Wound Healing Lab


Mission: To provide an active investigative program that will improve the management and outcome of patients with malformed or damaged tissue.

The wound healing laboratory was initiated in 1972 under the direction of George T. Rodeheaver, Ph.D. and continues under his leadership with a staff of eight. Dr. Rodeheaver, the lab’s research supervisor, director of animal surgery, and director of engineering act as a team in conducting the research program of the laboratory. In addition, they facilitate the research programs of the faculty, residents, medical students and undergraduate students affiliated with the Department of Plastic Surgery, as well as collaborate with faculty in other departments.

In conjunction with the mission of the entire department, the wound healing laboratory has been productive not only in research, but also in education and service. For further information call (434)924-2126.


  • Adhesive Agents
  • Bone Void Fillers
  • Skin Equivalents
  • Surgical Adhesions
  • Surgical Suture & Needle Mechanics
  • Wound Irrigation


  • Burn Support Lab
  • Chronic Wound Care Clinic (CWCC)
  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment Center