New students aren't the only new faces on campus at Samuel Merritt University (SMU) this fall. Adam Landsman, DPM, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the department of Surgery at Harvard University School of Medicine and is on staff at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. The visiting Harvard professor joined the SMU community and is working on establishing clinical trials research programs at the California School of Podiatric Medicine (CSPM), a school within SMU.
Dr. Landsman has over 15 years of experience in wound care, and nearly 25 years in related research. He is a 1984 graduate of the University of Virginia, with a BS in Chemical Engineering. He went on to attend a dual degree program in Philadelphia, where he was awarded a Masters and PhD in Bioengineering from the University of Pennsylvania and his DPM medical degree from Temple University. He has been in private practice since 1992, with a focus on wound care in patients with diabetes.
Dr. Landsman says he's impressed by the receptive and engaged students, each one willing to learn more about research and the opportunities it presents in the field of podiatry. "It's interesting coming to a University celebrating its centennial from a school [Harvard] that is approaching 300 years," said Dr. Landsman.