Education & Training

Medical School

Lake Erie College



  • St Lukes Hospital and Health Network


General Surgery

  • York Hospital



  • Vanderbilt University Medicial Center

Anesthesia/Critical Care

  • Vanderbilt University Medicial Center


American Board of Surgery
American Board of Surgery/Surgical Critical Care

Commercial Relationships and Collaborations

This faculty member or a member of his or her immediate family has a working relationship, such as providing consulting, research, or educational services, with the companies listed below. These relationships have been reported to the University of Missouri and, if appropriate, plans have been established to address potential conflicts. The following relationships were reported as of July 2020.

  • Acelity/KCI
  • Mallinckrodt
  • Vericel


MU Health Care participates with most major managed care organizations. To find out whether MU Health Care is a participating provider in your insurance plan or network, or for information on co-payments and deductibles, please contact your insurance carrier directly.

In the News

Spray-on skin Helps Firefighter Heal from Serious Burns

Academic Information

Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery
Medical Director, Burn And Wound Program


1 Hospital Drive
Columbia, MO 65212
United States

P. 573-884-6098
F. 573-884-2835

Research Interests

  • Advanced wound healing modalities
  • Non-invasive burn and wound evaluation
  • Acute burn resuscitation/monitoring
  • Burn scar remodeling and reconstruction

Areas of Expertise

  • Acute burn evaluation and resuscitation
  • Burn scar evaluation and reconstruction
  • Wound prevention and surgical care

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Awards & Honors

  • Phoenix Society/ABA World Burn Congress – Galveston, Tx, 2010
  • St Luke’s Hospital – R.K. Shields, MD, Internal Medicine Resident Memorial Award, 2007
  • LECOM Graduation Student Ambassador Award, 2006
    POMA Archie A Feinstein DO Scholarship Winner, 2004, 2005
  • LECOM Ambassador Scholarship Winner, 2004
  • LECOM Academic Scholarship Winner, 2004, 2005
  • USPS Scholarship Winner, 2004


  • “Clinical Usage and Economic Effectiveness of a Recently Developed Epidermal Autograft Harvesting System in 13 Chronic Wound Patients in a University-Based Wound Center”; Cureus. 2016 Nov; 8(11): e878.
  • “Propylthiouracil-Associated Leukocytoclastic Necrotizing Cutaneous Vasculitis: A Case Report and Review of the Literature”; JBurnCare 2016 Nov/Dec, PAP
  • “Surgeon-Performed Hemodynamic Transesophageal Echocardiography in the Burn Intensive Care Unit”; JBurnCare 2016 Jan/Feb 37:e63-68
  • “Failure of the Platelet Function Assay (PFA)-100 to Detect Antiplatelet Agents”, Surgery 2015; 158:1012-19
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