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Palmieri Tina

Tina L. Palmieri, MD

  • General Surgery

During her time in the military, Tina Palmieri, M.D., served as the lead of a critical care transport team that deployed to Operation Joint Guard in Bosnia. She chose burn surgery after meeting Geraldine, a woman who sustained a massive burn injury. Not only did she survive that injury, but she went on to become a counselor for others.

Pediatric Care


More About Me

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

Medical Education
Northwestern University/Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL
United States of America

University of Iowa - College of Medicine
Iowa City, IA
United States of America

University of Iowa - College of Medicine
Iowa City, IA
United States of America

University of Missouri-Columbia
Columbia, MO

Academic Positions and Locations

UC Davis Medical Center

Leadership and Memberships
  • 2017-Present: Examiner, American Board of Surgery Trauma Burn Critical Care Board
  • 2019-Present: Pediatric Burn Disaster Committee, WRAP-EM
  • 2018-Present: Verification Committee, American Burn Association
  • 2016-Present: Guidelines Committee Chair, International Society for Burn Injury
  • 2020-Present: Membership Committee, Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • 2012-2013: President, American Burn Association
Editorial Positions
  • 2017-Present: Deputy Editor, Burns and Trauma
  • 2013-Present: Editorial Board, Shock
  • 2013-Present: Editorial Board, Burns
  • 2004-Present: Editorial Board, Journal of Burn Care and Research
  • 2018: Editor, International Society for Burn Injury Burn Guidelines Part 2
  • 2016-2017: Editor, Burn Austere Disaster Guidelines, Journal of Burn Care and Research
Awards and Honors
  • 2017, Harvey Stuart Allen Distinguished Service Award, American Burn Association
  • 2009, Dean's Award for Excellence in Clinical Care, University of California Davis
  • 2002, University of California Davis Women's Leadership Development Program Award
  • 1998, NATO Medal
  • 1984, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi
  • 1984, NAIA Basketball Academic All American
Academic Works and Presentations
  • Presentation: UC Davis Wildfire and Smoke Health Summit Program, University of California Davis, Davis, California - A One Health Perspective on the California Wildfires. (03/2020)
  • Presentation: 6th Annual Sidney Miller Lectureship, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio - Impact of California Wildfires from a Human and Veterinary Perspective. (01/2020)
  • Presentation: Plenary Session, Joint South African and Pan African Burn Society Meeting, Durban, South Africa - Impact of Wildfires. (09/2019)
  • Presentation: Plenary session, 18th European Burns Association Congress, Helsinki, Finland - Burn Care: Where We Are, Where We Are Going. (09/2019)
  • Presentation: National Academy of Sciences Workshop: Implications of the California Wildfires for Health, Communities, and Preparedness, Sacramento, California - The California Wildfire Disaster Response. (06/2019)


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