John L. Hunt, M.D., Professor in the Department of Surgery UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Dr. Hunt, former Chief of the Division of Burn/Trauma/Critical Care, graduated in 1964 from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine with a Doctor of Medicine degree. He completed his general surgery residency at the University or Cincinnati in 1971. Dr. Hunt jointed the faculty at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in August 1974 as an assistant professor in surgery and was promoted to professor in 1985.

He specializes in burn and trauma surgery. Dr. Hunt was Director of the Parkland Burn Center for 1981 - 1988 and Co-Director with Dr. Gary Purdue from 1988 - 2004.

Dr. Hunt is a past president of the American Burn Association. He was named the Distinguished Physician of the Year along with Dr. Gary Purdue by Parkland Memorial Hospital. His excellence in teaching was also recognized by the Department of Surgery Chief Residents when they awarded him the 1999 Laycock-Snyder Teaching Award.

His research interests include all aspects of burn care with special emphasis on resuscitation, hemodynamic monitoring, electric burns, and the pathophysiology of burn scar.


Undergraduate University of Cincinnati Main Campus , Chemistry
Medical School University of Cincinnati Main Campus (1964), Medicine

Specialty Areas

Research Interest

  • All aspects of burn care
  • Electric burns
  • Hmodynamic monitoring
  • Pathophysiology of burn scar and burn prevention
  • Special emphasis on resuscitation


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Cutaneous vasoconstriction during whole-body and local cooling in grafted skin 5 - 9 months post surgery
Davis SL, Shibasaki M, Low DA, Cui J, Keller DM, Purdue GF, Hunt JL, Arnoldo BD, Kowalske KJ, Crandall CG Journal of Burn Care & Research 2008 29 36-41
The Parkland Formula under fire: Is the criticism justified?
Blumetti J, Hunt JL, Arnoldo BD, Parks JK, Purdue GF Journal of Burn Care & Research 2008 29 180-186
Aerosolization of methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus during an epidemic in a burn intensive care unit
Dansby W, Purdue G, Hunt J, Arnoldo B, Phillips D, Moody B, Kemp D, Byrd L, Walter P, Luby J Journal of Burn Care & Research 2008 29 331-337
Epistatic interactions are critical to gene-association studies: PAL-1 and risk for mortality after burn injury
Barber RC, Ling-Yu E, Lemaire SM, Burris A, Purdue GF, Hunt JL, Arnoldo BD, Horton JW Journal of Burn Care & Research 2008 29 168-175
Abdominal Compartment Syndrome in the Severely Burned Patient
Hershberger RC, Hunt JL, Arnoldo BD, Purdue GF Journal of Burn Care & Research 2007 28 708-714

Honors & Awards

  • Distinguished Physician of the Year, Parkland Memorial Hospital
  • Laycock-Snyder Surgeon Faculty Teaching Award
    UT Southwestern Medical School (1999)
  • Award for Excellence in Community Service, Health Sciences
    Presented by Dallas Historical Society (1986)
  • American Burn Association
    Treasurer 1994-1998; President 1999-2000 (0)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Association for the Surgery of Trauma
  • American Burn Association
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Surgical Association
  • International Society for Burn Injuries