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The Burn Center accepts military and civilians
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Connect with the Army's Leader in Combat Casualty Care Research and Burn Care
The USAISR Burn Center provides specialty care for burn and burn-like injuries to both civilians from the state of Texas and US military beneficiaries from around the world. Verified by the American Burn Association and the only Department of Defense burn center, the USAISR leads the way in compassionate patient care, clinical research, and innovative therapies.
The primary mission of the USAISR is focused on optimizing care for combat injured patients. The USAISR offers multiple resources for those caring for combat casualties including clinical practice guidelines as well as reference and training materials.
The USAISR is the Department of Defense's primary laboratory for developing solutions to trauma and critical care challenges in combat wounded personnel. The Research Directorate partners with hundreds of academic, industry and allied nation military laboratories to perform basic, translational and clinical research to advance the care of the injured patient.

USAISR Soldier Springs into Action, Saves Local Man

Staff Sgt. Daphney Jean-Felix
A Soldier from the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research (USAISR) at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas provided life-saving medical care to an injured man at a local auto repair shop in San Antonio on October 31.

Staff Sgt. Daphney Jean-Felix, a medical laboratory specialist, ran to the aid of a shop employee who accidently ran over his leg with his own truck. The injury resulted in a broken leg that was bleeding profusely. With the assistance of another employee, Jean-Felix carried the injured man to a safe location to render aid.

Army Burn Flight Team Completes Two Overseas Missions

Capt. Mihye Lee
The Burn Flight Team (BFT) assigned to the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research (USAISR) Burn Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston recently completed two missions to Kuwait and Hawaii. Within the last two months, the BFT at the only Department of Defense burn center transported a U.S. Air Force airman from Kuwait who suffered a high-voltage electrical injury while servicing an airfield generator.

USAISR Burn Center earns prestigious ABA re-verification, Burn Fellowship verification

Deploying military health care providers
The U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research Burn Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, recently completed a successful American Burn Association (ABA) verification renewal visit. The ABA team recommended reverification of the only U.S. Department of Defense Burn Center without any deficiencies and submitted for approval to the ABA Verification Review Committee which voted to verify the burn center.
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Institute of Surgical Research
3698 Chambers Pass Suite B
JBSA Ft. Sam Houston, TX 78234-7767
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The JBSA-Fort Sam Houston hotline is (210) 221-7798.