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Walter L. Ingram

Walter L. Ingram, MD

Dr. Walter 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. Presiding over a program that has grown to admitting over 500 burn patients per year and providing the vast majority of pediatric burn care in Georgia, Dr. Ingram has dedicated himself to fine-tuning the center’s capabilities. Throughout the years he has standardized wound care protocols, expanded hydrotherapy facilities, upgraded and refined pain control processes, and initiated services for patients with complex wound problems secondary to burns. Recently Dr. Ingram began working towards obtaining verification from the American Burn Association (ABA), the highest recommendation a burn center can receive. Following a very successful site visit, verification was granted in May 2012, officially acknowledging the Grady Burn Center for providing high quality adult and pediatric patient care and meeting the ABA’s demanding standards for organizational structure, personnel qualifications, facilities resources, and medical care services. In 2013, Dr. Ingram received the Senior Sage Award of the Grady Health Foundation and was named the physician category winner in the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 16th Annual Health-Care Heroes Awards.


  • Surgery
  • Surgical Critical Care

Board Certifications

  • ABMS Surgery


  • Emory

Education & Training

  • Medical School: University of Texas SW Medical School @ Dallas
  • Internship: Emory University School of Medicine
  • Residency: Emory University School of Medicine