Stewart C. Wang, MD, PhD—Burn and Traumatic Injury

Member Highlight—December 2014

  • Stewart C. Wang, MD, PhD (
    • Endowed Professor of Surgery, University of Michigan
    • Director of Burn Surgery, University of Michigan Trauma Burn Center
    • Director of the Program for Injury Research and Education (UMPIRE)
    • Director of State Burn Coordinating Center for Michigan 

Focus of Research

Dr. Wang is internationally recognized for his expertise and advancements in the field of injury research specifically in burn and traumatic injury research. His clinical interests are focused in the areas of burn, trauma, and general surgery. Additionally, he has several active areas of research including immunology responses to injury, mechanisms of motor vehicle crash injuries, and human body composition effects on injury biomechanics.  

Click here to view his Michigan Experts profile. 

Current Roles in Burn Injury

As the Director of the University of Michigan Trauma Burn Center, Dr. Wang facilitates the coordination of all specialists involved in the treatment of burn patients, and manages and constantly works to improve hospital treatment protocols among numerous other roles. He also acts as the Director of the State Burn Coordinating Center for Michigan. In this position, Dr. Wang is tasked with organizing the coordination of state and regional educational training resources for pre-hospital and medical personnel caring for burn patients following a mass casualty event. Click here to learn more about this resource. 

Recent Advancement in the Field

Dr. Wang and an interdisciplinary team of experts at the University of Michigan have come together to form the University of Michigan Morphomic Analysis Group (MAG), revolutionizing the entire health outcome of patients from prevention, to diagnosis, to healing to treatment. MAG has created a brand new field of analytic morphomics, an extremely personalized medicine that is based on individual anatomic characteristics and measurements that are scientifically analyzed along with each patient’s unique lifestyle to better forecast health outcomes and challenges. This individualized approach to evaluating patients provides an opportunity to improve selection of training regiments or therapies, reduce treatment complications, more accurately assign surgeries, reduce post-procedural issues, and reduce injuries. 

Publication Date: 
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
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