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Kristin M. Burns, MD

The Center for Heart, Lung and Kidney Disease


Board CertificationsAmerican Board of Pediatrics
American Board of Pediatrics/Pediatric Cardiology
National Provider Identifier1396962171

Service LocationsChildren's National Medical Center - Sheikh Zayed Campus for Advanced Children's Medicine
111 Michigan Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20010
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Phone: 202-476-5000

Dr. Burns joined the Children’s National Medical Center faculty in 2011. She received her bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Wellesley College and her medical degree from the University of Massachusetts. Dr. Burns’ clinical interest is general cardiology and her research focuses on using administrative databases to examine outcomes for children with heart disease. She is a medical officer in the Heart Development and Structural Diseases Branch in the Division of Cardiovascular Sciences at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the NIH. At Children’s, Dr. Burns sees patients in the outpatient setting and attends on inpatient and consult services. Before becoming a doctor, she was an educator for adolescents. The field of pediatric cardiology was a way to combine her interest in science with a passion for working with children and families. Dr. Burns has done clinical work on an Apache reservation, in Bolivia, Chile, Kenya, and Uganda, and she is fluent in Spanish. When she’s not practicing medicine, she plays soccer, flag football, and softball in addition to teaching English as a Second Language classes.
TypeSchoolLocationDegreeField of StudyYears
Undergraduate Education Wellesley College Wellesley, MABachelor of Arts 1994 -1998
Medical School University of Massachusetts Medical School Worcester, MADoctor of Medicine 2000 -2004
National & International Recognitions
Edward Collins Memorial Fund Award for Advocacy and Community ServiceThe Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University2007
Sandy Marks Memorial Award for Service to the CommunityUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School2004
American Medical Women's Association Glasgow-Rubin Achievement CitationUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School2004

Affiliations and Memberships
TitleInstitutionCommittee / SectionYears
MemberAmerican Academy of Pediatrics2004 - 2008
MemberMassachusetts Medical Society2000 - 2004
MemberAmerican Medical Associatioin2000 - 2004
MemberAmerican Heart Associatioin2008
MemberAmerican College of Cardiology2008
Conference Presentation - Workshop, Burns, KM (2012), Sudden Unexpected Death in the Young Initiative, Workshop session presented at the SUDEP Tissue Donation Program Workshop, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

Journal Article, Burns KM, Evans F, Kaltman J (2011), Pediatric ICD Utilization in the United States from 1997 – 2006 , Heart Rhythm, 8, 1, 23-28.

Journal Article, Schiller O, Burns KM, Sinha P, Cummings SD (2011), Cor Triatriatum with Partial Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return: A Rare Case of Parallel Obstruction and Successful Staged Treatment, Pediatric Cardiology.

Journal Article, Kaltman JR, Thompson PD, Lantos J, Berul CI, Botkin J, Cohen JT, Cook N, Corrado D, Drezner J, Frick KD, Goldman S, Hlatky M, Kannankeril PJ, Leslie L, Priori S, Saul JP, Shapiro-Mendoza CK, Siscovick (2011), Screening for Sudden Cardiac Death in the Young, Report from a National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Working Group, Circulation, 1911-1918.

Conference Presentation - Poster, Burns KM, Evans F, Pearson GD, Berul, CI, Kaltman J (2011), Catheter Ablation from 1997 – 2009, Poster session presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions , Orlando, FL

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