Burn care across states: Woman treated in Idaho and Colorado after severe burn injury

Meshea Danner was on fire. Unable to unbuckle her seatbelt, she was trapped in her burning UTV. “I was panicking because I looked … and my shoulder was on fire. I could see the flames on me. I started panic-clawing at my seatbelt,” Meshea said. Meshea and her husband, Ely, were hundreds of miles away […]
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Colorado doctor restores function to teenager’s arm with inaugural surgery

Two days after he turned 18, a bullet pierced Aaron Assiter’s neck as he sat in his car in Lubbock, TX. The attack left the high school senior paralyzed from the chest down with little to no movement in his left arm, hand, and fingers. “I had extremely little use of my left fingers and no use of my left arm,” he […]
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Meet Dr. Socas, a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon in Brandon, FL

Name: Juan Socas, M.D. Title: Medical Director Location: Brandon, FL Where were you born? Buenos Aires, Argentina  Where did you grow up? Buenos Aires, Argentina  Tell us about your family. “I am married with two sons and two daughters.”  What are your hobbies? “I enjoy polo, golf, fishing, soccer, and rugby.”  Why did you choose BRCA? “I wanted the opportunity […]
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National Women Physician’s Day

Today, on National Women Physician’s Day, BRCA recognizes and celebrates Drs. Neha Amin, Lily Daniali, Chandra Ellis, and Kirsten Smith. To help celebrate these amazing women and their achievements, each was asked four questions about their experiences as a woman in medicine, and these are their personal and heartfelt answers. Dr. Neha Amin, burn surgeon […]
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Meet Dr. Chowdhry, a Burn Surgeon in Atlanta

Name: Tayseer H. Chowdhry, M.D. Title: Burn Surgeon Location: Atlanta, Georgia  Where were you born? Brooklyn, New York  Where did you grow up? Columbia, Maryland   Tell us about your family.   “My wife is a marketing major with aspirations to pursue further education in interior design once our two children are a little older and in school. My father is a […]
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Meet Dr. Lim, a Reconstructive Surgeon in Miami

Name: Rizal Lim Title/Position: Reconstructive Surgeon Location: Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America | Miami, Florida Where were you born? Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  Where did you grow up? New York and Ohio  Tell us about your family.  “My father is a surgeon, and my mother is a dentist, which puts a lot of pressure on me. […]
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Meet Dr. Palacios, a Burn and Plastic Reconstructive Surgeon in Mississippi

Name:  Hugo Palacios, M.D. Title, Position:  Burn and plastic reconstructive surgery, hand surgery Location:  JMS Burn and Reconstructive Center  |  Jackson, Mississippi  Where were you born? San Juan, Puerto Rico  Tell us about your family. “I am the youngest of three brothers, who live in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, with my parents.  Currently, they all work together in our different restaurant businesses.”    What […]
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Winter Burn Safety

Preparation pays off. Heating accidents happen but, with a little extra caution, a safer winter can be possible. Beretta Craft-Coffman, PA-C, of Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America says she sees burns every winter from some sort of heating equipment malfunction or misuse. She wants everyone to use extra caution this winter to stay safe indoors. “Even if you’ve […]
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Meet Dr. Neha Amin, a Burn Surgeon in Georgia

BRCA Location: JMS Burn Center at WellStar Cobb Hospital in Austell, GA Where were you born and grow up? “I was born and raised in New Jersey. I am a Jersey girl, through and through.” Family: “Most of my family is still back in New Jersey. But I have an amazing support system here with […]
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Dr. Fred Mullins honored at Mississippi Ceremony

Dr. Fred Mullins’s contributions to healthcare in Mississippi were recently honored during a special ceremony at Merit Health Central in Jackson, MS. During the Oct. 8 ceremony, Mississippi State Rep. John W. Hines, Sr., praised Dr. Mullins, the late CEO of Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America. He credited Dr. Mullins with bringing burn care […]
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Colorado Breast and Plastic Surgery offers breast reconstruction

For many breast cancer patients across the U.S., mastectomies are a scary and necessary part of the fight to beat cancer. Stressed and striving to come to terms with the changes to their bodies, many survivors don’t know what to do next or what reconstruction options are available to them.    That’s where Lily Daniali, M.D., can help.  “I take my time to listen to my patients, […]
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Newest burn center in Texas cuts ribbon in San Antonio 

Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America (BRCA) at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, TX, celebrated the South Texas burn center with a recent ribbon cutting ceremony.  “We’ve been thrilled with the public response and the patients we’ve been able to help in San Antonio and the surrounding areas since opening our doors,” said Dr. Chandra Ellis, the medical director […]
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