Tina Louise Palmieri, M.D., F.A.C.S., M.C.C.M. for UC Davis Health

Tina Louise Palmieri, M.D., F.A.C.S., M.C.C.M.

Professor In-Residence

Burn Division Chief

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Surgery - Burn

Critical Care

Surgery - General



Locations and Contact

Shriners Hospital for Children

Shriners Hospital for Children
2425 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

My overall philosophy of burn care is to do it right the first time. This minimizes scarring and optimizes outcomes. The best medical care is provided using a team approach, which brings together people with different skill sets with a common goal: to heal the patient.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Palmieri is a burn intensivist caring for adults and children with burn injury, major wounds, or skin disorders both acutely after injury and long term. She has a special clinical interest and expertise in inhalation injury, critical care, blood transfusion, burn disaster management, and treatment of life-threatening burn injury.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Palmieri's research focuses on uniting diverse teams of stakeholders to translate science into optimal clinical care. Her research interests include long term outcomes after burn injury, blood transfusion, wildfire burns, pharmocokinetics, artificial intelligence, and the development of innovative wound care treatments.


Burn Surgery

Center/Program Affiliation

Burn Center

Undergraduate School

B.A., Biology, German, Rockford College, Rockford IL 1984

Medical School

M.D., F.A.C.S., F.C.C.M., Northwestern University School of Medicine, Chicago IL 1988


Surgery, University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics, Iowa City IA 1988-1989


Surgery, University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics, Iowa City IA 1989-1993


Burn and Critical Care, University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics, Columbia MO 1993-1995

Master of Critical Care Medicine, Society of Critical Care Medicine, 2022

Harvey Stuart Allen Distinguished Service Award, American Burn Association, 2017

President, American Burn Association, 2012, 2013

Chief of Staff, UC Davis, 2012, 2013

Dean's Award for Excellence in Clinical Care, UC Davis, 2009

Heyland DK, Wibbenmeyer L, Pollack JA, Friedman B, Turgeon AF, Eshraghi N, Jeschke MG, Bélisle S, Grau D, Mandell S, Velamuri SR, Hundeshagen G, Moiemen N, Shokrollahi K, Foster K, Huss F, Collins D, Savetamal A, Gurney JM, Depetris N, Stoppe C, Ortiz-Reyes L, Garrel D, Day AG; RE-ENERGIZE Trial Team. A Randomized Trial of Enteral Glutamine for Treatment of Burn Injuries. N Engl J Med. 2022 Sep 15;387(11):1001-1010. doi:10.1056/NEJMoa2203364. Epub 2022 Sep 9. PMID:36082909.

Stokes SC, Romanowski KS, Sen S, Greenhalgh DG, Palmieri TL. Wildfire Burn Patients: A Unique Population. J Burn Care Res. 2021 Jun 9:irab107. doi:10.1093/jbcr/irab107. Epub ahead of print. PMID:34105733.

Martin R, Taylor S, Palmieri TL. Mortality following combined burn and traumatic brain injuries: An analysis of the national trauma data bank of the American College of Surgeons. Burns. 2020 Sep;46(6):1289-1296. doi:10.1016/j.burns.2020.06.022. Epub 2020 Jul 3. PMID:32680663.

Grimsrud KN, Lima K, Tran NK, Palmieri TL. Characterizing Fentanyl Variability using Population Pharmacokinetics in Pediatric Burn Patients. J Burn Care Res. 2020 Jan 30;41(1):8-14. doi:10.1093/jbcr/irz144. PMID:31538188.

Rashidi HH, Sen S, Palmieri TL, Blackmon T, Wajda J, Tran NK. Early Recognition of Burn- and Trauma-Related Acute Kidney Injury: A Pilot Comparison of Machine Learning Techniques. Sci Rep. 2020 Jan 14;10(1):205. doi:10.1038/s41598-019-57083-6.

Palmieri TL, Yelon J, Shapiro D, Duncan T, Kuhls D, American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma, Chicago, IL. Lithium Batteries: A Technological Advance with Unintended Injury Consequences. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2018 Aug;85(2):406-409. doi:10.1097/TA.0000000000001946. PMID:29787525.

Palmieri TL, ISBI Practice Guidelines Committee. ISBI Practice Guidelines for Burn Care, Part 2. Burns. 2018 Nov;44(7):1617-1706. doi:10.1016/j.burns.2018.09.012. PMID:30343831.

Palmieri TL, Holmes JH 4th, Arnoldo B, Peck M, Potenza B, et al. Transfusion Requirement in Burn Care Evaluation (TRIBE): A Multicenter Randomized Prospective Trial of Blood Transfusion in Major Burn Injury. Ann Surg. 2017 Oct;266(4):595-602. doi:10.1097/SLA.0000000000002408. PMID:28697050.

Taylor SL, Sen S, Greenhalgh DG, Lawless M, Curri T, Palmieri TL. A competing risk analysis for hospital length of stay in patients with burns. JAMA Surg. 2015 May;150(5):450-6. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.3490. PMID:25761045.

Taylor S, Jeng J, Saffle JR, Sen S, Greenhalgh DG, Palmieri TL. Redefining the outcomes to resources ratio for burn patient triage in a mass casualty. J Burn Care Res. 2014 Jan-Feb;35(1):41-5. doi:10.1097/BCR.0000000000000034. PMID:24270085.