Caroline Fife, MD, FAAFP, CWS completed a Family Medicine residency at the University of Texas, Southwestern in Dallas followed by a two-year Fellowship in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine at Duke University. Until 2013 she was a Professor of Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston where she initiated the Memorial Hermann Center for Wound Healing in 1990, and the Memorial Hermann Center for Lymphedema Therapy in 1998. Since 2013, she has been a Professor of Geriatrics at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. She is also the Chief Medical Officer of Intellicure, LLC, a Texas-based health information technology company which since 2000, has provided a specialty-specific electronic medical record system to wound and hyperbaric centers across the US. She is the Executive Director of the U.S. Wound Registry, a non-profit organization recognized by CMS as a qualified clinical data registry which has developed a suite of CMS approved wound-care relevant quality measures to enable practitioners in the field to meet the requirements of Medicare’s Quality Payment Program.
Past and present board activities include the Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders, the American Academy of Wound Management, the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care, the American Professional Wound Care Association, the Chronic Limb Ischemia (CLI) Global Society, and the ADA Amputation Prevention Alliance (APA). She is the clinical editor of Today’s Wound Clinic and has authored more than 100 peer reviewed articles and book chapters as well as editing 3 textbooks. Her research contributions include the development of real time lymphatic imaging with Dr. Eva Sevick using near infrared technology, and more recently, the use of real-world data for comparative effectiveness studies to understand what works best for patients with chronic wounds and ulcers.