• Dr. Hwang completed his residency in general surgery at State University of New York at Buffalo, followed by fellowship training in burn surgery at the University of South Florida and a surgical critical care fellowship at the University of Florida in Jacksonville. He served on faculty at the University of North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center from 2010-2017. He was then recruited to UAB to become the director of the UAB Burn Program.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2021 A portable survivorship care plan: a tool that helps educate and improve knowledge in childhood cancer survivorsSupportive Care in Cancer.  29:169-177. 2021
    2020 Early comprehensive testing for COVID-19 is essential to protect trauma centersJournal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery.  89:698-702. 2020
    2018 A comparative study of the ReCell® device and autologous split-thickness meshed skin graft in the treatment of acute burn injuries 2018
    2018 Hypertrophic Scar Severity at Autograft Sites Is Associated with Increased Pain and Itch after Major Thermal Burn Injury 2018
    2017 Pain and itch outcome trajectories differ among European American and African American survivors of major thermal burn injuryPAIN.  158:2268-2276. 2017
    2017 Chronic Pain and Itch are Common, Morbid Sequelae among Individuals Who Receive Tissue Autograft after Major Thermal Burn InjuryClinical Journal of Pain.  33:627-634. 2017
    2015 Results of a pilot multicenter genotype-based randomized placebo-controlled trial of propranolol to reduce pain after major thermal burn injury.Clinical Journal of Pain.  31:21-29. 2015
    2013 Chest high-frequency oscillatory treatment for severe atelectasis in a patient with toxic epidermal necrolysis 2013
    2012 Inhaled epoprostenol improves oxygenation in severe hypoxemiaJournal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery.  73:503-506. 2012
    2012 Catechol-o-methyltransferase genotype predicts pain severity in hospitalized burn patients 2012
    2005 Our minimally invasive approach to pectus excavatum.Journal of Pediatric Surgery.  40:751. 2005
    2005 Correspondence [1]Journal of Pediatric Surgery.  40:751. 2005

    Education And Training

  • State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Residency
  • The University of South Florida, Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • University of Florida College of Medicine - Jacksonville, Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Doctor of Medicine, 2002
  • Full Name

  • James Hwang