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Ludwik Branski

Ludwik K. Branski, MD, MMS

  • Plastic Surgery
Languages Spoken:
  • English
  • German
  • Polish

Ludwik K. Branski, M.D., MMS., was born in Krakow, Poland. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Bonn (Germany) and Master of Medical Sciences from University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. In addition to completing a residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery, integrated program, in Munich and Hannover, Germany, Dr. Branski completed a clinical fellowship in acute burn and burn reconstruction at the University of Texas Medical Branch and Shriners Children's Texas. He also completed a postdoctoral training in translational burns research at Shriners Children's. In 2013, Dr. Branski returned to the University of Texas Medical Branch and currently serves as an associate professor in the department of surgery, plastic surgery division and as a staff surgeon at Shriners Children's. He also serves as the medical director of the Tissue Bank at Shriners Children's and the director of research at the Division of Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Branski is an expert in surgical reconstruction of severe burns. He is currently funded by the Department of Defense to study the benefits of growth factor on muscle regeneration in severely burned patients and by the National Institute of Health on the effects of chronic Catecholamine exposure on post-burn scarring. His other research activities center on the use of fat grafting for alleviating hypertrophic scars after severe burns. He has authored over 80 peer-reviewed publications and presented his work at numerous national and international meetings.

He is a member of the American Burn Association, International Society for Burn Injuries, Wound Healing Society, Shock Society, Society of Critical Care Medicine, the German Association of Surgery, and the German Association of Plastic Surgery to name a few. He is the recipient of several awards, including a young investigator award from the Society of Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Branski's clinical and research interests are in acute burn treatment, critical care, burn metabolism, hypertrophic scarring and burn reconstruction, CO2 Laser treatment for the treatment of hypertrophic scarring, wound healing and burn wound infections.

Pediatric Care


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Education and Training

Medical Education
Aachen University Medical School

Medical Education
Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms University Medical School

Graduate School
University of Texas Medical School
Galveston, TX
United States of America

Academic Positions and Locations

UTMB - The University of Texas Medical Branch

Leadership and Memberships
  • 2018-Present: Member, ABLS Advisory Committee, American Burn Association
  • 2016-2019: Member, Education Committee, American Burn Association
  • 2015-Present: Chair, Health Information Management/Utilization Review Subcommittee
  • 2020-Present: Chair, Perioperative Steering Committee
  • 2015-Present: Sub-Committee Member, Laser Safety, Radiation Safety Committee
  • 2015-Present: Director, Tissue Bank
Editorial Positions
  • 2015-Present: Editorial Board, Chronic Diseases and Translational Medicine
  • 2016-Present: Editorial Board, European Journal of Plastic Surgery
  • 2017-Present: Editorial Board, Burns & Trauma
  • 2016-Present: Editorial Board, Journal of Burn Care and Research
  • 2009-Present: Reviewer, Burns
  • 2010-Present: Reviewer, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Awards and Honors
  • 2020, Visiting Professor Charles University, Third Faculty of Medicine, Prague, Czech Republic
  • 2018, Fellow of the Sealy Center on Aging, UTMB, Galveston, Texas
  • 2018, Physician of the Month, UTMB Operating Room
  • 2008, Christina Fleischmann Travel Scholarship Award, University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
  • 2007, Young Investigator Award, Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • 2008, 1st place, Clinical Science Research, Singleton Surgical Society
Providers Academic Works And Presentations Accordion Title
  • Moderator: 48th World Congress of Surgery, Krakow, Poland - Burn-related Sessions (08/11 - 08/15/2019)
  • Presentation: Pediatric Burn Reconstruction Session, 50th Anniversary Meeting, German Plastic Surgery Association, Bochum, Germany - Burn Scar Treatment Modalities (09/12 - 09/15/2018)
  • Presentation: Use of Lasers in Treatment of Burn Scars 1st Masterclass Symposium: How to improve your aesthetic results in plastic surgery, May 23-27, 2018, Hannover, Germany
  • Presentation: Southern Region Burn Conference 2018, Mobile, Alabama - Pediatric Burn Reconstruction (11/08 - 11/11/2018)
  • Presentation: 19the Congress of the International Society of Burn Injuries (ISBI), Delhi, India - Pediatric Burn Treatment (11/30 - 12/04/2018)


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