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Dr. Burns’ research focuses on innovations in postgraduate medical education. Recognizing the power of the internet to transform global training in pediatric intensive care—and health care more generally—Dr. Burns conceived OPENPediatrics, an award winning cloud-based platform for delivering instruction and fostering communication among geographically dispersed healthcare professionals. OPENPediatrics is a peer-reviewed, open-access, multilingual knowledge exchange application currently in use by physicians and nurses in every country and territory worldwide and over 2,500 hospitals around the globe. Additionally, Dr. Burns was the founding director of the Boston Children’s Hospital Simulator Program, the first in-hospital, dedicated pediatric critical care simulator suite in the United States.

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Researcher | Research Background

Dr. Jeffrey Burns is the Chief of Critical Care and Chair of the ICU Governance Committee at Boston Children's Hospital where he directs 30 faculty and 16 fellows caring for 3,000 critically ill children each year at three pediatric intensive care units, as well as leading a large critical care research and education program. He is also the Executive Chair of International Health Services at Boston Children’s Hospital and Professor of Anaesthesia and Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Burns earned his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine and a Master of Public Health from the Harvard University. He completed his residency in Pediatrics and fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care at Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston. He is board certified in both Pediatrics and Pediatric Critical Care Medicine by the American Board of Pediatrics, where he was also the Chair of the Subboard in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine from 2017-2019.

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