Carrie Sussman is president of Sussman Physical Therapy, Inc. and Wound Care Management Services in Torrance, California. She is an international lecturer on wound management, and in Toronto in June 2008 received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the World Union of Wound Healing Societies for significant contribution to the development of wound care as a specialty. With Barbara Bates Jensen she is editor of the textbook Wound Care: A Collaborative Practice Manual for Health Care Professionals (4th edition, 2011, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins). She is an alumna and former vice president of the NPUAP board of directors and former physical therapy director for the Association for Advancement of Wound Care. Dr. Sussman developed, produced, and markets a DVD series on the Sharp Debridement of Wounds.