Richard Viglione, MD, has been named the medical director of the Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital Wound Center. Viglione joins Northwestern Lake Forest from Gottlieb Memorial Hospital in Melrose Park, Ill. where he served as director of the Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Clinic since 2006.
Viglione was an attending physician in emergency medicine at Gottlieb Memorial since 1985 and served in a variety of leadership positions, including director of emergency services and director of industrial medicine. He has also served as assistant clinical professor of emergency medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in Chicago, Cook County Hospital and the University of Chicago.
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"Dr. Viglione's expertise in emergency medicine and wound management make him ideally-suited to lead our expert wound care team," said Michael G. Ankin, MD, FACP, FCCP, a pulmonologist at Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital and the hospital's vice president of medical affairs and chief medical officer. "The Wound Center is staffed with a multidisciplinary team that brings individual areas of expertise and clinical insight from many medical disciplines to promote the best healing possible for our patients."
Viglione received his undergraduate degree in biology from Loyola University Chicago and his medical degree from Chicago Medical School. He completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at Cook County Hospital. He also completed a residency in internal medicine at Illinois Masonic Medical Center and a residency in emergency medicine at the University of Chicago, where he served as chief resident. He is board certified in wound management, internal medicine and emergency medicine.
"Wound healing is a complex and dynamic process that requires a team effort by the patient, primary care physician and experts in the care and healing of wounds," said Dr. Viglione. "I'm excited to lead the outstanding wound care team at Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital."
To learn more about Viglione and the Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital Wound Center, visit lfh.org/wound_center or call 847-535-7600.