationally and internationally. She is a feature writer for Podiatry Management and Today’s Wound Clinic as well as a contributing writer for Podiatry Today.

She is a wound care advocate on the forefront of technology-driven research. She sits on the advisory board of multiple emerging biotech companies and has been integral in collaborating on innovative research protocols in the space. Most recently, her work was chosen as the top-scoring oral abstract in the category of clinical research at the Symposium for Advanced Wound Care in October 2019 for her efforts utilizing the MolecuLight camera titled  “The Use of an Advanced Fluorescence Imaging System to Target Wound Debridement, Decrease Bioburden, Improve Healing Rates, and Provide Positive Revenues in an Outpatient Wound Care Setting”. She is an early adopter of the DermaPACE technology and is currently enrolling patients with diabetic foot ulcers for an extended case study intended for publication later this year. Other technologies currently being studied in her research clinic include continuous topical oxygen therapy, electroceutical wound dressings, remote ischemic conditioning, and near infrared spectroscopy.