Bruce A. Cairns, MD, FACS

Bruce Cairns

Director North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center
John Stackhouse Distinguished Professor of Surgery
Associate Professor of Surgery and
Microbiology and Immunology
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
School of Medicine

 

 

EDUCATION

BAThe John Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
MDUniversity of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
General Surgery ResidencyUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
NIH/NRSA Trauma FellowUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
Surgical Critical Care FellowUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
Board CertificationsGeneral 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.

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