David Greenhalgh, M.D.

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As one of the foremost authorities in burn surgery and burn care, David Greenhalgh, M.D., was named Chief of Burns at the Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California and Chief of the Burn Division, Department of Surgery, for the University of California, Davis School of Medicine in 1997

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As one of the foremost authorities in burn surgery and burn care, David Greenhalgh, M.D., was named Chief of Burns at the Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California and Chief of the Burn Division, Department of Surgery, for the University of California, Davis School of Medicine in 1997. Board certified by the American Board of Surgery, with Added Qualifications in Surgical Critical Care, Dr. Greenhalgh manages all aspects of burn care at Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California and at the University of California Davis, School of Medicine. He performs research related to the response to injury, cell signaling, and the regulation of wound healing and scar formation. In addition to his research, Dr. Greenhalgh has published and presented extensively in the areas of burn injury, burn care, and burn prevention. In 2006, Dr. Greenhalgh served as President of the American Burn Association and is a member of the International Society for Burn Injuries, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the American Surgical Association.Prior to assuming the leadership role at the Northern California Shriners Hospital, Dr. Greenhalgh was Assistant Chief of Staff at Shriners Hospitals for Children in Cincinnati.

Education and Training

  • Medical Degree, State University of New York Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, New York
  • Residency, Medical Center Hospital of Vermont, General Surgery
  • Fellowship, University of Vermont, College of Medicine, Surgical Research
  • Fellowship, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, Wound Healing
  • Fellowship, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, Washington, Burn Surgery

Articles

Sodium variability is associated with increased mortality in severe burn injury. Read article 

A novel human glucocorticoid receptor SNP results in increased transactivation potential. Read article

Sepsis in the burn patient: a different problem than sepsis in the general population. Read article

Transfusion Requirement in Burn Care Evaluation (TRIBE): A Multicenter Randomized Prospective Trial of Blood Transfusion in Major Burn Injury. Read article

The Unrecognized Epidemic of Electronic Cigarette Burns. Read article

Defining Sepsis in Burn Patients: Still a Long Way to Go. Read article

Burn State of the Science: Fluid Resuscitation. Read article

Burns Open Journal. Read article

Not all patients meet the 1 day per percent burn rule: A simple method for predicting hospital length of stay in patients with burn. Read article

Burn Shock and Resuscitation: Proceedings of a Symposium Conducted at the Meeting of the American Burn Association, Chicago, IL, 21 April 2015. Read article

Variations in Burn Excision and Grafting: A Survey of the American Burn Association. Read article

Randomized Comparison of Packed Red Blood Cell-to-Fresh Frozen Plasma Transfusion Ratio of 4:1 vs 1:1 During Acute Massive Burn Excision. Read article

Inherently variable responses to glucocorticoid stress among endogenous retroviruses isolated from 23 mouse strains. Read article

A Tri-Nucleotide Pattern in a 3’ UTR Segment Affects The Activity of a Human Glucocorticoid Receptor Isoform. Read article

Butane Harsh Oil Burns: A 7-Year Perspective on a Growing Problem. Read article

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