Dr. Lee Ruotsi MD

Medical Director, Catholic Health System, Buffalo, NY

Dr. Ruotsi is the Medical Director of the Catholic Health Advanced Wound Healing Program in Buffalo, NY. He oversees three outpatient wound healing centers with hyperbaric medicine services, seeing approximately 18,000 visits per year, as well as a 5 hospital, 1,200 bed in-patient wound care program.

He is board certified in Family Practice by the American Board of Family Practice, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine by the American Board of Preventive medicine, and Wound Care by the American Board of Wound Medicine and Surgery. He is a Certified Wound Specialist (CWS), by the American Board of Wound Management and is also certified as a Diving Medical Officer (DMO) by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Dr. Ruotsi is a Founding Diplomate and sits on the Board of Directors of the American Board of Wound Medicine and Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Clinical Wound Specialists, sat on the Board of Directors of that College and was Chair of its Education Committee from 2013 through 2015. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the State University of New York at Buffalo and serves as an instructor and preceptor, in Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine, for medical, physical therapy and nursing students as well as residents in the Internal Medicine, Family Medicine and Podiatric residency programs and Vascular Surgery Fellowship. He is a member of the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC), the Wound Healing Society (WHS), is a faculty member of the Wound Certification Prep Course and lectures nationally as well as internationally on topics related to wound care.

Dr. Ruotsi lives in Grand Island, NY, enjoys boating, fishing, bicycling, skiing and keeping up with the lives of his three children ages 27, 25 and 21 in Washington DC, Durham, NC and Tucson, AZ.