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The Living Legend: Steven Kavros, DPM

Updated: Feb 5

Dr. Steven Kavros has been delivering focused, professional wound healing initiatives for over 38 years. He is board certified by the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgery. He holds multiple wound healing certificates from societies designating professional competency. Patient care, education and research are the cornerstones in his professional career. After 10 years in private practice and a 20-year career at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, he transitioned to the medical device industry focusing on regenerative medicine and its implications pertaining to advanced wound healing. As Associate Professor at Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, he presented over 1600 scientific presentations pertaining to his research at national and international conferences. With an interest in Charcot Neuroarthropathy and its complications involving non traumatic limb loss, he initiated, developed and lead the first multidisciplinary Charcot Neuroarthropathy service at the Mayo Clinic. Dr. Kavros is the primary author of numerous peer reviewed papers centered on evidence-based medicine. He has brought multiple medical devices to the market involving advanced wound healing, limb preservation and orthopedics.

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Dr. Kavros has held multiple leadership positions professionally as well as in the community. At the Mayo Clinic, he was Director of the Vascular Wound Healing Center, the multidisciplinary clinic for medicine and surgery focused on limb preservation. Dr. Kavros was a founding member of the American Professional Wound Care Association, the largest medical multidisciplinary wound healing association in the country. He wasscientific chair for 15 years and is the past president of the society (2016 -2019). Dr. Kavros continues to serve in the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, supporting the active USCG and DHS.

As a medical and business consultant, Dr. Kavros has a proven track record transforming scientific and medical advancement into profitable ventures. With skills honed by years of successful performance in institutions renowned for excellence, he is adept at initiating a concept and managing its development to validation and commercialization. Noteworthy attributes include leadership, team building, creativity, presentation skills and entrepreneurship. Prior to becoming Chief Medical Officer and VP Regenerative Medicine of EPIEN Medical, Dr. Kavros held various leadership roles with TEI Biosciences, Miromatrix Medical, and Innovacyn. The corporate initiatives focused on the regulatory, clinical and reimbursement requirements necessary for commercialization. Each achieved milestone added value for the business and its profitability. Developing relationships with key commercial C-suite level individuals, government entities, healthcare insurance corporations and physicians lead to significant growth and credibility to the business model.

Dr. Kavros received his bachelor’s degree in Biology with honors and a minor in Chemistry from Rutgers University. He graduated from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine with highest honors in surgery, orthopedics, biomechanics, and podiatric medicine.

Dr. Kavros’s Prescription for Success:

Number 1: Surround yourself with people who have the same mission you have.

Number 2: Improve your listening skills.

Number 3: Rely on people who are special to you to keep you centered.

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Notable quotes from Dr. Kavros’s interview:

If I could help 100 people on this side… I could affect thousands of people.
Diversity is a part of me… It didn’t hold my attention to do the same thing every day.
I’m a strong believer of giving back.

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