Dr. Steven E. Wolf is a Professor and the Division Chief of Burn, Trauma, and Acute Care Surgery in the Department of Surgery at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston, Texas. He is a board-certified surgeon who holds the Joseph D. and Lee Hage Jamail Distinguished Chair and the Jesse H. Jones Distinguished Chair in Burn Education and Research at UTMB. He also serves as the Chief of Staff at Shriners Hospitals for Children®–Galveston (SHC) and holds the Jim and Susan Clawson Distinguished Chair in Burn Surgery at SHC.
Dr. Wolf earned his medical degree in 1990 at UTMB and completed his surgical residency at the University of Missouri in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1995. He went on to become a research fellow in trauma and burns at SHC from 1995-1996 and then became a clinical fellow in critical care and burns at UTMB from 1996-1997.
From 1997-2004, Dr. Wolf remained at UTMB as a faculty member. During this time, he became an Associate Professor and held several leadership positions, including Director of the Blocker Burn Unit and Assistant Chief of Staff at SHC. In 2004, Dr. Wolf moved to San Antonio, Texas, to become Director of the Burn Center at the United States Army Institute of Surgical Research and a Professor at University of Texas Health Science Center-San Antonio (UTHSC). While at UTHSC, Dr. Wolf also held the Betty and Bob Kelso Distinguished Chair in Burns and Trauma.
In 2011, Dr. Wolf became a Professor and Division Chief of Burns, Trauma, and Critical Care in the Department of Surgery at the University of Texas-Southwestern Medical Center (UTSMC) in Dallas, Texas. He also held the Golden Charity Guild Charles R. Baxter, MD, Endowed Chair. In 2018, Dr. Wolf returned to UTMB.
Dr. Wolf has been involved in over 40 grants funded by numerous organizations, including the NIH and U.S. Department of Defense, and has remained actively engaged in numerous committees for national and international professional medical organizations. He has served as Editor-in-Chief of the Burns journal since 2004 and is on the editorial board of several scientific journals. Dr. Wolf has authored over 285 peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals and has been invited to give presentations and lectures all over the world.
MD, University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX, 1990
Surgery, University of Missouri, 1995
Surgical Critical Care, Shriner's Burn Hospital - Galveston, TX, 1997