American Limb Preservation Society Expands Leadership Team with Appointment of Two Esteemed Board Members to Drive Innovation in Limb Preservation

22. March 2024
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United States, March 22, 2024: The American Limb Preservation Society (ALPS) proudly announces the appointment of two distinguished professionals to its esteemed board of directors. Dr. Cy Dove, DPM, and Dr. Katharine L. McGinigle, MD, MPH, bring a wealth of experience and expertise to advance ALPS mission of promoting limb preservation efforts worldwide. ALPS founding clinical chair, Dr. Joseph Mills, welcomes the new board members, saying, “We are happy to report the addition of two top-notch Toe and Flow experts to the Board of ALPS. Please extend a welcome to Dr. Kate McGinigle and Dr. Cyaandi Dove. We look forward to their contributions to the growth of ALPS in the coming years.”

American Limb Preservation Society Expands Leadership Team with Appointment of Two Esteemed Board Members to Drive Innovation in Limb Preservation

Dr. Cy Dove, a highly respected podiatrist and clinical researcher, joins ALPS with a rich background in limb preservation initiatives. Following her tenure as the Director of Podiatry at the Hospital of Joint Diseases, Dr. Dove established a thriving clinical practice known for its excellence in research. Currently, she leads the research program at the University of Texas San Antonio Health Science Center, focusing on collaborative projects aimed at revolutionizing limb salvage workflows. Reflecting on her appointment, Dr. Dove states, “Collaboration and education are crucial; ALPS embodies this concept. ALPS is a young, nimble organization, and it is my privilege to introduce ALPS to my colleagues.”  

Dr. Katharine L. McGinigle, an accomplished vascular surgeon-scientist, brings a wealth of knowledge and dedication to ALPS’s mission. Currently serving as an Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Dr. McGinigle’s career has been dedicated to advancing efforts in limb preservation. She leads a research lab dedicated to multidisciplinary approaches aimed at improving outcomes for patients with peripheral artery disease and complications of diabetes. Dr. McGinigle envisions expanding engagement at the annual Diabetic Foot Global Conference (DFCon), expressing, “I would like to increase in-person attendance to the DFCon meeting to engage, elevate, and amplify more clinicians and researchers who are dedicated to achieving better limb care and eliminating unnecessary limb amputations.”

“To see two world-class academic surgeons joining ALPS’ board— one a podiatric and the other a vascular surgeon— is not only promising for this interdisciplinary field, it’s life-affirming. Bravo to both Drs. Dove and McGinigle.” – Dr. David G. Armstrong, ALPS Founding President

Georgia Krehbiel, ALPS CEO states “We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Cy Dove and Dr. Katharine L. McGinigle to the board of directors at ALPS. Their exceptional expertise and dedication to advancing limb preservation efforts align perfectly with our mission. Dr. Dove’s renowned background in podiatry and clinical research and Dr. McGinigle’s extensive experience as a vascular surgeon-scientist make them invaluable additions to our leadership team. We are confident that their insights and passion will drive innovation and excellence in our pursuit to enhance limb salvage outcomes worldwide.” Dr. David Armstrong, ALPS founding president, also expressed his enthusiasm for the new appointments, saying, “To see two world-class academic surgeons joining ALPS’ board— one a podiatric and the other a vascular surgeon— is not only promising for this interdisciplinary field, it’s life-affirming. Bravo to both Drs. Dove and McGinigle.”

The addition of Dr. Dove and Dr. McGinigle to the ALPS board underscores the organization’s commitment to driving innovation and excellence in limb preservation. Their expertise and passion for improving patient outcomes align with ALPS’s mission to eliminate preventable amputations and enhance the quality of life for individuals affected by limb-threatening conditions. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, ALPS aims to achieve this vision by promoting interdisciplinary teams and advancing science, clinical care, advocacy, awareness, and education in limb preservation. The ALPS leadership team is poised to make significant strides in realizing a future where preventable amputations are eradicated, and the lives of those impacted are vastly improved.

For more information on the American Limb Preservation Society and its mission, please visit https://limbpreservationsociety.org/.

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