Burns can range from a minor problem to a life-threatening emergency.
Our burn center offers the highly specialized services and multi-specialty team of doctors that severe burns require. Since burns can affect many functions and systems of the body, we design each treatment and rehabilitation to meet the patient’s unique needs.
Our goal is to help each patient achieve their highest level of recovery and quality of life, with clinical support and care each step of the way.
Burn Services at Straub
Straub Burn Center
The Burn Center at Straub has met the unique needs of burn patients for almost 30 years. It is the only burn unit in Hawaii and the Pacific Region.
Since its establishment in 1983 under the leadership of Dr. Robert Schulz and Dr. James Penoff, the Burn Center has treated almost 1,000 patients admitted for life-saving and limb-preserving procedures, intricate wound assessment and other specialized treatment. Each year, the Center provides state-of-the-art burn and wound care for victims of:
- Thermal burn
- Electrical burn
- Chemical burn
- Severe skin diseases
- Necrotizing fasciitis
- Toxic epidermal necrolysis
- Road rash
- Any condition that requires skin grafting
Patients in the Burn Center receive outstanding personalized attention, delivered through our multidisciplinary team approach. Director Robert W. Schulz, M.D., David Cho, M.D., and Michael Pharaon, M.D. are certified by the American Burn Association. All physicians and nurses in the unit are Advanced Burn Life Support (ABLS) certified providers. They’re also burn care instructors who train other clinical staff at Straub and other hospitals in burn care.
In addition to this core medical staff, Straub’s multidisciplinary approach includes many specialists to help patients recover:
- Physical and occupational therapists
- Social workers
- Specialized nursing staff
- Psychologists & behavioral health specialists
- Vocational rehabilitation therapists
- Operating room nurses and technicians
- Palliative care specialists
Patients of the Burn Center have access to a multidisciplinary health care team who provide both inpatient and outpatient care. This includes severe wound care and rehabilitation services, such as physical and occupational therapy, psychological counseling and other support. Straub provides seamless coordination of these services in order to provide the best patient experience possible, from the initial acute setting to outpatient rehabilitation and long-term follow-up care.
The Burn Center at Straub: 1-808-522-3577
This service is available at: Straub