BRCA announces Nashville location; Names Brandigi as Medical Director of new center

May 11, 2021

Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America (BRCA) is coming to Nashville.

The nation’s largest provider of burn care is partnering with TriStar Skyline Medical Center to establish Tennessee’s newest burn center later this year.

“We are honored to partner with Skyline and HCA to ensure that the citizens of the State of Tennessee and surrounding states have easy, efficient access to specialized burn care,” said Frank Mullins, Chairman of BRCA. “I have been very impressed with the dedication of the leadership of Skyline and HCA to provide excellent burn care to their patients and to Nashville.  I cannot think of a better and more committed partner.”

Dr. Claus Brandigi will serve as the Medical Director for Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America at TriStar Skyline Medical Center, leading the planning, preparation, and progression of the Nashville facility.

“I am excited to help bring our approach to burn and wound care to Skyline and Nashville,” said Dr. Brandigi. “We are a group of specialized burn and wound care professionals. The expertise we have developed though years of collaboration throughout BRCA has allowed us to elevate the standard of care for burn and wound patients. We are excited to bring our resources to bear in Nashville and the surrounding area.”

Dr. Brandigi joined BRCA in 2004 as a burn and reconstructive surgeon at the JMS Burn Center at Doctors Hospital in Augusta, GA – the nation’s largest burn center. In 2013, he became the medical director of the burn center at WellStar Cobb Hospital in Atlanta.

“Claus has been a valuable part and trusted leader of the BRCA team for more than 17 years,” said Frank Mullins. “I am grateful he is willing to step up and shepherd the opening of our Skyline center.  His leadership and expertise will set the tone for putting patient care first and ensure that no patient is ever turned away.  These are the tenets of our burn centers.  Establishing the proper protocols, procedures and, most importantly the culture, will assure the success of this center in Nashville.”