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Burn Treatment

The John S. Dunn Burn Center

The Only Comprehensive Burn Treatment Center in Houston

The John S. Dunn Burn Center is the only comprehensive burn center in Houston and is verified by the American Burn Association. The affiliated board-certified physicians at the burn center care for all types of burn injury, inhalation injury, and various skin disorders including Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis.

The burn team provides the entire continuum of care, including critical care, acute inpatient care, burn reconstruction and scar management, and rehabilitation. The Center is a collaborative effort between Memorial Hermann-TMC and the UT Health Medical School division of Acute Care Surgery.

Scope of Service

The Burn Center cares for all aspects of every type of burn injury, inhalation injury, and certain skin disorders requiring complicated wound management.

Care Guidelines

It provides comprehensive multidisciplinary care for the adult burn patient population and patients requiring complicated wound management. Necessity and timeliness of care is evaluated according to American Burn Association guidelines and evidence-based practice in collaboration with burn centers around the country. The goal is to restore patients and their families to a functional level of independent care through education and assistance in meeting their needs.


The John S. Dunn Burn Center is located on the 8th floor of the Jones Pavilion at the Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center. It contains 14 beds for acute inpatient care. There are facilities for PT/OT and hydrotherapy for wound care. The outpatient clinic is located across the street on the 14th floor of the UT Professional Building.


Specialized burn care by the burn team is immediately available 24 hours a day. All requests for transfers are handled through the Transfer Center at (713) 704-2500. Referrals for outpatient care are handled through the Burn Center at (832) 325-7181.