Global Diabetic Foot Course
The Evolving Concept in Diabetic Foot
4-7 December 2018
Sofitel Downtown, Dubai. UAE

Faculty

committee Global Diabetic Foot Course Speaker

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Dr. William H. Tettelbach

Dr. William H. Tettelbach graduated from The University of Tennessee School of Medicine in 1995. He completed his Internal Medicine residency and Infectious Diseases fellowship, as well as formal training in Biomedical Informatics, at the University of Utah. He currently is board certified in Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine, and retains an academic appointment at Duke University School of Medicine. From 2000 to 2003 he served as Medical Director for TheraDoc, a provider of electronic clinical surveillance to healthcare organizations, and provided subject matter expertise for the development of their "Antibiotic Assistant," 'Infection Control Assistant," and "Adverse Drug Event Assistant." These integrated clinical surveillance/decision support software modules have helped to improve the quality and safety of patient care and are now utilized in over 1100 hospitals across the nation.

While in practice within the Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare system in Memphis, Dr. Tettelbach was acting Medical Director of Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine outpatient/inpatient services. He successfully opened the systems first wound care center that offered hyperbaric oxygen therapy as well as restructured the Methodist North Hospital’s inpatient wound care teams which positively reduced the average length of stay in patients with active wounds and reduced the incidence of hospital acquired ulcers. Dr. Tettelbach was invited to participate in the response to The Surviving Sepsis Campaign, a global initiative to bring together professional organizations to reduce mortality from sepsis and, as a result, led the development of a Cerner rules-based electronic "sepsis alert" module. Since its successful development, the now labeled “St. John’s agent" has been adopted by other healthcare systems such as Toronto East General Hospital in Canada, the Henry Ford Medical Center in Detroit, Michigan, the University of Alabama at Birmingham Health Center and the Intermountain Healthcare system in Utah.