Podiatric Research and Innovation

The Section of Podiatry is dedicated to providing compassionate, state of the art foot and ankle care to people throughout Southern Arizona. Our research specializes chronic wound healing and health and healthcare disparities.

Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA)

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The Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA) is a collaborative clinical and research alliance dedicated to advancing care of the chronic wounds and preventing amputations in North America and worldwide.

The Gurtner Lab

Among the various lines of inquiry being explored by the Gurtner Lab is chronic wound healing for diabetic foot ulcers. At the forefront of wound healing and regenerative medicine research in the country, the Gurtner Lab is pioneering treatments to help wounds heal faster and with less scar tissue. 


Papas Lab