Dr. Lee C. Rogers received a proclamation from the city of Los Angeles on behalf of the Amputation Prevention Center at Valley Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Rogers is the co-founder of the center along with renowned vascular surgeon Dr. George Andros.
The center aims to reduce the rate of amputations in those with diabetes and is the only of its kind on the west coast and one of only a handful in the nation.
“Every 30 seconds, somewhere in the world, a limb is lost as a consequence of diabetes,” Rogers said. “This center has the right combination of talent, tools, and teamwork to combat what is mostly a preventable complication.”
Rogers is the chair of the Foot Care Council for the American Diabetes Association and a course director of the Diabetic Foot Global Conference (DFCon) held annually in Hollywood, Calif., which attracts 1,000 doctors, scientists, and industry representatives from 40 different countries. Pictured are Lee C. Rogers with Los Angeles City Councilman Tony Cardenas.