Grossman Burn Centers Physicians
Dr. A. Richard Grossman was a graduate of Emory University and The University of Tennessee Medical School who became an internationally recognized plastic surgeon and pioneer in the comprehensive treatment of burn wounds and founded the world-renowned Grossman Burn Center.
In 1958, while serving as an emergency room resident at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, Dr. Grossman treated victims of a catastrophic fire at Our Lady of Angels parochial elementary school, which claimed the lives of 93 children and four nuns. The experience had a profound effect on Dr. Grossman and was a driving force behind his vision to create a world class comprehensive burn treatment facility dedicated to providing the best burn care anywhere, whose philosophy would be to not just ensure survival, but to restore patients to as close to their pre-injury condition as possible-functionally, emotionally and cosmetically.
Dr. Grossman moved to Los Angeles and set about to achieve that vision. In 1969, he convinced Sherman Oaks Community Hospital to devote two beds exclusively to burn care. By 1978, the burn center had expanded into a free-standing, 30 bed specialty unit that today remains one of the largest and most comprehensive burn centers in the world.
Dr. Grossman served as the President of the Los Angeles Society of Plastic Surgeons for eight years and as a member of many honorary societies. He also authored or co-authored over 35 articles in medical journals, and written or contributed to six text books.
Throughout his career, Dr. Grossman treated and restored the lives of thousands of patients—firefighters, children, celebrities and patients from all over the world who travelled to Los Angeles to seek his care. Dr. Grossman’s greatest passion was the ongoing care of burn survivors. He founded several foundations to help burn survivors in need: the Children’s Burn Foundation, the Circle of Care Burn Foundation and most recently, the Dr. Richard Grossman Community Foundation. He was also an energetic supporter of the Firefighters’ Quest rally to raise funds for burn survivors.
For more than four decades, the Grossman Burn Center has been on the cutting edge of surgical burn care. Many pioneering techniques which are now standard practice in the treatment of burns were developed by Dr. Grossman. When he founded the Grossman Burn Center in 1969, burn care focused almost exclusively on patient survival; today the focus is on restoring the lives of burn survivors, physically, emotionally, and cosmetically.
Dr. Peter H. Grossman is a Board-certified plastic surgeon whose private medical practice is divided between cosmetic and reconstructive surgery and the care of the burn-injured patient. A graduate of Northwestern University and the Chicago Medical School, Dr. Grossman continued his medical education with a general surgery residency at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, a plastic and reconstructive surgery residence at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, and fellowships in breast reconstructive surgery and aesthetic and endoscopic surgery at the University of Alabama, Birmingham.
Dr. Grossman returned to Los Angeles in 1995 and began practice at what has become the Grossman Medical Group. He is the Co-director of the Grossman Burn Centers. He has served as chairman of Region 9 of the American Burn Association, which includes California, Oregon, Washington, and Hawaii, and has been appointed as an expert reviewer by the Medical Board of California since 2001.
The diverse nature of Dr. Grossman's practice, inclusive of cosmetic surgery, burn, and reconstructive surgery, has made him one of the most sought after surgeons in the region. In addition to being the author of numerous articles in multiple publications and peer review journals, Dr Grossman's accomplishments have been featured on national and international television programs, including ABC's Prime Time Live, The Learning Channel, and the Discovery Health Channel. He has lectured extensively around the United States on topics related to cosmetic surgery and the treatment of burns. Dr. Grossman and the Grossman Burn Center have established a nationwide reputation for quality patient care.
Dr. Grossman served as the President of the Los Angeles Society of Plastic Surgeons for eight years and is a member of many honorary societies (listed in his curriculum vitae). He has authored or co-authored over 35 articles in medical journals, and written or contributed to six text books.
Robert G. Bonillas, MD was inspired to become a doctor as a child. He was raised in a family of mechanics, and discovered natural analogies between his father's career choice and his own. Just as his father would diagnose and correct an issue with a car, Dr. Bonillas could do the same in medicine. He translated the values instilled by his family into a passion for helping people improve their lives.
His studies focused on science and medicine, Dr. Bonillas graduated magna cum laude from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutritional Sciences. He later received his medical degree from the University of Arizona College of Medicine.
Dr. Bonillas trained in general surgery at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City and was then invited by New York University Medical Center and Stanford University Medical Center, respectively, to participate in post-doctoral research fellowships in tissue engineering. His research has been published widely and presented at numerous hospitals and society meetings
Following his fellowships, Dr. Bonillas finished his specialty training in plastic surgery at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. In addition, Dr. Bonillas fulfilled several visiting residencies and interim training at hospitals across the country, to further enhance his surgical skills.
Dr. Bonillas is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Medical Association, Maricopa County Medical Society and the Arizona Latin-American Medical Association.
Everyone always asks me two questions, "How do you pronounce your name?" and "Why did you become a plastic surgeon?" Geoghegan is a surname of Irish origin pronounced [gay-gan]. The truth is I tried out many specialties in medical school before deciding on plastic surgery.
I grew up thinking I would become a heart transplant surgeon, the idea of saving lives was enticing; then I considered Obstetrics and loved delivering babies and bringing new life into the world, next I spent time with a pediatric surgeon and was pretty sure that I was headed in that direction. But then my mentor at the time suggested I try a plastic surgery rotation, I was hesitant at first, but by the third day I was hooked. I love variety and plastic surgery is just that.
We treat infants, teenagers, baby-boomers, men, women and we don’t just get to operate on one area of the body, we treat faces, breasts, hands, abdomen and extremities. You can choose to do surgeries to correct congenital anomalies, do reconstruction for breast cancer, skin cancer, car accidents or perform cosmetic procedures that keep people looking as young as they feel. Every day is different, every patient is different and I love that my job is to work with that person to figure it all out.
Dr. Brian Evans, M.D. is a board-certified plastic surgeon.
He has been with the Grossman Burn Center since 2003 specializing in reconstructive surgery for burn patients. He also has a cosmetic surgery practice in Beverly Hills. He is a graduate of Morehouse College and Case Western University Medical School.
He did his general surgery residency at the Medical College of Toledo and his Plastic surgery residency at Cornell University Hospital. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and Los Angeles Society of Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Michael Brandon Freeman joined the Grossman Burn Center in June of 2008. Dr. Freeman obtained his medical degree and PH.D from the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
In addition, he attended Brown University for his residency program for general surgery and plastic surgery. Dr. Freeman furthered his education at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, and the Royal Adelaide Hospital and Women's Hospital.
Currently, he is the associate medical director for the Grossman Burn Center at San Joaquin Community Hospital in Bakersfield.
Dr. Stephen Hanson has been practicing as a physician assistant for 27 years in a variety of specialties. He is currently practicing at the Grossman Burn Center in plastic and reconstructive surgery, and has recent experience in occupational medicine, urgent care and emergency medicine.
Stephen is a 1981 graduate of the Stanford University Medical Center Primary Care Associate program, and hold graduate and undergraduate degrees in public administration from the California State University at Bakersfield.
Steve is a member of the American Burn Association, member and Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, and a fellow member of the California Academy of Physician Assistants, Association of Plastic Surgery Physician Assistants, and the American Academy of Surgical Physician Assistants.
He is a past president of the California Academy of Physician Assistants, and is currently the President of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. Steve is responsible for Burn Unit inpatient and outpatient care at the Bakersfield Center, and he also serves as an assistant surgeon on burn and reconstructive cases.
Dr. Kahng joined the Grossman Burn Center in 2007. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Surgery and is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
His education includes the University of California Irvine, Finch University of Health Sciences and Chicago Medical School.
Dr. Kahng did his general surgery residency in Los Angeles and his plastic and reconstructive fellowship at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
He has participated in presentations for the New England Hand Society of Surgical Oncology, and Kaiser Surgical Symposium.
Dr. Majidian is a Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon. He attended Tulane University School of Medicine. He did his General Surgery Residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and his Plastic Surgery Residency at the University of Missouri, Kansas City.
He has completed fellowships at the University of Alabama in Birmingham and Georgetown University in Washington D.C. He has published numerous articles on burns and plastic surgery.
He is a member of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and the American Burn Association, and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is also an instructor of Advanced Burn Life Support for the American Burn Association. Dr. Majidian has worked at the Grossman Burn Center since 1996.
Dr. Peter Miao is board certified in internal medicine. He has been a physician with the Grossman Burn Center since 1978. He has been dedicated to the treatment and care of burn victims from beginning to end.
As part of his commitment, Dr. Miao is very involved with the burn survivors and their activities. His medical training includes University of Hawaii Medical School, UCLA School of Medicine and Harbor General. He did his fellowship for infectious disease at Tufts in Boston, Massachusetts.
His medical staff appointments have included Chairman, Infection Control Committee, Chief of Medicine and Chief of Staff at Sherman Oaks Hospital. Dr. Miao has participated in clinical research over the years. In addition, he has written several publications.
Megan Mundy is a highly qualified certified physician assistant who has extensive clinical experience in general surgery as well as plastic and reconstructive surgery. Her credentials include training in trauma surgery, internal medicine, emergency medicine, as well as, pediatrics.
She attended the University of Colorado at Boulder and received her master of medical science degree from Cornell University Weill Medical College. Megan Mundy became a part of the Grossman Burn Center team in 2006.
She holds several professional memberships which include the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the California Academy of Physician Assistants. During her career she has written several research papers.
Kurt Richards is a Physician Assistant who has been working at the Grossman Burn Center since 2003. He received his Physician Assistant license from Western University of Health Sciences and his Masters of Science from Arizona School of Health Sciences.
He is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, California Academy of Physician Assistants, and the American Burn Association. Kurt handles Burn Unit inpatient and outpatient care, he is an assistant surgeon on burn and trauma cases.
Maria Schreiber is a clinical psychologist who has been affiliated with the Grossman Burn Center since 1998. Dr. Schreiber provides psychological evaluation, assessment and treatment of mental disorders affecting burn victims and their families.
She has been in private practice since 1998 and is bilingual in English and Spanish. Dr. Schreiber is qualified in providing therapy in psychological trauma, as well as, bilingual bicultural trauma.
In addition, she provides psychological services to adult and geriatric victims of severe mental disorders. Dr. Schreiber attended California State University of Northridge, California and received her Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology at Ryokan College.
Dr. Jonathan Simons has been in private practice since 1995. From that time he has been the Director of psycho social services at the Grossman Burn Center.
His education includes the University of Southern California, Antioch University and Ryokan College where he received his Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology. Dr. Simons is a specialist in providing trauma-related psychotherapy, grief and bereavement-related psychotherapy, and chronic health related psychotherapy.
He lectures frequently on the topic of Psychological Trauma and Recovery. Dr. Simons is a member of several associations for marriage and family therapists, in addition, he is a founding member of SCAN (suspected child abuse and neglect) team at the Grossman Burn Center.
Dr. Wu is a graduate of Cornell University and the University Of Connecticut School Of Medicine. He did his residency for general surgery at Tufts New England Medical Center Hospital.
Dr. Wu completed his fellowship in plastic surgery at the University Of Massachusetts Medical School. He has received several honors and awards throughout his medical education from physician recognition awards to honors in surgery and the dean's list.
Dr. Wu has co-authored several publications. He joined the Grossman Burn Center in 2007. He is board certified for the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Young has worked for the Grossman Burn Center since 1978, specializing in Pediatrics. He attended University of Texas Medical School.
He did his pediatric residencies at the Bowman-Gray School of Medicine and Children's Hospital in Los Angeles. He was Chief Resident at Cedars Sinai Medical Center. He is an Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University Of California Los Angeles School Of Medicine.
He is a member of the American Burn Association, California Burn Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, International Society of Burn Injuries and the Los Angeles Pediatric Society. He has done many lectures on Pediatric Burns and Child Abuse.