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Business Observer Thursday, May 9, 2019 2 months ago

Health care company names chief medical officer

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Dr. Desmond Bell has consulted with Omeza founders since the company’s inception.

SARASOTA — Medical technology and consumer health care products company Omeza appointed Dr. Desmond Bell as chief medical officer.

Bell will oversee clinical trials and other evidence generation and develop product education campaigns, according to a statement. He will also represent Sarasota-based Omeza through speaking engagements and educational content creation.

Bell has consulted with Omeza founders since the company’s inception, helping develop the product line and overseeing its practical application. He serves as lead clinician in an approved test program for Omeza products at the wound management program at Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville.

“We couldn’t be more excited to have Dr. Bell joining the Omeza team as we grow our clinical partnerships and move into large-scale data generation for our products,” says President Sarah Kitlowski in a statement. “His relentless commitment to patient quality of life, amputation prevention and seeking game-changing wound care solutions are why he and the Omeza team first started working together.”

Bell is a leader in limb salvage and lower extremity wound care, a press release says. He is a board certified wound specialist and a fellow of the American College of Certified Wound Specialists. Bell is the founder and president of The Save A Leg, Save A Life Foundation and founder of the Limb Salvage Institute and Wound Care on Wheels. He also serves on the board of directors of the American Board of Wound Management.

Omeza is focused on skin with a mission to heal chronic wounds and prevent their recurrence. The company's products are available on Amazon and at selected independently owned pharmacies. 

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