Upon completion of his residency, Dr. Richard J. Brietstein relocated and began his career in private practice in South Florida. Having had extensive training in lower extremity surgery and a strong passion for wound care, Dr. Brietstein was a pioneer in the development and growing popularity of lower extremity wound care. He founded the first wound care center at Florida Medical Center (Lauderdale Lakes, FL) and is on staff at four (4) local hospital-based wound care centers. In addition to speaking around the world at wound care conferences for major wound care corporations and being internationally recognized in the wound care community, he also sits on the Editorial Board of an international wound care journal. After over thirty (30) years in solo private practice, Dr. Brietstein welcomed Dr. Neil H. Strauss to join him as his associate in 2005.