Michael Stewart Wilkins, M.D.
1000 Valentine Road
Kansas City MO, 64111
Rockhurst High School, Kansas City Missouri Graduated 1959
Rockhurst University, Kansas City Missouri Graduated 1963
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine Graduated 1967
Post Graduate Training:
United States Public Health Service Hospital, Bay Street and Vanderbilt Avenue, Staten Island, New York
Rotating internship (surgery, internal medicine, pediatrics) July 1967-July 1968
Year one internal medicine residency July 1968-July 1969
Kansas City General Hospital 2301 Holmes Street, Kansas City Missouri 64108
Years two and three internal medicine residency July 1972-July 1974
Chief resident in internal medicine for six months in 1974
Commissioned Officer United States Public Health Service 1967-1970, honorable discharge
American Board of Internal Medicine 1974
ABIM added qualifications in Geriatric Medicine 1994-2004
Clinical Instructor Department of Internal Medicine University of Kansas School of Medicine
(for being a volunteer physician educator) 2001-2006
Clinical Associate Professor Department of Internal Medicine Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
1997-2006, for having medical students from the school rotating on my service
Clinical Assistant Professor Department of Internal Medicine University of Missouri-Kansas City 1974-1990
ACLS Certification 1994
ACLS Instructor Certification 1998
ACLS Re-certification March 2005
Association for the Advancement of Wound Care--Charter Member and Fellow
College of Certified Wound Specialists--certified since 1999
American Academy of Wound Management--Diplomate/CWS i.e., Certified Wound Specialist
American College of Physicians
Kansas City Metropolitan Medical Society
Missouri State Medical Association
American Medical Association
Wound Healing Society
Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society
American College of Hyperbaric Medicine
Missouri Association of Long Term Care Physicians
European Tissue Repair Society
Samuel U. Rodgers Neighborhood Health Center
825 Euclid, Kansas City Missouri
Internal Medicine Department July 1974-August 1981
Private practice Internal Medicine
2900 Baltimore Street, Kansas City Missouri August 1981-1994
gradually built practice from solo to a five person group of board certified internists
Hospitalist specializing in wound care and hyperbaric medicine at Kindred Hospital
8701 Troost Ave., Kansas City, Missouri full time starting 1994; on staff at Kindred since 1992.
President of the Kindred Hospital Medical Staff 2002 and 2003.
Director of the Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Program from 1994 to July 2006.
At Kindred I supervised a forty bed inpatient wound care unit, making rounds with two teams of
nurses each with a separate stocked wound care cart. Most of our patients were referred to us
with stage four wounds. Three plastic surgeons, each of whom came one day per week,
performed a total of over 1,500 myocutaneous flaps and over 2,000 split thickness skin grafts.
We healed four thousand wounds without surgery. I supervised over 25,000 hyperbaric
treatments in our three monoplace hyperbaric chambers. We had a wonderful multidisciplinary
team and tried our best to create a safe haven for people with nonhealing wounds.
Special Interests and Experience:
Etiology, pathophysiology, prevention and treatment of wounds in the chronically ill.
Wound care education. I give an all-day conference on basic wound care and an all day
conference on advanced wound care.
Medical education. I was the director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program (through
UMKC) at St. Mary's Hospital from 1982 to 1988. I have had medical students rotating on my
service through most of my career.
Writing. I am currently writing two pieces of nonfiction and commencing a book on wound
The care of the developmentally disabled. In 1970-72 I worked at Willowbrook State School
and became an activist in the deinstitutionalization movement in New York State. Willowbrook
was closed in 1984. Since 1972, over 22,000 people have been discharged from large
institutions for the developmentally disabled in New York State. I am helping prepare a
conference, "Remembering Willowbrook," on the site of the old Willowbrook State School.
The site of the old institution has been renovated by the City University of New York, which
uses it as a college campus, and they are sponsoring the upcoming conference.
Walking in cities and on trails.
Retired from medical practice July 1, 2006 age 65.