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The Burn Center

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James J. Gallagher, M.D.

"I know providing the best possible care requires, first of all, communication. You can't do it alone. I depend on everyone on our burn care team, who are dedicated to understanding the individual needs of our patients."Roger W. Yurt, M.D.


Palmer Q. Bessey, M.D.

"My career has been dedicated to the care of people with serious injuries from trauma and burns. We strive not only for survival, but also achieving the best possible quality of life. Each day is a gift."Palmer Q. Bessey, M.D.


James J. Gallagher, M.D.

"Burn care means more than just the treatment of a burn injury. I treat people. I am there every step of the way to help our patients and their families tackle any challenges they face throughout their recovery."James J. Gallagher, M.D.


William Randolph Hearst
Burn Center
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
525 East 68th Street
Greenberg Pavilion, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10021
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(212) 746-5410
For burn emergencies:
1-888-NYH-BURN (694-2876) or (212) 746-5317

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