2021-01-07T08:28:00-06:00January 7th, 2021|

Dr. Ram Velamuri leads skilled, compassionate team as new medical director at Firefighters Burn Center

Dr. Ram Velamuri has been named the new medical director of our Firefighters Burn Center.

The burn center serves patients from throughout the Mid-South, and is the only one in the region that is verified by the American Burn Association and American College of Plastic Surgeons.

Dr. Velamuri brings exceptional skill and experience to his role, and said he is proud to lead a compassionate team that goes out of its way to help patients heal.

Ram Velamuri, MD, has been named medical director of Regional One Health’s Firefighters Burn Center, which is the only burn center in the region that is verified by the American Burn Association and American College of Plastic Surgeons.

Dr. Velamuri joined the Firefighters Burn Center and University Clinical Health in 2016. He is board-certified in plastic surgery and serves as an assistant professor and program director for plastic surgery at University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

Dr. Velamuri earned his medical degree and completed a general surgery residency in India, then moved to the United States to pursue training in plastic surgery. He completed residencies in general surgery and plastic and reconstructive surgery at Saint Louis University School of Medicine and a fellowship in burn and reconstructive plastic surgery at Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Velamuri and his team take a comprehensive approach to patient care. “We all contribute to quality care, and we will stretch ourselves physically, emotionally and mentally to help our patients get better,” he said.

He leads a growing team using his exceptional clinical experience and passion for helping patients lead full, rewarding lives.  The burn center team at Regional One Health includes physicians, advanced practitioners, nurses, therapists, pharmacists and other medical professionals.

Dr. Velamuri said he admires his colleagues for both their skill and compassion.

“Taking care of burn patients is a challenge, and as a plastic surgeon, you take care of patients not only when they’re very sick, but when they’re working to normalize day-to-day activities and improve cosmetic deficiencies caused by their injuries,” said Dr. Velamuri.

“We use a comprehensive team approach, and each and every voice is important – not just the physicians,” he said. “We all contribute to quality care, and we will stretch ourselves physically, emotionally and mentally to help our patients get better.”

For more information, visit www.regionalonehealth.org/main-campus/regional-medical-center/firefighters-burn-center/.