Dr. Satterfield is originally from Texas and graduated from University of Texas with a BA in Mass Communications. She later went on to receive her BS in Biology from the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery. After completing college Dr. Satterfield went to the College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery for her Doctor of Podiatric Medicine Degree awarded in 1991. She completed a PSR-24 podiatric medicine and surgery residency Yale University School of Medicine Clinical Campus / West Haven Veterans Administration Medical Center, West Haven, CT.
Doctor of Podiatric Medicine – College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, Des Moines University, Des Moines, IA
Bachelor of Science, Biology– Des Moines University, Des Moines, IA
Bachelor of Arts, Mass Communications – University of Texas, El Paso, TX
Residency –Yale University School of Medicine Clinical Campus / West Haven Veterans Administration Medical Center, West Haven, CT. Chief Resident. Podiatric Surgical Residency – 24.
Internship - Yale University School of Medicine Clinical Campus / West Haven Veterans Administration Medical Center, West Haven, CT.
Board Certified: American Board of Podiatric Orthopaedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine, Diplomate
American College of Foot & Ankle Orthopedics and Medicine, Fellow; American Professional Wound Care Association, Masters; Physician Certified in Wound Care by the Council for Medical Education and Testing (CMET)
Board Qualified: American Board of Podiatric Surgery
Diplomate,American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine,
President-Elect (becomes President January 2012); Fellow, American College of Foot & Ankle Orthopedics and Medicine,
Past-President, American Association for Women Podiatrists
Member of the National Academies of Practice, Distinguished Practitioner
Masters, American Professional Wound Care Association
Member, American Podiatric Medical Association
Member, California Podiatric Medical Association
Member, Collaborative Residency Evaluator’s Committee for the Council for Podiatric Medical Education
Dr Satterfield’s body of work exemplifies her interests which include interprofessional education, wound care, diabetes and plastic surgery techniques for wound care.
Phase IV Study to evaluate the Efficacy of Becaplarmin
(Regranex™ ) in the Treatment of Non- Healing Diabetic Ulcers. .
Institutional Review Board Protocol # 990-0031-450. Cell-mediated
growth factors have been developed to aid in wound healing. This
study exclusively examined its effects in the diabetic foot ulceration.
Phase I/II Pilot Study to evaluate the Efficacy of the Synthetic
Thrombin Peptide Chrysalin™ in Accelerating the Healing of
Chronic Diabetic Ulcers, Institutional Review Board Protocol
#990-0031-280. A smaller molecule therapeutic, Chrysalin™,
evaluated as a possibly potent wound healing treatment in the
diabetic foot ulcer population.
The Effect of Long Versus Short Transmetatarsal Amputation on
Dynamic Plantar Pressures. Institutional Review Board Protocol
# 989-0031-174. There currently was no standardized surgical
protocol for the correct performance of the transmetatarsal amputation.
The decision to leave the remaining lower extremity at a long versus short
length was thought to have negative effects in some patients with increased forefoot
pressure. This study evaluated that hypothesis.
A Prospective, Randomized, Observer-Blinded Evaluation of Application
of Phenytoin on the Healing of Diabetic Foot Ulcers. (Mylan Pharmaceuticals).
Institutional Review Board Protocol #989-0031-427. A well-researched drug,
Phenytoin, was thought to have new applications in the diabetic foot ulcer, which were being
investigated through application by spray.
A Prospective, Multi-center, Randomized, Single Blind, Clinical Investigation
of Multidex Maltodextrin Wound Dressing Patients with Plantar Diabetic Foot
Ulcers. Institutional Review Board Protocol #978-0031-099 (DeRoyal)
The Effect of Radiation Heat on Quantitative Bacteriology in the Diabetic Wound.
Institutional Review Board Protocol #990-0031-196. Thermoregulatory effects on
wound healing and infection control were being examined in the diabetic population.
It was believed that an increase in extremity temperature may have reduced the reoccurrence of
post-operative infections after resection of necrotic tissue.
Neuropool Project. (Novel Electronics). Institutional Review Board Protocol #990-0031-057
The UTHSC-SA Podiatry Research Department was involved in a national project to collect
Computer-aided gait studies of the walking patterns of the diabetic patient which may have effected
surgical and conservative treatment of this population.
Footmaxx Insole Evaluation. (Footmaxx). Institutional Review Board Protocol #989-0031-142.
The insole, or orthotic, of the shoe for the patient with diabetes is an integral predictor of outcome
for that foot. Relief of pressures may greatly reduce the incidence of ulceration and eventual
amputation. This study is designed to evaluate novel product configurations that may lessen the
incidence of ulceration.
Harkless LB, Satterfield, VK, Dennis KJ (2007). Chapter : The Role of the Podiatrist. The Diabetic Foot 7th Edition
Edited by John Bowker, M.D. and Michael Pfeifer, M.D.
Harkless LB, Satterfield, VK, Dennis KJ (2000). Chapter 33: The Role of the Podiatrist. The Diabetic Foot 6th Edition
Edited by John Bowker, M.D. and Michael Pfeifer, M.D
Satterfield, VK. Clinics in Podiatry. Chapter: Amputation. Edited by Gary Jolly, DPM and Thomas Zgonis, DPM.
Stanko Petrov, Jeffrey Haupt DPM, V. Kathleen Satterfield, DPM FACFAOM. Achilles Tendon Rupture in a Hypothyroid Patient. Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association. Submitted for Publication
Yuki Izumi DPM, Kathleen Satterfield DPM, Shuko Lee PhD, Lawrence B. Harkless DPM, Lawrence Lavery DPM.
Mortality of First-Time Amputees in Diabetics: A 10-Year Observation Diabetes Research Clinical Practice. January 2009.
Yuki Izumi DPM, Kathleen Satterfield DPM, Shuko Lee DPM, Lawrence B. Harkless DPM. Risk of Reamputation in Diabetic Patients Stratified by Limb and Level of Amputation: A 10-Year Observation. Diabetes Care March 2006.
Satterfield, VK (March 2006). How to Diagnose Peripheral Neuropathy. Podiatry Today
Izumi, Yuki Morita DPM, Satterfield, Vada Kathleen DPM, Lee, Shuko, Harkless, Lawrence Bernard DPM
Mortality following lower extremity amputation in patients with diabetes stratified by the level of original lower extremity amputation: A 10-year observation. Presentation at the American Diabetes Association meeting,
Summer 2006, poster presentation
Caroline Fife, MD, Jon T. Mader MD, Jeffery Stone, MD, Leon Brill, DPM, Kathleen Satterfield, DPM, Andrea Norfleet, PhD, PhD., Amber Zwernemann, BS, James T. Ryaby, PhD and Darrell H. Carney, PhD . Thrombin Peptide ChrysalinÒStimulates Healing of Diabetic Foot Ulcers in a Placebo-Controlled Phase I/II Study. Submitted for publication to Wound Repair and Regeneration.
Stephenson, B PhD DDS, Satterfield, VK DPM. (March 9 – 12, 2005) Fibronectin Fragmentation Alters Cell Behavior in Diabetes and Periodontal Disease. IADR/AADR/CADR 83rd General Session
Satterfield, VK (January 2006). Reconciling Combination Therapy With EBM: Where Do We Go From Here? Podiatry Today.
Satterfield, VK, Zgonis, Thomas (October 2004) Surgical Management of Diabetic Foot Infections, OrthoKinetic Review.
Satterfield VK (2002). Podiatric Research Advisory Committee, American Podiatric Medical Association News.
Satterfield, VK (November 2000). New Technologies for Wound Healing, American Podiatric Medical Association News.
Satterfield, V.K. (2000). The Etiologies of Non-Compliance, Foot and Ankle Quarterly.
Satterfield, V.K. (1999). Texas Diabetes Institute: On the Cutting Edge. Podiatry Today.
Satterfield, V.K., Harkless, L.B. (1999). Preventive Care for the Diabetic Foot, a PICA risk management text.
Satterfield, .VK. (1999). Texas Diabetes Institute and Milagros Spreading Hope. APMA News.
Burks, J., Satterfield, V.K. (1998). A Survey of Martial Arts Injuries to the Lower Extremity. Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association.
Satterfield, V.K.K, Jolly, G.P. (1994). A New Method of Excision of Painful Plantar Forefoot Lesions Using a Rotation Advancement Flap. Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery. “The Satterfield-Jolly Flap”.
Satterfield, V.K. (2007). No More Free Lunches. Podiatry Management. 67-72.
Round Table: Wound Care and Technology participant. Podiatry Management. (June/July 2007) 71-76.
Satterfield, V.K. (January 2006). Diabetes Watch - Reconciling Combination Therapy with EBM: Where Do We Go From Here? 22-27. Podiatry Today
Round Table: Pharmaceutical Marketing participant. Podiatry Management. (March 2007) 79-87.
Satterfield, V.K. (March 2006). How to Diagnose Difficult Peripheral Neuropathy. Podiatry Today.58-62.
2nd Congress of World Union of Wound Healing Societies. “Use of Vacuum assisted closure in early closure of the
complicated open amputation in the diabetic foot as a limb salvage procedure: A case study.” July 2004 Paris, France.
Book review: Keep the Legs You Stand On by Mark Hinkes, DPM for the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association. June 2009.
Editorial: What Does It Mean To Be a Fellow – Becoming a “Real” Doctor, The Foot. 54. March 2007.
Editorial Review Board for Advances in Skin and Wound Care. 1997-Present.
Disorders of the Heel, Rearfoot & Ankle. Chitranjans R. Anawat, MD and Rock G. Positano, MSc, MPH, DPM. New York, Journal of Musculoskeletal Trauma (1999).
Dr. Satterfield is originally from Texas and graduated from the University of Texas with a BA in Mass Communications. She was an award winning journalist for years before going to medical school to become a podiatric physician, studying at the College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery in Des Moines. Her two-year surgical residency program was done at Yale University School of Medicine Clinical Campus / West Haven Veterans Administration Medical Center in Connecticut, where she was Chief Resident.
After briefly practicing in Vermont, Dr. Satterfield was recruited to return to her alma mater, CPMS, to join the faculty and rose quickly through the ranks to the position of Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. She left there to return home to Texas and join the faculty of the Orthopaedic Department/Podiatry Service at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and stayed until she took a brief hiatus from practice before moving to California to teach at WesternU.
While in San Antonio, Dr. Satterfield became widely known for diabetic wound care and residency education. In California she concentrates on classroom education, academic research, writing and her service as Director of Pre-Clinical Curriculum and Co-Director of Interprofessional Education.
When away from the office, Dr Satterfield enjoys visiting the residents of a local nursing home - “They have more wisdom than the Encyclopedia Britannica “and a visit from someone in the community means the world to them. Additionally, she enjoys weekend trips with her husband to discover the many beautiful locations in their new adopted state. Add her dog and her spirituality and Dr. Satterfield says, “I’m blessed!”