Dr. Jeffrey Burns is the chief of critical care and chair of the ICU Governance Committee at Boston Children's Hospital. He directs 30 faculty members 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 the International Health Service at Boston Children’s Hospital and professor of anesthesia and pediatrics at Harvard Medical School.
His 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.org, an award-winning, cloud-based platform for delivering instruction and fostering communication among geographically dispersed healthcare professionals. OPENPediatrics.org is used by physicians and nurses in every country and territory worldwide and more than 2,500 hospitals around the world.