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Stephen M. Milner, M.B.B.S.

Director, Michael D. Hendrix Burn Research Center
Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery


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Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

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  • Director, Michael D. Hendrix Burn Research Center
  • Surgical Director, Johns Hopkins Wound Center
  • Director, Johns Hopkins Burn Center
  • Chief, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Bayview Medical Center
  • Chief, Burn Surgery
  • Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Professor of Dermatology
  • Professor of Pediatrics

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Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Appointment Phone: 410-550-0886

4940 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224 map
Phone: 410-550-0886
Fax: 410-550-8161


Burns, General Surgery, Pediatric Burns, Plastic Surgery , Reconstructive Burn Surgery, TEN and complex injuries, Wound Healing, Wound Reconstruction

Research Interests

Fluid resuscitation in thermal injury; Burn sepsis and antimicrobial peptides; Antidotes to chemical warfare agents


Dr. Stephen Maxwell Milner is a professor of plastic and reconstructive surgery, pediatrics and dermatology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He specializes in the treatment and reconstructive surgery of burn wounds.

He serves as director of the Michael D. Hendrix Burn Research Center, director of the Johns Hopkins Burn Center and surgical director of the Johns Hopkins Wound Center. Additionally, he acts as chief of burn surgery and chief of plastic and reconstructive surgery at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

Dr. Milner received his medical degree from Guy’s Hospital Medical School at the University of London in 1977. He trained in general surgery in London and at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He also served in the British Army as a lieutenant colonel during Operation Desert Storm. Subsequently, he undertook research at the Chemical and Biological Defence Establishment in Porton Down, England. Dr. Milner is an honorary civilian consultant advisor to the British Army in plastic surgery and burns. Before joining Johns Hopkins, Milner completed a residency in plastic surgery, as well as a fellowship in burn research, at the Shriners' Burn Institute in Galeston. He joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 2006.

His research interests include fluid resuscitation in thermal injury, burn sepsis and antimicrobial peptides, and antidotes to chemical warfare agents.

Dr. Milner is a diplomat of the American Board of Plastic Surgery and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He has written over 100 peer reviewed articles and numerous other publications, is founding editor of the Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and ePlasty, and serves as editor of the Journal of Surgical Radiology. He has received numerous honors of distinction and lectureships, and in 2012 was inducted into the Miller-Caulson Academy of Excellence. more

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    Selected Publications View all on PubMed

    1. Sebastian R, Ghanem O, Diroma F, Milner SM, Gerold KB, Price LA. "Percutaneous pigtail catheter in the treatment of pneumothorax in major burns: The best alternative? Case report and review of literature." Burns. 2014 Oct 14. pii: S0305-4179(14)00286-1.
    2. Lam J, Abraham C, Resch T, Milner SM, Price LA. ""Under pressure", hair braids in the critically ill." Eplasty. 2014 Sep 29;14:ic36. eCollection 2014.
    3. Abraham C, Price LA, Milner SM. "Painful finger." Eplasty. 2014 Sep 8;14:ic32. eCollection 2014.
    4. Resch TR, Price LA, Milner SM. "Pulmonary injury secondary to feeding tube misplacement." Eplasty. 2014 Aug 7;14:ic24. eCollection 2014.
    5. Sebastian R, Ghanem O, DiRoma F, Milner SM, Price LA. "Pulmonary embolism in burns, is there an evidence based prophylactic recommendation? Case report and review of literature." Burns. 2014 Aug 9. pii: S0305-4179(14)00227-7.
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    • Smith & Nephew Foundation Research Bursary, 1991
    • Excellence in Teaching Award, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, 1998 - 2004
    • First Prize, Plastic Surgery Education Foundation Investigator Award, 2001
    • First Prize, Faculty Research Award, Southern Illinois University, 2002
    • Mitchiner Memorial Lecturer, Royal Military Academy, 2007
    • Honorary Doctorate of Science, University of Glamorgan, 2010
    • Humanitarian Award by the James R Jordan Foundation, 2012
    • Induction into the Miller, Caulson Academy of Excellence, 2012
    • Sushruta-Guha Lectureship in Plastic Surgery and Wound Healing, The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, 2013


    • American Association for Hand Surgery
    • American Association for the Advancement of Science
    • American Association of Plastic Surgeons
    • American Burn Association
    • American College of Surgeons
    • American Diabetes Association
    • American Medical Association
    • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
    • Association for Surgical Education
    • Association of Academic Chairmen of Plastic Surgery
    • Baltimore Academy of Surgery
    • Blocker Lewis Plastic Surgery Society
    • Plastic Surgery Research Council
    • Special Operations Medical Association
    • The International Society for Burn Injuries
    • Wound Healing Society
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