Burn Care

High level, advanced care

Only one hospital in Wisconsin -- UW Health's University Hospital -- is distinguished enough to be an American College of Surgeons verified Burn and Wound Center as well as a Level I Trauma Center for pediatric and adult patients.
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Comfort and care for all types of burn wounds

When you need care for a burn, the specialists at the UW Health Burn and Wound Center provide care from the moment of injury through rehabilitation. The American Burn Association (ABA) verifies the high level of care and treatment we provide.

Our burn care team treats adults and children who have experienced chemical, electrical and thermal burns.

Programs and research

Nationally verified burn and wound care

Burn center verification by the ABA is a mark of excellence. The designation shows that we offer the highest quality care for burn patients.

Our burn care team also teaches the community how to prevent burns. We provide programs for injury prevention, public and professional education and research on emerging burn treatments.

Learn more about our ABA certification.

Innovative research, better outcomes

The burn doctors and scientists at UW Health work on projects and studies to learn everything they can about new ways to help burn patients. Our research areas include:

  • Evaluating skin substitutes for faster treatment and less scaring

  • Understanding how the depth of burn injury impacts healing

  • Using guided imagery and virtual reality as coping tools for pain and depression 

Learn more about our research.

Patient resources

Self-care and community resources

Meet our team

Specialty care for burns

The burn and wound care team at UW Health includes experts in burn healing, skin grafting and rehabilitation.

We manage all aspects of your health related to your burn injury. Your team includes dieticians, doctors, health psychologists, nurses, occupational therapists, pharmacists, phlebotomists, physical therapists, psychiatrists, radiology specialists, respiratory therapists, social workers and trauma surgeons.


Burn and wound treatment locations

  • University Hospital - Burn and Wound Center
    • 600 Highland Ave. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 264-8040
    • Closed now
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