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Arup Roy-Burman, MD

Member, Board of Directors

Dr. Arup Roy-­Burman joined the Board of Directors 2003 and has served as past-chair. He began his involvement with Global Healing in the late 1990’s, assisting in the training of visiting pediatric intensivists from the JoAnn Medical Center pediatric cardiac surgery project in Tbilisi, Georgia. He has participated in and/or coordinated Global Healing projects in Georgia, Haiti, and Honduras. Dr. Roy­-Burman is co-­founder and current medical director of the Roatan Volunteer Pediatric Clinic and faculty mentor for the Health Education and Advocacy Liaisons (HEAL) internship. Dr. Roy-Burman is an Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He received his M.D., with Thesis, degree at UCSF and completed a residency in pediatrics at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford. He completed pediatric critical care training in the UCSF-Children’s Hospital Oakland Joint Fellowship Program.

He began his clinical career at UCSF, followed by nearly a decade at Children’s Hospital Oakland, and returned to UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in 2011. Dr. Roy-Burman is Medical Director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, as well as Director of Pediatric Transport, Access, and Outreach for UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. He is an institutional leader in the promotion of inter-professional collaboration and is leading development of the Transdisciplinary Immersion in Global Health Research and Education (TIGRE) initiative—an academic partnership led jointly between Global Healing’s Roatan program and UCSF Global Health Sciences, and including multiple additional UC campuses.

He is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, and chair of the Northern California Pediatric Intensive Care Network. He has been recognized consistently in Best Doctors in America and Who’s Who in America.

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