Stewart C. Wang, M.D., Ph.D.
First Endowed Professor of Burn Surgery
Director of Burn Surgery
University of Michigan Health Systems
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
1C421 UH SPC 5033
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5033
Stewart C. Wang, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, in the Division of Acute Care Surgery & Director of Burn Surgery. Dr. Wang received his undergraduate degree from Yale College and his medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. He subsequently completed his general surgery training at the University of Pittsburgh. During the course of his surgical training, Dr. Wang completed a Ph.D. in Immunology/Pathology as well as a surgical research fellowship. He is board certified in General Surgery. Dr. Wang joined the faculty of the University of Michigan in 1995.
Dr. Wang's clinical interests and expertise are in the areas of trauma, burn, and general surgery. He has special expertise in the area of surgical infections and inflammation.
Dr. Wang is Director of the University of Michigan Program for Injury Research and Education (UMPIRE) as well as Director of Research for Acute Care Surgery. Dr. Wang has been continuously funded by the NIH since 1990 and currently holds funding from three institutes from the NIH as well as funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation. Active areas of research investigation include: 1) immunologic responses following burn injury, 2) gene therapy modulation of immune responses to infection, 3) mechanisms of lung injury following trauma and 4) mechanisms of motor vehicle crash injury. Dr. Wang is also director of a training program that educates automotive engineers in the treatment and prevention of blunt trauma injury.
Dr. Wang is also the principal investigator of a congressionally funded grant to educate law enforcement, rescue, EMS medical and nursing professionals regarding the optimal care of motor vehicle crash victims.
The web-based educational material can be found at http://crashedu.org.