• 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 injuriesJournal of Burn Care and Research.  39:694-702. 2018
    2018 Hypertrophic Scar Severity at Autograft Sites Is Associated with Increased Pain and Itch after Major Thermal Burn InjuryJournal of Burn Care and Research.  39:536-544. 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 necrolysisJournal of Burn Care and Research.  34. 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 patientsJournal of Burn Care and Research.  33:518-523. 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