Dr. Lisa Rae Appointed Director of the Temple Burn Center

(Philadelphia, PA) – Lisa Rae, MD, FACS, has been appointed Director of the Temple Burn Center and Associate Professor of Surgery at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. Prior to joining Temple, Dr. Rae was an Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Trauma, Surgical Critical Care, and Burn Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She was also Director of the hospital’s Burn Surgical Fellowship program.

Dr. Rae earned her medical degree at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and completed her surgical residency at Georgetown University Hospital. She completed a burn surgery fellowship and a trauma and surgical critical care fellowship at the University of Washington’s Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, and is board certified in General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care. She also serves as National Faculty for the Advanced Burn Life Support (ABLS) committee of the American Burn Association.

The Temple Burn Center has become the region’s largest and most trusted intensive-care unit dedicated to burn patients, treating several hundred inpatients each year. As its new director, Dr. Rae leads talented interdisciplinary care teams of physicians, registered nurses, occupational and physical therapists, dietitians, social workers and burn technicians to deliver specialized and highly sophisticated treatment to bring healing and comfort to profoundly injured patients with burn injuries. The Center’s location at a major academic medical center with a Level 1 Trauma Center gives burn patients an added measure of confidence that they are getting best-practice, evidence-based care.

About Temple Health
Temple University Health System (TUHS) is a $2.1 billion academic health system dedicated to providing access to quality patient care and supporting excellence in medical education and research.   The Health System consists of Temple University Hospital (TUH), ranked among the “Best Hospitals” in the region by U.S. News & World Report; TUH-Episcopal Campus; TUH-Northeastern Campus; Fox Chase Cancer Center, an NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center;  Jeanes Hospital, a community-based hospital offering medical, surgical and emergency services; Temple Transport Team, a ground and air-ambulance company; and Temple Physicians, Inc., a network of community-based specialty and primary-care physician practices.  TUHS is affiliated with the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, and Temple University Physicians, which is Temple Health’s physician practice plan comprised of more than 500 full-time and part-time academic physicians in 20 clinical departments.

The Lewis Katz School of Medicine (LKSOM), established in 1901, is one of the nation’s leading medical schools.  Each year, the School of Medicine educates more than 800 medical students and approximately 240 graduate students. Based on its level of funding from the National Institutes of Health, the Katz School of Medicine is the second-highest ranked medical school in Philadelphia and the third-highest in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  According to U.S. News & World Report, LKSOM is among the top 10 most applied-to medical schools in the nation.

Temple Health refers to the health, education and research activities carried out by the affiliates of Temple University Health System (TUHS) and by the Katz School of Medicine.  TUHS neither provides nor controls the provision of health care. All health care is provided by its member organizations or independent health care providers affiliated with TUHS member organizations. Each TUHS member organization is owned and operated pursuant to its governing documents.

Jeremy Walter

Date Published: Wednesday, November 14, 2018