Dr. Shawn Cazzell, DPMDr. Cazzell is a highly-trained foot and ankle surgeon who specializes in diabetic limb salvage procedures and advanced wound healing/tissue repair. He has completed 40+ clinical research trials primarily focused on healing leg and foot wounds. His main areas of interest are advanced wound care, limb preservation and traumatic lower extremity reconstruction. He is a Fellow of the American Professional Wound Care Association and Member of the Academy of Physicians in Wound Healing.

Dr. Cazzell currently serves as a Global Key Opinion Leader in the diabetic lower limb/wound healing/tissue repair, Global Products Strategist in the division of plastics & reconstructive surgical services, Global Products Consultant in advanced biologics and regenerative medicine, and Principal Investigator for research studies examining rates of wound healing. He is also the Founder and Chief Medical Officer for Limb Preservation Platform, Inc., one of the world’s leading research sites dedicated to lower extremity salvage and advanced wound healing.

Dr. Shawn M. Cazzell received his B.S. in Biochemistry/Cell Biology with an emphasis in Enzyme Kinetics and Biochemical Techniques, from the University of California, San Diego. He graduated from the California School of Podiatric Medicine, Samuel Merritt University, in Oakland and completed a three-year PM&S 36 foot and ankle surgery residency at St. Mary’s Medical Center. During the last year of his residency program, he had the honor of serving as Chief Resident. After completing his residency, Dr. Cazzell moved to Fresno, where he became part of the foot and ankle team at Kaiser Permanente. His passion for the diabetic lower limb eventually led him to join a vascular surgery group where his main focus was wound care and limb salvage. His patient population has grown to the point where he needed his own fulltime staff and practice, which is now known as Valley Diabetic Foot Center. This has allowed Dr. Cazzell to focus on providing excellent wound care and implementing amputation prevention techniques.

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Hospital Staff, Wound Center, and Hyperbarics Appointments

Saint Agnes Medical Center
Clovis Community Medical Center
Community Regional Medical Center
Fresno Heart Hospital
Clovis Community Medical Center, Limb Salvage & Wound Care Center
Santé Community Physicians – Wound Care

Professional Affiliations

American Podiatric Medical Association
California Podiatric Medical Association
American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
American College of Foot and Ankle Orthopedics and Medicine
American Professional Wound Care Association
American Academy of Wound Management
Wound Healing Society

An estimated 550 million people will be diagnosed worldwide by 2030.
Diabetes is a worldwide catastrophe currently affecting approximately 29 million people in the United States.
An individual suffering from diabetes has a 1-in-4 chance of developing a wound over the course of their lifetime.
Greater than 50% of all wounds become infected and approximately 20% of all infected wounds of the lower extremity lead to amputation.
There are currently 6.5 million patients in the United States who require wound care on a regular basis.