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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Founder’s daughter, astronaut Susan Still Kilrain, honored by USA TODAY

Susan Still Kilrain, who piloted back-to-back space shuttle missions in 1997, was recently named a Woman of the Century by USA TODAY. The daughter of burn center founder Dr. Joseph M. Still, Kilrain was the U.S. Navy’s second female pilot and currently works as a motivational speaker.   USA TODAY recently endeavored to name the […]
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Meet Dr. Michael McCann, BRCA’s newest surgeon in Idaho

Link to Dr. McCann’s physician profile. Where were you born? Cincinnati, Ohio Where did you grow up? Cincinnati, Ohio Family: “My mom and two sisters still live in Ohio.” What are your hobbies? “All of my hobbies are inspired by nature. When I’m outside of the hospital and I have some free time, I like […]
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Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America announces Dr. Claus Brandigi as its new CEO

Claus Brandigi, M.D., FACS, a burn and reconstructive surgeon with more than two decades of experience, is the new CEO of Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America (BRCA). In addition to his CEO duties, Dr. Brandigi will continue to serve as the Medical Director for the JMS Burn Center at WellStar Cobb Hospital. Dr. Brandigi […]
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Patient Story: Lyle Barnett

Twenty-eight seconds. Lyle Barnett was on fire for 28 seconds. His drag car exploded around him as he hurtled down the quarter-mile strip at 170 mph. It started as a softball-sized orb of ethanol-fueled flames that struck him right in the face. Instinct took over. He took a deep breath, inhaling fire and fumes that […]
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Getting distracted by the rockets’ red glare can lead to burn injuries and a trip to the hospital for the Fourth of July.

“Staying safe for Independence Day can be easy,” said Beretta Craft-Coffman, a physician assistant and Vice President of Non-Physician Providers with Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America. “Just paying attention can make all the difference.” Most Independence Day celebrations center around fireworks, and fireworks-related injuries surge more around the Fourth of July than any other […]
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Arrangements for Dr. Fred Mullins

Dr. Robert Fredrick “Fred” Mullins, 54, of Evans, entered in to rest Sunday, June 14, 2020, at Doctors Hospital in Augusta, GA. Dr. Mullins was the Medical Director of the JMS Burn Center at Doctors Hospital and President/CEO of Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America. A leader in the world of burn care, Dr. Mullins […]
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Fred Mullins, M.D., FACS | 1966-2020

On behalf of the Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America family: It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Robert Fredrick Mullins on Sunday, June 14, 2020. Dr. Fred Mullins faithfully served as the Medical Director of the JMS Burn Center at Doctors Hospital and President/CEO of Burn and Reconstructive Centers […]
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Summer Burn Safety

With people spending more time at home this summer,  the risk for burns is higher. Whether it is a burn that happens while cooking, sunburns or injuries caused by bonfires, some simple prevention procedures can make your summer a little brighter, said Dr. Fred Mullins, president and CEO of Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America. […]
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How Joel Hall found healing through art

In the days after Christmas 2015, Joel Hall gathered his daughters at the family lake house for a respite before the start of the new year. The winter days had turned wet and cold, bringing a light snowfall, and homemade s’mores were on the menu. The chocolate, graham crackers and marshmallows were ready, and Hall […]
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BRCA Online Education

Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America is making burn, hand, and wound care education available online, complete with continuing education credits for medical professionals.
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EMS Week at BRCA

As paramedics toil in the battle again Covid-19, Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America wants to use National EMS Week to celebrate the efforts of these medical professionals.
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