Dr. Edward (Ted) Tredget received his medical degree with distinction from the University of Alberta, Canada, and completed his internship, general surgery, and plastic surgery training from the University of Alberta. He undertook a Post Doctoral Fellowship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Harvard Medical School where he received his Masters of Science degree. Currently, Dr. Tredget is the Director of the Firefighters’ Burn Treatment Unit at the University of Alberta Hospital and the Burn Wound Healing Research Laboratory of the University of Alberta.
The focus of their research is basic science research in wound healing, hypertrophic scarring, and tissue engineering after burn injury. Their work has explored the cellular, proteomic and immunologic features of hypertrophic scarring using biobanked tissues, large and small animal models, and in Vivo clinical trials in human volunteers and burns patients. They have developed novel models of scarring in animals and standardized scar models in humans to reduce scarring and regenerate healing wounds. Dr. Tredget is a Professor in the Department of Surgery, Divisions of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Alberta. Dr. Tredget is the Past President (2015-16) of the American Burn Association and the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons (2014-15).