The Burn Center

A World Leader in Burn Treatment, Rehabilitation, Research, and Education

Burns to the skin, eyes, and lungs can happen in seconds, but their effects can last a lifetime. All burns – even small ones – can have a big impact on how someone may feel, look, or move day-to-day. Prompt and effective treatment is critical – not only to help someone recover physically, but emotionally and socially as well. The William Randolph Hearst Burn Center at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center is known around the world for our comprehensive and compassionate burn care and exceptional burn care research.

Our center is one of the largest in the country, treating more than 1,000 inpatients and 4,000 outpatients each year – one-third of whom are children – from emergency response to rehabilitation. The Burn Center is a Castle Connolly Center of Excellence and has repeatedly been recognized by the American Burn Association as setting the highest standards for burn care.

  • A Team of Specialists: Treatment for burns starts with medical care but also includes supportive care. Your healthcare team includes burn surgeons and other physicians, nurses, physician assistants, physical and occupational therapists who direct rehabilitation, psychologists who provide emotional support (with special treatments for patients with post-traumatic stress disorder), social workers who can connect you with resources, and registered dietitians who ensure you're getting the hydration and nutrition you need to heal well from a burn. Child life specialists are also available to help our younger patients and their family members cope with hospitalization and illness. Together, your team assembles a customized plan of coordinated care to support you on your journey toward recovery.
  • Comprehensive Care, in One Location: All of the services you need for your care are available in one hospital. Our 40-bed facility was designed to provide integrated specialty services during the three phases of care: burn shock, wound care/surgery, and rehabilitation/reconstruction. We provide therapeutic, emotional, educational and recreational care for our younger patients and their family members in the Firefighter Jeff Giordano Children's Playroom.
  • Rehabilitation to Support Recovery: Physical, emotional, social, and functional rehabilitation are important components of your healing. Our team of researchers and physical and occupational therapists are available to help you readjust to daily life.
  • Support Beyond Treatment: We know that the physical and emotional recovery after a burn can sometimes continue long after the skin has healed. That’s we have several support groups for burn survivors. We offer dedicated support groups for adult burn survivors and parents/caregivers of hospitalized children with burns.
  • Partnering with the Community: The Burn Center partners with other organizations, like the New York Firefighters Burn Center Foundation, to provide programs in wound healing, research, prevention, education, and reintegration. Our experts speak regularly about burn hazards and how to reduce burn risk.
  • Burn Camps for Children: Camp Phoenix is run by students at Weill Cornell Medical College and provides local, safe, fun activities to children aged 7 to 17 years who have been affected by a burn injury. Camp activities build self-confidence, focus on teamwork, and bring together kids who understand each other. Siblings are also welcome to attend.
  • Leaders in Research: Through the New York Firefighters Wound Healing Research Program, our investigators are conducting research centered on innovations in burn treatment and studying effective prevention methods and injury trends.

 

Contact

William Randolph Hearst Burn Center
NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell

525 East 68th Street
Greenberg Pavilion, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10021

For appointments:

212-746-5024
Email: burncenter@nyp.org

For burn emergencies:

1-888-NYH-BURN (694-2876) or 212-746-0328