Phoenix Society Honors Dr. Greenhalgh for His Extraordinary Work in Burn Care

David Greenhalgh, M.D., chief of burns at Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California was honored for his extraordinary work in burn care, prevention and education at the annual meeting of the Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors that took place in Indianapolis Oct. 21-24. Dr. Greenhalgh was presented with the Breslau Award, the society’s highest distinction.

Named in honor of Alan Breslau, Phoenix Society founder, and his wife Delwyn, the award honors a Phoenix Society member who has enhanced the burn community at large through service, character and integrity. The award recognizes those who have helped the Phoenix Society fulfill its mission of peer support, education, research, and advocacy to enrich the lives of burn survivors.

Dr. Greenhalgh is one of the foremost authorities in burn surgery and burn care. He is past president of the American Burn Association and is on the board of directors of both the Phoenix Society and the International Society for Burn Injuries. He is a member of the American Surgical Association and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Dr. Greenhalgh performs research related to the response to injury, cell signaling, and the regulation of wound healing and scar formation. He has published and presented extensively in the areas of burn injury, burn care, and burn prevention. He is the associate editor for the Journal of Surgical Research and the Journal of Burn Care and Research and a clinical editor for Wound Repair and Regeneration.

A leader in pediatric and adult burn care, Dr. Greenhalgh also is professor and chief of burn surgery at the University of California, Davis Medical Center, where he recently was honored as the first recipient of the Helen Marian Bart Endowed Chair and Professorship in Burn Care at UC Davis. More than 900 burn survivors and their families, caregivers, burn professionals and firefighters attended the annual meeting of the Phoenix Society of Burn Survivors, also known as the World Burn Congress.

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 to learn how to make an appointment.

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

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