Dr. Brennan’s clinical and research expertise focus on the management of patients with diabetic foot ulcers. She co-directs the Madison VA’s diabetic foot ulcer clinic, a team of infectious disease providers and podiatrists working together to achieve limb salvage. She also conducts health services research on diabetic foot ulcers, specifically focusing on 1) gaps in care amenable to health service interventions, and 2) improving PCP-specialists and specialist-specialist collaboration to address this multifaceted problem. Research questions her team is currently tackling include:
- Is statin initiation at the time of foot ulceration too little too late in terms of impacting vascular risk?
- What is the role of adjuvant rifampin for residual osteomyelitis following attempts at surgical cure?
- When should patients be referred to specialists for ulcer care? Which specialists should be involved?
- How can PCP and specialty clinics work together to optimize the medical management of vascular disease and diabetes for patients with foot ulcers?
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