Chief, Critical Care; Director, OPENPediatrics

Jeffrey Burns

Dr. Jeffrey Burns is Chief and Shapiro Chair of Critical Care Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital and Professor of Anaesthesia at Harvard Medical School.

As Chair of the ICU Governance Committee, he leads a collaboration of the physician and nursing leadership across the four intensive care units at Boston Children’s, and he currently serves as the Program Director for the Fellowship in Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Burns founded the Boston Children’s Simulation Program (now Immersive Design Systems) in 2000 and in 2008, and has published more than 200 articles, reviews, and educational media in pediatric critical care medicine. He lectures widely nationally and internationally and is currently a Co-Chair of the National Institutes of Health RECOVER Initiative Steering Committee and President-elect of the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive & Critical Care Societies. He has received several awards over the years, including the Dharmapuri Award for advancing the care of critically ill children in 2018, as well as the Distinguished Career Award in 2020, both from the Society of Critical Care Medicine.