About the Course
The Vohra Wound Care Certification program was developed by Vohra Wound Physicians. Vohra is the largest group of wound physicians in the United States, with more than 20 years of clinical experience providing wound care services to more than 3000 skilled nursing facilities in 30 states, with thousands of patients treated every month.
Based on decades of experience
Vohra’s team of specialty wound care experts created this straightforward wound care course to assist those interested in furthering their careers, in providing better care, or in expanding their knowledge base. This course gives learners the know-how necessary to properly care for wounds in the geriatric population.
Vohra’s physicians know that knowledge, skills and proper training are critical to achieving superior clinical results. We believe every patient, family, nurse, and caregiver can be empowered through education. Hundreds of thousands of people have already benefited from this course and the knowledge we have shared.
Meet the Instructor
Dr. Shark Bird
Dr. Bird is a Certified Medical Director from the American Medical Director Association and Chief Medical Officer of Vohra Wound Physicians. Dr. Bird completed his residency at West Virginia University, Charleston Area Medical Center Family Medicine Program in 1999.
He did his medical school training at Marshall University in Huntington, WV. Prior to medical school he received his Bachelors and Master’s degrees from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. Dr. Bird has been speaking on wound care in the post-acute setting since 2004. He has presented at national conferences including presentations to numerous nursing organizations, physician groups, state surveyors, and wound care organizations.
He is also on the Advisory Board for Ball State University College of Health. Dr. Bird also serves as adjunct faculty with Nova Southeastern Medical School in Hollywood, Florida. Additionally, he is a regular speaker on wound care for the American Medical Directors Association at the national level and also many of the state chapters.
Our Team of Experts
Dr. Shark Bird
Dr. Bird leads Medical Affairs, including physician training and wound related research, continues to provide bedside patient care and is recognized internationally as a wound care expert.
Dr. Ameet Vohra
Dr. Vohra trained as an internal medicine and wound management clinician and founded Vohra Wound Physicians in 2000. He continues to lead the company with his unparalleled expertise and experience in the field.
Dr. Janet S Mackenzie
Dr. Janet S Mackenzie is a plastic surgeon with over 25 years of experience in the management and care of problem wounds. She is certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Wound Management. She also volunteers in international wound care.
Dr. Japa Volchok
Dr. Volchok, a trained vascular surgeon, received his medical degree from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is one of the original physicians to join Vohra Wound Physicians and currently is Vice President of Operations. Dr. Volchok directs the education platform.
Ms. Chirinos is the Education Program Administrator at Vohra Wound Physicians, with a demonstrated history of working in the healthcare and higher education industry. She helps manage the education program, working with students and program directors.
Wound Care Company & Physician Group
Vohra Physicians, founded in 2000, is the largest wound care specialty group focused on the post-acute market. We use leading-edge technologies to enable our mission of bringing improved wound healing to patients across the U.S., and beyond.
Our history begins with a single physician, Dr. Ameet Vohra, who recognized that the prevalent wound care models were under-serving the 2% of US patients with chronic wounds. He developed a better approach, training physicians to be wound care specialists. Our physicians treat patients where they are, in Skilled Nursing Facilities, Assisted Living Facilities, and Long Term Acute Care Hospitals.
Today, Vohra has 300 physician wound care specialists across 30 states treating thousands of patients daily. Supported by proprietary technologies and on-going specialist training, our model delivers proven better results, including a 21-day improvement in healing time, and an 88% reduction in wound-related hospitalizations.
As a physician-led group, we focus on delivering better outcomes by partnering with our facilities and building long-term sustainable relationships. Today, we support over 3,000 Skilled Nursing Facilities, visiting each weekly as expert wound consultants. In many cases, we also supply the patient’s wound care dressings through our integrated dressings program (DDP).We share our passion for wound care more broadly throughout the medical community –domestically and internationally –through our expert publications and technology platforms. For example, our mobile application includes an artificial-intelligence based wound care healing predictor. We created a dedicated online platform to deliver practical wound care education, which has been selected by many U.S. states as their preferred course.
Our committed physicians, long-standing partnerships, innovative technologies and relentless dedication to improving outcomes position Vohra to continue to serve more patients every day.