Frank Aviles, PT, CWS®, FACCWS, CLT-LANA, ALM, AWCC, MAPWCA , is the wound care service line director at Natchitoches Regional Medical Center (NRMC) overseeing and assisting with wound care practices across the continuum of care. Frank’s career and passion for wound care began 30 years ago. His goal is to continue educating others and promoting wound care best practices. His love for his profession has led him to teach at the academic, national and international level. In addition to his duties, Frank is a wound care consultant for Louisiana Extended Care Hospital Natchitoches and LHC group, wound care/lymphedema instructor and advisor for the Academy of Lymphatic Studies, and an educator/lymphedema therapist/consultant for Cane River Therapy Services. Frank has been an American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) member since 1990, is a board certified wound specialist, a fellow of the American College of Certified Wound Specialists, a certified lymphedema therapist, advanced wound care certified, currently serves as the practice chair for the Special Interest Group section of the Academy of Clinical Electrophysiology and Wound Management Section of the APTA, is on the Why Wound Care Advisory Board for HMP Global, is on the editorial board for Today’s Wound Clinic, has published various articles, has published a chapter in various textbooks, writes a column for Today’s Wound Clinic – "Lets Be Frank", poster presenter, is a member of the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC), serves on the AAWC educational steering committee, and co-chairs national wound care conferences.
Financial: Frank Aviles maintains a private practice and has employment relationships with Academy of Lymphatic Studies, Natchitoches Regional Medical Center, and Louisiana Extended Care Hospital. He receives a speaking honorarium and consulting fee from WoundVision, Kerecis, Abbot Nutrition, Kent Imaging, Urgo, Healthy.io, Renovoderm, Heliant, and Advanced Oxygen Therapy. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.
Non-financial: Frank Aviles is on the Why Wound Care and Wound Source advisory boards, is on the editorial board for Today’s Wound Clinic, Today’s Wound Clinic – "Let's Be Frank" columnist and co-hosts The Frank & Lizzie Show. He is a board member for Community Healthcare Education Network, is on the board of directors for the American Professional Wound Care Association, is an advisory board member for Wound Source and vTail. Frank Aviles serves as an education committee member for the American College of Certified Wound Specialist and is a board member for the Save a Leg Save a Life Foundation. He is a member of the APTA and the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care.