Wound Care

The Brigham and Women’s Hospital Wound Care Center (WCC) provides multidisciplinary diagnosis, treatment, education, and support to foster wound healing for thousands of patients each year.

Under the medical direction of Dennis P. Orgill, MD, PhD, a plastic surgeon, the Center’s team−featuring specialists in plastic surgery with an association of specialists in vascular surgery, orthopedics, dermatology, diabetes, infectious disease, nutrition, pain management, and podiatry – provides expert, compassionate, and comprehensive care for the full spectrum of typical and atypical wounds.

We regularly treat patients, surgically and non-surgically, with wounds resulting from diabetes, atherosclerosis, peripheral vascular disease, neuropathy, radiation, venous stasis, trauma, surgery, and many other conditions that lead to difficult wound healing. These diverse, multidisciplinary capabilities are enhanced by our access to state-of-the-art wound care technology.

Our research is instrumental in providing the most advanced wound care possible for our patients. This includes ongoing clinical research – research involving the participation of our patients – conducted at the Center, as well as fundamental research provided by individual labs, including the Tissue Engineering and Wound Healing lab of Dennis Orgill, MD, and the Tissue Repair and Gene Therapy lab of Elof Eriksson, MD.

Types of Wounds the Wound Care Center Treats

  • Venous Stasis Ulcers
  • Pressure Ulcers (bed sores)
  • Diabetic Foot Ulcers
  • Non-Healing Surgical Wounds
  • Arterial Ulcers
  • Traumatic Wounds
  • Bone Infection (Osteomyelitis)
  • Gangrene
  • Skin Tears / Lacerations
  • Radiation Burns
  • Atypical Wounds

Referrals and Appointments

Our medical staff is always happy to facilitate a referral into the Wound Care Center or to provide a second opinion.  If you’re interested in arranging a consultation with one of our wound care experts, please contact us at (617) 525-9213. You can email us at woundcarecenter@partners.org.

Brigham and Women’s Hospital Wound Care Conference

The Center hosts and conducts an annual educational conference for healthcare practitioners. More information about Brigham and Women's Wound Care Conference.

Contact Information

Tel:  (617) 525-9213

Fax:  (617) 730-2842

Email:  woundcarecenter@partners.org

Directions to the Wound Care Center

BWH Wound Care Center
45 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115

We are located at the main campus of BWH on the Lower Pike. Enter through the 45 Francis St. entrance (the Ambulatory entrance, about halfway down Francis St.) and walk through the lobby, passing the Information Desk on your right. Once you are on the Pike (the long hallway that spans the building) you will see the Mid Campus Elevator. Take this elevator down one floor to the 1st floor. Make a left, and we will be on the left. The sign outside of our office reads, “Ambulatory Treatment Room / Wound Care Center.”

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