Tina L. Palmieri, M.D., is assistant chief of burns at Shriners Hospitals for Children® — Northern California, and has expertise in both burn surgery and surgical critical care. A graduate of Northwestern University School of Medicine, Dr. Palmieri completed a Critical Care/Burn Fellowship at the University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics in Columbia, Missouri. Board certified by the American Board of Surgery in surgical critical care and general surgery, Dr. Palmieri is also a Fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine and the American Board of Surgery.
Dr. Palmieri is also associate professor and director of the firefighters burn center at the University of California Davis, thus extending her burn/critical care expertise to both adults and children.
Prior to her appointment at Shriners Hospitals for Children, Dr. Palmieri was the director of the intensive care unit, member of the Critical Care Air Transport Team, and assistant residency program director for the Department of Surgery at Keesler Medical Center at Kessler Air Force Base, where she also received the NATO award.
Dr. Palmieri has served the burn community both locally and nationally. She has served the American Burn Association as Chair of the Program, Education, and Research Committees. She currently is a member of the American Burn Association Board of Trustees. In addition, Dr. Palmieri is a member of the Steering Committee for the American Burn Association Multicenter Trials Group, which unites burn researchers to perform meaningful outcomes research. She has organized, obtained funding for, and published the findings of the Burn State of the Science Consensus Conference, which set the research priorities for burns over the next decade.
Dr. Palmieri has received numerous awards and commendations, including two prestigious awards presented by the University Of California Davis Medical Center, including the Dean’s Award of Excellence in Clinical Care in 2009 and the Women's Leadership Development Program Award in 2002. During her residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Dr. Palmieri earned the Edward E. Mason Teaching Award.
Dr. Palmieri’s professional affiliations include the American College of Surgeons, the American Burn Association, the Association for Academic Surgery, the American Association for Surgery and Trauma, and the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the Pacific Coast Surgical Society, and the International Society for Burn Injury.