Dr. Joseph Mills
Joseph L. Mills, Sr., M.D.

Joseph L. Mills, Sr., M.D., professor and chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, delivered the 7th Annual Dennis F. Bandyk Visiting Professor in Vascular Surgery Lecture entitled, “Diabetic Foot Care as a Model for Health Systems: Evolution and Innovation in the Era of Non-Communicable Diseases” at the University of South Florida Department of Surgery Grand Rounds on May 7, 2018.

Dr. Mills is an internationally recognized leader in lower extremity revascularization, diabetic foot care and chronic limb threatening ischemia. He was lead author of the risk-stratified Lower Extremity Threatened Limb Classification System based on Wound, Ischemia and foot Infection (WIfI), which was officially adopted by the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) in 2014.

As medical director of the STEP (Save The Extremity Program) Limb Salvage effort at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, Dr. Mills and his team are building a state-of-the-art limb salvage service that seamlessly integrates vascular surgery and podiatry in both outpatient and inpatient settings, with the goal of reducing amputations in patients with peripheral artery disease and diabetes.