Marc G. Jeschke

Marc G. Jeschke


Professor – University of Toronto
Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic and General Surgery, Department of Immunology
Director, Ross Tilley Burn Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Chair in Burn Research
Senior Scientist Sunnybrook Research Institute


In 1994, Dr. Jeschke completed his medical school and his thesis with summa cum laude. He completed a research Fellowship from 1996-1999 with the University Texas Medical Branch and Shriners Hospital for Children. During this time he completed his Masters of Medical Science. He returned to Germany, to the Department of Surgery at the University of Regensburg where received his surgical training and passed his General Surgery Boards in 2003, but also was awarded the habilitation (PhD) in Experimental Surgery in 2001. Dr. Jeschke returned to the University Texas Medical Branch and Shriners Hospital for Children in 2004 as Faculty, and was made Burn Attending and Coordinator of Research in 2006. He was named Annie Laurie Howard Chair of Burn Surgery in 2008.

Furthering his interest in burn and critical care, Dr. Jeschke undertook a clinical fellowship to obtain highly specialized training. From August 2005 to June 2006 he was a Burn and Critical Care Fellow at the University Texas Medical Branch and Shriners Hospital for Children, the only program to be certified by ACMG.

Current Appointments and Research

In May 2010, Dr. Jeschke was appointed Director of the Ross Tilley Burn Centre at Sunnybrook Health Science Centre. He was also appointed as Surgeon-Scientist in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto. Dr. Jeschke is a Professor of Surgery at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Jeschke has been caring for burn patients and conducting research in the field of burns for nearly 20 years and in that time has published more than 300 peer-reviewed articles and has authored 5 books and chapters on burn care. The quality of his research is reflected by his funding. He was continuously funded as the Principle Investigator since 2000 from the German Research Council, National Institute of Health, Shriners Hospital for Children and Foundations. He was recently awarded a grant from the CFI and CIHR.

As well as his many accomplishments as a researcher, Dr. Jeschke is a highly respected educator. He has mentored and trained more than 100 undergraduate and postgraduate students in the field of burn care and burn-related research. He is a sought after speaker and has lectured around the world. Dr. Jeschke is a member of various organizations, e.g. American Burn Association, Association for Academic Surgery, European Shock Society, Shock Society, International Society of Burn Injuries, Surgical Infection Society, Society for Critical Care Medicine, The American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, and Society University Surgeons. He serves on several boards and committees. He also is a reviewer for the National Institute of Health and Department of Defense.

Dr. Jeschke has won numerous awards for teaching and research, including the prestigious George-Peter-Armstrong Prize (2013) from the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto, the Fellow Award of the American Surgical Association Foundation (2006), First Prize Poster Presentation, American Burn Association (2005), Surgery Specialty Award, Society Critical Care Medicine (2004), Von-Langenbeck-Prize from the German College of Surgeons (2004), Prize fort the best scientific work from the German College of Surgeons, Critical Care Chapter (2003), Dr. Werner Fekl Förderprize of the German Society of Critical Care Medicine (2002), Best scientific presentation at the 1st World meeting of the Surgical Infection Society, Madrid, Spain (2002), Wound healing-Prize, German College of Surgeons (2001), Otto-Götze Prize of the Bavarian Society of Surgery (2001), Johann-Nepomuk-von-Nussbaum Prize der Bayerischen Gesellschaft für Chirurgie (2000), and American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma, Region VI. Winner Residents Award and selected for presentation at the National Competition, Washington DC (1998).

Areas of Specialty

Burn Surgery

Practice Hospital

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, The Ross Tilley Burn Centre




Susan Kurtz

Practice Location

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Ross Tilley Burn Centre
D704 - 2075 Bayview Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
M4N 3M5


(416) 480-6703


(416) 480-6763

Referral Instructions
Research Interests

Our research is focused on translational research from bench to bedside and back to the bench. We try to elucidate characteristics of clinical and molecular changes in burned patients. In particular, our lab is focusing on metabolic and inflammatory aspects of severe traumas like burn. We specifically look at changes at the cellular and cell organelle level such as the endoplasmic reticulum and mitochondria (Figure tem metabolism). Another line of our research is focusing on skin regeneration (Figure skin wound healing). Using different stem cells that contribute to regeneration of Skin, our lab is aiming to regenerate skin, benefiting burn patients.