The Burn Fellowship program at UC Davis Regional Burn Center and Shriners Hospitals for Children Northern California is under the tutelage of Dr. David Greenhalgh, Professor and Chief of Burns in the Department of Surgery at UC Davis and Chief of Burns at Shriners Hospitals for Children Northern California.  Dr. Kathleen Romanowski, Burn Surgeon and Assistant Professor of Burn Surgery at UC Davis Regional Burn Center and Shriners Hospitals for Children Northern California, oversees the intensive and comprehensive curriculum for the Burn Fellowship program. Other members of the Burn Team include Dr. Tina Palmieri, Director of the Firefighters Burn Institute Regional Burn Center and Assistant Chief of Burns at Shriners Hospital for Children Northern California and Dr. Soman Sen, Professor and Burn Surgeon at UC Davis Regional Burn Center and Shriners Hospitals for Children Northern California.  

Burn surgery fellows gain extensive experience in both acute and reconstructive management of adult and pediatric burn patients. The fellows will manage burn patients at both the University of California Davis Firefighters Burn Institute Regional Burn Center as well as Shriners Hospitals for Children Northern California. Together, these institutions serve approximately 650-700 inpatient admissions per year as the regional adult and pediatric burn centers for Northern California.

Number of fellowship positions per year:  Two.  Currently we have one fellowship position that is a one year combined Burn/Surgical Critical Care ACGME accredited position that allows the fellow to sit for the Surgical Critial Care Boards.  The other position is a one year Burn Surgery Fellowship and does not allow the fellow to sit for the Critical Care Boards without further training.

Fellowship training will include:

▪Acute resuscitation and critical care management of pediatric and adult burn patients in the burn ICU

▪Surgical management and reconstruction of acute buns

▪Physical rehabilitation, nutrition and psychological therapy for pediatric and adult burn patients

▪Reconstructive surgery for burn survivors

▪Clinical Research – each fellow is expected to participate in at least one clinical research project and submit an abstract for presentation at the national American Burn Association meeting

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Please return completed application and letters of reference to

Kathleen S. Romanowski, MD, FACS

2425 Stockton Blvd., Suite 178

Sacramento, CA  95817

Phone: (916) 453-2050

Fax: (916) 453-2373

Email: ksromanowski@ucdavis.edu

ABLS

The Advanced Burn Life Support (ABLS) Provider Course is an eight-hour course for physicians, nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, therapists, and paramedics. The course provides guidelines in the assessment and management of the burn patient during the first 24 hours post injury. Following a series of lectures, case studies are presented for group discussions. An opportunity to work with a simulated burn patient to reinforce the assessment, stabilization, and the American Burn Association transfer criteria to a Burn Center will be given. Final testing consists of a written exam and a practical assessment return demonstration.

The registration fee covers the tuition, manual, study guide, test, and continuing education credits. The ABA designates this continuing medical education activity for up to 7 credit hours in Category 1 of the Physician’s Recognition Award of the American Medical Association. This program also has been approved by AACN Certification Corporation guidelines for 8 contact hours, CERP Category A.

Course Objectives:

  • Evaluate a patient with a serious burn
  • Define the magnitude and severity of the injury
  • Identify and establish priorities of treatment
  • Manage the airway and support ventilation
  • Initiate and monitor fluid resuscitation
  • Apply correct methods of physiological monitoring
  • Determine which patients should be transferred to a burn center
  • Organize and conduct the inter-hospital transfer of a seriously injured burn patient.

For more information about ABLS courses near you check the American Burn Association website at www.ameriburn.org.