Emeritus Professor of Internal Medicine
- Hematology, Oncology and Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Internship, Internal Medicine, Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital (now MetroHealth)
Residency, Internal Medicine, University Hospitals of Case Western Reserve University
Fellowship, Hematology and Oncology, University Hospitals of Case Western Reserve Univ.
Research Fellowship, Medicine and Biochemistry, Case Western Reserve Univ.
USPHS Research Fellowship, Biochemistry, Case Western Reserve University
NIH Research Career Development Award, sabbatical at Imperial Cancer Research Fund Laboratories, London, England
Licensure and Certifications
Certification, Subspecialty Board in Medical Oncology
Certification, Subspecialty Board of Hematology
Certification, American Board of Internal Medicine
National Board of Medical Examiners
Dr. Burns was actively engaged in tumor biology research supported by the NIH for more than 3 decades. His focus was the relationship of membrane lipids, cancer drug transport, and oxidative events. Clinically, he has been study-chair of two Cancer and Leukemia Group B (CALGB) phase I and phase 2 trials, and co-chair of a CALGB acute lymphoblastic leukemia study. He is a consultant for the National Institutes of Health and the Health Research Board, Republic of Ireland. He is now Chair of the Medical Executive Committee, member of the Board of Directors and a volunteer physician at a large free medical clinic in South Carolina with 700 volunteers and more than 33,000 patient visits a year.
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