After many years of sun exposure, Carolyn S. suffered from sunspots and age spots. She shares her experience with Jeremy Goverman, MD, and specialists at the Burn Division at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Departments, Centers, & Programs:
Burns Service, Department of Surgery
55 Fruit Street
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
300 First Avenue
Charlestown, MA 02129-3109
- MD, Tel Aviv University Sackler School of Medicine
- Residency, North Shore Long Island Jewish/Northwell
- Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
- Fellowship, University of North Carolina Hospitals
American Board Certifications
- Surgical Critical Care, American Board of Surgery
- Plastic Surgery, American Board of Plastic Surgery
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The focus of my clinical research has been on the use of laser for the treatment of burn and traumatic scarring. I have performed over 700 laser treatments specifically for scarring from multiple causes. In addition, I am the principle investigator for several multicenter randomized trials on burn treatments. One such trial, the DETECT study, utilizes a strong enzyme (Nexobrid) to remove burned skin without surgery and often reduces the need for skin grafting. The DETECT study hopes to pave the way for FDA approval of his product in the United States. We also have experience using ReCell, a regenerative skin cell suspension, that is sprayed onto wounds to help skin regenerate.
My basic science research focuses on the creation of a full thickness skin graft from decellularized pig skin. Thin skin flaps are treated with detergents that remove the native cells, leaving behind a framework, or matrix, which can then be seeded with a patients' own cells. Ultimately, this could eliminate the need for skin grafting using the patient’s own skin.
- The use of CO2 fractional photothermolysis for the treatment of burn scars. J. Burn Care Res. 2016
- Our Natural Defense: The Skin. Critical Care Medicine, 2014.
- Hand Burns. Oxford Specialist Handbook of Burns, First Edition, 2013
- The Role of a Dedicated Staff Psychiatrist in Modern Burn Centers. Annals of Burns and Fire Disasters, 2013.
- Burn Critical Care, Surgical Clinics of North America, 2014.
- Press Release
- Oct | 11 | 2019
Mass General performs first application of genetically modified, live-cell, pig skin to a human wound
Burn specialists at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have successfully used live-cell, genetically engineered pig skin (xenograft) for the temporary closure of a burn wound.
- Patient Story
- Feb | 1 | 2018
Joy Greene, a patient with the Sumner M. Redstone Burn Center at Mass General, shares her story.
- Nov | 8 | 2019
Research at the MGH is interwoven throughout more than 30 departments, centers and units and is conducted with the support and guidance of the MGH Research Institute. The Research Roundup is a monthly series highlighting studies, news and events.