Dr. Buckley is a native of Minnesota and board-certified plastic surgeon who is passionate about wound care. Over the past 18 years, Claire has developed a large successful clinical practice in reconstructive surgery, with a strong regional reputation in wound care circles, known for her expertise in pressure injuries and hard-to-heal wounds. She is also highly regarded as a gender-affirming top surgeon to the transgender community in the 5-state area. In addition to her academic position as Assistant Professor at the U of MN, she serves as wound care consultant to the Greater Twin Cities only LTACH.
During her time at the U of MN, Dr. Buckley sought out additional wound care certifications, as well as extra education and training in alternative and complimentary healing modalities, with a focus on functional medicine and Frequency Specific Microcurrent. Claire is currently engaged in basic science research exploring the underlying mechanism of action for FSM. Her broad interests include wearable technology and virtual reality as applied to wound healing and patient care, and she is always searching for new ideas, techniques and products to help her patients heal.
Hampshire College taught her to think “outside the box” and cross-pollinate between different specialties, integrating new ways of thinking and problem solving to help meet the challenges of complex wound care. She is honored and excited to work with EPIEN to bring the unique healing properties of REVITY® to the wound care community.
Besides her passion for wound healing and holistic patient care, Dr. Buckley is also an accomplished amateur musician, an avid movie watcher, and has recently discovered the art of boxing.
Dr. Buckley received her bachelor’s degree from Hampshire College. She continued her education and obtained her medical degree from Mayo Medical School, Rochester, MN. Her general surgery training, with 2 additional years in research, was at Downstate SUNY-HSCB. She did a plastic surgery residency at the University of Minnesota and additional fellowship year in Pediatric-Craniofacial surgery at Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City.