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Burn care

Burn care

Shriners Hospitals for Children is a highly specialized pediatric surgical hospital located in downtown Boston. It is one of the world’s preeminent hospitals for the treatment of children with burns and the only exclusively pediatric, verified burn hospital in New England. Affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and verified by the American Burn Association and the American College of Surgeons, Shriners Hospitals for Children — Boston meets all of the demanding standards for organizational structure, personnel qualifications, facilities resources and medical care services to ensure the best possible outcomes for children. All members of our team are dedicated to providing the highest quality care in a family-centered environment.

Pioneers in burn care management, the staff at the Boston Shriners Hospital have contributed to most of the significant advancements in acute and reconstructive burn care since they began treating burns in the 1960s, through today’s use of laser technology for scar management. Learn more about Shriners Hospitals for Children — Boston's innovative scar management technologies.

Burn conditions treated include:

  • Scalds
  • Contact burns
  • Electrical burns
  • Chemical burns
  • Radiation burns
  • Sunburns

Collaborative approach to burn care

A multidisciplinary team that includes skilled acute burn and trauma surgeons, reconstructive plastic surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, nurse practitioners, psychiatrists and psychologists, occupational and physical therapists, nutritionists, social workers, pharmacists, child life specialists, and orthotists and prosthetists work in concert to optimize the cosmetic and functional outcomes for our patients. All care includes physical therapy and emotional support.

The medical team

Robert Sheridan, M.D., Interim Chief of Staff and Chief of Burn Surgery
Jonathan Friedstat, M.D.
Jeremy Goverman, M.D.
David Lawlor, M.D.
Colleen Ryan, M.D., FACS
John T. Schulz, III, M.D., Ph.D.

Urgent burn referrals