Peter Sheehan, MD (1954-2014) was an internationally well-respected specialist in the field of diabetes. He focused his practice on the lower extremity complications of diabetes. Dr. Sheehan had a particular research interest in peripheral neuropathy, wound healing, Charcot osteoarthropathy, and peripheral arterial disease, and brought his expertise to numerous trials dealing with these areas.

Dr. Sheehan graduated from SUNY-Downstate School of Medicine, where he also completed his residency in internal medicine. He continued his training at the Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, where he completed a fellowship in Endocrinology and Metabolism.

Dr. Sheehan was actively involved with the American Diabetes Association (ADA) for nearly thirty years, both, on the local and national level. He was Chair of the Cardiometabolic Risk Initiative of the ADA, as well as President of the NYC Leadership Council. Dr. Sheehan served as Chairman of the ADA Council on Foot Care and led a consensus panel on peripheral arterial disease and diabetes sponsored by the ADA and the American College of Cardiology (ACC). He was on the Editorial Boards of ‘Wounds’ and ‘Vascular Disease Management’. He sat on the Boards of Directors of the ADA, the PAD Coalition, the American Heart Association, the Wound Healing Society, and the Wound Healing Foundation where he served as President.

Dr. Sheehan designed an effective system for diabetes management, known as ‘The Sheehan Model’.




Dr. Peter Sheehan: Selected Publications

Metanx in type 2 diabetes with peripheral neuropathy: a randomized trial.
Fonseca VA, Lavery LA, Thethi TK, Daoud Y, DeSouza C, Ovalle F, Denham DS, Bottiglieri T, Sheehan P, Rosenstock J.
Am J Med. 2013 Feb;126(2):141-9. doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2012.06.022. Epub 2012 Dec 5.
PMID: 23218892 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
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2012 ACCF/AHA/ACR/SCAI/SIR/STS/SVM/SVN/SVS Key data elements and definitions for peripheral atherosclerotic vascular disease: a report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Data Standards (Writing Committee to develop Clinical Data Standards for peripheral atherosclerotic vascular disease).
Creager MA, Belkin M, Bluth EI, Casey DE Jr, Chaturvedi S, Dake MD, Fleg JL, Hirsch AT, Jaff MR, Kern JA, Malenka DJ, Martin ET, Mohler ER 3rd, Murphy T, Olin JW, Regensteiner JG, Rosenwasser RH, Sheehan P, Stewart KJ, Treat-Jacobson D, Upchurch GR Jr, White CJ, Ziffer JA. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012 Jan 17;59(3):294-357. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2011.10.860. Epub 2011 Dec 5. No abstract available. Erratum in: J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012 Feb 14;59(7):702. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2013 Sep 10;62(11):1042.
PMID: 22153885 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE] Free Article
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2012 ACCF/AHA/ACR/SCAI/SIR/STS/SVM/SVN/SVS key data elements and definitions for peripheral atherosclerotic vascular disease: a report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Data Standards (Writing Committee to Develop Clinical Data Standards for Peripheral Atherosclerotic Vascular Disease).
Writing Committee to Develop Clinical Data Standards for Peripheral Atherosclerotic Vascular Disease, Creager MA, Belkin M, Bluth EI, Casey DE Jr, Chaturvedi S, Dake MD, Fleg JL, Hirsch AT, Jaff MR, Kern JA, Malenka DJ, Martin ET, Mohler ER 3rd, Murphy T, Olin JW, Regensteiner JG, Rosenwasser RH, Sheehan P, Stewart KJ, Treat-Jacobson D, Upchurch GR Jr, White CJ, Ziffer JA, Hendel RC, Bozkurt B, Fonarow GC, Jacobs JP, Peterson PN, Roger VL, Smith EE, Tcheng JE, Wang T, Weintraub WS.
Circulation. 2012 Jan 17;125(2):395-467. doi: 10.1161/CIR.0b013e31823299a1. Epub 2011 Dec 5. No abstract available. Erratum in: Circulation. 2012 Feb 21;125(7):e387-8. Circulation. 2013 Sep 10;128(11):e179.
PMID: 22144570 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE] Free Article
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Comparative effectiveness of the SNaP™ Wound Care System.
Hutton DW, Sheehan P.
Int Wound J. 2011 Apr;8(2):196-205. doi: 10.1111/j.1742-481X.2011.00775.x. Epub 2011 Mar 8.
PMID: 21385320 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
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ACCF/AHA/ACR/SCAI/SIR/SVM/SVN/SVS 2010 performance measures for adults with peripheral artery disease: a report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association Task Force on Performance Measures, the American College of Radiology, the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions, the Society for Interventional Radiology, the Society for Vascular Medicine, the Society for Vascular Nursing, and the Society for Vascular Surgery (Writing Committee to Develop Clinical Performance Measures for Peripheral Artery Disease).
Olin JW, Allie DE, Belkin M, Bonow RO, Casey DE Jr, Creager MA, Gerber TC, Hirsch AT, Jaff MR, Kaufman JA, Lewis CA, Martin ET, Martin LG, Sheehan P, Stewart KJ, Treat-Jacobson D, White CJ, Zheng ZJ; American College of Cardiology Foundation; American Heart Association Task Force on Performance Measures; American College of Radiology; Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions; Society for Interventional Radiology; Society for Vascular Medicine; Society for Vascular Nursing; Society for Vascular Surgery. J Vasc Nurs. 2011 Mar;29(1):23-60. doi: 10.1016/j.jvn.2010.11.002. No abstract available.
PMID: 21315291 [PubMed]
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ACCF/AHA/ACR/SCAI/SIR/SVM/SVN/SVS 2010 performance measures for adults with peripheral artery disease. A Report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association Task Force on Performance Measures, the American College of Radiology, the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions, the Society for Interventional Radiology, the Society for Vascular Medicine, the Society for Vascular Nursing, and the Society for Vascular Surgery (Writing Committee to Develop Clinical Performance Measures for Peripheral Artery Disease).
Olin JW, Allie DE, Belkin M, Bonow RO, Casey DE Jr, Creager MA, Gerber TC, Hirsch AT, Jaff MR, Kaufman JA, Lewis CA, Martin ET, Martin LG, Sheehan P, Stewart KJ, Treat-Jacobson D, White CJ, Zheng ZJ; American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation; American Diabetes Association; Society for Atherosclerosis Imaging and Prevention; Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance; Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography; PAD Coalition; American Academy of Podiatric Practice Management; ACCF/AHA Task Force on Performance Measures, Masoudi FA, Bonow RO, DeLong E, Erwin JP 3rd, Goff DC Jr, Grady K, Green LA, Heidenreich PA, Jenkins KJ, Loth AR, Peterson ED, Shahian DM.
PMID: 21183653 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
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ACCF/AHA/ACR/SCAI/SIR/SVM/SVN/SVS 2010 performance measures for adults with peripheral artery disease. A report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association Task Force on Performance Measures, the American College of Radiology, the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions, the Society for Interventional Radiology, the Society for Vascular Medicine, the Society for Vascular Nursing, and the Society for Vascular Surgery (Writing Committee to Develop Clinical Performance Measures for Peripheral Artery Disease). Developed in collaboration with the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation; the American Diabetes Association; the Society for Atherosclerosis Imaging and Prevention; the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance; the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography; and the PAD Coalition. Endorsed by the American Academy of Podiatric Practice Management.
American College of Cardiology Foundation; American Heart Association Task Force on Performance Measures; American College of Radiology; Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions; Society for Interventional Radiology; Society for Vascular Medicine; Society for Vascular Nursing; Society for Vascular Surgery, Olin JW, Allie DE, Belkin M, Bonow RO, Casey DE Jr, Creager MA, Gerber TC, Hirsch AT, Jaff MR, Kaufman JA, Lewis CA, Martin ET, Martin LG, Sheehan P, Stewart KJ, Treat-Jacobson D, White CJ, Zheng ZJ.
J Vasc Surg. 2010 Dec;52(6):1616-52. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2010.10.065. No abstract available.
PMID: 21146750 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE] Free Article
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ACCF/AHA/ACR/SCAI/SIR/SVM/SVN/SVS 2010 performance measures for adults with peripheral artery disease: a report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association Task Force on Performance Measures, the American College of Radiology, the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions, the Society for Interventional Radiology, the Society for Vascular Medicine, the Society for Vascular Nursing, and the Society for Vascular Surgery (Writing Committee to Develop Clinical Performance Measures for Peripheral Artery Disease).
Olin JW, Allie DE, Belkin M, Bonow RO, Casey DE Jr, Creager MA, Gerber TC, Hirsch AT, Jaff MR, Kaufman JA, Lewis CA, Martin ET, Martin LG, Sheehan P, Stewart KJ, Treat-Jacobson D, White CJ, Zheng ZJ, Masoudi FA, Bonow RO, DeLong E, Erwin JP 3rd, Goff DC Jr, Grady K, Green LA, Heidenreich PA, Jenkins KJ, Loth AR, Peterson ED, Shahian DM; American College of Cardiology Foundation; American Heart Association; American College of Radiology; Society for Cardiac Angiography Interventions; Society for Interventional Radiology; Society for Vascular Medicine; Society for Vascular Nursing; Society for Vascular Surgery.
J Am Coll Cardiol. 2010 Dec 14;56(25):2147-81. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2010.08.606. No abstract available.
PMID: 21144980 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE] Free Article
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ACCF/AHA/ACR/SCAI/SIR/SVM/SVN/SVS 2010 performance measures for adults with peripheral artery disease: a report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association Task Force on performance measures, the American College of Radiology, the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions, the Society for Interventional Radiology, the Society for Vascular Medicine, the Society for Vascular Nursing, and the Society for Vascular Surgery (Writing Committee to Develop Clinical Performance Measures for Peripheral Artery Disease).
Olin JW, Allie DE, Belkin M, Bonow RO, Casey DE Jr, Creager MA, Gerber TC, Hirsch AT, Jaff MR, Kaufman JA, Lewis CA, Martin ET, Martin LG, Sheehan P, Stewart KJ, Treat-Jacobson D, White CJ, Zheng ZJ, Masoudi FA.
Circulation. 2010 Dec 14;122(24):2583-618. doi: 10.1161/CIR.0b013e3182031a3c. Epub 2010 Nov 29. No abstract available.
PMID: 21126978 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE] Free Article
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Consensus recommendations on advancing the standard of care for treating neuropathic foot ulcers in patients with diabetes.
Snyder RJ, Kirsner RS, Warriner RA 3rd, Lavery LA, Hanft JR, Sheehan P.
Ostomy Wound Manage. 2010 Apr;56(4 Suppl):S1-24.
PMID: 20424290 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
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Comprehensive foot examination and risk assessment. A report of the Task Force of the Foot Care Interest Group of the American Diabetes Association, with endorsement by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists.
Boulton AJ, Armstrong DG, Albert SF, Frykberg RG, Hellman R, Kirkman MS, Lavery LA, LeMaster JW, Mills JL Sr, Mueller MJ, Sheehan P, Wukich DK.
Phys Ther. 2008 Nov;88(11):1436-43. No abstract available.
PMID: 19137633 [PubMed] Free Article
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Comprehensive foot examination and risk assessment.
Boulton AJ, Armstrong DG, Albert SF, Frykberg RG, Hellman R, Kirkman MS, Lavery LA, LeMaster JW, Mills JL Sr, Mueller MJ, Sheehan P, Wukich DK; Task Force of the Foot Care Interest Group of the American Diabetes Association.
Endocr Pract. 2008 Jul-Aug;14(5):576-83. No abstract available.
PMID: 18753100 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
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The hypnotist in the hypnosis interaction: the impact of first impressions on perceptions of hypnotizability.
Whitehead S, Noller P, Sheehan PW.
Int J Clin Exp Hypn. 2008 Oct;56(4):394-424. doi: 10.1080/00207140802255393.
PMID: 18726805 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
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Comprehensive foot examination and risk assessment: a report of the task force of the foot care interest group of the American Diabetes Association, with endorsement by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists.
Boulton AJ, Armstrong DG, Albert SF, Frykberg RG, Hellman R, Kirkman MS, Lavery LA, Lemaster JW, Mills JL Sr, Mueller MJ, Sheehan P, Wukich DK; American Diabetes Association; American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists.
Diabetes Care. 2008 Aug;31(8):1679-85. doi: 10.2337/dc08-9021. No abstract available.
PMID: 18663232 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE] Free PMC Article
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Guidelines for the prevention of diabetic ulcers.
Steed DL, Attinger C, Brem H, Colaizzi T, Crossland M, Franz M, Harkless L, Johnson A, Moosa H, Robson M, Serena T, Sheehan P, Veves A, Wiersma-Bryant L.
Wound Repair Regen. 2008 Mar-Apr;16(2):169-74. doi: 10.1111/j.1524-475X.2008.00357.x. No abstract available.
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A comparison of diabetic foot ulcer outcomes using negative pressure wound therapy versus historical standard of care.
Lavery LA, Boulton AJ, Niezgoda JA, Sheehan P.
Int Wound J. 2007 Jun;4(2):103-13.
PMID: 17651226 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
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Clinical predictors of treatment failure for diabetic foot infections: data from a prospective trial.
Lipsky BA, Sheehan P, Armstrong DG, Tice AD, Polis AB, Abramson MA.
Int Wound J. 2007 Mar;4(1):30-8.
PMID: 17425547 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
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Guidelines for the treatment of diabetic ulcers.
Steed DL, Attinger C, Colaizzi T, Crossland M, Franz M, Harkless L, Johnson A, Moosa H, Robson M, Serena T, Sheehan P, Veves A, Wiersma-Bryant L.
Wound Repair Regen. 2006 Nov-Dec;14(6):680-92. No abstract available.
PMID: 17199833 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
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Talactoferrin alfa, a recombinant human lactoferrin promotes healing of diabetic neuropathic ulcers: a phase 1/2 clinical study.
Lyons TE, Miller MS, Serena T, Sheehan P, Lavery L, Kirsner RS, Armstrong DG, Reese A, Yankee EW, Veves A.
Am J Surg. 2007 Jan;193(1):49-54.
PMID: 17188087 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
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Development of a content-validated venous ulcer guideline.
Bolton L, Corbett L, Bernato L, Dotson P, Laraus S, Merkle D, Patterson G, Phillips T, McNees P, Riedesel PP, Sheehan P; Government and Regulatory Task Force, Association for the Advancement of Wound Care.
Ostomy Wound Manage. 2006 Nov;52(11):32-48.
PMID: 17146117 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE] Free Article
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Inter-Society Consensus for the Management of Peripheral Arterial Disease (TASC II).
Norgren L, Hiatt WR, Dormandy JA, Nehler MR, Harris KA, Fowkes FG; TASC II Working Group, Bell K, Caporusso J, Durand-Zaleski I, Komori K, Lammer J, Liapis C, Novo S, Razavi M, Robbs J, Schaper N, Shigematsu H, Sapoval M, White C, White J, Clement D, Creager M, Jaff M, Mohler E 3rd, Rutherford RB, Sheehan P, Sillesen H, Rosenfield K.
Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2007;33 Suppl 1:S1-75. Epub 2006 Nov 29. No abstract available.
PMID: 17140820 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE] Free Article
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Early change in wound area as a predictor of healing in diabetic foot ulcers: knowing “when to say when”.
Sheehan P.
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2006 Jun;117(7 Suppl):245S-247S. No abstract available.
PMID: 16799392 [PubMed]
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Percent change in wound area of diabetic foot ulcers over a 4-week period is a robust predictor of complete healing in a 12-week prospective trial.
Sheehan P, Jones P, Giurini JM, Caselli A, Veves A.
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2006 Jun;117(7 Suppl):239S-244S.
PMID: 16799391 [PubMed]
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Evidence-based protocol for diabetic foot ulcers.
Brem H, Sheehan P, Rosenberg HJ, Schneider JS, Boulton AJ.
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2006 Jun;117(7 Suppl):193S-209S; discussion 210S-211S. Review.
PMID: 16799388 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
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Total-contact casting as an adjunct to promote healing of pressure ulcers in amputees.
Pua BB, Muhs BE, Maldonado T, Ben-Arie E, Sheehan P, Gagne PJ.
Vasc Endovascular Surg. 2006 Mar-Apr;40(2):135-40.
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Minimally invasive revascularization strategies for chronic lower limb ischemia.
Muhs BE, Gagne PJ, Maldonado T, Sheehan P.
Int J Low Extrem Wounds. 2006 Mar;5(1):35-9. Review.
PMID: 16543211 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
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Charcot neuroarthropathy in the era of HAART.
Oh-Park M, Dove C, Sheskier S, Sheehan P.
Lancet. 2006 Jan 21;367(9506):274. No abstract available.
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Peripheral arterial disease: clinical assessment and indications for revascularization in the patient with diabetes.
Muhs BE, Gagne P, Sheehan P.
Curr Diab Rep. 2005 Feb;5(1):24-9. Review.
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An empirical test of Woody and Bowers’s dissociated-control theory of hypnosis.
Jamieson GA, Sheehan PW.
Int J Clin Exp Hypn. 2004 Jul;52(3):232-49.
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Microbialite resurgence after the Late Ordovician extinction.
Sheehan PM, Harris MT.
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Protocol for treatment of diabetic foot ulcers.
Brem H, Sheehan P, Boulton AJ.
Am J Surg. 2004 May;187(5A):1S-10S. Review.
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Cam Perry, Heraclitus, and hypnosis: an appreciative understanding.
McConkey KM, Sheehan PW.
Int J Clin Exp Hypn. 2004 Apr;52(2):92-112.
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Hypnotic control of attention in the Stroop task: a historical footnote.
MacLeod CM, Sheehan PW.
Conscious Cogn. 2003 Sep;12(3):347-53.
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Percent change in wound area of diabetic foot ulcers over a 4-week period is a robust predictor of complete healing in a 12-week prospective trial.
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Diabetes Care. 2003 Jun;26(6):1879-82.
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Therapeutic footwear in patients with diabetes.
Cavanagh PR, Boulton AJ, Sheehan P, Ulbrecht JS, Caputo GM, Armstrong DG.
JAMA. 2002 Sep 11;288(10):1231; author reply 1232-3. No abstract available.
PMID: 12215125 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
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A randomized, controlled trial of Promogran (a collagen/oxidized regenerated cellulose dressing) vs standard treatment in the management of diabetic foot ulcers.
Veves A, Sheehan P, Pham HT.
Arch Surg. 2002 Jul;137(7):822-7.
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