Burn and Wound Care

Celebrating more than four decades of comprehensive care

Specialists at The University of Kansas Health System provide comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care to adults and children with complex burns and wounds. In addition, we treat skin injuries and conditions such as frostbite, severe dermatitis and abrasions. Patients receive a continuum of advanced care that includes burn wellness programs and a burn survivor support group.

Our multidisciplinary burn care team comprises board-certified plastic surgeons, general surgeons, internal medicine specialists, dermatologists, nurses, physical therapists and nutritionists, and other medical professionals. We collaborate in research to develop advanced techniques to improve burn care for patients now and in the future.

Gene and Barbara Burnett Burn Center

The Gene and Barbara Burnett Burn Center, established more than 40 years ago, provides comprehensive inpatient care for complex burns and wounds. It is the only adult and pediatric burn care facility in the region accredited by the American Burn Association and American College of Surgeons. This recognition demonstrates the commitment and ability of our staff to care for the most critical burn injuries and dermatologic conditions. In 2017, we provided advanced care for 330 burn survivors, including 40 children.


Outpatient Burn and Wound Care Center

We provide advanced outpatient and ostomy care for patients who don’t require hospitalization and for those who need follow-up care through recovery.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Patients receive pure oxygen in a pressurized, single-person chamber. This stimulates healing for many medical and surgical conditions and chronic, difficult and slow-healing wounds.

Patient Referral

To refer a patient or arrange an emergency transfer, call 877-738-7286.