Burn surgery fellows will gain extensive experience in both the acute and reconstructive management of pediatric and adult burn patients. The fellows will help manage burn patients at both the Shriners Hospital for Children Northern California and the University of California Davis Firefighters Burn Institute Regional Burn Center. Combined, these institutions serve as the regional pediatric and adult burn centers for Northern California with an average of 600 inpatient admissions per year.
David Greenhalgh, Chief of Burn Surgery at UC Davis Regional Burn Center and at Shriners Hospital for Children Northern California, oversees an intensive and comprehensive curriculum for the burn fellowship program along with Tina Palmieri, director of the Firefighters Burn Institute Regional Burn Center, and assistant chief of Burn Surgery at Shriners, Soman Sen, assistant professor of burn surgery, Pirko Maguina, an assistant professor of burn and plastic surgery, and Hugh Vu, an attending plastic surgeon at Shriners Hospital for Children Northern California.
Number of fellowship positions per year: Two
Yearly average number of acute and reconstructive burn cases: 600
The areas of fellowship training will include:
- Acute resuscitation and critical care management of pediatric and adult burn patients in the burn ICU
- Surgical management and reconstruction of acute burns
- Physical rehabilitation, nutrition and psychological therapy for pediatric and adult burn patients
- Reconstructive surgery for burn survivors
- Clinical Research – each fellow is expected to participate in at least one clinicalresearch project and submit an abstract for presentation at the national American Burn Association meeting
Please return completed application and reference letters to firstname.lastname@example.org
David G. Greenhalgh, M.D., F.A.C.S.
2425 Stockton Blvd., Suite 718
Sacramento, CA 95817