Three physicians have joined the medical staff at Kent Hospital’s Wound Recovery and Hyperbaric Medicine Center. This group includes a nurse practitioner and two physicians, one of whom is the center’s new assistant medical director. The group is also part of the hospital’s physician organization, Affinity Physicians, LLC.
“It is my pleasure to welcome our newest medical staff to the Wound Recovery and Hyperbaric Medicine Center at Kent,” said George Perdrizet, MD, medical director. “As our center continues to grow, it is extremely beneficial to bring new staff members on board who have a high level of expertise and can offer our patients the best possible quality care. This group of highly trained individuals is a huge asset to Kent and the community it serves.”
Lisa J. Gould, MD, PhD, joins Kent Hospital as a board certified physician in plastic surgery and is the assistant director for the Wound Recovery and Hyperbaric Medicine Center at Kent. Dr. Gould came to Kent from Tampa, Fla., where she was a professor in the Department of Surgery, co-director of the University of South Florida Plastic Surgery Research Laboratory and served as staff surgeon at James A. Haley VA Hospital, where she was chief of plastic surgery from 2007 to 2010.
She held academic positions as associate and assistant professor for the division of plastic surgery at the University Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas and at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wis. Dr. Gould is president-elect of the Wound Healing Society and has served on the Wound Healing Society’s Board of Directors and Education Committee for the past eight years.
Kathryn Reynolds, ANP-BC, joins Kent Hospital as a nurse practitioner and has most recently practiced at Wrentham Developmental Center in Wrentham, Mass. Previous to that position, she served as a hospitalist at UMASS Memorial Medical Center from 2008 to 2012. Reynolds received her BA in English from Colgate University and then went on to a direct-entry master’s program at MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston, Mass., where she earned a Master of Science in nursing. In 2011, Reynolds sought specialization in wound care, completing a course through the University of Washington in Seattle, Wash. She is also certified in wound, ostomy and continence nursing.
Ronald P. Zinno, MD, joins Kent Hospital as a board certified physician, specializing in wound care and hyperbaric medicine. Dr. Zinno previously worked at the Elliot Hospital’s Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine in Manchester, N.H., as a staff physician and medical director for 11 years (2001-2012). He also had a private practice of plastic and reconstructive surgery in Rhode Island from 1978 to 2001 and was the director of the Center for Wound Care at Fatima Hospital in North Providence. Dr. Zinno has also held positions as staff physician at Miriam and St. Joseph’s Hospitals in Providence. He received his MD from University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
The Wound Recovery and Hyperbaric Medicine Center at Kent is a unique regional referral center, composed of physicians and clinicians who are experienced in advanced wound care and help to heal diabetic foot ulcers, complicated surgical wounds, bone infections and venous leg ulcers. The center also offers expertise that can address lymphedema, radiation tissue injury, as well as ostomy problems. Advanced therapies can improve rates of healing, reduce pain and discomfort and may help avoid amputation.