Sports medicine & wound care
Dr Dana Jamison is a sports medicine fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon who has specialized in wound care and hyperbaric medicine since the mid-1990s. As a faculty physician, she was one of the physicians that started the Banner University Wound Care & Reconstruction Institute in Phoenix more than twenty years ago and has been a leader in state-of-the-art wound care throughout the Southwest.
Over the years her training has included time spent at Harvard, Univ of Illinois, Univ of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey and the Los Angeles Orthopaedic Institute. Dr. Jamison has lived in Arizona for more than twenty years with her husband, (who was the donor of her kidney) and three now adult children. She has traveled to West Africa as a medical missionary and has stood on the sidelines of several local high school football teams as well as sat on the bench as one of the team physicians for the WNBA Phoenix Mercury; the first woman team physician in the entire league.
As a physician, she gave up the long hours of a sports medicine and trauma surgeon after her kidney transplant, and now works part-time as a wound care specialist. Dr Jamison is active within the community as a board member of The Black Women Orthopaedic Surgeons, Arizona Humanities Council and Donor Network of Arizona; chair of the Harvard Alumni Admissions committee for the state of Arizona.
Lecturing to fellow orthopaedic surgeons as well as teaching medical students and residents about how to include wound care into their practices, she has shown how good wound care can lead to better health and thus a better life.