Jeffrey Burns, MD
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Jeffrey Burns, MD, MPH

Chief and Shapiro Chair, Critical Care Medicine; Executive Chair, Global Services; Director, OPENPediatrics; Senior Associate in Critical Care Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, Boston Children’s Hospital

Professor of Anesthesia, Harvard Medical School


Dr. Jeffrey Burns is Chief and Shapiro Chair of Critical Care Medicine, Executive Chair of Global Services, Director of OPENPediatrics, and a Senior Associate in Critical Care Medicine, the Department of Anesthesiology, as well as Critical Care and Pain Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Burns is also a Professor of Anesthesia at Harvard Medical School. He completed his postgraduate training in Pediatrics in 1991, and Pediatric Critical Care Medicine in 1994, both at Boston Children’s Hospital, and is board certified in both from the American Board of Pediatrics.  He also holds a Master’s Degree from the Harvard School of Public Health and was the first fellow in medical ethics at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Burns was appointed as the first Shapiro Chair of Critical Care Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital in 2005. He is on the Sub-board for Pediatric Critical Care at the American Board of Pediatrics, Committee for Admissions at Harvard Medical School and is Co-Chair of the Ethics Advisory Committee at Boston Children's Hospital. Dr. Burns’ academic work over the past two decades has focused on ethical concerns in end-of-life care in the intensive care unit and on innovations in postgraduate medical education. He has published widely in medical ethics and founded the Children’s Hospital Simulator Program in 2000. Dr. Burns conceived in 2008, an award-winning cloud-based knowledge-exchange platform for physicians and nurses caring for critically ill children, which is currently used in all countries around the world. [Complete Professional Summary]