Faculty and Staff
Rummana Aslam, MD - Medical Director
Rummana Aslam, MD is the Medical Director of the Center for Advanced Wound Care at HackensackUMC in New Jersey. Dr. Aslam’s began a distinguished career in wound healing after completing residencies in Ophthalmology, Surgery and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation followed by extensive fellowships at the University of California, San Francisco in Trauma and Burns/Wound Healing and in Surgical Critical Care at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore. During that time she performed cutting edge research in wound healing and hyperbaric medicine. Dr. Aslam served as an expert panel member for the National Institute of Health participating in writing the guidelines for the treatment of pressure ulcers and venous ulcers which were presented at a forum on the NIH Campus in 2005 and then published in the December 2006 and April 2008 issues of the Wound Repair and Regeneration Journal. Dr. Aslam’s basic science research focused on the role of oxygen and lactate in the biochemistry of tissue repair and her design included an in vivo wound model focusing on the role of lactate in neovascularization. She is currently working on developing an interdisciplinary model for rehabilitation of patients with chronic wounds, focusing on improving patient quality of life. She is an active member of the Pressure Ulcer Standards Group, the Venous Ulcer Standards Group and the Arterial Ulcer Standards Group of the Wound Healing Society and Wound Healing Foundation since 2004 and is the President-Elect of RMCAANA. In 2006 Dr. Aslam received the Young Investigator Research Award from the Wound Healing Society for outstanding achievement in clinical and laboratory research. A peer nominated award was also presented to her for Excellence in Teaching of medical students and residents by the University of California, San Francisco. Additionally she received the Gerald Felsenthal MD Resident Excellence Award from the Sinai Hospital of Baltimore in association with the University of Maryland Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation for exemplifying excellence in academics, teaching, community service and superior clinical care. In addition to her busy practice she continues to mentor residents, fellows and students in wound healing and research.