Acute Burn Care Medical Team for All Americans

MARTIN C. ROBSON, MD

FACS, HON. FRCS, HON. FRACS

Martin C. Robson, MD, received his MD from the Johns Hopkins University. He completed his general surgery residency at the Brooke Army Medical Center and his plastic surgery residency at Yale.

He has served as Chief of Plastic Surgery at the University of Chicago, Wayne State University, and the University of Texas Medical Branch. He is presently an Emeritus Professor at the University of South Florida.

Martin Robson MD FACS, American Burn Association

He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and holds Honorary Fellowships from the Royal College of Surgeons of England and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

He has served as President of the American Burn Association and received its Distinguished Service Award. He has been President of the Wound Healing Society and is a recipient of its Lifetime Scientific Achievement Award. He has also received Lifetime Scientific Achievement Awards from the Association of Advanced Wound Care and the World Union of Wound Healing Societies.

He has been Chairman of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Chairman of the Residency Review Committee for Plastic Surgery, Chairman of the Plastic Surgery Research Council, and President of the Association of Academic Chairmen of Plastic Surgery.

He has authored over 650 publications mostly devoted to wound healing, wound infection, burns, and proliferative scarring.

Martin Robson MD FACS, American Burn Association

MARTIN C. ROBSON, MD

FACS, HON. FRCS, HON. FRACS

Martin C. Robson, MD, received his MD from the Johns Hopkins University. He completed his general surgery residency at the Brooke Army Medical Center and his plastic surgery residency at Yale.

He has served as Chief of Plastic Surgery at the University of Chicago, Wayne State University, and the University of Texas Medical Branch. He is presently an Emeritus Professor at the University of South Florida.

He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and holds Honorary Fellowships from the Royal College of Surgeons of England and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

He has served as President of the American Burn Association and received its Distinguished Service Award. He has been President of the Wound Healing Society and is a recipient of its Lifetime Scientific Achievement Award. He has also received Lifetime Scientific Achievement Awards from the Association of Advanced Wound Care and the World Union of Wound Healing Societies.

He has been Chairman of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Chairman of the Residency Review Committee for Plastic Surgery, Chairman of the Plastic Surgery Research Council, and President of the Association of Academic Chairmen of Plastic Surgery.

He has authored over 650 publications mostly devoted to wound healing, wound infection, burns, and proliferative scarring.

DAVID J. SMITH, JR., MD

David J. Smith, Jr., M.D. is the Chief Medical Officer for Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS), and Director of the Division of Plastic Surgery at the University of South Florida, Morsani College of Medicine. He is recognized nationally and internationally for his contributions to pathophysiology of wounds. He is also a leader in plastic surgery education and has made major contributions to the educational process as well as its credentialing and certification.

Dr. Smith grew up in Indianapolis, attended Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, and Indiana University School of Medicine.

Dr. David Smith Jr. MD Chief Medical Officer Center Advanced Medical Learning Simulation

After a residency in general surgery at Emory University, he did his residency in plastic surgery at Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis. This was followed by a Kleinert Fellowship in Hand Surgery in Louisville, Kentucky. After early academic positions at Indiana and Wayne State University he served as Chief of Plastic Surgery at the University of Michigan between 1987 and 2001. In 2004, he moved to Tampa, Florida to assume his current position in Plastic Surgery. He is also a Visiting Faculty Member at St. Bart’s Medical School, University of London.

Dr. Smith’s research deals with wound pathophysiology particularly as it relates to burn injury. He has helped elucidate the effect of the inflammatory cascades on healing and how they interact with infection and scar formation. In later years he has investigated the effects of various wound coverings on prevalence of infection as well as the resulting healing and scar formation. His research has been funded by the NIH and various corporations. Dr. Smith has authored or co-authored 135 peer-reviewed publications and numerous books, book chapters, editorials and review articles.

Dr. Smith has also been recognized for his contributions to education and organized plastic surgery. He has been honored with numerous leadership positions in plastic surgery. These include President of the Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation, Chairman of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Chairman of the Residency Review Committee for Plastic Surgery, President of the American Association for Hand Surgery and President of the American Association of Academic Chairman of Plastic Surgery. As the Director of the Plastic Surgery Training Programs at the University of Michigan and the University of South Florida, Dr. Smith has trained a large number of outstanding plastic surgeons.

Dr. David Smith Jr. MD Chief Medical Officer Center Advanced Medical Learning Simulation

DAVID J. SMITH, JR., MD

David J. Smith, Jr., M.D. is the Chief Medical Officer for Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS), and Director of the Division of Plastic Surgery at the University of South Florida, Morsani College of Medicine. He is recognized nationally and internationally for his contributions to pathophysiology of wounds. He is also a leader in plastic surgery education and has made major contributions to the educational process as well as its credentialing and certification.

Dr. Smith grew up in Indianapolis, attended Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, and Indiana University School of Medicine.

After a residency in general surgery at Emory University, he did his residency in plastic surgery at Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis. This was followed by a Kleinert Fellowship in Hand Surgery in Louisville, Kentucky. After early academic positions at Indiana and Wayne State University he served as Chief of Plastic Surgery at the University of Michigan between 1987 and 2001. In 2004, he moved to Tampa, Florida to assume his current position in Plastic Surgery. He is also a Visiting Faculty Member at St. Bart’s Medical School, University of London.

Dr. Smith’s research deals with wound pathophysiology particularly as it relates to burn injury. He has helped elucidate the effect of the inflammatory cascades on healing and how they interact with infection and scar formation. In later years he has investigated the effects of various wound coverings on prevalence of infection as well as the resulting healing and scar formation. His research has been funded by the NIH and various corporations. Dr. Smith has authored or co-authored 135 peer-reviewed publications and numerous books, book chapters, editorials and review articles.

Dr. Smith has also been recognized for his contributions to education and organized plastic surgery. He has been honored with numerous leadership positions in plastic surgery. These include President of the Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation, Chairman of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Chairman of the Residency Review Committee for Plastic Surgery, President of the American Association for Hand Surgery and President of the American Association of Academic Chairman of Plastic Surgery. As the Director of the Plastic Surgery Training Programs at the University of Michigan and the University of South Florida, Dr. Smith has trained a large number of outstanding plastic surgeons.

JULIAN J. PRIBAZ, MD

Julian J. Pribaz, MD was born in Trieste, Italy but was raised and educated in Australia. His undergraduate medical degrees were from the University of Melbourne and St. Vincent’s Hospital Medical School, graduating in 1972.

He then trained in General Surgery at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne and completed this training in Salisbury, England where he was a General Surgery Registrar and obtained his FRCS from Edinburgh University in 1978.

He then returned to St. Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne where he did his Plastic Surgical Training. After completing this he came to the United States, via Pisa, Italy, and then spent 2 years in the United States, where he did a second residency in Plastic Surgery at Southern Illinois University in Springfield, Illinois.

Julian Pribaz MD Plastic Surgery

He subsequently returned to Australia where he became a Clinical Instructor in Plastic Surgery at St. Vincent’s Hospital at Melbourne University. He developed a very busy clinical practice and also worked with the many international research fellows who rotated through the unit.

He obtained his FRACS (Australian Boards) in Plastic Surgery in 1982, and in 1986 went on to complete his American Boards in Plastic Surgery.

After 5 years as a consultant at St. Vincent’s Hospital, he was recruited to Harvard Medical School in 1987, and ascended through the ranks, and was promoted full Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School in 2002. He was also responsible for combining the 3 plastic surgery programs at Harvard and served as program director for 13 years.

After 29 years at Harvard, Dr Pribaz resigned his position in 2016 and was recruited to the University of South Florida where he continues to teach and perform clinical work in reconstructive surgery.

Dr. Pribaz’s research and clinical interests are primarily in the area of general reconstructive and microvascular surgery focusing on the head and neck, breast, as well as, extremity reconstruction and more recently face and hand allotransplantation.

Dr. Pribaz has been the author of over 140 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals, over 60 book chapters and 140 other reviews, discussions and publications. He has served on the editorial board of 5 major plastic surgery journals. He is a member of numerous national/ international surgical and plastic surgical societies, and has served on multiple committees.

Dr. Pribaz has been the recipient of multiple teaching awards, the Clinician of the Year award from the AAPS, Robert Goldwyn Mentorship award from ACAPS, and Distinguished Fellow award from the AAPS. He has delivered 38 Named lectureships and Keynote addresses, and has been a visiting professor/invited lecturer at over 170 national/ international institutions and conferences. He has been course director and invited lecturer at many institutions, and has given over 790 presentations nationally/ internationally.

Dr. Pribaz and his wife, Judy, have 5 children and 7 grandchildren.

Julian Pribaz MD Plastic Surgery

JULIAN J. PRIBAZ, MD

Julian J. Pribaz, MD was born in Trieste, Italy but was raised and educated in Australia. His undergraduate medical degrees were from the University of Melbourne and St. Vincent’s Hospital Medical School, graduating in 1972.

He then trained in General Surgery at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne and completed this training in Salisbury, England where he was a General Surgery Registrar and obtained his FRCS from Edinburgh University in 1978.

He then returned to St. Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne where he did his Plastic Surgical Training. After completing this he came to the United States, via Pisa, Italy, and then spent 2 years in the United States, where he did a second residency in Plastic Surgery at Southern Illinois University in Springfield, Illinois.

He subsequently returned to Australia where he became a Clinical Instructor in Plastic Surgery at St. Vincent’s Hospital at Melbourne University. He developed a very busy clinical practice and also worked with the many international research fellows who rotated through the unit.

He obtained his FRACS (Australian Boards) in Plastic Surgery in 1982, and in 1986 went on to complete his American Boards in Plastic Surgery.

After 5 years as a consultant at St. Vincent’s Hospital, he was recruited to Harvard Medical School in 1987, and ascended through the ranks, and was promoted full Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School in 2002. He was also responsible for combining the 3 plastic surgery programs at Harvard and served as program director for 13 years.

After 29 years at Harvard, Dr Pribaz resigned his position in 2016 and was recruited to the University of South Florida where he continues to teach and perform clinical work in reconstructive surgery.

Dr. Pribaz’s research and clinical interests are primarily in the area of general reconstructive and microvascular surgery focusing on the head and neck, breast, as well as, extremity reconstruction and more recently face and hand allotransplantation.

Dr. Pribaz has been the author of over 140 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals, over 60 book chapters and 140 other reviews, discussions and publications. He has served on the editorial board of 5 major plastic surgery journals. He is a member of numerous national/ international surgical and plastic surgical societies, and has served on multiple committees.

Dr. Pribaz has been the recipient of multiple teaching awards, the Clinician of the Year award from the AAPS, Robert Goldwyn Mentorship award from ACAPS, and Distinguished Fellow award from the AAPS. He has delivered 38 Named lectureships and Keynote addresses, and has been a visiting professor/invited lecturer at over 170 national/ international institutions and conferences. He has been course director and invited lecturer at many institutions, and has given over 790 presentations nationally/ internationally.

Dr. Pribaz and his wife, Judy, have 5 children and 7 grandchildren.

WYATT G PAYNE, MD, FACS

Wyatt G Payne, MD, FACS, has been a Plastic Surgeon/Surgeon for 25 years.

Education: BS (Chemistry) and MS (Chemistry) from Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas; MD degree from Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas; General Surgery Residency – University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida; Plastic Surgery Residency – University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.

Research interests: wounds and wound healing; scar treatment; reconstructive plastic surgery.

Wyatt G Payne MD FACS Plastic Surgeon

Clinical interests: Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Scar Treatment, Wound Healing, Veteran Healthcare related to Plastic Surgical problems.

Accomplishments include 40 grants; 95 peer-reviewed publications.

Surgical societies: American Association of Plastic Surgeons, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American College of Surgeons, American Council of Academic Plastic Surgeons.

Current position: Chief, Plastic Surgery, Bay Pines VA Health Care System; Professor of Surgery, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida; Associate Program Director, USF Plastic Surgery Residency Program, Tampa, Florida.

Have practiced exclusively at the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System for 20 years. Member of the National VA Advisory Committee for Plastic Surgery.

Wyatt G Payne MD FACS Plastic Surgeon

WYATT G PAYNE, MD, FACS

Wyatt G Payne, MD, FACS, has been a Plastic Surgeon/Surgeon for 25 years.

Education: BS (Chemistry) and MS (Chemistry) from Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas; MD degree from Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas; General Surgery Residency – University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida; Plastic Surgery Residency – University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.

Research interests: wounds and wound healing; scar treatment; reconstructive plastic surgery.

Clinical interests: Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Scar Treatment, Wound Healing, Veteran Healthcare related to Plastic Surgical problems.

Accomplishments include 40 grants; 95 peer-reviewed publications.

Surgical societies: American Association of Plastic Surgeons, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American College of Surgeons, American Council of Academic Plastic Surgeons.

Current position: Chief, Plastic Surgery, Bay Pines VA Health Care System; Professor of Surgery, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida; Associate Program Director, USF Plastic Surgery Residency Program, Tampa, Florida.

Have practiced exclusively at the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System for 20 years. Member of the National VA Advisory Committee for Plastic Surgery.

ROGER E. SALISBURY, MD, FACS

Roger E. Salisbury, MD, FACS received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Haverford College in 1962 and medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1966. Following a general surgery residency and hand surgery fellowship, he spent three years at the United States Army Institute of Surgical Research doing clinical burn care and research during the Vietnam War (1971-74). He was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal and Army Commendation Medal.

After completing a plastic surgery residency at Temple University, he started and developed the Burn Center at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (1976-81).

Roger E Salisbury MD FACS American Burn Association

He left in 1981 to become Chief of Plastic Surgery at New York Medical College and Director of the Burn Center. His career focused on burn care and research, especially reconstruction and rehabilitation. He was elected President of the American Burn Association in 1992.

He published over 100 research papers and several books on burn care. He has been on the editorial board of multiple medical journals and elected to membership in multiple prestigious general and plastic surgery societies.

Salisbury is a also a respected professional artist. He shows his work regularly in NY, Cape Ann, MA and Scottsdale, AZ, winning multiple prizes in national competitions. His favorite charitable pastime is organizing free art instruction for veterans.

Roger E Salisbury MD FACS American Burn Association

ROGER E. SALISBURY, MD, FACS

Roger E. Salisbury, MD, FACS received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Haverford College in 1962 and medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1966. Following a general surgery residency and hand surgery fellowship, he spent three years at the United States Army Institute of Surgical Research doing clinical burn care and research during the Vietnam War (1971-74). He was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal and Army Commendation Medal.

After completing a plastic surgery residency at Temple University, he started and developed the Burn Center at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (1976-81).

He left in 1981 to become Chief of Plastic Surgery at New York Medical College and Director of the Burn Center. His career focused on burn care and research, especially reconstruction and rehabilitation. He was elected President of the American Burn Association in 1992.

He published over 100 research papers and several books on burn care. He has been on the editorial board of multiple medical journals and elected to membership in multiple prestigious general and plastic surgery societies.

Salisbury is a also a respected professional artist. He shows his work regularly in NY, Cape Ann, MA and Scottsdale, AZ, winning multiple prizes in national competitions. His favorite charitable pastime is organizing free art instruction for veterans.

JOHN KUCAN, MD

Dr. John O. Kucan received his MD degree from the Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in 1972. Following a four year residency training program in General Surgery he completed a Burn Research Fellowship and Plastic Surgery residency at the University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics in 1979. He was certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery in 1980.

During his career Dr. Kucan has served as Director of 3 U.S. Burn Centers in: Chicago, IL, Albuquerque, NM, and Springfield IL and participated in the care of several thousand burn patients from acute care through reconstruction and rehabilitation.

Dr John O Kucan Plastic Surgeon

As an academic Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Kucan participated in clinical and basic science research, and the education and training of medical students, residents and Fellows. He was an examiner on the American Board of Plastic Surgery for a number of years. His clinical practice was heavily focused on reconstructive Plastic Surgery, especially burns, difficult wounds, repair of oncologic defects, traumatic injuries, and hand surgery. Dr. Kucan obtained Board Certification in Hand Surgery in 1990.

Dr. Kucan has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles and served on the Editorial Boards of several Plastic Surgery journals. Currently he is the Managing Editor of ePlasty, an online Open Access Journal of Surgery that enjoys a global readership. Dr. Kucan retired from clinical practice several years ago but maintains active medical licenses in Illinois and New Mexico and is Emeritus Professor of Surgery at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.

Dr John O Kucan Plastic Surgeon

JOHN KUCAN, MD

Dr. John O. Kucan received his MD degree from the Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in 1972. Following a four year residency training program in General Surgery he completed a Burn Research Fellowship and Plastic Surgery residency at the University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics in 1979. He was certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery in 1980.

During his career Dr. Kucan has served as Director of 3 U.S. Burn Centers in: Chicago, IL, Albuquerque, NM, and Springfield IL and participated in the care of several thousand burn patients from acute care through reconstruction and rehabilitation.

As an academic Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Kucan participated in clinical and basic science research, and the education and training of medical students, residents and Fellows. He was an examiner on the American Board of Plastic Surgery for a number of years. His clinical practice was heavily focused on reconstructive Plastic Surgery, especially burns, difficult wounds, repair of oncologic defects, traumatic injuries, and hand surgery. Dr. Kucan obtained Board Certification in Hand Surgery in 1990.

Dr. Kucan has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles and served on the Editorial Boards of several Plastic Surgery journals. Currently he is the Managing Editor of ePlasty, an online Open Access Journal of Surgery that enjoys a global readership. Dr. Kucan retired from clinical practice several years ago but maintains active medical licenses in Illinois and New Mexico and is Emeritus Professor of Surgery at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.

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