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Ian Driscoll - University of Florida. Gainesville, FL, US

Ian Driscoll

Director | University of Florida

Gainesville, FL, UNITED STATES

Dr. Ian Driscoll specializes in the surgical and critical care of burns, traumatic injuries, and complex wounds.


Dr. Ian Driscoll is an associate professor of surgery and anesthesiology in the Division of Acute Care Surgery. His clinical focus is the care of the burn patient, performing critical care, acute surgery, and reconstruction. As director of the UF Health Shands Burn Center, he leads a multidisciplinary team of clinicians, nurses, allied health professionals, and medical trainees. He leverages his experience from the U.S. Army, where he completed surgical training, served as a burn trauma surgeon, and gained experience in casualty care during several combat deployments. His research investigates fluid resuscitation after burns, operating room blood transfusions, engineered skin substitutes, and immune-related skin disorders.

Areas of Expertise (17)


Aeromedical Evacuation


Desquamative Diseases

Skin Grafting

Radiation Injury

Traumatic Injury

Electricl Injury

Burn Injury

Smoke Inhalation

Lightning Injury

Blast Injury

Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections

Reconstructive Surgery

Critical Care

Disaster Medicine

Combat Casualty Care

Articles (1)

A Randomized Trial of Enteral Glutamine for Treatment of Burn Injuries List of authors.

The New England Journal of Medicine

Daren K. Heyland, et. al


Glutamine is thought to have beneficial effects on the metabolic and stress response to severe injury. Clinical trials involving patients with burns and other critically ill patients have shown conflicting results regarding the benefits and risks of glutamine supplementation.

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