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Faculty - Diabetic Limb Salvage at MedStar Georgetown

Christopher E. Attinger, MD
Department of Plastic Surgery Director, Wound Healing Clinic

Dr. Attinger received his medical degree from Yale University College of Medicine. He completed his general surgery residency training at Brigham and Women's Hospital and his plastic surgery residency at New York University. In addition, Dr. Attinger completed a hand surgery fellowship at New York University. Dr. Attinger's special interests include microvascular reconstructive surgery, reconstruction of head and neck cancer defects, reconstruction of orthopaedic cancer defects, treatment of hand injuries, treatment of diabetic foot ulcers, treatment of difficult wounds, including osteomyelitis, treatment of hemifacial paralysis, hand surgery and limb preservation surgery.

Karen K. Evans, MDKaren K. Evans, MD, FACS
Assistant Professor
Department of Plastic Surgery

Dr. Karen Evans earned her medical degree at the University of Missouri, Columbia School of Medicine, pursuing residency training in General and Plastic Surgery at Georgetown University Hospital. She is actively involved in the plastic surgery clerkship for medical students and wound and limb service teaching for plastic surgery residents. Dr. Evans’ interests are in wound healing and reconstructive surgery.

Associate Professor
Director of Research Department of Plastic Surgery

Dr. Kim received his doctorate of podiatric medicine from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine at Kent State and completed his residency training at INOVA Fairfax. In addition, he earned a Master of Science in Clinical Research Management from Arizona State University. Dr. Kim is a leader in clinical research and serves as an investigator on several grant-funded trials and research projects including work on diabetic foot ulcers and compression therapy. Dr. Kim is particularly interested in anatomic and pathophysiologic studies of the Achilles tendon and limb salvage.

Katherine M. Raspovic, DPMKatherine M. Raspovic, DPM
Attending Podiatrist
Department of Plastic Surgery

Dr. Raspovic is a fellowship trained foot and ankle surgeon specializing in forefoot and hindfoot reconstruction, diabetic limb salvage and Charcot reconstruction. She completed her foot and ankle fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center where she was actively involved in resident training and research. Prior to fellowship she also completed her podiatric surgical residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Raspovic received her medical degree from the College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at Des Moines University. Her interests include Charcot reconstruction as well as the impact of Charcot neuroarthropathy and diabetes on patient quality of life.

John S. Steinberg, DPM
Associate Professor
Program Director, Podiatric Surgical Residency, MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Program Director, Diabetic Limb Salvage Fellowship, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
Department of Plastic Surgery

Dr. Steinberg is a fellowship-trained podiatric surgeon specializing in diabetic limb salvage and wound healing. He received his DPM from Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine in Miami Shores, Florida and residency training in podiatric surgery from the Northern Virginia Podiatric Residency Program in Fairfax. Dr. Steinberg completed a fellowship in Diabetic Foot-Limb Salvage at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. His interests include limb salvage, treating the diabetic patient and podiatric education.