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Our Team

Together with a coordinated burn care team, we offer the best burn care available today. From adults to children to burn victims with severe burns to people who need outpatient care for minor burns, the Kessler Burn Center accepts and treats all patients with the same high level of care.

Meet Our Specialists


  • Derek Bell MD, Director - Kessler Burn Center and Urgent Burn Clinic
  • Nicole Stassen MD, FACS, FCCM, Director - Kessler Family Burn Trauma Intensive Care Unit

Advanced Practice Providers

  • Megan Barbato, NP
  • Shauna Cole, PA
  • Heidi Fitzgerald NP
  • Alicia Kelleher, NP
  • Taylor McEachon, NP

Burn Center Program Manager

Adult Burn Care Coordinator

  • Aubrey Way, RN

Intensive Care Unit Care Coordinator

  • Scott Vanhoover, RN

Pediatric Burn Care Coordinator

  • Kate Ostrander, RN


  • Lydia Cirrani, RD - Adult Burn Unit
  • Meghan Johansson, RD - Pediatric Floor
  • Haley Putman, MS, RD, CNSC - Adult ICU
  • Loryn Royer, RD - Pediatric ICU

Rehabilitation Staff

  • Dana Emery, OTD - Outpatient
  • Caitlin Kloss, OTR/L - Inpatient adult and pediatrics
  • Kristine Lohr, PT - Pediatrics
  • Breanna Munier, PT, DPT - Pediatics
  • Katie N. Smith, OTR - Outpatient
  • Nicolette Standera, PT, DTP PICU

Social Worker

  • Tonia Canty-McKinney, LMSW - Adult
  • Brianna Kelly, LMSW - Pediatrics

Support Staff

  • Marijana Koropanovska, Data Analyst
  • Nicolas Smiroldo, Physician Support Specialist