Burn Center

Vanderbilt Burn Center is the only dedicated burn center serving adults and children in Tennessee. Our team is solely dedicated to meeting the complex physical, medical and emotional needs of burn treatment and recovery. We use the most advanced technology and treatment methods to help our patients lead a full, productive life. 

Conditions We Treat

We treat all burn injuries, including:

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    Superficial (first-degree) burns
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    Partial thickness (second-degree) burns
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    Full thickness (third-degree) burns

Meet Your Care Team

Avinash B. Kumar

Avinash B. KumarMD

    Anesthesiology, Burn, Burns, Emergency Treatment, Neurologic Surgery, Neurological Disorders, Surgery, Neurosciences, Spine, Comprehensive
Merrick E. Miles

Merrick E. MilesMD

    Anesthesiology
Salam H. Alkassis
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4.8

Salam H. AlkassisMD

    Acute and Reconstructive Burn Surgery, Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, Gender Affirmation Surgery, Migraine and Occipital Neuralgia Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
John B. Summitt
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4.8

John B. SummittMD

    Acute and Reconstructive Burn, Aesthetics, Burn, Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
Wesley P. Thayer
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4.6

Wesley P. ThayerMD, PhD

    Acute and Reconstructive Burn, Aesthetics, Burn, Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Why Choose Burn Center at Vanderbilt

  • Knowledge and expertise

    As a regional burn center, we serve as a referral hub and resource center for referring facilities and the community. We provide outreach programs, continuing education opportunities and ongoing research to maintain the most-advanced level of care for burn patients.

  • Comprehensive care

    We have been providing quality, compassionate care to burn patients since 1983. In addition to our 25-bed burn center, we also provide evaluation for minor burn injuries and follow-up care in our outpatient Burn Clinic.

  • Team approach

    Our doctors, nurses, therapists and staff collaborate to offer the best treatment possible using advanced technology and procedures. Our team also works with psychiatrists and a chaplain to treat the emotional trauma of patients and their families as part of their care.

Locations (2)

1211 Medical Center Drive, Suite 11234
Nashville, TN 37232
1211 Medical Center Drive, Suite 11201
Nashville, TN 37232