Faculty Profile

Walter Ingram, MD

Walter L. Ingram, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery, Trauma/Surgical Critical Care at Grady Memorial Hospital, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Medical Director, Grady Memorial Hospital Burn Center

Telephone: 404.251.8918

Email: wingram@emory.edu

Certification: General Surgery, Surgical Critical Care

Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member: 1992


Dr. Ingram did his general surgery residency and fellowship in trauma/burns at Emory, after which he assumed directorship of the Grady Burn Center in 1992. The center admits over 500 burn patients per year and provides the vast majority of pediatric burn care in Georgia.

Dr. Ingram has fine-tuned the center's capabilities by standardizing wound care protocols, expanding hydrotherapy facilities, upgrading and refining pain control processes, and initiating services for patients with complex wound problems secondary to burns.

Influenced by Dr. Ingram's leaderhsip and the quality of its services, the Grady Burn Center is verified by the American Burn Association and the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma as an adult and pediatric burn center – considered the 'Gold Standard' for high-quality burn care.


  • Grady Memorial Hospital


  • MD, University of Texas Health Center, Dallas, TX, Class of 1986

  • General Surgery Residency, Emory University School of Medicine, 1986-1991

  • Fellowship in Trauma/Burns, Emory, 1991-1992

Honors and Awards

  • Physician category winner, Atlanta Business Chronicle's 16th Annual Health-Care Heroes Awards, 2013

  • Senior Sage Award, Grady Healthcare Foundation, 2013

  • Junior Resident Teaching Award, Emory University School of Medicine, 2007

  • J. Richard Amerson Resident Teaching Award, Emory University School of Medicine, Class of 2004

Organizational Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow

  • American Burn Association

  • American Medical Association

  • American Trauma Society

  • Medical Association of Georgia

Clinical Interests

  • Burn care (chemical burns, electrical burns, etc.)

  • Surgical critical care

  • Skin graft and herpes donor site studies

Research Interests

  • Patient outcomes following skin replacement

  • Pain control in burn patients

  • Investigation of skin graft donor sites infected with the herpes virus