Burn care: High level, advanced care

Only one hospital in Wisconsin -- UW Health's University Hospital -- is distinguished 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. Contact our team for more information.


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. Inpatient care is provided in our Burn and Wound Center at University Hospital. The 11-bed unit provides state-of-the-art equipment and care in a soothing environment.

Programs and research

Nationally verified burn 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.

What does burn verification mean?

Attaining burn center verification is a rigorous review program. The process verifies that a burn center's resources provide optimal care to burn and wound patients, from the time of injury through rehabilitation.

Verification by the American College of Surgeons (ACS)and the American Burn Association provides a true mark of distinction. It is an indicator to government, third-party payors, patients and their families, and accreditation organizations that the center provides high-quality patient care and meets the demanding ACS standards.

Innovative research, better outcomes

The burn doctors and scientists at UW Health and the University of Wisconsin 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

Find resources to help you and your family and friends learn what to expect during treatment and ways to find support after care.

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.


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