GROSSMAN BURN CENTERS PHYSICIANS

Dr. Brian Evans

Dr. Brian Evans

Dr. Brian Evans 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. Megan L. Garcia

Dr. Megan L. Garcia is a board certified general surgeon who has been working at the Grossman Burn Center at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri since it opened in 2013. She earned her medical degree from the University of Missouri- Kansas City School of Medicine. She completed her medical residency at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. Dr. Garcia is a Fellow (FACS) with the American College of Surgeons, an Inductee into the Arnold P. Gold Honor Society and a Looking to the Future Scholarship recipient for the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

Dr. Jeffrey W. Colyer

Dr. Jeffrey W. Colyer has been working for the Grossman Burn Center since 2017, specializing in reconstructive cases.  Dr. Colyer earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Georgetown University, a master’s degree in international relations from Cambridge University, and a medical doctorate from University of Kansas, School of Medicine.  At home in Kansas, Dr. Colyer is driven to serve his community.  As a craniofacial/plastic surgeon he is passionate about reconstructing complex skull and facial deformities in children. Sworn in as the 47th Governor of the state of Kansas in 2018, Governor Jeff Colyer, M.D. is a fifth generation Kansan from Hays who is dedicated to making a difference in people’s lives on the personal, state, national and international level.

Dr. Jon Wilensky

Dr. Jon Wilensky is a board certified plastic surgeon who has been working at the Grossman Burn Center at Memorial Hospital in Bakersfield, California since 2017.  He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. Designated as an emerging leader in biotechnology, Dr. Wilensky received an MBA from the UCSD Rady School of Management. While at Rady, Dr. Wilensky Co-Founded Braykion, a digital health technology company tackling the preventable problem of hospital acquired infections tied to healthcare worker non-compliance with handwashing guidelines. 

Kurt Richards

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.

Dr. Alexander Majidian

Dr. Alexander Majidian is a board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon.  He attended Tulane University School of Medicine, followed by a general surgery residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and a plastic surgery residency at the University of Missouri, Kansas City.  He subsequently completed fellowships at the University of Alabama in Birmingham and Georgetown University in Washington, D.C..

He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and an instructor in Advanced Burn Life Support for the American Burn Association.  He is also a Medical Expert for the California Medical Association  Dr. Majidian has published numerous articles in plastic surgery and burn surgery, and has worked at the Grossman Burn Center since 1996.

Dr. Matt Young

Dr. Matt 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 Assistant Professor of Medicine at UCLA 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.

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Dr. Rachael Williams

Dr. Rachael Williams is a board certified general surgeon who has been working at the Grossman Burn Center at Memorial Hospital in Bakersfield, California since 2018. She received her MD degree from Boston University School of Medicine in 2009, and completed her general surgery residency at Eastern Virginia Medical School in 2014. Her burn and surgical critical care fellowships were done at Grady Memorial Hospital from 2014-2016. During her postgraduate training years she won three best oral presentation awards at annual meetings of the Southern Regional Burn Conference. A highlight of her 2015-2016 surgical critical care fellowship was her initiation of a clinical trial investigating non-invasive cardiac output monitoring in burn patients. Dr. Williams has published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons and the Journal of Burn Care and Research, and is a reviewer and guest editor for the Journal of Global Infectious Diseases.

Bob Hafner

Bob Hafner is a Nurse Practitioner who has been working at the Grossman Burn Center at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri since it opened in 2013. He received his Masters of Science in Nursing from the University of Southern Indiana, and his Bachelors of Science in Nursing from the University of Kansas. He is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, American Association of Critical Care Nurses, and the American Burn Association. Bob handles inpatient and outpatient care in the burn center, and assists in surgeries with both burn and trauma cases. Bob has also been serving our country in the US Army Reserves since 1995.

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Ngawina Komen

Ngawina Chisala-Komen is a Physician Assistant who joined the Grossman Burn Center in March of 2020. She attended New Mexico State University where she completed her Bachelors in Biochemistry and Microbiology.  During this time, she worked in medical research in cerebral malaria in children in Malawi, sub-Saharan Africa.  Ngawina then attended Charles R Drew University where she completed her Masters in Physician Assistant Studies.  She is also a member of AAPA, CAPA and American Association of Surgical Physician Assistants.  Ngawina is responsible for the comprehensive treatment of burn patients at our Bakersfield Memorial Hospital location including both inpatient and outpatient care of pediatric and adult patients.  She also acts as an assistant surgeon on all acute burn and reconstructive surgical cases.

Dr. Jonathan Simons

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. Maria Schreiber

Dr. 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.