Esther Teo, M.D.
Esther Teo, M.D.
Assistant Professor

Throughout the United States, burn injuries account for more than 100,000 hospital admissions annually. While many burns are minor and have minimal consequences, some burns can be extensive or deep and resulting in significant scarring and functional impairment.

The Burn Center at Arkansas Children’s Hospital is the only facility of its kind in the state and has provided comprehensive, personal and state-of-the-art care to adult and pediatric patients since 1928. On average, every year, the burn center admits over 400 inpatients and has over 2,250 outpatient visits.

The Burn Center is at the forefront of medicine, utilizing skin substitutes, advanced skin grafting techniques, virtual reality and other innovative technologies to help patients recover faster, decrease pain and improve cosmetic and functional outcomes.

In addition to thermal burns, the burn center manages the following conditions:

  • Chemical injuries
  • Electrical injuries
  • Inhalation injuries
  • Complex wounds (including pressure ulcers)
  • Necrotizing soft-tissue infections
  • Traumatic soft-tissue injuries
  • Skin sloughing disorders (including Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis and Steven-Johnson Syndrome)
  • Burn reconstruction/scar revision

The Burn Team comprises surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurse practitioners, nurses, physical and occupational therapists, a clinical nutritionist, pharmacists, social workers, chaplains, psychologists, rehabilitation specialists and a discharge planner. The entire team is dedicated to providing the best burn care in the nation and works with families and patients alike to assist in the rehabilitative process. The Burn Center is one of few centers across the United States that has dedicated anesthesiologists that manage patient’s pain and sedation during operative procedures and dressing changes.

The Burn Center is located at Arkansas Children’s Hospital and is verified with the American Burn Association. For more information, please visit the Arkansas Children’s Hospital website.


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