Dr. LaRaus is a 1992 graduate of Hunter College’s Physical Therapy Program in New York. He obtained his post professional doctorate of physical therapy at the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, May 2008. He started out his career developing and implementing the University of Medicine and Dentistry’s inpatient and outpatient wound care center and services. He has worked in a variety of settings, such as the University Medical Center at Princeton, where he is the senior physical therapist and where he co-organized the facility’s original SWAT (Skin Wound Action Team) program, which develops and implements hospital-wide wound care protocol. He was the first physical therapist to be a program director for the Centers of Wound Healing, where he developed and ran a successful outpatient wound management program. Currently, he is the Director of Inpatient Rehabilitation Services at the Memorial Hospital of Salem County for Fox Rehabilitation. Dr. LaRaus is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association’s Acute Care Section, where he served on the editorial advisory board of Acute Care Perspectives from 1997 to 2017. Dr. LaRaus also served on the peer review panel for Advances in Skin and Wound Care, and he has written and produced with Slack, Inc. and Interactive Wound Care CD-ROM for Health Care Professionals (June 2003).
Dr. LaRaus is currently a Certified Wound Care Specialist with the American Board of Wound Management since June 1998. He has been an active member of the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care since 2000, where he has served on the Governmental Advisory Task Force, worked on the award-winning Venous Ulcer Algorithm, and is the current co-chair for the regulatory group. He serves as a member of the nominating committee and has been the physical therapy board member from 2014 – 2017 for the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care.
Dr. LaRaus is an active lecturer in the field and has presented to various universities as well as nationally to health care professionals and allied health care professionals in the field of wound care management.