Dr Zbar served as the Medical Director of a local Wound Care Center for nearly a score of years.
Supervising a multidisciplinary panel of health care providers, Dr Zbar managed medical education and quality improvement. During his tenure, the Wound Care Center grew four fold in volume; and experienced one of the best healing rates in the nation, winning several awards.
Dr Zbar specializes in healing chronic wounds rapidly by using the latest technologies. Some of these innovations include the newest topical agents; hyperbaric oxygen (HBO); and negative pressure (vacuum assisted closure). When surgery is indicated, Dr Zbar performs the needed flaps or grafts in order to rapidly promote wound closure.
In 2011, Dr Zbar chaired a regional meeting on Wound Care.
In 2015, Dr Zbar successfully led the effort to have the Wound Center accredited by the Joint Commission. This specialty award is a major achievement.
Dr Zbar's success in Wound Care has been recognized on a national level. He authored a chapter in a major plastic surgery text book:
Zbar RIS and Canady JW. “Cold Injuries” in Plastic Surgery, Second Edition, Volume 1, pages 855 – 862; Saunders, Philadelphia, PA: 2006.