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.
Kathryn Hines, MSHS, PA-C, Director of Surgical Advanced Practice
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.
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.
Caitlin Nass, CRNP, Adult Nurse Practitioner
Caitlin Nass is an adult nurse practitioner with the Hopkins Diabetes Center. Her clinical focus is on disease management, education, and health promotion for patients with complex, chronic conditions including diabetes and heart disease. In addition to patient care, she has experience leading quality improvement initiatives, nursing education, and in clinical research. She has authored articles on cardiac risk assessment, cardiac risk reduction, and chronic kidney disease. She earned both her B.S.N. and M.S.N. at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing.
Mark Hopkins, PT, CPO, MBA, Physical Therapist and Prosthetist/Orthotist
Mark Hopkins, PT, CPO, MBA is CEO and President of Dankmeyer, Inc. Mark is a licensed physical therapist in the State of Maryland and an ABC certified Prosthetist/Orthotist with 29 years of experience in clinical practice, clinical research and physical therapist education and training. He has adjunct faculty appointments in the Johns Hopkins Medical School Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the University of Maryland Medical School Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences and is a guest lecturer at several local and regional physical therapy programs including the University of Delaware. He is active in professional continuing education seminars and training for physicians and physical therapists. He obtained his PT degree from the University of Delaware, prosthetist training at Northwestern University and his MBA from the Johns Hopkins University. Mark is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists, the International Society of Orthotists and Prosthetists and the Amputee Coalition.