Associate Professor, Department of Medicine and Orthopedics
Doctor of Podiatric Medicine
Finding none surgical solutions to surgical pathologies
Cosmetic approach to surgical procedures
The relationship between neurotransmitter substance and neuroendocrine releasing and inhibiting factors within the central nervous system. Implication for understanding diabetes mellitus.
The role of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis on development of type II diabetes and its Implications in impaired wound healing in diabetes mellitus and aging.
Determine the mechanism that promotes wound healing in diabetics after using normalgel and mesalt (underwritten by a grant from the U.S. Division of Scott Health Care).
The American Board of Lower Extremity Surgery
Certified Physicians in Woundcare
Certified Pedorthist by BOC
Certified Pedorthist by ABC
William J. Stickel Bronze Award for Research and Papers in Podiatric Medicine Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association.
Teacher of the Year, 1995-2005
Lecturer for the Goldfarb foundation
Bitar, M.S.; Labbad, Z.; Jones, E.; Pitkow, H.S. and Waldbillig, R.J.: Diabetes Induces Reductions in Wound Fluid Growth Factors (IGF-I, TGFβ) and Increases Wound Fluid Collagenase Activity. J. Wound Healing Society: Wound Repair and Regeneration, 1(2): 97, 1993.
Pitkow, H.S.; Labbad, Z.; Bitar, M.: The Effects of an Anabolic Hormone on Surgically Induced Wound Healing in Lower Extremity Skeletal Muscles in Normal and Diabetic Rats. J. Wound Healing Society: Wound Repair and Regeneration, 1(2): 119, 1993.
Pitkow, H.S.; Brekke, M.; Labbad, Z.; and Bitar, M.S.: Amino Acids, Dipeptide and Leg Skeletal Muscle Wound Healing in Diabetes. J. Amer. Podiatry Med. Assoc., Nov. 1994.
Pitkow, H.S., Labbad, Z.G., and Bitar, M.: The Effects of an Anabolic Hormone on Wound Healing in Lower Extremity Anterior Leg Skeletal Muscles in Normal and Diabetic Rats. J. Pa. Acad. Sci. (Dec. 1994)
Bitar, M.S.; Labbad, Z. and Waldbillig, R.S.: Insulin and Insulin Like Growth Factors (IGF) Receptors and IGF Binding Proteins (IGF BPO) in Retina: IGF BP as an Early Indication of Diabetes-Induced Retinal Abnormalities. Submitted for publication (J. Neuroscience Letters).
Bitar, M.S.; Labbad, Z. and Waldbillig, R.S.: Diabetes-Induced Compartment Specific Alterations in Serum and Wound Fluid IGF System: Implication for Understanding Impaired Wound Healing in Diabetes (submitted for publication).
Bitar, M.S.; Labbad, Z. and Shapiro, B.H.: Developmental Levels of Hepatic Monooxygenase of Male Rats Perinatally Exposed to Maternally Administered Valproic Acid. Manuscript in preparation.
Bitar, M.S.; Labbad, Z.; Pitkow, H.S.: Modification of Diabetes-Induced Changes in Anterior Leg Muscle Wound Healing by Isoandrosterone. Manuscript in preparation.
Labbad, Z., Bogart, L.: The Effects of MESALT and NORMALGEL on Open Non-healing Wounds in Diabetics.
Pitkow, H.; Labbad, Z.: The Influence of Amino Acids on Anterior Leg Muscle Wound Healing in Diabetic Rats. J. Pa. Acad. Sci., 69 (Suppl): 159, 1996
Co-editor and editor; Vascular Section: Compendium of podiatric medicine and surgery, since 2008
Palmarchuk, Labbad, Beights, Price ,.Treatment of an 18 year-old Athlete With Surgically corrected Lower Extremity Arthrogryposis and Multiple Brace Failures, 2013 , Poster, National APM