Veterans Day salute to Baylor doctor who served in Afghanistan

Dr. Stephen Burgher in Afghanistan

As the trauma team leader of a NATO combat hospital in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Stephen Burgher, MD, (pictured) treated horrific blast injuries unlike anything he would typically see back in Dallas.

The emergency medicine physician on the staff at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas now shares his wartime trauma lessons with colleagues here. Much of what he saw in war is detailed in a journal he kept during his tour.

Dr. Burgher shared that journal and his recollections of Afghanistan in a recent interview with Lauren Silverman of KERA FM (90.1).

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Scott is a former Dallas newspaper reporter. His father and two brothers are doctors, so healthcare is his family business.

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Veterans Day salute to Baylor doctor who served in Afghanistan