Wound Care and Dermatology Advisory Panel

Philip Scumpia, MD, Phd (Chair)

Philip Scumpia M.D. PhD. is a diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology and a member of the American Society of Dermatopathology and Society of Investigative Dermatology.

Dr. Scumpia graduated summa cum laude graduate from the University of Florida in Microbiology and Cell Sciences. He received both his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Florida College of Medicine, where he graduated a member of the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Dr. Scumpia completed his internship at the University of Florida, residency in dermatology at UCLA, and fellowship in dermatolopathology at UCLA. He completed a post doctoral fellowship in the Specialty Training and Advanced Research (STAR) Program. He currently practices clinical dermatology and dermatopathology and runs an NIH-funded research program.

Dr. Scumpia has received of numerous grants from the American Skin Cancer Association, the Dermatology Foundation, and the NIH, and received awards including the Graduate Fellowship for Outstanding Research at the University of Florida, and the Alpha Omega Alpha Research Award. Dr. Scumpia’s research interests include regulation of inflammatory transcriptional pathways in skin diseases, molecular analysis of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma, and development of novel biomaterials for cutanoues wound healing. He has published 50 peer-reviewed manuscripts, including manuscripts in the prestigious journals Nature Materials, Nature Cell Biology, and Journal of Experimental Medicine. He has presented his data at numerous national and international conferences.

Nima Gharavi, MD, PhD

Dr. Nima Gharavi, MD. Ph.D., is a diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology and a member of the American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS) and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS). 

Dr. Gharavi is a summa cum laude graduate of UCLA in Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology with a specialization in Business and Administration, and received both his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA (Medical Scientist Training Program). Dr. Gharavi completed his internship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, residency in dermatology at UCLA, and fellowship in procedural dermatology/Mohs micrographic surgery at UCLA. He is currently director of Mohs micrographic surgery for the Department of Dermatology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

Dr. Gharavi is the recipient of numerous awards including UCLA’s Senior of the Year Award, the Edith and Carl Lasky award for the best research performed by a UCLA medical student, the Irvin H. Page Young Investigator Award, and the Theodore Tromovitch award (Mohs College meeting). He has been the recipient of grants from the American Heart Association (AHA), and the National Psoriasis Foundation amongst others. Dr. Gharavi’s research interests include many disease processes, including the pathogenesis of psoriasis, and the genetic profiles of high-risk squamous cell carcinoma. He has published over 40 peer-reviewed manuscripts, abstracts and textbook chapters, and continues to present and teach at national and international conferences.

Colonel(Ret) Tad L. Gerlinger, M.D., Medical Corps, US Army

Colonel(Ret) Tad L. Gerlinger, M.D., Medical Corps, US Army

COL(Ret) Gerlinger was commissioned from the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York and awarded a Bachelor of Science degree. He graduated from medical school at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences(USUHS), Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Gerlinger completed a Transitional Internship at Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at Madigan Army Medical Center, Fort Lewis, Washington, and a Fellowship in Adult Reconstruction at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois. His military education includes the Army Medical Department Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Army Flight Surgeon Course(Distinguished Honor Graduate), Navy Undersea Medicine Course, Jumpmaster School(Honor Graduate), Airborne and Air Assault School. Additionally, he is a graduate of the Command and General Staff College.

COL(Ret) Gerlinger served as the Program Director, San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium(SAUSHEC) Orthopaedic Surgery Residency from 2008 to 2013, and as Chief of Adult Reconstruction, San Antonio Military Medical Center(SAMMC) since 2005. The SAUSHEC Orthopaedic Surgery Residency is the largest Orthopaedic Residency in the Department of Defense(DoD) and SAMMC is the DoD’s only Level I Trauma Center. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is an Associate Professor of Surgery, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and an Assistant Professor of Surgery, Rush University.

COL(Ret) Gerlinger deployed to Kosovo with Task Force Falcon, Operation Joint Guardian, in 2001. He served with the 274th Forward Surgical Team (Airborne), the first FST deployed into Afghanistan, for Operation Enduring Freedom in 2001. Dr. Gerlinger served with the Joint Special Operations Task Force in the initial actions of Operation Iraqi Freedom, 2003. He returned to Afghanistan in 2011 with the 936th Forward Surgical Team, serving with the Norwegian Provincial Reconstruction Team at Forward Operating Base Meymaneh.

COL(Ret) Gerlinger’s decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Air Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal(with Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Commendation Medal(with Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Achievement Medal(2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Kosovo Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, and the Joint Meritorious Unit Award. He has also been awarded the Combat Medical Badge twice, Expert Field Medical Badge, Senior Parachutist Badge, Air Assault badge, and Australian, Romanian and Egyptian Parachutist Badges. COL Gerlinger is a member of the Order of Military Medical Merit, is a Ridder, Den Blodrøde Bondasjes Orden (Knight, Order of the Blood Red Bandage-Norway), has been awarded the Surgeon General’s ‘A’ Proficiency Designator, and is an Eagle Scout.