Grady Burn Center

Dr. Ingram supervising treatment in the burn unit.

Clinical Overview

The Burn Center at Grady Memorial Hospital is one of the largest in the country and the only one in Georgia backed by a Level I trauma center. The center provides complete care to burn victims of all ages, whether their burns result from flames, scalds, chemical, or electrical accidents. Patients suffering from traumatic burns are treated in the center's Intensive Care Unit until stable. Beyond critical care, the Burn Center offers outpatient services for minor burns and follow-up care for wounds and major burns.

The Grady Burn Center is verified by the American Burn Association and the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma as an adult and pediatric burn center, considered the "Gold Standard" for high-quality burn care. Grady is also verified by the State of Georgia Department of Public Health.

The center's multidisciplinary team is staffed by faculty surgeons of the Emory University School of Medicine, Grady nurses, and such specialists as physical therapists, social workers, psychologists, occupational therapists, dietitians, and chaplains.

For the most detailed and comprehensive information on the center, please visit the officlal Grady Burn Center website.


The Grady Burn Center provides Emory's general surgery residents with the opportunity to participate in the assessment and resuscitation of burn patients, burn wound management, skin grafting, reconstruction, and long-term follow-up care. The center also offers a one-year burn fellowship.


Dr. Walter Ingram of the Emory Department of Surgery has directed the center since 1992. Presiding over a program that has grown to admitting over 500 burn patients per year and provides the vast majority of pediatric burn care in Georgia, Dr. Ingram has dedicated himself to fine-tuning the center's capabilities through standardizing wound care protocols, expanding hydrotherapy facilities, upgrading and refining pain control processes, and initiating services for patients with complex wound problems secondary to burns. Dr. Juvonda Hodge joined Dr. Ingram as assistant medical director of the center in 2014.