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Lawrence Lavery, D.P.M., M.P.H

Lawrence Lavery, D.P.M., M.P.H.,
is a board-certified podiatrist and Professor of Plastic Surgery,
Orthopaedic Surgery, and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at UT Southwestern.

He also is medical director of UT Southwestern’s Comprehensive Wound Care Center and director of the amputation prevention program at Parkland Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Lavery completed undergraduate studies at Indiana University and then earned his medical degree from the Dr. William Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago. He completed a residency in podiatric medicine and surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, where he also earned a Master’s in Public Health.

Prior to joining UT Southwestern in 2010, Dr. Lavery held academic appointments at the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine in Temple; the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio; and Loyola University Medical Center in the Chicago area. He has also served as a staff podiatrist at VA hospitals in San Antonio and Illinois.

Dr. Lavery is a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association, American Diabetes Association, and Texas Podiatric Medical Association. He has been invited to lecture on podiatric medicine, diabetic ulcers, and wound care at medical conferences around the world and has published a dozen book chapters and more than 150 research articles on these topics.

He has served on the editorial board for Diabetes Care, and the International Diabetes Monitor, and was editor-in-chief of Foot and Ankle Quarterly and deputy editor of the Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery.

Dr. Lavery enjoys hunting quail and training hunting dogs. He also likes family activities such as kayaking, snorkeling, hiking, rock climbing and cooking