David Greenhalgh, M.D.

David G. Greenhalgh, M.D.


Surgery - Burn

Critical Care Medicine




  • Chief of Burn Surgery
  • Professor, Department of Surgery - Burns Division
  • Helen Marian Bart Endowed Chair and Professorship in Burn Care


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UC Davis Medical Center - Cypress Building

2221 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Primary Phone:
800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284)

Shriners Hospital for Children

2425 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Primary Phone:
800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284)

Additional Phone Numbers

Department Contact Phone: 916-453-2069
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)



Clinical Interests

Dr. Greenhalgh performs research related to the response to injury, cell signaling, and the regulation of wound healing and scar formation.  In addition to his research, Dr. Greenhalgh has published and presented extensively in the areas of burn injury, burn care, and burn prevention.


Burn Surgery

Center/Program Affiliation

Burn Center


M.D., State University of New York at Syracuse College of Medicine, Syracuse NY 1981

B.A., Hamilton College, Clinton NY 1977

Internship: Straight Surgical, Medical Center Hospital of Vermont, Burlington VT 1981-1982


General Surgery, Medical Center Hospital of Vermont, Burlington VT 1982-1986


Research, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington VT 1986-1987

Burn, University of Washington, Seattle WA 1987-1989

Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery, 1995

American Board of Surgery - Surgical Critical Care, 1998

Professional Memberships

American Board of Surgery -- Trauma, Burns Critical Care Boards

American Burn Association

American College of Surgeons-Fellow

American Surgical Association

International Society for Burn Injuries

Honors and Awards

Alan and Delwyn Breslau Award � the highest distinction of the Phoenix Society of Burn Survivors, 2015

Helen Marian Bart Endowed Professorship in Burn Care, 2015

Sacramento Magazine�s Top Doctors, 2011

U.S. News and World Report 2011-2012 Top Doctor List, 2011

Select Recent Publications

Basic Burn Care.  Presented to the University of California, Davis School of Nursing, Sacramento, CA. 2015

The Year in Review for Wound Repair Regeneration. Presented at the 47th Annual Meeting of the American Burn Association, Chicago, IL. 2015.

Burn resuscitation and initial burn management. Presented at Trauma Grand Rounds, Kaiser Vacaville, CA. 2015.

Initial Care of the Burn Patient. Presented to the Medical Staff of Dignity Health, St. Elizabeth Community Hospital, Red Bluff, CA. 2015

Inhibition of a hyperactive glucocorticoid receptor fragment hGR-S1(-349A) by RU486. Presented as a Quick Shot Presentation at the 10th Annual Academic Surgical Congress, Las Vega, NV. 2015.

Discussion on improving resuscitation in burn patients. Presented at the Semana Nacional Medicina Critica, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. 2015.

Factors improving pediatric burn survival. Presented to the Departamento de Medicina y Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad de Sonora. 2015.

Factors improving survival in pediatric burns. Presented at the 10th Asian Pacific Burn Congress, Bali, Indonesia. 2015.

Can laser therapy correct or ameliorate post-injury scarring? Presented in Current controversies in trauma and critical care at the 46th World Congress of Surgery WCS 2015, Bangkok, Thailand. 2015.

Drugs and Burns. Presented at the Segundo Congreso de Cuidados Intensivos del Paciente Quemado, Mexico City, Mexico. 2015.