Working with burn patients is a challenge, but one Dr. Ram Velamuri embraces with skill and compassion. As Medical Director at the Firefighters Burn Center, Dr. Velamuri leads a team that takes a multidisciplinary, family-focused approach to caring for patients.
Dr. Velamuri earned his medical degree at Padmashree Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College in India. He held residencies at Saint Louis University School of Medicine and a fellowship at Johns Hopkins University. He is a member of numerous professional organizations, a sought-after presenter at national and international conferences and author of over a dozen publications and articles. He is plastic surgery program director at University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
Dr. Velamuri is grateful for mentors who have shown him the important role plastic surgeons play in the successful treatment of burns. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, he works with patients not only when they need critical care, but when they are recovering and returning to day-to-day life. By providing lifesaving surgeries and those that address cosmetic and functional deficiencies, Dr. Velamuri helps patients achieve not only life, but quality of life.