Grossman Burn Centers are plastic surgery-based medical centers of excellence specializing in the comprehensive treatment of burns - from acute care and reconstruction, to rehabilitation and psychological counseling. We are dedicated to touching lives with hope, healing, comfort, and care, while restoring patients as close to their pre-injury status as possible – functionally, cosmetically and emotionally.

24-Hour Inpatient: (816) 276-4325
Outpatient Clinic by Appointment: (816) 276-3518

Our Staff

When it comes to caring for a burn patient, the Grossman Burn Center’s staff works as a team. Burn injuries require specialized care that includes burn surgeons, specialty surgeons, pediatric critical care physicians, medical physicians, nurses, physical and occupational therapists, nutritionists, social workers, respiratory therapists, chaplains, psychologists, and volunteers. Together with the patient and his or her family members, we work to heal the physical and emotional injuries. We provide individualized care in a compassionate, nurturing environment.


The Grossman Burn Center at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, MO, is comprehensive in our approach to treating burn injuries and provides state-of-the-art services and care.

  • 2-stage surgery - homograft and autograft
  • Community safety and prevention education
  • Debridement under anesthesia
  • Helipad for rapid transport
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
  • Plastic surgery-based
  • Psychological support
  • 8-bed dedicated burn unit
  • Continuum of care
  • Dedicated burn surgical suite
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Outpatient burn services
  • Post discharge programs
  • Telemedicine


Founded in 1969, the Grossman Burn Center has earned a world-wide reputation as the innovative leader in burn care. Many pioneering techniques, which are now standard practice in the treatment of burns, were developed by founder, Dr. A. Richard Grossman. Headquartered at West Hills Hospital, the Grossman Burn Centers are now the largest plastic surgery-based burn practice in the United States.

The Grossman Burn Centers are known for expertise in providing acute and reconstructive burn care in a compassionate, nurturing, personalized, and team-centered environment. This has proven to result in less patient discomfort and speedier recoveries with better results.