Warren L. Garner

Professor of Surgery

Areas of treatment:

Scars and Contractures
Acute and Chronic Wounds
Burn Injury
Reconstruction of Traumatic Defects


  • Plastic Surgery


  • Department of Surgery


  • English

Warren L. Garner, MD

Professor of Surgery

Practicing location:

  • USC Healthcare Center 4

About this doctor:

Dr. Garner is an internationally renowned expert in the treatment of wounds and the scars that result from them. He is the Director of the LAC+USC Burn Center. Dr. Garner and his team investigate wound healing and scar formation in the laboratory and have received numerous federal (NIH) and industrial grants to study why wounds heal, why they do not heal and treatments for them. He has been an officer, committee chair or Board member of the Wound Healing Society, American Society of Plastic Surgeons and Plastic Surgery Research Council.


B.A. University of Kansas 1975
M.D. University of Kansas 1978


Ohio State University Hospital - General Surgery, 1978 - 1979


Ohio State University Hospital - General Surgery, 1979 - 1985
Washington University School of Medicine - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 1986 - 1989


Ohio State University - Critical Care 1985 - 1986


American Board of Surgery
American Board of Plastic Surgery
American Board of Surgical Critical Care

Professional society memberships:

Association of Academic Surgery
American Burn Association
American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons and the Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation
Association of Academic Chairmen of Plastic Surgery
International Society for Burn Injuries
Plastic Surgery Research Council
The Wound Healing Society
Michigan Academy of Plastic Surgeons
Society of Critical Care Medicine
The Society for Investigative Dermatology


Dr. Garner was voted a Top Doctor by Pasadena Magazine in 2011.
American Burn Association - Outstanding Abstract, 1990
First Prize, Ohio Chapter, American College of Surgeons Resident Essay Contest, 1982
First prize, Midwest Section, American Society of Microbiology, 1981
2011 list of America's Top Doctors, compiled by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.