Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Appoints Russell Carlson, MD, as New Medical Director of the Wound Center of Niagara

Niagara Falls, NY —  Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center (NFMMC) proudly announces the appointment of Russell Elliott Carlson, MD, as the Medical Director of the Wound Center of Niagara. With an impressive background as a board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon and over 37 years of invaluable experience in the medical field, Dr. Carlson brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to his new role.

“The appointment of Dr. Carlson further underscores NFMMC’s commitment to advancing healthcare in the Niagara Falls region,” said Joesph Ruffolo, President and CEO of NFMMC. “His extensive experience and expertise in wound care will be a valuable asset to our patients and our community. Under the leadership of Dr. Carlson, we are ready to raise the bar for wound care and improve the overall health and well-being of the community.”

Dr. Carlson completed his medical education at The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center College Of Medicine and is affiliated with prestigious medical facilities such as ECMC Health Campus and Kenmore Mercy Hospital. As a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Association of Wound Management, Dr. Carlson possesses a deep understanding of wound care and is well-equipped to lead the Wound Center of Niagara.

In his new role, Dr. Carlson will oversee the operations of the Wound Center of Niagara, a facility dedicated to providing comprehensive wound care services for patients of all ages. The center offers a wide range of advanced treatments, including wound debridement, compression therapy, and hyperbaric oxygen therapy. By leveraging cutting-edge technology and the expertise of a dedicated team of professionals, the center aims to deliver exceptional care and positive patient outcomes.

The appointment of Dr. Carlson further underscores NFMMC’s commitment to advancing healthcare in the Niagara Falls region. With his extensive background and genuine passion for healing, Dr. Carlson is poised to elevate the standards of wound care and contribute to the overall well-being of the community.


Founded in 1895, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center (NFMMC) has a long tradition of serving the Niagara community. NFMMC’s hospital and primary stroke program are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care, and its primary care network is accredited by the National Committee for Quality Assurance. Memorial’s inpatient services include a cardiac/stroke unit, a medical–surgical unit, an ICU, a Labor and Delivery unit, and an Adult Inpatient Psychiatry unit, the only one of its kind in Niagara County. Memorial serves as a Center for Community Health by operating five primary care centers, a large outpatient adult mental health clinic, a Health Home, and several innovative community-based services.   Thanks to a partnership with Catholic Health, Kaleida Health, and Erie County Medical Center, NFMMC operates the only cardiac catheterization laboratory in Niagara County. Memorial is also home to the Golisano Medical Oncology Center, which operates in collaboration with Roswell Park Comprehensive Care Center.

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