Kara Couch

Kara Couch, Chair

Web Development Scientific & Medical Advisory Committee

Scientific & Medical Advisory Committee Member Profile
Name Kara Couch MS, CRNP, CWCN-AP
Education (degrees) BSN 1999, MS 2002 (Family Nurse Practitioner)
Intuitional Affiliation BSN- James Madison University, MS- Georgetown University
Where you live and work I live in Arlington, VA and work in Washington, DC at the Wound Healing and Limb Preservation Center at George Washington University Hospital. I am the Director of Wound Care at GW.
Expertise Area Associate Research Professor of Surgery- George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Secretary- Association for the Advancement of Wound Care
Nurse Board Member- the Alliance of Woundcare Stakeholders
Chair- Scientific and Medical Advisory Committee, Amputee Coalition
My expertise is in care for patients with limb loss and wound care.
Why I volunteer for the AC I first began treating patients with limb loss as a bedside nurse in 1999. I was extremely fortunate to work with a plastic surgeon who’s focus was on diabetic limb salvage. After I became an NP, I worked in the wound center at Georgetown Hospital and learned wound care. In 2009, I helped to form the wound care team at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where I cared for wounded warriors suffering from limb loss. My passion for care of the patient with limb loss has been some of the most rewarding work of my career. I am pleased that I opened a limb optimization clinic at GW and can lend my expertise to the AC and SciMAC.
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