Randall Burd, MD, PhD Chief, Trauma and Burn Surgery



Randall Burd, MD, PhD, is a pediatric surgeon and Chief of the Division of Emergency Trauma and Burn Services at Children’s National Health System. Dr. Burd has had a long-standing clinical and research interest in pediatric trauma. His research focuses on developing new approaches for the care of children soon after injury, and his research is funded by the National Science Foundation.

He is a member of the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST) and the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma and now serves as the Chair of the Trauma Committee for the American Pediatric Surgical Association.

Education & Training

Education & Training

  • PhD, 1994
    University of Minnesota
  • MD, 1987
    Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • BA, Mathematics, 1983
    Dartmouth College
Patient Stories

Patient Stories: Randall Burd, MD, PhD

Addie's Story

"One thing to remember as parents going through a medical difficulty, is that no matter how long your stay may be, even if it is planned or unexpected, you will get through it."

Stephen's Story

"Through the years, we have been in and out of various departments of Children's National and every single experience has been nothing less than outstanding in expertise, treatment protocol, and compassion."

Noble's Story

"The treatment that we got from Children's was superb. He was well cared for and is now on the other side."

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

Evaluation of Race and Insurance Status as Predictors of Undergoing Laparoscopic Appendectomy in Children

(2007) Annals of Surgery

Evaluation Between the Relationship Between Mechanism of Injury and Outcome in Pediatric Trauma

(2007) Journal of Trauma

Bayesian Logistic Injury Severity Score A Method for Predicting Mortality Using International Classification of Disease9 Codes

(2008) Academic Emergency Medicine

Bioethical Principles and Clinical DecisionMaking

(2005) Learning Surgery: Fundamentals of Basic Science and Clinical Evidence

Principles of Perioperative Care of the Pediatric Surgical Patient

(2005) Learning Surgery: Fundamentals of Basic Science and Clinical Evidence

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Maddie's Story

"Right now, you are probably dealing with lots of mixed emotions. I can tell you that the staff in the NICU is amazing, and that you should rely on them as often as possible."

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