Burn program expands to serve more patients in need


The Burn Program team treats
patients with minimal wounds to
those with injuries covering 99%
of their body.

Banner – University Medical Center Tucson’s Burn Program hosted an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony in October 2022 to showcase its augmented inpatient and outpatient adult and pediatric burn services, made possible in part by charitable investments from donors. The Burn Program was bolstered in 2022 by a grant of $87,647 from the Catholic Foundation Diocese of Tucson.

Located within southern Arizona’s only Level 1 Trauma Center, the Burn Program treats patients with minimal burn wounds to those whose injuries cover 99% of their body. The multidisciplinary medical team includes fellowship-trained burn surgeons, board-certified trauma experts and intensivists, critical care and wound care nurses, occupational and physical therapists, pharmacists, registered dieticians, and Child Life Specialists.

Burn Program 3

“The critically needed, enhanced burn services we are providing in southern Arizona are thanks to the support of Banner – University Medicine administration, the Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and generous donors.

Our vision to provide highly specialized burn care within our community is now a reality,” said Lourdes Castañón, MD, FACS, Burn Program director. 

To support the Burn Unit, visit the link below and select Banner – University Medical Center Tucson from the gift designation menu, adding “Burn Unit” in the Other Designation field.