Burn and Wound Care

Celebrating four decades of comprehensive care

Young burn patient on road to recovery

Alex Dewey 

For nine-year-old Alex Dewey, June 24, 2015, started out as any other fun day where he got to do one of his favorite things: ride the go-kart. But this particular day didn't end so happily. The go-kart backfired, catching his clothes on fire and resulting in burns on 65 percent of his body. Read more.

Specialists at The University of Kansas Hospital 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 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.


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.