Burn Care

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Pediatric burn care at Dayton Children's is designed specifically for the care of children with burns over less than 50 percent of their total body surface. Burn services education and treatment are provided to both inpatients and outpatients. Our team provides clinical care to burn patients and initiates multidisciplinary consultation as determined by individual patient needs. Family amenities are provided in each room for a parent who wishes to spend the night.

Services We Offer

  • Clinical care for burns
  • Multidisciplinary consultation as needed
  • Inpatient and outpatient burn education
  • In-room amenities for families needing to stay the night
  • Community burn prevention education for local schools and daycare centers throughout the greater Dayton area

A new hydrosurgery system in Dayton Children’s operating rooms is improving the surgical care of children with burns and wounds requiring debridement (removal of dead tissue and debris)

Meet Our Team

Medical Director: David P. Meagher, Jr, MD

Arturo Aranda-Gracia, MD
Jeffrey Christian, MD
Jeffrey Pence, MD

Burn facts

  • Pediatric surgery receives over 50 visits each month for burns
  • Burns occur four times more often in boys than girls
  • Although we treat burns up to 50 percent of the body surface area (BSA), the most common burn admission is only 10 percent BSA
  • The most frequent burn in children is scalds, often from boiling liquids pulled from counters or heated in the microwave
  • Treadmill burns are becoming more and more frequent


 Appointments are made by referral only from a physician.



Related to : Pediatric Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Emergency Medicine.


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