Sons of the Flag, located in Dallas, has announced they have presented a $100,000 burn fellowship grant to UT Southwestern. The fellowship will fund the education and training for a burn surgeon for one year. Currently, there are fewer than 200 burn surgeons in the U.S. to treat the more than 486,000 burn survivors each year.
Sons of the Flag has also signed a multi-year commitment to provide annual burn fellowship grants to UT Southwestern through 2023, which will enable more surgeons to be trained and then move into burn units locally and throughout the country. Combined with prior grants to UT Southwestern and other hospitals including Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, this will take Sons of the Flag’s total burn fellowship funding to $1,000,000.
Ryan “Birdman” Parrot, Sons of the Flag founder, president and CEO, said, “There is a critical need to increase the number of burn surgeons in the U.S. so that the specialized care and treatment burn victims need can be provided. We are excited to make today’s grant to UT Southwestern and look forward to doing the same over the next several years.”