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Dr. Khurram Khan

Wound care
New York, NY
21 years experience male

Locations

Foot Clinics of NY

New York, NY

Address

55 East 124th Street, New York, NY, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Health First Health Plan, Inc

Medicare

Medicaid

About

Bio

I have been uniquely positioned throughout my professional life to be associated with and to learn from some of the leading diabetic foot care specialists. It has been my good fortune to be able to use those experiences to become a medical educator, researcher and author, and most importantly, to provide essential services – medical and surgical – to patients with these needs. My education spanned from NYU, as an undergraduate, to Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine for my professional studies. I completed a 3-year residency under the tutelage of Dr. Lawrence Harkless, specializing in Diabetic Foot and Limb Salvage at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, and was named Chief Resident in my final year. From the time of my residency to that of my first practice experience in South Texas, I have been able to concentrate on the care of patients with diabetes and its significant lower extremity complications. In the Lower Rio Grande Valley, the incidence of diabetic complications is often noted to be among the very worst. It was an excellent venue to start my professional life, working in multiple wound care centers. I returned to NYC, to work with noted diabetes and wound healing expert Peter Sheehan, MD, and then joined the New York College of Podiatric Medicine, in the Medical Sciences Division, with a specialty of high-risk diabetic foot/Charcot foot and limb salvage. I hold staff privileges at New York’s Metropolitan Hospital. My attached CV offers the details of my presentations at national conferences, and the chapters I have written on diabetic foot wounds - the latest is in the Wound Care Practices 2nd edition, which was edited by Drs. Paul Sheffield and Caroline Fife. I have also been involved in the publication of numerous wound care articles in wound care publications. Finally, I am an active associate member of ACFAS (American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons) and a fellow of the APWCA (American Professional Wound Care Association). As an aside, I am proud to have earned the Best Clinician Award from the students at NYCPM 4 of the last 5 years. I currently teach podiatric medical students throughout their clinical years, and the NYCPM residents as well.

Specialties
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Wound care

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

63 Answers
3 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khurram Khan
Wound care 21 years experience
Multiple factors: Wound care requires multi-discipline input for proper wound healing. There are multiple modalities and multiple strategies to get a wound closed but i... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khurram Khan
Wound care 21 years experience
Multiple factors: Diabetic neuropathy is nerve damage and therefore can never be 100% restored. To improve and prevent further deterioration diet and exercise is the ke... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khurram Khan
Wound care 21 years experience
Well: You may have the genes that increases your risk for diabetes but it doesn't necessarily mean you will get it b/c your father died from foot surgery. D... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khurram Khan
Wound care 21 years experience
Silver staining skin: Most likely the silver leaked out on to the skin turning it a different color but always best to be safe and have it checked out by your doctor.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khurram Khan
Wound care 21 years experience
Multiple factors: It’s changing every day. Wound care requires multi-discipline input for proper wound healing. There are multiple modalities and multiple strategies to... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khurram Khan
Wound care 21 years experience
Deep: Wagner grade 3 usually refers to a deep wound which touches bone and the bone is infected. This requires a well trained specialist to know when to imp... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khurram Khan
Wound care 21 years experience
Multiple factors: Any open wound/ulcer has a chance for infection. Most wounds are colonized from day one with normal body flora. It's when the number of bacteria reach... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khurram Khan
Wound care 21 years experience
No: Salt solutions such as saline is physiologic to the human body, but pure salt water solution in high concentrations is detrimental to wound healing.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khurram Khan
Wound care 21 years experience
Multiple factors: Diabetics have a lifetime risk of 15-20% of developing a foot ulcer and of those 15-20% will go on to amputations. Those % are going to increase to 25... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khurram Khan
Wound care 21 years experience
Diet and excercise: Like anything else diet and exercise is foremost otherwise the rest of the recommendations won't work. Controlling your sugars is imperative. Smoking ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khurram Khan
Wound care 21 years experience
Multiple factors: The lifetime risk used to be 15% of diabetics would develop an ulcer and of those 15% would go on to amputation but that number has been steadily incr... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khurram Khan
Wound care 21 years experience
Multiple factors: It can hours to days - multiple risk factors lead to ulcers and amputation, pressure, neuropathy and trauma are the major risk factors. The amount of... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khurram Khan
Wound care 21 years experience
Multiple factors: Most diabetic foot ulcers occur at the toes, under the foot at the level of the knuckles, the sides of the foot (specifically the big toe and pinky to... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Khurram Khan
Wound care 21 years experience
Tetanus and clean: First you must update your tetanus status. Next the area needs to be cleaned and any foreign material needs to be removed (what did the nail go throug... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khurram Khan
Wound care 21 years experience
Non-invasive studies: A set of noninvasive vascular studies should be ordered. Anyone with symptoms of claudication, pain at rest, non healing ulcers and gangrene along wit... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khurram Khan
Wound care 21 years experience
Vit B, stop smoking: Diet and exercise to control the sugars. Stop smoking as this can lead to worsening of the circulation to the nerves, limit alcohol as it can damage n... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khurram Khan
Wound care 21 years experience
Burning tingling: Sensory neuropathy is broken down into large fiber (loss of sensation, loss of proprioception) and small fiber (burning, tingling sensation). Most pat... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khurram Khan
Wound care 21 years experience
Multiple factors: Wound care requires multi-discipline input for proper wound healing. There are multiple modalities and multiple strategies to get a wound closed but i... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khurram Khan
Wound care 21 years experience
Ulcers: People with diabetes develop foot ulcers which are open sores on the feet that go through the skin but you don't have to be a diabetic to have open so... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khurram Khan
Wound care 21 years experience
Multiple factors: Wound care requires multi-discipline input for proper infection control and wound healing. There are multiple modalities and multiple strategies to ge... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khurram Khan
Wound care 21 years experience
Burning tingling: Sensory neuropathy is broken down into large fiber (loss of sensation, loss of proprioception) and small fiber (burning, tingling sensation). It's the... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khurram Khan
Wound care 21 years experience
Yes: Yes as long as they (the rehab and physical therapist) has the appropriate training and expertise it's fine. Your primary care doctor should be kept i... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khurram Khan
Wound care 21 years experience
Broken skin : People with diabetes often develop foot ulcers which are open sores on the feet that go through the skin. This is a a serious complication and can lea... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khurram Khan
Wound care 21 years experience
Sensory, motor, Auto: Sensory neuropathy is broken down into large fiber (loss of sensation, loss of proprioception) and small fiber (burning, tingling sensation). Most pat... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khurram Khan
Wound care 21 years experience
Yes but...: Narcotics may mask the symptoms but won’t resolve the issue. Diabetic neuropathy is nerve damage and therefore can never be 100% restored. To improve ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khurram Khan
Wound care 21 years experience
There are none: There are multiple modalities and multiple strategies to get a wound closed but it takes a knowledgeable well trained specialist to know when to imple... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khurram Khan
Wound care 21 years experience
Multiple factors: Honey is a small aspect of the larger picture. Wound care requires multi-discipline input for proper wound healing. There are multiple modalities and ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khurram Khan
Wound care 21 years experience
Vibration, touch: Risk factors for neuropathy include poorly controlled diabetes, diabetes for more than 10 years. Test for neuropathy include a vibratory test using a ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Khurram Khan
Wound care 21 years experience
Get it checked: Dissolving stitches can take 2 weeks to 8 weeks depending on which type of stitch was used. Your body sees this as a foreign material and responds as ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khurram Khan
Wound care 21 years experience
Signs of Infection: Redness extending around the wound and either going up in a streaking pattern or circumferential around the wound, hot in the same area of the redness... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khurram Khan
Wound care 21 years experience
Multiple factors: Diabetic neuropathy is nerve damage and therefore can never be 100% restored. To improve and prevent further deterioration diet and exercise is the ke... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khurram Khan
Wound care 21 years experience
Multiple remedies: Wound care requires multi-discipline input for proper wound healing. There are multiple modalities and multiple strategies to get a wound closed but i... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khurram Khan
Wound care 21 years experience
Get checked: A break in the skin which looks like a sore. It may have associated swelling, redness and odor with drainage. If you suspect an ulcer please see a doc... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khurram Khan
Wound care 21 years experience
Multiple factors: Multiple causes. Improper removal of all non viable tissue, inability to offload pressure from the area or excessive walking or standing. Infection an... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khurram Khan
Wound care 21 years experience
No: No, Insulin works on muscle and fat to help sugars get absorbed. It won't have any effect topically.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khurram Khan
Wound care 21 years experience
Multiple : Sensory neuropathy is broken down into large fiber (loss of sensation, loss of proprioception) and small fiber (burning, tingling sensation). Most pat... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khurram Khan
Wound care 21 years experience
Yes: Diabetic neuropathy is nerve damage and therefore can never be 100% restored. To improve and prevent further deterioration diet and exercise is the ke... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khurram Khan
Wound care 21 years experience
Yes and No: Diabetic neuropathy is nerve damage and therefore can never be 100% restored. To improve and prevent further deterioration diet and exercise is the ke... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khurram Khan
Wound care 21 years experience
Yes: Sensory neuropathy is broken down into large fiber (loss of sensation, loss of proprioception) and small fiber (burning, tingling sensation). Most pat... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khurram Khan
Wound care 21 years experience
Referral from PCP : Wound care requires multi-discipline input for proper wound healing. There are multiple modalities and multiple strategies to get a wound closed but i... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khurram Khan
Wound care 21 years experience
Yes but...: Derma cream is just one modality. Wound care requires multi-discipline input for proper wound healing. There are multiple modalities and multiple stra... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khurram Khan
Wound care 21 years experience
Not enough info: What type of diabetic foot medication are you taking?
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khurram Khan
Wound care 21 years experience
Yes: As long as you don't have any allergies to sulfa medications or silver.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khurram Khan
Wound care 21 years experience
Infection amputation: Puncture wounds need to be cleaned and all foreign body particles must be removed from the wound to prevent infection. If left to fester, the area can... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khurram Khan
Wound care 21 years experience
Immobilization: Price - protect via immobilization which can be a hard cast, soft cast, ace wrap, etc. Rest the area, ice it at the end of the day, compression if nee... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Khurram Khan
Wound care 21 years experience
Multiple remedies: Diabetic neuropathy is nerve damage and therefore can never be 100% restored. To improve and prevent further deterioration diet and exercise is the ke... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khurram Khan
Wound care 21 years experience
PRICE : Recommend seeing a doctor to get x-rays. Fracture toes can take 4-6 weeks to heal. In the meantime. Price. Protect via immobilization, buddy splint th... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khurram Khan
Wound care 21 years experience
Yes but...: People with diabetes often develop foot ulcers which are open sores on the feet that go through the skin. This can lead to serious complication. Infe... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khurram Khan
Wound care 21 years experience
Clean and immobilize: Depending on which toe, the biggest worry is open fracture, so the nail needs to be removed and the area under the nail needs to be inspected to ascer... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khurram Khan
Wound care 21 years experience
Multiple factors: The most common risk factors for ulcer formation include diabetic neuropathy, structural foot deformity, trauma and peripheral arterial occlusive dise... Read More

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Jan 23, 2013
The best diabetic wound specialist in Texas!
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Khan is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Khan is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I have nerves damaged. .I have painfull.
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Thanks for your quick reply! You're a jewel!! Thank You
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, PA
Graduated 2001MD

Awards

Top Wound Care Specialist, First Place, New York - Spring
2014
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