Dr. Aziz Ghahary, a world-renowned leader in the field of wound healing, will be joining ICORD and moving with his research team into the Blusson Spinal Cord Centre this summer.
Dr. Ghahary is a Professor in the UBC Department of Surgery and Director of the BC Professional Firefighter’s Burn and Wound Healing Research Group at VCHRI. He has an extensive publication record and has presented his findings at more than 170 different conferences, seminars and scientific meetings all over the world. He and his team have developed and used a non-rejectable skin substitute as wound coverage in an in vivo model, and are investigating the use of a liquid, non-rejectable skin composite to treat non-healing wounds such as pressure ulcers and diabetic wounds.
Dr. Ghahary received his Ph.D in Medical Physiology from the University of Manitoba in 1988, and after 2 years postdoctoral training with Dr. Henry Friesen (former president of CIHR), he accepted a faculty position in the Department of Surgery at the University of Alberta in 1990. He moved to Vancouver in 2005 to head up the Burn and Wound Healing Group and currently supervises seven Ph.D students, four Masters students, two post-doctoral fellows, a Research Associate and two visiting scientists.