Dr. Kerry Thibodeaux, a nationally recognized wound care advocate, is a Board Certified General Surgeon, Vascular Surgeon and Wound Care Specialist. Dr. Thibodeaux is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
Dr. Thibodeaux graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1982 from the University of Southwestern Louisiana with a Bachelor of Science in a dual major of Biology & Chemistry.
Dr. Thibodeaux underwent his medical training at and graduated from the LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans in 1986. He then completed a 5 year General Surgery Residency at the LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans, While in his Residency program, Dr. Thibodeaux was the 1990 Surgical Teaching Resident and the Clinical Instructor of Surgery from 1989-1991. During the course of his studies at LSU School of Medicine, he received an NIH Grant for Wound Healing Research in 1987, which resulted in the publication of a wound healing article in the Southern Medical Association Journal.
Dr. Thibodeaux is the founder and Medical Director of The Wound Treatment Center, located within Opelousas General Health System. Dr. Thibodeaux serves as the Corporate Medical Director of Wound Care for LHC Group, Inc. Additionally, he serves as an inaugural member of the Clinical Advisory Board of Molnlycke Health Care. He is also a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for the peer-reviewed journal, WOUNDS, in addition to being a member of a variety of national and international Advisory Boards and Speakers’ Bureaus related to advanced wound care.
Dr. Thibodeaux has presented an Abstract and Poster entitled “Combined Therapy for Venous Leg Ulcers Using Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and Apligraf” at the 1999 International Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts. Further, Dr. Thibodeaux presented a Poster entitled “Sepaderm for the Management of Acute and Chronic Wounds” at the SAWC Meeting in April of 2010 in Orlando, Florida. Dr. Thibodeaux, along with co-author S. William Tam, PhD, published a case series entitled “Sepaderm for the Management of Acute and Chronic Wounds” in the October 2010 edition of WOUNDS.
Since 1992, Dr. Thibodeaux has been in private practice specializing in General, Thoracic, Vascular, Endoscopic and Trauma Surgery in Opelousas, Louisiana.