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David Greenhalgh, M.D.

David Greenhalgh, M.D.

As one of the foremost authorities in burn surgery and burn care, David Greenhalgh, M.D., was named chief of burns at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California and chief of the burn division, department of surgery, for the University of California, Davis School of Medicine in 1997.

Board certified by the American Board of Surgery, with added qualifications in surgical critical care, Dr. Greenhalgh manages all aspects of burn care at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California and at the University of California Davis, School of Medicine. He performs research related to the response to injury, cell signaling and the regulation of wound healing and scar formation. In addition to his research, Dr. Greenhalgh has published and presented extensively in the areas of burn injury, burn care and burn prevention.

In 2006, Dr. Greenhalgh served as president of the American Burn Association and is a member of the International Society for Burn Injuries, American Association for the Advancement of Science and American Surgical Association.

Prior to assuming the leadership role at the Northern California Shriners Hospital, Dr. Greenhalgh was assistant chief of staff at the Shriners Hospitals for Children in Cincinnati.


  • Medical Degree, State University of New York Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, N.Y.
  • Residency, Medical Center Hospital of Vermont, General Surgery
  • Fellowship, University of Vermont, College of Medicine, Surgical Research
  • Fellowship, University of Washington, Seattle, Wash., Wound Healing
  • Fellowship, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, Wash., Burn Surgery

Awards, publications and textbook contributions