HealthJune 01, 2018

Elizabeth A. Ayello and R. Gary Sibbald named co-editors-in-chief of Advances in Skin & Wound Care

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Advances in Skin & Wound Care, a peer-reviewed journal from the Lippincott® portfolio published by Wolters Kluwer, and the official journal of the American Professional Wound Care Association, has appointed current clinical editors Elizabeth A. Ayello and R. Gary Sibbald as Co-Editors-in-Chief, effective with the August 2018 issue. They replace outgoing Editor-in-Chief Richard “Sal” Salcido, MD, EdD, the journal’s longest-tenured Editor-in-Chief, who will transition to Editor Emeritus.


Dr. Ayello, PhD, RN, CWON, ETN, MAPWCA, FAAN, is on the faculty of Excelsior College School of Nursing in Albany, New York and is President of Ayello Harris & Associates, Inc. in Copake, New York. She is also President of the World Council of Enterostomal Therapists and Past President of the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel.

Dr. Sibbald, BSc, MD, DSc (Hons), MEd, FRCPC (Med Derm), FAAD, MAPWCA, is a Professor of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Toronto in Ontario, and is Director of the International Interprofessional Wound Care Course and the Master of Science in Community Health (Prevention and Wound Care) program at the Dalla Lana Faculty of Public Health at the University of Toronto. He is also Past President of the World Union of Wound Healing Societies.


Drs. Ayello and Sibbald bring decades of combined experience and a unique set of qualifications to their new shared editorial role. Both are prolific authors with deep ties to many professional wound care organizations, a shared interest in creating evidence-based content, and a dedication to mentoring developing and experienced scholars in the field.

“The importance of the interprofessional team in skin and wound care cannot be emphasized enough and together Dr. Sibbald and I will continue to bring the latest research and information that wound care professionals can use in their everyday clinical practice,” says Dr. Ayello. She adds that she is “excited to be able to continue working with Dr. Salcido in his new role as Editor Emeritus.”

“We are excited to bring an interprofessional physician and nurse team to Advances in Skin & Wound Care,” says Dr. Sibbald. “There is a clear need for key information to improve patient outcomes that can be linked to continuing education with a curricular 3-year cycle. We intend to bring key ‘hot topics’ and enablers for improved everyday practice to the journal.”

Wound care professionals may submit their best work to Advances in Skin & Wound Care using Wolters Kluwer's Editorial Manager system. Visit to learn more.

About Advances in Skin & Wound Care

For more than 30 years, this international, multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal has met the needs of practitioners with current information on new products, emerging technologies, educational opportunities, and research breakthroughs to support clinical and professional development. Advances in Skin & Wound Care is highly regarded for its unique balance of cutting-edge original research and practical clinical management articles on wounds and other problems of skin integrity. Each issue features CME/CE for physicians and nurses, the first journal in the field to regularly offer continuing education for both disciplines.

About the American Professional Wound Care Association

The APWCA is a nonprofit medical association welcoming providers from all disciplines involved in prevention and treatment of difficult wounds. All APWCA members receive Advances in Skin & Wound Care journal as a member benefit. Through a synergy of disciplines, APWCA has been a worldwide leader in clinician advocacy and education for the prevention and treatment of acute and chronic wounds since 2001. This association provides an informational and educational forum for healthcare providers, while promoting excellence in wound healing and patient advocacy. Visit to learn more.

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