Jeffrey Paul Burns
Jeffrey Paul Burns
Professor of Anaesthesia

Dr. Jeffrey Burns is Chief of Critical Care and Chair of the ICU Governance Committee at Boston Children’s Hospital and Associate Professor of Anaesthesia, Harvard Medical School.

He completed 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 Masters 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 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. More recently, recognizing the power of the Internet to transform global training in pediatric intensive care—and health care more generally—Dr. Burns conceived OPENPediatrics.org in 2008, an award winning cloud-based knowledge-exchange platform for physicians and nurses caring for critically ill children and currently used in over 100 countries around the world.

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Optimal Informed Consent for the Critically Ill Patient-Difficult to Define, but We Know It When We See It.
Authors: Authors: Albert BD, Burns JP.
Crit Care Med
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Epidemiology of childhood death in Australian and New Zealand intensive care units.
Authors: Authors: Moynihan KM, Alexander PMA, Schlapbach LJ, Millar J, Jacobe S, Ravindranathan H, Croston EJ, Staffa SJ, Burns JP, Gelbart B.
Intensive Care Med
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Growth and Changing Characteristics of Pediatric Intensive Care 2001-2016.
Authors: Authors: Horak RV, Griffin JF, Brown AM, Nett ST, Christie LM, Forbes ML, Kubis S, Li S, Singleton MN, Verger JT, Markovitz BP, Burns JP, Chung SA, Randolph AG.
Crit Care Med
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Misinformed Consent: Are We Falling Short in Teaching Trainees Shared Decision-Making?
Authors: Authors: Albert BD, Burns JP.
Pediatr Crit Care Med
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The Top Ten Websites in Critical Care Medicine Education Today.
Authors: Authors: Wolbrink TA, Rubin L, Burns JP, Markovitz B.
J Intensive Care Med
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Is "See One, Do One, Teach One" Still Relevant in the 21st Century?
Authors: Authors: Albert BD, Burns JP.
Pediatr Crit Care Med
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Reading the Smoke Signals: What Is the Meaning of Burnout Among Pediatric Critical Care Physicians?
Authors: Authors: Madden K, Burns JP.
Crit Care Med
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Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Training: 2004-2016.
Authors: Authors: van der Velden MG, Barrett MK, Sampadian GA, Brilli RJ, Burns JP.
Pediatr Crit Care Med
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Better Late Than Never? Deferred Consent for Minimal Risk Research in the ICU.
Authors: Authors: Duvall MG, Burns JP.
Crit Care Med
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Caring for Long Length of Stay Patients in the Neonatal ICU and PICU: How Do We Ensure Coherent Decisions When the Physicians Are Continuously Rotating?
Authors: Authors: Madden K, Burns JP.
Pediatr Crit Care Med
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