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The Burn Center accepts military and civilians

Burn Center Director

Leopoldo C. Cancio, MD, FACS, FCCM

Colonel (ret.), Medical Corps, U.S. Army

Leopoldo C. Cancio
Dr. Lee Cancio

Dr. Lee Cancio is the Director of the U.S. Army Burn Center at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research, Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas. During his active duty career in the U.S. Army, he deployed with the 82d Airborne Division to Operation Just Cause, Panama, 1989-90 and to Operation Desert Storm, 1990-91.

He served as the Deputy Commander for Clinical Services at the 86th Combat Support Hospital in Baghdad during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2005, and served there again in 2008. In 2013 he deployed with a Forward Surgical Team to Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom. He retired in the rank of Colonel in 2014.

Dr. Cancio is a graduate of Amherst College, of the Catholic University of America, and of Georgetown University School of Medicine. He completed a residency in General Surgery at Brooke Army Medical Center and a fellowship in Surgical Critical Care at the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium, San Antonio, Texas. He is board-certified in Surgery and in Surgical Critical Care.

Dr. Cancio is a member of 13 academic societies. He is a Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and is the author/coauthor of about 200 publications.