Chief, Division of Trauma and Burn Surgery
Children's National Medical Center
Randall S. Burd, MD, PhD is the Chief of the Division of Trauma and Burn Surgery at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC and Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at the George Washington Univesity School fo Medicine.. He did his undergraduate work at Dartmouth College and obtained his MD at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He did his general surgery residency at the University of Minnesota where he also obtained a PhD in Surgery and Microbiology. He completed his training in pediatric surgery at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit, MI.
His area of research interest is in developing new approaches for improving teamwork during trauma resuscitation. Over the past 15 years, Dr. Burd has led a multidisciplinary research team studying errors and teamwork in trauma resuscitation that includes collaborators in emergency medicine and surgery, human factors, informatics, computer science and biomedical engineering. His research in trauma resuscitation is now funded by grants from the NIH and the National Science Foundation. Dr. Burd’s group has identified factors associated with team performance and workload and the features of team leadership that influence team performance during trauma resuscitation. His group has also developed novel approaches for tracking people and objects during trauma resuscitation using RFID and computer vision technologies.
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
4:00 PM – 4:20 PM