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Ludwik Branski, MD, MMS
Associate Professor
Departments: Surgery
Languages: English
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Dr. Ludwik K. Branski was born in Kraków, Poland. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Bonn (Germany) and Masters of Medical Sciences degree from University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX. In addition to completing a residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, integrated program, in Munich and Hannover, Dr. Branski completed a clinical fellowship in Acute Burn and Burn Reconstruction at the University of Texas Medical Branch and Shriners Hospitals for Children-Galveston. He also completed a postdoctoral training in translational burns research at Shriners Hospitals for Children-Galveston. In 2013, Dr. Branski returned to the University of Texas Medical Branch and currently serves as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery, Plastic Surgery Division, and as a staff surgeon at Shriners Hospitals for Children. He also serves as the Medical Director of the Tissue Bank at Shriners Hospital.

Dr. Branski is an expert in surgical reconstruction of severe burns. He is currently funded by the Department of Defense to study the benefits of growth factor on muscle regeneration in severely burned patients and by the National Institute of Health on the effects of chronic Catecholamine exposure on post-burn scarring. His other research activities center on the use of fat grafting for alleviating hypertrophic scars after severe burns. He has authored over 40 peer-reviewed publications and presented his work at numerous national and international meetings.

He is a member of the American Burn Association, International Society for Burn Injuries, Wound Healing Society, Shock Society, Society of Critical Care Medicine, and the German Association of Surgery and the German Association of Plastic Surgery to name a few. He is the recipient of several awards, including a young investigator award from the Society of Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Branski’s research interests are in burn metabolism, hypertrophic scarring and burn reconstruction, CO2 Laser treatment for the treatment of hypertrophic scarring, wound healing and burn wound infections.

Medical/Professional School:

University of Bonn Medical School - Dusseldorf, Germany, MD, 2001

University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX, MMS, 2009


Plastic Surgery, Hannover Medical School - Hannover, Germany, 2003

Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich - Munich, Germany, 2005


Burn Fellowship, Shriner's Burn Hospital for Children - Galveston, TX, 2011

UTMB Health Plastic Surgery - Galveston
1005 Harborside Drive 5th Floor
Galveston, TX 77555
Fax: (409) 772-4456

UTMB Health Wound Care and Hyperbarics Clinic - Dickinson
1804 West Farm-to-Market Road 646 Suite N
Dickinson, TX 77539
Fax: (281) 534-4256

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Dr. Branski never gave up on my injury and is directly responsible for me having a foot and being able to walk!Apr 18,2018
Given the best.Mar 28,2018
Has always taken time to listen to problems and explained thoroughly.May 07,2018
Dr. Branski and his resident were both nice and courteous. He took the time to answer my questions and explain things clearly to me. I don't think I've ever met a doctor as kind and professional as he is. He's professional, compassionate, and has a great bedside manner.Jul 30,2018
Dr. Branski is an excellent doctor - one of the best I have ever encountered at UTMB. Yous should be very proud of his expertise and the services he provides to his patients.Aug 01,2018