University of Kansas Medical Center
KANSAS CITY, Kansas, United States
After graduating from the University of Notre Dame with majors in English and Japanese, Dr. Burns completed medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He next completed his neurology residency at the University of Virginia followed by specialized training in Alzheimer's through a two-year fellowship at the Washington University in St. Louis. He then returned to his hometown of Kansas City to start the Alzheimer's clinical program at KU in 2004 while completing a masters in clinical research at KU in 2008.
Education and Training
BA, English and Japanese, University of Notre Dame
MD, Medicine, University of Kansa Medical Center
MS, Clinical Research, Biostatistics, and Epidemiology, University of Kansas Medical Center
Post Doctoral Fellowship, Alzheimer's Disease, Washington University , St. Louis, MO
Licensure, Accreditations & Certifications
Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc.
Medical Doctor (MD), Kansas State Board of Healing Arts
Physician and Surgeon, Missouri State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts
Alzheimer's Association Clinician Scientist Fellowship, Member, 2019 - Present
Alzheimer's Disease Center Clinical Core Steering Committee and Clinical Task Force, Member, 2012 - Present
Academy of Clinical Research Professionals, Member, 2005 - Present
American Academy of Neurology, Member, 1999 - Present
Dr. Burns started the Alzheimer’s disease (AD) clinical research program at KU in 2004. His goal has been to stimulate and support AD and aging research locally while pursuing research investigating how various lifestyle factors influence brain aging and AD. Dr. Burns has received NIH funding for his work assessing the roles of lifestyle factors (such as exercise, diet, and blood pressure) influence brain aging and AD progression focused on the long term goal of preventing dementia.
Additionally, Dr. Burns directs the KU ADC Clinical Core and the AD Clinical Trials Unit, which is part of the national Alzheimer’s Clinical Trial Consortium. Dr. Burns also started and directs the KU Memory Care Clinic. His clinical and research experience have informed and motivated the need for new models of care for our aging population.
I do not have any relevant financial / non-financial relationships with any proprietary interests.
Thursday, November 10, 2022
3:15 PM – 3:31 PM