Helping patients heal emotionally and physically from mild, severe and life-threatening burn injuries is a top commitment of our multidisciplinary burn center team at UC San Diego Health. With leading-edge treatments, advanced diagnostic and surgical techniques, and a comprehensive team approach to burn care, we are able to respond to even the most complex medical issues.
Our burn center is the only one in the region to be verified by the American College of Surgeons and American Burn Association as a level 1 pediatric and adult burn center. We care for all residents of San Diego and Imperial counties who have experienced major or minor burns and critical soft tissue conditions.
Each year, our team treats approximately 450 patients, including infants and children, and hundreds more as outpatients in the burn clinics.
Comprehensive Team Approach to Burn Care
Our specialized team of experts has advanced training in the sophisticated and skilled care needed by seriously injured patients. We have specialists in:
- Plastic and reconstructive surgery
- Social work
Burn Injury Support Programs
The Regional Burn Center provides comprehensive care to burn patients from resuscitation in the burn intensive care unit to rehabilitation in outpatient clinics. We are committed to caring for people through our numerous
burn injury support programs for patients and families.
Leaders in Burn Injury Research
For nearly 40 years, UC San Diego Health's Regional Burn Center has made notable advances in burn treatment and remains a leader in burn injury research. At the forefront of basic, translational and clinical science research, we are continuously developing our understanding of how to care for burn injuries and dramatically improve patient outcomes.