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About Robert F. Diegelmann PhD

Dr. Diegelmann received his Ph.D. from Georgetown University then did postdoctoral fellowship at the National Cancer Institute at the NIH. He then established the Laboratory of Tissue Repair at VCU & continues to serve as the director. Currently he is a Professor of Biochemistry at the V C U Medical Center. Dr. Diegelmann co-edited the textbook entitled “Wound Healing: Biochemical and Clinical Aspects”, has published well over 170 scientific manuscripts and book chapters on wound healing and has given numerous lectures on the topic. He has the 20th most cited paper in BIOCHEMISTRY and his research has been funded by the NIH, the Department of Defense and various pharmaceutical companies. 
Dr. Diegelmann is a Founding Member of The Wound Healing Society and served as the society’s President in 2012-2013. Dr. Diegelmann served as a permanent member of the SAT, N.I.H. Study Section and is a consulting member of the General and Plastic Surgery Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Food and Drug Administration. 
He served active duty with Forest View Volunteer Rescue Squad for 15 years and was Deputy Chief, Captain and Vice President during that time. Dr. Diegelmann and his wife Penny have five children and they have lived in the Bon Air area near Richmond VA since 1972.
Dr. Diegelmann was awarded the Simon Bruté Medal by Mount St. Mary’s University as recognition of the highest honor conferred upon an alum by the Association. Each recipient has distinguished himself or herself through their careers, commitment to their community or service to their fellow man and whose recognition as a recipient of this award will bring honor to the University." June, 2015
Awarded the Life Time Achievement Award by the Wound Healing Society, 2016. Recognized by the Founders Award by the Symposium for Advanced Wound Care, 2016.
Editor of the eBook “Basic Biology & Clinical Aspects of Inflammation”, 2016, Bentham Sciences.


Present Faculty Member, Virginia Commonwealth University