- ACLES: 1992 Amercian College of Lower Extermity Surgeons - Recertified 2013
- Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Family Practice Residents at NAH
- Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency at NAH
- Norwegian American Hospital
- Dickison College, Carlisle, PA Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science
- William H. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine
Dr. Angeles M. Valdes is the president and founding partner of Drs. Valdes and Kulekowskis Podiatry Center. She is also the Medical Director of Norwegian American Hospital's (NAH) Wound Healing center that has served the community since 1993. Dr. Valdes was also nominated as: member-at-large of NAH Medical Executive Committee, Vice-Chairman of NAH Surgery department, and Chairman of NAH Performance Improvement Committee.
Dr. Valdes graduated from Dr. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in 1983. She started her private practice, Dr. Valdes Podiatry Center, in 1985. Dr. Valdes became a physician on staff at Norwegian American Hospital in 1985. The Wound Healing Center is her brainchild; which started operation in 1993. She also served as a physician on staff at: Columbus Hospital, St. Joseph Hospital, and the former Cabrini Hospital in Chicago.
Dr. Valdes renowned expertise includes: diabetic foot wounds, limb salvage, and foot and ankle surgery. Her strong passion for lower extremity wound healing and her successful innovative team's approach to limb salvage earned her great recognition of being a leading wound healing expert. Dr. Valdes and her wound healing team have healed thousands of wounds preventing many major limb amputations. Her patients come as far as Puerto Rico and California to seek a second opinion. She has been a constant guest speaker in numerous wound seminars locally and nationally. She has also been invited as a wound expert consultant for other wound centers and wound litigation cases.
Among Dr. Valdes' publications are the articles on "Multidisciplinary Team Approach to Wound Healing" in the Wound Ostomy Journal, June 1996; and "Case Report: Amelanotic Melanoma Located on the Lower Extremity" published by The American Family Physician Journal in 2007.
Dr. Valdes' commitment to excellence in service and wound healing comes from her lifetime adage of: "To save a wound is to save a Life."
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