committee Global Diabetic Foot Course Speaker


Dr. Patricia Herron Abdul Ghani

Consultant Podiatrist
Hamad Medical Corporation Al Khor, Qatar

Dr. Patricia Herron Ghani is a podiatrist specializing in diabetic foot care and is currently the only podiatrist in Al Khor. She graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Medical technology from Wichita State University located in Wichita, Kansas. After working in various medical laboratories for 10 years, she returned to study at Des Moines Medical University, College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery in Des Moines, Iowa. During her medical training she was a member of the Phi Delta Honor Society, graduated with honors and won the 2001 William Stickel Silver Award for Research and Papers in Podiatric Medicine. She then completed residencies in Podiatric Orthopedics and Podiatric Surgery and earned her board in Podiatry Treatment & Prevention of Foot Wounds and Diabetic Footwear. She worked in Doha as the Head of Podiatric Services and a consult in Istanbul and Riyadh.

Dr. Patricia Herron Ghani has served on several committees including the Gulf Group for the Study of Diabetes, the Qatar National Committee for Diabetes, Hamad Multi-disiplinary team and represented the country of Qatar as a delegate for the International Working Group on Diabetes. She has actively trained health care workers in Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Turkey in wound care and diabetic foot.

She conducted research on:

  • Topical Ozone Therapy for Diabetic Foot Infections
  • Sidestep Diabetic Foot Infection, Ertapenem versus Zosyn; Merck
  • Diabetic Foot Infection Study, Linazolide versus Zosyn/Augmentin; Beyer
  • HCG Study for Venous Stasis Ulcer Treatment
  • Activity Monitoring in the High Risk Patients with Diabetes

She has published many papers on:

  • Foot Ulcers: Causes, Diagnosis and Treatments, Chapter VIII. Fungal Infections of the Foot
  • Holistic Approach Needed in Wound Assessment, What You Should Know About Nutrition and Wound Healing.
  • Diabetic Foot Infection Study, Linazolide versus Zosyn/Augmentin; Beyer
  • Technique for Fabrication of an “Instant Total-Contact Cast” for Treatment of Neuropathic Diabetic Foot Ulcers.
  • How to Treat Diabetic Ulcers with Dermagraph
  • Outcomes of Subatmospheric Pressure Dressing Therapy on Wounds of the Diabetic Foot.
  • Cerebral Vascular Accident in the Infected Diabetic Ulcer Patient
  • Continuous Activity Monitoring in Persons at High Risk for Diabetes-Related Lower Extremity Amputation.