Dr. Desmond Bell

Executive Director

Dr. Desmond Bell is the Founder and President of The Save A Leg, Save A Life Foundation, a multi-disciplinary non-profit organization dedicated to reducing lower extremity amputations and improving wound healing outcomes through education, evidence-based methodology and community outreach. With over 25 years of clinical experience in wound management and amputation prevention, he also serves as Chief Medical Officer of Omeza, a medtech and consumer healthcare company, as well as an Executive Physician Coach with My MD Coaches and as a consultant with Arche Healthcare.
In 2022, Dr. Bell was named Difference Maker: Humanitarian by the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care.  He was awarded the Frist Humanitarian Award by Specialty Hospital Jacksonville for 2009 and Memorial Hospital Jacksonville in 2018. He is a Board Certified Wound Specialist (CWS) having served on the Board of Directors of the American Board of Wound Management since 2013 and presently serves on the Board of the American Board of Wound Management Foundation.

He is a Fellow of the Faculty of Podiatry, The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.

Dr. Bell has published numerous articles primarily pertaining to wound management and lower extremity amputation prevention and has served as an Editorial Board Member for the publication “Today’s Wound Clinic” since its inception. He is nationally recognized speaker, with regular faculty roles at AMP, ASCENT and Modern Wound Care Management.