The IWGDF Guidance is written by many experts from all over the world. Here you can see who’s involved, read their biographies, and find the conflict of interest statements.

Prof. Dr. Joon Pio Hong

Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery University of Ulsan College of Medicine & Asan Medical Center Joon Pio Hong, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A. is Professor of Plastic […]

Dr. Anita Raspovic

Podiatrist / Senior Lecturer La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia Dr Raspovic is a podiatrist who graduated with honours from La Trobe University (1992), and went on […]

Prof. Dr. Lawrence Lavery

Podiatrist and Wound Care Specialist UT Southwestern Medical Centre Lawrence Lavery is a professor and director of research in the Department of Plastic Surgery at the […]

Prof. Dr. Joseph Mills

Vascular Surgeon Baylor College of Medicine Joseph L. Mills, M.D. is a board certified vascular surgeon in Houston. Dr. Mills earned his medical degree at Georgetown […]

Prof. Benjamin A. Lipsky

Prof. Benjamin A. Lipsky MD, FACP, FIDSA, FRCP (London), FFPM-RCPS (Glasg) Professor Lipsky is currently Associate Fellow at Green Templeton College, Visiting Professor (Infectious Diseases and […]

Prof. Dr. Maarit Venermo

Vascular surgeon Helsinki University Hospital, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland Professor Venermo is head of the department of vascular surgery at Helsinki University Hospital. Her research […]

Prof. Dr. Carlo Caravaggi

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Dr. Agnes Hartemann

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Dr. Edgar Peters

Internist (infectious diseases and acute medicine) VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands Edgar J.G. Peters (Heerenveen, Friesland, The Netherlands) started medical school at VU University […]

Prof. Dr. Alberto Piaggesi

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Dr. Vijay Viswanathan

Diabetologist M.V. Hospital for Diabetes, and Prof. M.Viswanathan Diabetes Research Centre, Royapuram, Chennai, India Head & Chief Diabetologist of M.V. Hospital for Diabetes & President of […]

Prof. Robert J Hinchliffe

Professor of vascular surgery University of Bristol Robert Hinchliffe is Professor of Vascular Surgery at the University of Bristol, Bristol Surgical Trials Centre and Bristol NIHR […]

Catherine Gooday

Podiatrist Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals, United Kingdom Catherine Gooday graduated as a podiatrist from the University of Brighton in 1996. She has been the Principal […]

Dr. Sicco A. Bus

Human movement scientist Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands Dr. Sicco Bus is a human movement scientist and works as an associate professor, principle investigator, and […]

Dr. Rachael Forsythe

Vascular surgeon (in training) /  Honorary research fellow Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh / University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK Rachael Forsythe is a vascular surgery trainee in […]

Dr. Mathew Diggle

Clinical microbiologist . Dr Mathew Diggle, a proud father of three wonderful children and married to a rather patient wife. Of lesser importance but still of […]

Prof. Dr. Gerry Rayman

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Dr. Zulfiqarali Abbas

Endocrinologist Department of Internal Medicine, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Dr. Zulfiqarali G. Abbas is a consultant physician, endocrinologist and […]

Dr. J. Apelqvist

Senior consultant and associate professor Department of endocrinology University hospital of Skåne in Malmö, and division for clinical sciences University of Lund (Sweden) Jan Apelqvist is […]

Dr. Chris Attinger

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Prof. Dr. Shigeo Kono

Director and Diabetologist WHO-collaborating centre for Diabetes Treatment and Education, National Hospital Organization, Kyoto Medical Center, Kyoto, Japan Dr Shigeo Kono is from Kyoto in Japan. […]

Anne Rasmussen

Podiatrist Steno Diabetes Center, Copenhagen, Denmark Podiatrist Anne Rasmussen is team leader of the Foot Clinic at Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen (SDCC), Denmark. With a dedicated […]

Dr. Matilde Monteiro-Soares

Podiatrist / Post-doc researcher MEDCIDES -  Departamento de Medicina da Comunidade Informação e Decisão em Saúde and Center for Health Technology and Services Research (CINTESIS), Faculty of Medicine Oporto […]

Dr. Magnus Löndahl

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Prof. Nicolaas C. Schaper

Internist-endocrinologist Dept. Internal Medicine, Div. Endocrinology, Maastricht University Hospital, the Netherlands. Nicolaas Schaper is since several decades closely involved in the diabetic foot. His research is […]

Prof. Dr. Robert Fitridge

Professor of Vascular Surgery University of Adelaide and Royal Adelaide Hospital Professor Rob Fitridge is Head of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Royal Adelaide Hospital and Professor […]

Prof. Dr. Frances Game

Diabetologist Derby Hospital NHS and University of Nottingham Biography follows soon {{ vc_btn:title=See+full+disclosure+of+interest+%C2%BB&link=url%3Ahttp%253A%252F%252Fiwgdfguidance.org%252Fwp-content%252Fuploads%252F2018%252F03%252FDOI-Fran-Game.pdf%7Ctitle%3ASee%2520full%2520disclosure%2520of%2520interest%2520%25C2%25BB%7Ctarget%3A%2520_blank%7C }}

Prof. Dr. Ed Boyko

Professor of Medicine and Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology University of Washington Edward J. Boyko, MD, MPH, is Professor of Medicine and Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology at […]

Dr. Isabel Sacco

Associate Professor Physical Therapy, Speech and Occupational Therapy Department, School of Medicine, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil Prof. Isabel C. N. Sacco is an […]

Dr. Gustav Jarl

Prosthetist Orthotist Department of Prosthetics and Orthotics, Faculty of Medicine and Health, Örebro University, Örebro, Sweden; University Health Care Research Centre, Faculty of Medicine and Health, Örebro […]

Prof. Dr. Jim Reekers

Interventional-Radiologist Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. As part of the limb ischemia research program, professor Jim Reekers is closely involved in the […]

Prof. Dr. Eric Senneville

Specialist in Infectious Diseases Gustave Dron Hospital, Tourcoing, France Prof Eric Senneville, MD, PhD,  trained in medicine in Lille University, France before specializing from 1983 to […]

Prof. Dr. Javier Aragon-Sanchez

General Surgeon Department of Surgery and Diabetic Foot Unit, La Paloma Hospital, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain Dr. Javier Aragón-Sánchez is a General Surgeon. He […]

Dr. Vicky Driver

Podiatrist . Biography follows soon {{ vc_btn:title=See+full+curriculum+vitae+%C2%BB&link=%7Ctitle%3ASee%2520full%2520curriculum%2520vitae%2520%25C2%25BB%7Ctarget%3A%2520_blank%7C }} {{ vc_btn:title=See+full+disclosure+of+interest+%C2%BB&link=%7Ctitle%3ASee%2520full%2520disclosure%2520of%2520interest%2520%25C2%25BB%7Ctarget%3A%2520_blank%7C }}

Prof. Dr. David Armstrong

Professor of Surgery / Podiatrist University of Southern California, USA Dr. Armstrong is Professor of Surgery at the University of Southern California. Dr. Armstrong holds a Masters […]

Prof. Dr. Sigrid Nikol

Senior Consultant . Biography follows soon {{ vc_btn:title=See+full+curriculum+vitae+%C2%BB&link=%7Ctitle%3ASee%2520full%2520curriculum%2520vitae%2520%25C2%25BB%7Ctarget%3A%2520_blank%7C }} {{ vc_btn:title=See+full+disclosure+of+interest+%C2%BB&link=%7Ctitle%3ASee%2520full%2520disclosure%2520of%2520interest%2520%25C2%25BB%7Ctarget%3A%2520_blank%7C }}

Matthew Malone

Podiatrist / Senior Research Fellow Liverpool Hospital, Sydney, Australia; Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, School of Medicine, Western Sydney University, Australia; Liverpool Diabetes Collaborative Research Unit, Ingham Institute, Sydney, […]

Dr. J.J. van Netten

Senior researcher Department of Rehabilitation, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia Dr. Jaap van Netten is a human movement scientist […]

Dr. Vilma Urbancic-Rovan

Specialist in internal medicine – diabetology Department of Endocrinology, University Medical Centre, Ljubljana, Slovenia Vilma Urbancic completed her training in Diabetology at University of Zagreb, Croatia […]

Dr. Suzanne van Asten

Resident Internal Medicine VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands Suzanne van Asten was born on May 31, 1988 in Bilbao, Spain. After finishing her medical […]

Dr. Peter Lazzarini

Podiatrist and Senior Researcher School of Clinical Sciences, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; Allied Health Research Collaborative, Metro North Hospital and Health Service, Brisbane, […]

Dr. Ketan Dhatariya

Diabetologist . Biography follows soon {{ vc_btn:title=See+full+disclosure+of+interest+%C2%BB&link=url%3Ahttp%253A%252F%252Fiwgdfguidance.org%252Fwp-content%252Fuploads%252F2018%252F03%252FDOI-Ketan-Dhatariya.pdf%7Ctitle%3ASee%2520full%2520disclosure%2520of%2520interest%2520%25C2%25BB%7Ctarget%3A%2520_blank%7C }}

Prof. Dr. John Embil

Consultant, Infectious Diseases University of Manitoba, and Winnipeg Regional Health Authority; Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. John Embil is a Professor of Medicine, and a specialist in Internal […]

Dr. Prashanth Vas

Diabetes Consultant . Biography follows soon {{ vc_btn:title=See+full+disclosure+of+interest+%C2%BB&link=url%3Ahttp%253A%252F%252Fiwgdfguidance.org%252Fwp-content%252Fuploads%252F2018%252F03%252FDOI-Prash-Vas.pdf%7Ctitle%3ASee%2520full%2520disclosure%2520of%2520interest%2520%25C2%25BB%7Ctarget%3A%2520_blank%7C }}

Dr. Konstantinos Katsanos

Consultant Vascular & Interventional Radiologist . Biography follows soon {{ vc_btn:title=See+full+curriculum+vitae+%C2%BB&link=%7Ctitle%3ASee%2520full%2520curriculum%2520vitae%2520%25C2%25BB%7Ctarget%3A%2520_blank%7C }} {{ vc_btn:title=See+full+disclosure+of+interest+%C2%BB&link=%7Ctitle%3ASee%2520full%2520disclosure%2520of%2520interest%2520%25C2%25BB%7Ctarget%3A%2520_blank%7C }}

Prof. Dr. Eugene Zierler

Professor of Vascular Surgery University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA R. Eugene Zierler is Professor of Vascular Surgery at the University of Washington School of Medicine […]