The Division of Wound Healing and Regenerative Medicine at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center


New Jersey’s Premiere Wound Care Program

The Division of Wound Healing and Regenerative Medicine at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center (NBIMC) under the Medical Direction of Dr. Harold Brem, treats a variety of non-healing wounds using the latest wound care products, therapies and medications.

It is estimated that there are more than 8 million Americans suffering from chronic, non-healing wounds. Many of these chronic non-healing wounds have been resistant to healing for a variety of reasons like stage III or IV pressure ulcers, venous ulcers, ischemic ulcers, cellulitis sepsis, radiation damage, bone infection or complications from obesity, diabetes, or peripheral artery disease.

As a patient of NBIMC’s Wound Care Program, you will be cared for by a multidisciplinary team of wound care experts, including but not limited to vascular surgeons, endocrinologists, plastic surgeons, podiatrists, general surgeons and wound ostomy practitioners. Our team is skilled in rendering inpatient and outpatient care, and education is provided in order to teach patients to properly care for wounds in the home.

An important service according to our patients is 24/7 availability of the highest level of expertise and experience, making them feel supported throughout the entire process.

What differentiates our care from others?

Patients with chronic wounds may be told “we cannot cure or help with your non-healing wound.” Patients then visit a number of doctors trying to find a solution. The most common wound seen at our center tends to be diabetic foot ulcers as patients with diabetes have poor circulation and are prone to more infections. At NBIMC’s Wound Care Program we will find a solution for your wound!

At our Wound Care Program our goal is to give extraordinary care. We have implemented a multi-disciplinary approach to find the best solution for every patient’s individual need with the latest data, technology and protocols for wounds. We have published over 100 wound related articles in the healthcare industry. With our experience of over 200,000 wound care patient visits in the last 20 years in the New Jersey and New York metropolitan area, our team will treat your patient’s wounds with the emphasis on PRACTICAL evidence- based EFFECTIVE treatment. We are available for any referral within 48 hours to address all of your wound care needs.

Our Clinical Approach

At the Division of Wound Healing and Regenerative Medicine at NBIMC, we provide a comprehensive medical assessment to develop an individualized treatment plan, which may include one or a combination of the following modalities: growth factors: debridement, advanced dressings, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, human skin cell therapies, stem cells, and/or advanced biological dressings.

We continuously update our treatment protocols based upon the results of ongoing scientific research and biotechnological breakthroughs. Our goal is to achieve desired clinical results in the shortest period of time possible enabling patients to obtain a higher quality of life and realize a high level of patient satisfaction.

We provide comprehensive services to help the patient with the healing process:

  • Advanced Dressing Regimens
  • Biological Skin Substitutes
  • Compression Therapy
  • Diabetes Management
  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)
  • Infection Control
  • Negative Pressure Wound Therapy
  • Remote Access
  • Revascularization
  • Surgical debridement
  • Ultrasonic Mist Therapy and
  • Vascular Studies and Transcutaneous Oxygen Monitoring

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is used for a variety of wounds such as diabetic wounds of the lower extremity, radiation damage (soft tissue, radiation cystitis and proctitis), failing or compromised skin grafts or flaps, crush injuries, chronic osteomyelitis, and osteoradionecrosis.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy involves breathing 100% pure oxygen at greater than atmospheric pressure in a full body chamber. HBOT is a non-invasive treatment that allows the body to naturally heal by itself.

What sets us apart from other wound centers?

One of our strongest attributes that distinguishes NBIMC’s Wound Care Program among others in the nation is our medical director, Dr. Harold Brem, a specialized wound surgeon who has been practicing medicine and conducting research in the New York metropolitan area for the past two decades. He has devoted his life to treating complicated, non-healing wounds. This includes diabetic foot ulcers, venous ulcers, pressure ulcers, sickle-cell ulcers, post-surgical wounds, non-healing radiation wounds, and wounds related to radiation damage in cancer treatment.

Hours of Operation

The Division of Wound Healing and Regenerative Medicine at NBIMC is conveniently located in the
L-Building, 3rd Floor.

The hours of operation are 7a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.

Transportation is available for ambulatory patients to and from the wound center.

For more information about the Division of Wound Healing and Regenerative Medicine Center at NBIMC or if you have any questions regarding the services provided, please call (973) 926-8230,
Fax (973) 927-7067.