MEMPHIS - Ram Velamuri, MD, has been named associate medical director of Regional One Health's Firefighters Burn Center, where he'll help lead a growing team using his clinical experience and passion for helping patients lead full, rewarding lives. Velamuri joins medical director and fellow plastic surgeon William Hickerson, MD, FACS in overseeing the only burn center in the region that is verified by the American Burn Association and American College of Plastic Surgeons.
Velamuri joined the Firefighters Burn Center and University Clinical Health in 2016. He is board-certified in plastic surgery and serves as an assistant professor and program director for plastic surgery at University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Velamuri earned his medical degree and completed a general surgery residency in India, then moved to the United States to pursue training in plastic surgery. He completed residencies in general surgery and plastic and reconstructive surgery at Saint Louis University School of Medicine and a fellowship in burn and reconstructive plastic surgery at Johns Hopkins University.
Currently, he helps lead a burn center team at Regional One Health that includes physicians, advanced practitioners, nurses, therapists, pharmacists and other medical professionals. Velamuri said he admires his colleagues for both their skill and compassion.