Jeffrey Burns MD, MPH

Jeffrey Burns, MD, MPH

Chief and Shapiro Chair of Critical Care Medicine; Executive Chair, International Health Services; Director, OPENPediatrics; Senior Associate in Critical Care Medicine

Professor of Anaesthesia, Harvard Medical School

  • Contact: 617-355-7327

  • Fax: 617-730-0453

Medical Services

Specialties

  • Critical Care

Departments

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Anesthesiology Perioperative and Pain Medicine

Programs

  • Medical Surgical Intensive Care Unit (MSICU)
  • Simulator Program
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Experience and Education

Education

Medical School

Tufts University School of Medicine, 1988

Boston, MA

Pediatrics

Boston Children's Hospital , 07/89 to 06/91

Boston, MA

Pediatric Critical Care

Boston Children's Hospital , 07/91 to 06/94

Boston, MA

Certifications

  • Pediatrics, Pediatric Critical Care

Publications

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  1. Burns JP, Truog RD. The DNR Order after 40 Years. N Engl J Med. 2016 Aug 11; 375(6):504-6.
  2. van der Velden M, Burns JP. Measuring and Improving, Not Just Describing-The Next Imperative for End-of-Life Care. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2016 Feb; 17(2):167-8.
  3. Agbeko RS, Burns JP, Peters MJ. Tools for revealing uncomfortable truths? Measuring child-centred health-related quality of life after paediatric intensive care. Intensive Care Med. 2015 Jul; 41(7):1330-2.
  4. Burns J. Seeking consent from those who cannot answer: new light on emergency research conducted under the exception from informed consent. Crit Care Med. 2015 Mar; 43(3):710-1.
  5. Burns J. If nothing goes wrong, is everything all right? Why we should be wary of zero numerators. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2015 Feb; 16(2):198-9.
  6. Burns JP, Sellers DE, Meyer EC, Lewis-Newby M, Truog RD. Epidemiology of death in the PICU at five U.S. teaching hospitals*. Crit Care Med. 2014 Sep; 42(9):2101-8.
  7. Wolbrink TA, Kissoon N, Burns JP. The development of an internet-based knowledge exchange platform for pediatric critical care clinicians worldwide*. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2014 Mar; 15(3):197-205.
  8. Burns JP. Examining knowledge, attitudes, and behavior-the unique function of survey research in illuminating ethical concerns in the practice of intensive care. Crit Care Med. 2013 Jul; 41(7):1819-20.
  9. Wolbrink TA, Burns JP. Teaching trainees to perform procedures on critically ill children: ethical concerns and emerging solutions. Virtual Mentor. 2012 Oct; 14(10):771-7.
  10. LaRovere KL, Brett MS, Tasker RC, Strauss KJ, Burns JP. Head computed tomography scanning during pediatric neurocritical care: diagnostic yield and the utility of portable studies. Neurocrit Care. 2012 Apr; 16(2):251-7.
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  12. Wolbrink TA, Burns JP. Internet-based learning and applications for critical care medicine. J Intensive Care Med. 2012 Sep-Oct; 27(5):322-32.
  13. Diamond DA, Burns JP, Huang L, Rosoklija I, Retik AB. Gender assignment for newborns with 46XY cloacal exstrophy: a 6-year followup survey of pediatric urologists. J Urol. 2011 Oct; 186(4 Suppl):1642-8.
  14. Graham RJ, Wachendorf MT, Burns JP, Mancuso TJ. Successful and safe delivery of anesthesia and perioperative care for children with complex special health care needs. J Clin Anesth. 2009 May; 21(3):165-72.
  15. Weinstock PH, Kappus LJ, Garden A, Burns JP. Simulation at the point of care: reduced-cost, in situ training via a mobile cart. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2009 Mar; 10(2):176-81.
  16. Burns JP, Truog RD. Futility: a concept in evolution. Chest. 2007 Dec; 132(6):1987-93.
  17. Truog RD, Meyer EC, Burns JP. Toward interventions to improve end-of-life care in the pediatric intensive care unit. Crit Care Med. 2006 Nov; 34(11 Suppl):S373-9.
  18. Baden HP, Berger J, Brilli RI, Burns JP, Checchia PA, Dalton HJ, Nadkarni V, Pollack M, Wetzel RC, Zimmerman JJ. Pediatric cardiac critical care patients should be cared for by intensivists. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2006 Jul 4; 48(1):221-2; author reply 222-3.
  19. Baden HP, Zimmerman JJ, Brilli RJ, Wong H, Wetzel RC, Burns JP, Nadkarni V, Checchia PA, Dalton HJ, Berger J, Pollack M, Notterman D, Green TP, Blumer J, Dean M. Intensivist-led team approach to critical care of children with heart disease. Pediatrics. 2006 May; 117(5):1854-6; author reply 1856-7.
  20. Diamond DA, Burns JP, Mitchell C, Lamb K, Kartashov AI, Retik AB. Sex assignment for newborns with ambiguous genitalia and exposure to fetal testosterone: attitudes and practices of pediatric urologists. J Pediatr. 2006 Apr; 148(4):445-9.
  21. Burns J. Ask the ethicist. Does anyone actually invoke their hospital futility policy? Adv Neonatal Care. 2006 Apr; 6(2):66-7.
  22. Meyer EC, Ritholz MD, Burns JP, Truog RD. Improving the quality of end-of-life care in the pediatric intensive care unit: parents' priorities and recommendations. Pediatrics. 2006 Mar; 117(3):649-57.
  23. Weinstock PH, Kappus LJ, Kleinman ME, Grenier B, Hickey P, Burns JP. Toward a new paradigm in hospital-based pediatric education: the development of an onsite simulator program. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2005 Nov; 6(6):635-41.
  24. Burns JP, Mitchell C. Is there any consensus about end-of-life care in pediatrics? Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2005 Sep; 159(9):889-91.
  25. Bastek TK, Richardson DK, Zupancic JA, Burns JP. Prenatal consultation practices at the border of viability: a regional survey. Pediatrics. 2005 Aug; 116(2):407-13.
  26. Truog RD, Waisel DB, Burns JP. Do-not-resuscitate orders in the surgical setting. Lancet. 2005 Feb 26-Mar 4; 365(9461):733-5.
  27. Burns J. Does anyone actually invoke their hospital futility policy? Med Ethics (Burlingt Mass). 2005; 12(3):3.
  28. Peerzada JM, Richardson DK, Burns JP. Delivery room decision-making at the threshold of viability. J Pediatr. 2004 Oct; 145(4):492-8.
  29. Burns JP, Rushton CH. End-of-life care in the pediatric intensive care unit: research review and recommendations. Crit Care Clin. 2004 Jul; 20(3):467-85, x.
  30. Graham RJ, Dumas HM, O'Brien JE, Burns JP. Congenital neurodevelopmental diagnoses and an intensive care unit: defining a population. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2004 Jul; 5(4):321-8.
  31. Mello MM, Burns JP, Truog RD, Studdert DM, Puopolo AL, Brennan TA. Decision making and satisfaction with care in the pediatric intensive care unit: findings from a controlled clinical trial. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2004 Jan; 5(1):40-7.
  32. Studdert DM, Burns JP, Mello MM, Puopolo AL, Truog RD, Brennan TA. Nature of conflict in the care of pediatric intensive care patients with prolonged stay. Pediatrics. 2003 Sep; 112(3 Pt 1):553-8.
  33. Burns JP, Mello MM, Studdert DM, Puopolo AL, Truog RD, Brennan TA. Results of a clinical trial on care improvement for the critically ill. Crit Care Med. 2003 Aug; 31(8):2107-17.
  34. Studdert DM, Mello MM, Burns JP, Puopolo AL, Galper BZ, Truog RD, Brennan TA. Conflict in the care of patients with prolonged stay in the ICU: types, sources, and predictors. Intensive Care Med. 2003 Sep; 29(9):1489-97.
  35. Burns JP, Edwards J, Johnson J, Cassem NH, Truog RD. Do-not-resuscitate order after 25 years. Crit Care Med. 2003 May; 31(5):1543-50.
  36. Burns JP. Septic shock in the pediatric patient: Pathogenesis and novel treatments. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2003 Apr; 19(2):112-5.
  37. Burns JP. Research in children. Crit Care Med. 2003 Mar; 31(3 Suppl):S131-6.
  38. Troung RD, Burns JP. Excellence in end-of-life care: a goal for intensivists. Intensive Care Med. 2002 Sep; 28(9):1197-9.
  39. Waisel DB, Burns JP, Johnson JA, Hardart GE, Truog RD. Guidelines for perioperative do-not-resuscitate policies. J Clin Anesth. 2002 Sep; 14(6):467-73.
  40. Hardart MK, Burns JP, Truog RD. Respiratory support in spinal muscular atrophy type I: a survey of physician practices and attitudes. Pediatrics. 2002 Aug; 110(2 Pt 1):e24.
  41. Meyer EC, Burns JP, Griffith JL, Truog RD. Parental perspectives on end-of-life care in the pediatric intensive care unit. Crit Care Med. 2002 Jan; 30(1):226-31.
  42. Truog RD, Cist AF, Brackett SE, Burns JP, Curley MA, Danis M, DeVita MA, Rosenbaum SH, Rothenberg DM, Sprung CL, Webb SA, Wlody GS, Hurford WE. Recommendations for end-of-life care in the intensive care unit: The Ethics Committee of the Society of Critical Care Medicine. Crit Care Med. 2001 Dec; 29(12):2332-48.
  43. Burns JP, Mitchell C, Griffith JL, Truog RD. End-of-life care in the pediatric intensive care unit: attitudes and practices of pediatric critical care physicians and nurses. Crit Care Med. 2001 Mar; 29(3):658-64.
  44. Burns JP, Mitchell C, Outwater KM, Geller M, Griffith JL, Todres ID, Truog RD. End-of-life care in the pediatric intensive care unit after the forgoing of life-sustaining treatment. Crit Care Med. 2000 Aug; 28(8):3060-6.
  45. Truog RD, Burns JP, Mitchell C, Johnson J, Robinson W. Pharmacologic paralysis and withdrawal of mechanical ventilation at the end of life. N Engl J Med. 2000 Feb 17; 342(7):508-11.
  46. Burns JP. From case to policy: institutional ethics at a children's hospital. J Clin Ethics. 2000; 11(2):175-81.
  47. Truog RD, Waisel DB, Burns JP. DNR in the OR: a goal-directed approach. Anesthesiology. 1999 Jan; 90(1):289-95.
  48. Burns JP, Truog RD. Ethical controversies in pediatric critical care. New Horiz. 1997 Feb; 5(1):72-84.
  49. Burns JP, Reardon FE, Truog RD. Using newly deceased patients to teach resuscitation procedures. N Engl J Med. 1994 Dec 15; 331(24):1652-5.
  50. Truog RD, Burns JP. To breathe or not to breathe. J Clin Ethics. 1994; 5(1):39-41.
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