Fort Hamilton Hospital
The Center for Wound Healing at Fort Hamilton Hospital has an expert team of dedicated wound-healing doctors, and nurses. The Center for Wound Healing offers hyperbaric oxygen therapy as well as a wound clinic.
The Center for Wound Healing at Fort Hamilton Hospital has received three consecutive national Front-Runner Awards in 2009, 2010 and 2011 for excellence in wound healing. It also received the Center of Distinction in 2013 and 2016 and the Center of Excellence in 2014. Over 90% of the wounds treated at the center heal in 10 weeks or less, which far exceeds the national average time to heal of 16 weeks for chronic wounds.
Steven McCarthy, DPM
Dr. McCarthy completed his three-year podiatric medical and surgical residency at Mill Creek Hospital and UPMC Hamot in Erie, Pennsylvania. He served as chief resident during his third year of residency. While there, he received a Master of Science in Medical Education from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. He obtained his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree from Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine in 2014, and his Bachelor's degree in Biology from The Ohio State University in 2009. Dr. McCarthy is a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association and is extensively trained in diabetic limb salvage, wound care, trauma, rearfoot disorders, and reconstructive surgery. He grew up in Youngstown, Ohio and enjoys hunting, fishing and spending time outdoors.
Dr. Foster is a highly-skilled, general podiatrist serving the Hamilton and surrounding community. Dr. Foster completed his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine at the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine and then went on to complete his residency in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery with reconstructive rearfoot and ankle surgery credentials. Dr. Foster brings a diverse range of experiences to his role at Kettering Physician Network Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. Dr. Foster has worked in Advanced Foot and Ankle Care and has several research publications in the field of Podiatry. Dr. Foster is active in his community by participating as medical personnel in local races and marathons. Dr. Foster's commitment to his patients mirrors the network's mission to improve the quality of life of the people in the communities we serve.
Chibuike Obioha, MD
Dr. Obioha completed medical school at the University of Port-Harcourt and went on to complete his general surgeon training and board certification at Lagos University teaching hospital, also in Nigeria. He subsequently moved to the United States to join the Vanderbilt University General Surgery Department for a fellowship in gastrointestinal magnetic field activity detection. He was involved in several general surgery research projects and publications and subsequently got into the Vanderbilt residency training program in general surgery. He went on to University of Iowa to complete a Master's degree in Public Health, in addition to completing residency training in occupational/preventive medicine. He is currently a board certified occupational/preventive medicine physician, a Healogics-trained wound care provider, and is the medical director of Fort Hamilton Hospital Wound Care Center in Hamilton, Ohio.
Dr. Obioha loves outdoor activities with his wife and kids, like swimming, soccer, basketball and other family-fun activities.