Dr. David Greenhalgh Appointed to Shriners Hospitals Executive Medical Team

David Greenhalgh, M.D., Chief of Burns at Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California, has been appointed to the multidisciplinary Physician Medical Team working on behalf of the entire Shriners Hospitals for Children system of 22 health care facilities, including 20 in the United States, one in Canada and one in Mexico City.  The executive team works closely with the department of medical affairs in several areas, including enhancing patient care and strengthening communication between hospital-level medical staff and the department of medical affairs.

“The Physician Executive Team provides leadership, guidance and viewpoints from the hospital perspective,” said Ken Guidera, M.D., Chief Medical Officer of Shriners Hospitals for Children.

Dr. Greenhalgh was named chief of burns at 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 both locations. 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. He 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 – Cincinnati. He received his medical degree from State University of New Your Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, was a general surgery resident at Medical Center Hospital of Vermont, and held fellowships in surgical research, wound healing and burn surgery.


Shriners Hospitals for Children is devoted to transforming the lives of children through excellence in treatment, teaching and research.  Located at 2425 Stockton Boulevard in Sacramento, Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California provides care to children with orthopaedic conditions, spinal cord injuries, burns, cleft lip, scars from any cause and other complex surgical needs. There are no barriers to care as admission is based on age and diagnosis.  Care is provided regardless of the family’s ability to pay. For further information call (916) 453-2000 or visit here.

Media Contact:  Catherine Curran | Public Relations (916) 453-2218 | ccurran@shrinenet.org


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