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John T. Schulz III, M.D., Ph.D.

John T. Schulz III, M.D., Ph.D.

John T. Schulz III, M.D., Ph.D., is an attending burn surgeon at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Boston and is board certified by the American Board of Surgery. He received an undergraduate degree in biochemistry from Texas A&M University, a Ph.D. in biochemistry from Harvard University and earned a medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Schulz completed his residency in surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). After residency he spent eight years as an attending surgeon at MGH and Shriners Hospitals for Children — Boston. He then moved to Connecticut where he served as medical director at the Connecticut Burn Center; associate chair, department of surgery and chief of burns/trauma/surgical critical care at Bridgeport Hospital. Before returning to Boston, Dr. Schulz served for a year as the director of trauma and surgical critical care and associate director of burns at Staten Island University Hospital in New York. He returned to Boston in 2015 as medical director, division of burns at MGH.

Areas of special interest to Dr. Schulz include acute and reconstructive surgery of the burned patient and critical care of injured patients.

Dr. Schulz is a member of the American Burn Association, the American Association of Surgery for Trauma, the New England Surgical Society, the Eastern Association for Surgery of Trauma and the American College of Surgeons.


  • Medical Degree, Yale University School of Medicine
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital