Pediatric Burn Center

Burn patient, Reese and Family, at the Pediatric Burn CenterThanks to deeply experienced intensive care staff, 7-year-old Reese Burdette, with her family was able to survive severe burns and lung injury from a house fire.

The mission of the Pediatric Burn Center at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center is to make a positive impact on children and their families through injury prevention research, education and evidence-based care.

We are designated Maryland’s regional pediatric burn center by the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS). Under this designation, our team of world-class specialists provide comprehensive care for all children under the age of 15 in the state of Maryland and surrounding communities, and treat all types of burns.

We know that being in the hospital with a serious illness or injury can be very stressful for children and their families. So we take a family-centered care approach and partner with you and your child to determine treatment plans.


Tips for Preventing Burns

  • Install smoke alarms on every level of your home.
  • Keep matches, lighters and other flammable materials out of reach of children.
  • Lower the setting on your water heater to 120 degrees Fahrenheit or below.
  • Never leave a child alone in the kitchen or bathroom; install anti-scald devices in water faucets and shower heads.
  • Keep appliance cords out of children’s reach; cover unused electrical outlets with caps.

Patient Story

Saving Colby

Tiffani Stroh was at work when she took the call. “Colby’s been burned!” cried his frantic father, telling her to meet them at the nearby hospital. En route, Tiffani did not anticipate the devastating toll on their 3-year-old son. A flash fire had burned the skin off his face and the back of his hands.

colby and his mother

Contact Us

To make an appointment or to obtain more information, call 888-543-2876 (KID-BURN).

In the Pediatric Burn Outpatient Clinic, your child will be seen by specialized nurse practitioners, physician assistants, child life therapists and/or physicians. Your child’s wound will be checked and a plan will be devised. If pain medicine was ordered, please give it to your child 30 minutes before the scheduled appointment time.

Your child may also be scheduled to see an occupational therapist (OT) or a physical therapist (PT) for evaluation and treatment to address range of motion, functional mobility and scar management. If you are scheduled to see OT, you will be seen in the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center at 1800 Orleans Street in the Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation clinic on the main level of Bloomberg. Call 443-287-9262.

To schedule an appointment call 443-997-5437, option 3.

Our Locations

Pediatric Burn Inpatient Unit
Johns Hopkins Children's Center
The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children's Center 
1800 Orleans St, level 9
Baltimore, MD 21287

Pediatric Burn Outpatient Clinic
David M. Rubenstein Child Health Building
Pediatric Specialty Clinic
200 N Wolfe St
Baltimore, MD 21287