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Our Team

Our pioneering surgeons, endocrinologists, podiatrists and wound nurses use their skills to develop personalized treatment plans for diabetic patients. Our experts come from a variety of departments and specialties at Johns Hopkins and are available to assist patients during every step of their journey.

Clinical Staff
Melanie Burns, MSPA, PA-C

Melanie Burns, MSPA, PA-C, Physician Assistant

Melanie Burns is a physician assistant who recently joined the Department of Vascular Surgery at Johns Hopkins. She provides both inpatient and outpatient care, assists in the operating room, and serves as an advanced practitioner in the Multidisciplinary Diabetic Foot and Wound Clinic. She completed a master's degree in Government/International Politics at Regent University before attending PA school at South University. 


Priscilla Frost, RN, CWCN

Priscilla Frost, RN, CWCN, Certified Wound Nurse and Nurse Navigator

Priscilla is a certified wound care nurse at the Multidisciplinary Diabetic Foot and Wound Clinic. She earned her undergraduate nursing degrees at Castleton State College in Vermont and the University of South Carolina. She also served in the Army Nurse Corps, where she worked as a perioperative nurse at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Priscilla joined the diabetic foot wound team in July 2014. Prior to this, she provided wound care in both clinic and home care settings.


Kathryn Hines, MSHS, PA-C

Kathryn Hines, MSHS, PA-C, Lead Physician Assistant

Kathryn Hines is the director of surgical advanced practice, and the administrative director for the Multidisciplinary Diabetic Foot and Wound clinic. She completed a master’s degree in health sciences at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and her surgical residency for physician assistants at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, where she was awarded Outstanding Surgical PA Resident of the Year. During her time with the Johns Hopkins surgical department, Ms. Hines was also co-director and instructor of the Advanced Surgical Training Program for PAs at the George Washington University. Her research has been published in the Annals of Vascular Surgery and the Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. 

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