University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA
Dr. Jane C. Burns is a native of San Francisco, California. She received her M.D. degree at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill in 1978 and completed her pediatric residency and Chief Residency at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver, Colorado. In 1983, Dr. Burns moved to Boston Children’s Hospital for additional training in pediatric infectious diseases and molecular virology. She joined the faculty at Harvard in 1986 and in 1990 moved to San Diego where she joined the faculty at the University of California. Dr. Burns moved up through the ranks and was appointed Professor of Pediatrics in 1999.
Currently, Dr. Burns is Director of the Kawasaki Disease Research Center at UCSD/Rady Children’s Hospital where she leads a multidisciplinary team that cares for 80-100 new Kawasaki disease patients each year. She also serves as Chair of the Pediatric IRB Committee.
Her passion for studies of Kawasaki disease has spanned more than three decades with her first publication on KD in 1982. In addition to her academic pursuits, Dr. Burns is the mother of two daughters. Her husband, John B. Gordon M.D., is an interventional cardiologist who cares for adults with long-term sequelae of KD.
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Friday, October 4
11:28 AM – 11:45 AM