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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.

'Part of the Team': MRDC, ISR Help Train Medical Students in Unique Way

Part of the Team
Silver Martin likes to say she's the non-traditional type. A Texas native who's been interested in helping people since she was a young girl, Martin started working as emergency medical technician almost immediately after graduating college in 2009.

But after riding around in an ambulance for a decade – long after most prospective physicians her age had passed their bar exams – Martin decided to apply to medical school.

"Game Changer": MRDC Helps Shape, Design New Army Metro Ambulance

Maj. Nicholas Studer
When Maj. Nicholas Studer got the call from his boss back in 2021, he couldn't believe his luck. An Emergency Medical Services physician and combat casualty care researcher at the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command's Institute of Surgical Research, Studer had just been tasked with designing the Army's new metropolitan ambulance, the first official redesign of the vehicle since the late 1970s. For a self-admitted "car guy," it was a dream come true.

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.
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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.