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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.

Community Matters: Army Burn Center Leads Critical Care Training for San Antonio

civilian patients alongside Service Members
From teaching life-saving skills to caring for civilian patients alongside Service Members, Military medicine continues to benefit local communities. The U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command's Institute of Surgical Research Burn Center is bringing together the unity of Army medical care within the San Antonio Community.

USAISR's Burn Flight Team Sets New Record with Australia Mission

Michael Mueller
For the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command's Institute of Surgical Research Burn Center's Burn Flight Team, flying long distances to aid Service Members with thermal injuries is part of the job. But a nearly 14,000-mile round-trip flight to and from Australia this past October did more than set a new team record – it also proved to be a valuable stress test of the team's skills and stamina under unusually challenging conditions.

'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.
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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.