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David Greenhalgh

David G. Greenhalgh, MD, FACS

  • General Surgery

David Greenhalgh, M.D., FACS, chose to go into burn care because he is amazed by how a person can face such a great challenge and still recover. He is fascinated by the pathophysiology of the response to injury and wound healing. He also enjoys caring for the entire spectrum of burn care from critical care to burn reconstruction. He felt fortunate to be offered a job at Shriners Children's Cincinnati in 1989. When Shriners Children's decided to open the Northern California hospital, Dr. Greenhalgh was honored to be named chief of burns. It was a rare opportunity to build a program from start, and he is proud to have built one of the largest burn programs in the country.

Pediatric Care


More About Me

Board Certifications
  • American Board of Surgery, General Surgery, Surgery - General
  • American Board of Surgery, General Surgery, Surgical Critical Care
Education and Training

Medical Education
State University of New York Upstate Medical Center
Syracuse, NY

Fletcher Allen Health Care/University of Vermont
Burlington, VT

University of Vermont School of Medicine
Burlington, VT

University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Academic Positions and Locations

UC Davis Medical Center

Leadership and Memberships
  • 2019-Present: President-elect, International Society for Burn Injuries
  • 1997-2021: Chief of Burn Division, University of California, Davis
  • 1999-Present: Professor, University of California, Davis
  • 2006-2007: President, American Burn Association
Editorial Positions
  • 2016-Present, Editor, Burns Open
  • 2015-2020: Senior Editor, Wound Repair, Regeneration
  • 2016-Present: Associate Editor, Journal Burn Care and Research
  • 1995-2016: Forum Editor, Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation
  • 1997-Present: Editorial Board, Shock
  • 2004-2016: Associate Editor, Journal Surgical Research
Awards and Honors
  • 2016, Harvey Stuart Allen Distinguished Service Award, ABA
  • 2015, Alan and Delwyn Breslau Award, Phoenix Society of Burn Survivors
  • 2015, Helen Marian Bart, Endowed Professorship
  • 2010, Hubbard E. Williams, MD Lifetime Achievement Award, UC Davis
  • 2009, President's Leadership Award for the ABA
Academic Works and Presentations
  • Lecture: Visiting Professor, 16th Annual David M. Heimbach (2020)
  • Lecture: 8th Annual Marianne Cinat, M.D. (2019)
  • Lecture: Visiting Professor, John H. Davis, M.D. (2009)


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