Director North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center
|BA||The John Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD|
|MD||University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA|
|General Surgery Residency||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC|
|NIH/NRSA Trauma Fellow||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC|
|Surgical Critical Care Fellow||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC|
|Board Certifications||General Surgery, Surgical Critical Care|
As a Lt. Cmmdr. with the U.S. Navy, Dr. Cairns was on duty and a principle responder to the KAL flight that crashed in 1997 in Guam. Dr. Cairns was instrumental in developing the level of preparedness at the Naval Hospital there which received and managed dozens of critical patients in the morning following the crash of the 747.
Dr. Cairns has served North Carolina as a Burn Trauma Surgeon at the state's Burn Center at UNC. In 2006, Dr. Cairns was named as the Director of the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center and is nationally known as a leader in Burn Trauma Care.