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Our Team

Meet Our Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Team


Janna Girardi, MD

Medical Director for the Puget Sound Region Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Program

Janna Girardi, MD is a board-certified OB/GYN and transitioned to wound healing for a change in her career. Dr. Girardi is also certified in obesity medicine and has a special interest for preventive and lifestyle medicine.

She takes a holistic approach to wound healing and health care. She treats a wide variety of wound conditions from diabetic wounds, venous wounds, traumatic wounds and radiation wounds.


James McKee, DPM

Doctor of Podiatric Medicine

James McKee, DPM, is board certified in podiatric medicine. He treats a variety of conditions including diabetic foot, dysvascular foot (PAD/PVD), chronic or non-healing wounds, osteomyelitis, and charcot neuroarthropathy. He performs wound debridement to skin, muscle or bone, as well as amputations and soft tissue advancement.

Dr. McKee is a member of the American Diabetes Association, CLEAR Research Society, and Save A Leg, Save A Life Tacoma Chapter.


Katie Scherling, NP

Nurse Practitioner

Katie Scherling, MSN, GNP-BC, CWCN-AP, is certified in both gerontology and wound care. She offers a full spectrum of wound management, from acute and chronic wounds, to diabetic, vascular and burn wounds. In addition to geriatric medicine, her medical areas of interest include limb conservation as well as diabetes management.

Katie enjoys living in Tacoma with her husband and their two dogs. She and her husband share a love of cooking, and when the weather is nice, paddle boarding in Puget Sound.


Elizabeth “Liz” Alonzo, MSN Adult-Gerontology NP

Certified Wound Care Nurse - Advanced Practice

Liz Alonzo is a certified wound care nurse, treating a variety of conditions including diabetic foot uclers, venous leg ulcers, pressure ulcers, non-healing surgical wounds, cellulitis and skin/soft tissue infections.

She is a member of the Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurses (WOCN) Society, and the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA).

Along with her husband Joey and their two dogs Ruxen and Ava, Liz can often be found adventuring in the many National Forests and parks in the Pacific Northwest.