William Leslie HickersonDirector, Professor | Memphis, Tennessee
Hickerson, MD, is the medical director of the Firefighters Burn Center at Regional One Health. As a boy growing up in Nashville, he was badly burned when his shirt caught fire as he walked by the electric stove where his grandmother was boiling water.
Dr. Hickerson completed his medical degree at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center as well as residency programs for general surgery and plastics. He has authored more than thirty medical articles and abstracts about trauma, plastic surgery, skin care, and wound care and has given more than fifty invited lectures on wound and burn care as far away as Israel and Japan. He is currently Professor of Plastic Surgery at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
Dr. Hickerson, a nationally known plastic surgeon, is returning to his roots in Tennessee. A graduate of the College of Medicine at UTHSC, Dr. Hickerson rose to the rank of professor of Surgery at the UT Health Science Center before leaving for the famed Joseph Still Burn Center in Augusta, Ga., the largest private burn center in the United States.