ON BEHALF OF THE GEORGIA TRAUMA COMMISSION and the GEORGIA TRAUMA FOUNDATION
We are devastated by the sudden loss of our friend and colleague, Dr. Robert “Fred” Mullins. Dr. Mullins was a giant in the burn/trauma community and it is hard to comprehend the loss of his presence.
Dr. Mullins was instrumental in the work of the Georgia Trauma Commission serving two terms as Vice Chairman. In addition, Dr. Mullins was a founding member and Chairman of the Georgia Trauma Foundation. He led countless Foundation initiatives including his desire to ensure access to high quality, statewide trauma education as well as advancing research opportunities in the state through research grant programs.
Perhaps his biggest contribution was the countless numbers of lives he touched, both personally and professionally. For those of us who had the privilege of knowing and working with Dr. Mullins, we honor him by continuing the work that was so very important to him. We extend our deepest condolences to the Mullins family and our colleagues at the Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America during this difficult time.
STATEMENT ON BEHALF OF THE BURN AND RECONSTRUCTIVE CENTERS OF AMERICA FAMILY:
It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Robert Fredrick Mullins on Sunday, June 14, 2020.
Dr. Fred Mullins faithfully served as the Medical Director of the JMS Burn Center at Doctors Hospital and President/CEO of Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America.
In his more than 30 years of caring for thousands of patients, Dr. Mullins helped transform burn care across the nation and the globe. A native Augustan, Dr. Mullins practiced under the leadership of the founder of the burn center, Dr. Joseph M. Still. Dr. Mullins became the Medical Director of the burn center in 2003 and led the center’s transformation into a national presence with 15 locations in eight states.
Dr. Mullins was a member of the Georgia Trauma Commission, a founding board member of the Georgia Trauma Foundation, chairman of the JMS Research Foundation, and was active with the BRCA Foundation and the Burn Foundation of America. In addition, he was a member of other various professional boards and organizations.
Dr. Mullins was immensely dedicated to his family. His loss will be felt across the burn world and beyond. His commitment to his patients, his craft and his staff was unparalleled, and he will be greatly missed.