Plastic Surgery Faculty


Branski, LudwikLudwik K. Branski, MDAssociate Professor





Ludwik K. Branski, MD

815 Market Street
Galveston, TX 77550-2725
Phone: (409) 770-6742
Fax: (409) 770-6919
Email: lubransk@utmb.edu


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Medical School: Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms University Medical School, Bonn, Germany

Residency: Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany

Fellowships: Burns and trauma research, acute burn surgery, and reconstructive burn surgery, Shriners Hospitals for Children and The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas

Clinical Interests: Acute and reconstructive burn surgery; pediatric reconstructive surgery; management of complicated wounds; scar surgery; hand surgery; general plastic surgery; medical student education

Research Interests: Burn metabolism; hypertrophic scars and keloids; fat grafting; burn reconstruction

Recent Articles in Peer-reviewed Journals

  • Wurzer P, Branski LK, Clayton RP, Hundeshagen G, Forbes AA, Voigt CD, Andersen CR, Kamolz LP, Woodson LC, Suman OE, Finnerty CC, Herndon DN. Propranolol Reduces Cardiac Index But Does Not Adversely Affect Peripheral Perfusion in Severely Burned Children. Shock. 2016;46(5):486-491. PMID: 27380530
  • Parvizi D, Giretzlehner M, Wurzer P, Klein LD, Shoham Y, Bohanon FJ, Haller HL, Tuca A, Branski LK, Lumenta DB, Herndon DN, Kamolz LP. Burn Case 3D software validation study: Burn size measurement accuracy and inter-rater reliability. Burns. 2016 Mar;42(2):329-35. Epub 2016 Feb 1. PMID:26839051
  • Wurzer P, Keil H, Branski LK, Parvizi D, Clayton RP, Finnerty CC, Herndon DN, Kamolz LP. The use of skin substitutes and burn care-a survey. J Surg Res. 2016 Apr;201(2):293-8. Epub 2015 Nov 6. PMID: 27020810
  • Wurzer P, Branski LK, Jeschke MG, Ali A, Kinsky MP, Bohanon FJ, Hundeshagen G, Norbury WB, Williams FN, Kamolz LP, Finnerty CC, Herndon DN. Transpulmonary thermodilution versus transthoracic echocardiography for cardiac output measurements in severely burned children. Shock. 2016 Sep;46(3):249-53.PMID: 27058051
  • Patel DD, Rosenberg L, Rosenberg M, Leal J, Andersen CR, Foncerrada G, Lee JO, Jimenez CJ, Branski L, Meyer WJ 3rd, Herndon DN. The epidemiology of burns in young children from Mexico treated at a U.S. hospital. Burns. 2016;42(8):1825-30. PMID: 27576931
  • Finnerty CC, Jeschke MG, Branski LK, Barret JP, Dziewulski P, Herndon DN. Hypertrophic scarring: the greatest unmet challenge after burn injury. Lancet. 2016 Oct 1;388(10052):1427-1436. Review. PMID: 27707499
  • Wurzer P, Forbes AA, Hundeshagen G, Andersen CR, Epperson KM, Meyer WJ 3rd, Kamolz LP, Branski LK, Suman OE, Herndon DN, Finnerty CC. Two-year follow-up of outcomes related to scarring and distress in children with severe burns. Disabil Rehabil. 2017; 16:1639-1643. PMID: 27685196
  • Kafka M, Collins V, Kamolz LP, Rappl T, Branski LK, Wurzer P. Evidence of invasive and noninvasive treatment modalities for hypertrophic scars: A systematic review. Wound Repair Regen. 2017;25(1):139-144. PMID: 28056485
  • Benjamin NC, Lee JO, Norbury WB, Branski LK, Wurzer P, Jimenez CJ, Benjamin DA, Herndon DN. Accuracy of Currently Used Paper Burn Diagram vs a Three-Dimensional Computerized Model. J Burn Care Res. 2017 Jan:38(1):e254-e260. PMID: 27294858
  • Herndon DN, Branski LK. Contemporary methods allowing for safe and convenient use of Amniotic membrane as a biologic wound dressing for burns. Ann Plast Surg. 2017 Feb:78(2 Suppl 1):S9-S10. PMID: 28079549
  • Wurzer P, Guillory A, Parvizi D, Clayton RP, Branski LK, Kamolz LP, Finnerty CC, Herndon DN, Lee JO. Human herpes viruses in burn patients: A systematic review. Burns. 2017 Feb:43(1):25-33. PMID: 27515422
  • Smolle C, Cambiaso-Daniel J, Forbes AA, Wurzer P, Hundeshagen G, Branski LK, Huss F, Kamolz LP. Recent trends in burn epidemiology worldwide: A systematic review. Burns. 2017 Mar:43(2):249-257. PMID: 27600982
  • Wurzer P, Cole MR, Clayton RP, Hundeshagen G, Nunez Lopez O, Cambiaso-Daniel J, Winter R, Branski LK, Hawkins HK, Finnerty CC, Herndon DN, Lee JO. Herpesviradae infections in severely burned children. Burns. 2017; 43(5):987-992. PMID: 28420570
  • Hundeshagen G, Wurzer P, Forbes AA, Voigt CD, Collins VN, Cambiaso-Daniel J, Finnerty CC, Herndon DN, Branski LK. The occurrence of single and multiple organ dysfunction in pediatric electrical versus other thermal burns. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 May:82(5):946-951. PMID: 28431417
  • Hundeshagen G, Collins VN, Wurzer P, Sherman W, Voigt CD, Cambiaso-Daniel J, Nunez-Lopez O, Sheaffer J, Herndon DN, Finnerty CC, Branski LK. A prospective, randomized, controlled trial comparing the outpatient treatment of pediatric and adult partial-thickness burns with Suprathel or Mepilex ag. J Burn Care Res 2017; [May 23, epub ahead of print].
  • Nunez-Lopez O, Cambiaso-Daniel J, Branski LK, Norbury WB, Herndon DN. Predicting and managing sepsis in burn patients: current perspectives. Ther Clin Risk Manag. 2017;13:1107-17. PMID: 28894374
  • Hundeshagen G, Zapata-Sirvent R, Goverman J, Branski LK. Tissue Rearrangements: The Power of the Z-Plasty. Clin Plast Surg. 2017;44(4):805-12. PMID: 28888305
  • Hundeshagen G, Suman OE, Branski LK. Rehabilitation in the Acute Versus Outpatient Setting. Clin Plast Surg. 2017;44(4):729-35. PMID: 28888298
  • Wurzer P, Guillory A, Parvizi D, Clayton RP, Branski LK, Kamolz LP, Finnerty CC, Herndon DN, Lee JO. Human herpes viruses in burn patients: A systematic review. Burns. 2017;43(1):25-33. PMID: 27515422

Recent Presentations

  • Branski, LK. Oral presentation: 33rd Annual Meeting of the DAV, January 13-17, 2015, Leogang, Austria
  • Branski, LK. Hemodynamic Monitoring, Critical Care Lecture, February 3, 2015, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Galveston, TX
  • Branski, LK. Suprathel. Invited speaker: 37th Annual John A. Boswick MD Burn and Wound Symposium, February 14-18, 2015, Wailea, Maui, HI
  • Branski, LK. Invited speaker and conference faculty: Meeting of the Arbeitskreis das Schwerbrandverietzte Kind, May 22-23, 2015, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Branski, LK. Endocrine Issues in ICU, Critical Care Lecture, May 26, 2015, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Galveston, TX
  • Branski, LK. Hemodynamic Monitoring, Critical Care Lecture, September 8, 2015, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Galveston, TX
  • Branski, LK. Invited speaker: 16th European Burns Association Congress (EBA), September 16-19, 2015, Hannover, Germany
  • Branski, LK. Invited speaker: XI Congreso De La Federación Latinoamericana de Quemaduras (FELAQ), September 22-25, 2015, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Branski, LK. Hemodynamic Monitoring, Critical Care Lecture, August 10, 2016, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Galveston, TX
  • Branski, LK. Invited speaker: Gross Anatomy and Radiology 2016-2017 course, September 9, 2016, UTMB, Galveston, Texas
  • Branski, LK. Invited speaker and judge: National Research Student Forum, April 21, 2017, UTMB, Galveston, Texas
  • Branski, LK. Invited speaker: XXXVII Congreso Internacional Asociación Mexicana de Quemaduras, April 26-29, 2017, Querétaro, Mexico
  • Branski, LK. Invited speaker at Grand Rounds at the Medizinische Hochschule, Department of Plastic, Aesthetic, Hand and Reconstructive Surgery, June 26, 2017 in Hannover, Germany