Shriners Hospital Hosts Dinner Lecture on Advancements in Burn Reconstruction

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Rajiv Sood, M.D., F.A.C.S., a nationally noted plastic surgeon recognized for his research and clinical experience with emerging technologies for skin replacement, will speak at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California on Monday, Dec. 4.  Advancements in Burn Reconstruction is the title of the presentation, which is part of the hospital’s Signature Series continuing education program for medical professionals.

Dr. Sood is Chief of Plastic Surgery at Indiana University School of Medicine and Medical Director at the Richard M. Fairbanks Burn Center and the Burn Center at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis. He has presented over 100 papers nationally and internationally and won numerous awards for his research interests.  He is an editor and co-author of the book Burn Reconstruction and Rehabilitation.

Physicians and medical professionals from the community are invited to attend.  Dr. Sood will greet guests at a reception beginning at 5:30 p.m. The lecture will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the hospital boardroom.  David Greenhalgh, M.D., Chief of Burns at the Northern California Shriners Hospital, and plastic surgeon Pirko Maguina, M.D., will welcome Dr. Sood and guests to the Signature Series dinner lecture.

The lecture is approved for one hour of continuing medical education credit.  For information about continuing education programs at the Northern California Shriners Hospital, please call the Staff Development department at 916-453-2091 or email

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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 go online to

Media Contact:  Catherine Curran | Public Relations (916) 453-2218 |

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