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Stephen C. Davis

General Information

Stephen C. Davis


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  • English


  • Research Professor

Clinical Interests

Wound healing, cutaneous infection, impetigo.

Research Interests

Professor Davis is a professor in the Department of Dermatology & Cutaneous Surgery at the University of Miami.  He has over 32 years experience using various wound healing and infection models in swine.  He works with a large number of companies in research and development of various products that are on the market today, e.g. DuoDerm® dressing, Iodosorb®, Procellera®, Kerlix A.M.D.®, Liquid Bandage®.  He has several book chapters and over 100 published articles and abstracts on wound healing and infection.  He is currently on the editorial advisory board for the journal Wounds and a reviewer for the several journals including Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dermatology, British of Dermatology, Wound Repair & Regeneration.  Some of his interests include: occlusive therapy, electrical stimulation, low energy light therapy and bacterial biofilm formation.  For the past several years he has been funded by DARPA, Canadian Defense, US Army, Office of Naval Research, NIH and NSF. 


1993   Best Overall Scientific Poster Award at the Sixth Annual Symposium on Advanced Wound Care and Medical Research Forum on Wound Repair, San Diego, CA

1995   First & Second Place Award at The Symposium on Advance Wound Care and Medical Research Forum on Wound Repair, San Diego, CA

1997  Best poster presentation: American Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Meeting, San Francisco, CA

Selected Publications

Davis SC, Mertz PM and Eaglstein WH.  Second Degree Burn Healing:  The Effect of Occlusive Dressings and a Cream.  J Surg Res 48:245-248, 1990.

Davis SC, Badiavas V, Rendon-Pellerano M, and Pardo RJ: Comparison of Postoperative Treatment For Laser Resurfacing. Dermatol Surg 1999; 25:387-393

Davis, SC, Eaglstein WH, Cazzaniga AL, and  Mertz PM. An Octyl-2- Cyanoacrylate Formulation Speeds Healing of Partial Thickness Wounds Dermatol Surg 2001; 27:783-788.

Davis SC, Cazzaniga AL, Eaglstein WH, and Mertz PM. Over-The-Counter Antimicrobial Bandages and Proliferation of a Common Wound Pathogen. Arch Dermatol Res. 2005 Nov;297(5):190-5.

Davis SC, Martinez L, Kirsner R The diabetic foot: the importance of biofilms and wound bed preparation. Curr Diab Rep. 2006 Dec;6(6):439-45.

Davis SC, Perez PM, Andreopoulos F.  The wound environment:  Implications from research studies for healing and infection.  In:  Krasner DL, Rodeheaver GT, Sibbald RG (eds).  Chronic wound Care:  A clinical Source Book for Healthcare Professionals, 4th Edition.  Wayne, Pa: HMP Communications. 2007; pp 253-263.

Martineau L and Davis SC. Controlling Methicillin Resistant Staphyloccocus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa wound infections with a novel biomaterial.  J Invest Surg 2007;20(4):217-27.


Best poster presentation:
First & Second Place Award
Best Overall Scientific Poster Award


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