Randall S. Burd, MD, PhD, is Chief of Pediatric Trauma . at the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, and Assistant Professor of Surgery at the UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, New Jersey After graduating from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. Burd completed his general surgery residency at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota. While at the University of Minnesota, he obtained a PhD in surgery with a minor emphasis in microbiology. Dr. Burd then completed his pediatric surgery fellowship at the Children's Hospital of Michigan, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan.
Dr. Burd previously served as Director of Pediatric Trauma and Assistant Professor of Surgery, Child Health, and Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at the University of MissouriColumbia. He was named Outstanding Physician of the Year in 1999 at the Children's Hospital, University of Missouri-Columbia Health Sciences Center. Dr. Burd recently assumed his current position at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and practices in New Brunswick, New Jersey, at the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and St. Peter's University Hospital.
Dr. Burd is certified by the American Board of Surgery in surgery, with special qualifications in pediatric surgery. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Pediatrics, and a member of the American Pediatric Surgical Association.
Dr. Burd's major clinical interests are in the areas of pediatric trauma and neonatal surgery. He has an academic interest in applying decision sciences to the practice of pediatric surgery. He is currently studying methods to implement decision-making techniques, including neural networks, for triaging injured children. He has also had a longstanding interest in the pathogenesis of sepsis in the surgical patient. Dr. Burd has published many articles and abstracts on mis subject and coauthored a book entitled Immunotherapy of Grcm-negative Bacterial Sepsis. He is currently investigating genetic factors that account for susceptibility to infection in the neonate.