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The Burn Center
The Burn Center partners with other organizations to provide programs in wound healing, research, prevention, education, and reintegration to our patients and the communities that we serve:
Burn Outreach and Professional Education
This program provides burn prevention education to schools, senior and community groups, health outreach events, and health care/social service professionals free of charge. For more information, please call the Burn Outreach and Professional Education Program Office at (212) 746-5417.
New York Firefighters Wound Healing Research Program
Our research is centered on innovation in burn treatment – from gaming to aid in rehabilitation to nanotechnology – and studying effective prevention methods and injury trends.
- Basic and clinical aspects of burn injury and epidermal biology, including biological skin substitutes
- Managing burn wound pruritus (itching), hydrotherapy, splinting and aquatic therapy
- Post-traumatic stress disorder in adult burn patients
- Relationship of infection susceptibility to extent of injury
For more information on the New York Firefighters Wound Healing Research Program, please call (212) 746-5881.
New York Firefighters Skin Bank
Established nearly 30 years ago, the New York Firefighters Skin Bank is the only comprehensive skin bank in New York State, providing allografts (skin grafts from donated tissue) to patients throughout the country. Allografts enable burn victims to fight infection, maintain their fluids and body heat, and control pain. The Skin Bank also provides cryopreservation services so that patients can bank their own tissue for future transplantation. For more information on the New York Firefighters Skin Bank, please call (212) 746-7546.
Hyperbaric Oxygen (HBO) Program
Our Hyperbaric Oxygen (HBO) Program offers innovative HBO therapy to help treat carbon monoxide poisoning, wounds, infections, and other conditions. HBO therapy provides 100% oxygen (compared to the 21% oxygen found in room air) in a chamber with increased pressure. The pressurized air inside the HBO chamber can be compressed up to three times the pressure found at sea level (similar to diving underwater down to 66 feet). This combination of high pressure and pure oxygen increases the concentration of oxygen in the bloodstream, which permeates deep into body tissues to help promote healing. For more information on the HBO program, please call (212) 746-4958.
To help a child return to the classroom after a burn, members of the Burn Center staff will talk with teachers and students about burns, recovery, and how they can help a burn-injured classmate. Burn prevention education is also provided. This program is offered free of charge and open to all burn survivors and their families. Presentations are scheduled as needed and coordinated with the child's school. For more information, please call the Burn Outreach and Professional Education Program Office at (212) 746-5417.
Juvenile Firesetter Intervention Program
Children who have set fires may be referred for screening and follow up with support services. Burn prevention education is also provided. This screening program is offered free of charge. Meetings are scheduled, as needed. For more information, please call the Burn Outreach and Professional Education Program Office at (212) 746-5417.
- William Randolph Hearst
- NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
- 525 East 68th Street
- Greenberg Pavilion, 8th Floor
- New York, NY 10021
- Map & Directions
- For appointments:
- (212) 746-5024
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- For burn emergencies:
- 1-888-NYH-BURN (694-2876) or (212) 746-0328