Glenn D. Burns, MD

Title:
Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine
Address:
88th Mdos/Sgoe, 4881 Sugar Maple Dr, Wright Patterson AFB, OH 45433-5529

Dr. Glenn Burns, MD, FACEP is an Air Force emergency physician and medical toxicologist who is currently a member of the faculty of the WSU Department of Emergency Medicine and holds academic appointments as an Associate Professor in Emergency Medicine and Military Medicine. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland and is currently assigned to the Air Force Institute of Technology and the US Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. He has significant experience in disaster medicine and medical education and is engaged with key US international partners in conducting military medical education in the development of training programs for point-of-injury care, medical disaster leadership, medical response to weapons of mass destruction and child/family reintegration in disaster response. He has been an invited speaker on these topics at conferences in Tel Aviv Israel, Amman Jordan, Toulon France, Singapore, Kathmandu Nepal, Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam, Washington DC, San Antonio Texas, Columbus Ohio and Philadelphia Pennsylvania and is a member of US national committees on graduate medical education as well as disaster response and planning. He has published on medical toxicology, medical leadership education, blast injury, tactical combat casualty care, mass casualty response and point-of-injury care and currently holds a Special Experience Identifier and is a recognized expert as an Air Force Global Health Specialist and has been awarded certification as Master Academician/Educator.  Additionally, he is an international instructor with the Defense Institute for Medical Operations in the topics of Leadership in Regional Disaster Response, Mass Casualty Response and Critical Care.

Dr. Burns attended the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda MD and received his Doctor of Medicine Degree in 2002. He then completed his emergency medicine residency at the integrated emergency medicine residency program at Wright-State University where he was selected to serve as the Chief Resident from 2004 to 2005. Following residency, he was assigned to US Special Operations Command, where he served as a physician with elite special operations units and deployed in support of various Joint Task Forces engaged in combat operations in several locations around the world. In 2007 he was reassigned to be a physician faculty member in the Department of Military and Emergency Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS), where he was responsible for directing the operational medicine curriculum for military medical students as well as developing and implementing a new medical leadership curriculum. His most recent Air Force assignment was as the Commanding Officer of the 88th Emergency Services Flight, the largest Emergency Services Flight in the US Air Force, where he led 117 personnel providing care emergency, trauma and ambulance care for over 53,000 patients and executed a $2.3 million dollar budget annually. In June of 2016, he completed a Fellowship in Medical Toxicology at The Ohio State University School of Medicine and Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus Ohio.

Dr. Burns is also a rated Flight Surgeon and has deployed in support of numerous humanitarian assistance/disaster response operations as well as medical readiness exercises and diplomatic medical assignments throughout the world; he has also partnered with several US and international universities in the development of medical education programs for new physicians. His clinical and research interests include toxicology and weapons of mass destruction, traumatic brain injury, mass casualty and point-of-injury care, critical care, AEROVAC, international and humanitarian medicine as well as medical leadership. He is married to a pediatric neurologist and has three children.

Education

  • Fellowship: Ohio State University/Nationwide Children’s Hospital Medical Toxicology.  July 2014-July 2016
  • Residency: Wright State University School of Medicine Integrated Residency in Emergency Medicine. July 2002 – May 2005
  • Medical School: Uniformed Services University School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine.  August 1997-May 2002

Research

  • Burns G, Spiller HA, Pruchnicki, Siegel E, Casavant MJ. Acute Renal Failure and Death after Misuse of Concentrated Anhydrous Caffeine as A Pre-Work Out Supplement By Athletes. Clin Research 2/(2) 2016
  • Burns G, DeReinz R, Spiller R. Chest wall rigidity as a cause of death in illicit fentanyl abuse. Clin Toxicol 2016:2:114
  • Mangum R, Burns G. Mercury Poisoning as a Kawasaki Mimic: Case report and Review of the Literature. Ann of Ped Rheum. 2015; 4(3) 57-62
  • Spiller HA, Burns GD. Thirteen years of Oxcarbazepine exposures reported to US Poison centers: 2000 to 2012. Human Exp Tox 2015 Online Article
  • Spiller HA, Burns GD, Thornton D, Casavant MJ. N-OH-PABA, the active hydroxyl metabolite of benzocaine, can produce MetHB in control blood. Clin Toxicol 2015:53:648
  • Burns, G. Explosive Events. Koenig & Shultz’s Disaster Medicine: Comprehensive Principles and Practices. Chapter 29, Volume 2. Cambridge Univ Press 2015
  • Burns G, Foreman K. Isorhythmic Dissociation in a young Flight Candidate: Cause for Restriction, Referral or Reassurance? Curr Sports Med. 2010 Mar-Apr; 9:(2).
  • Kessler CS, Burns G, et all, Off-service resident education in the emergency department: outline of a national standardized curriculum. Acad Emerg Med 2009. Dec;16 (12):1325-30
  • Burns, G, Dellilis S. Lateral Canthotomy in Orbital Compartment Syndrome: Special Operations Medics on the Battlefield: Can we Save the Eye J of Spec Ops Med. Winter 2008:8(1)
  • 2nd Wind Clinical Trial – Principle Investigator. Effects of 2nd Wind on performance or healthy subjects in austere conditions. Conducted at the Uniformed Services University. $50,00 Grant completed in 2007
  • Neurocognitive Assessment for early diagnosis of Traumatic Brain Injury: Co-investigator
  • Traumatic Injury Research Program – Completed 2010

Editorial Boards

  • Journal of Special Operations Medicine (US Special Operations Command: MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.)

Committees

  • President, Medical Toxicology Fellows-in-Training Associate (2014-15)
  • Academic Affairs Committee (American College of Emergency Physicians)
  • Disaster Preparedness and Response Committee (American College of Emergency Physicians)

Appointments (past and present)

  • Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine (Dayton, Ohio)
  • Assistant Professor of Emerhency Medicine, Ohio State University (Columbus, OH)
  • Assistant Professor of Military and Emergency Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (Bethesda, Md.)
  • Medical Director, USAF Emergency Physician Assistant Fellowship (Andrews AFB)
  • Course Director, 79th Medical Group Acute Care Nurse Practioner Program (Andrews AFB)
  • Program Director, Military Training Network Advanced Cardiac Life Support (NCR, Washington, D.C.)
  • Program Director, 79th Medical Group Pediatric Advanced Life Support Course
  • Medical Student Coordinator, USUHS Emergency Medicine Clinical Clerkship

National/International Presentations

  • N-OH-PABA, the active hydroxyl metabolite of benzocaine can produce MetHB in control blood: North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology, San Francisco CA Oct 8-12 2015
  • In-Flight Emergencies: Nationwide Children’s Hospital Center Grand Rounds – Jan 2015
  • Blast Injury; Medical Care in disaster response: Bien vien Hospital, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – Dec 2014
  • Blast Injury; Medical Care in disaster response: Military Hospital, Kathmandu Nepal – Sept 2014
  • Aeromedical Evacuation: Global Medicine Course, USAFSAM – March 2012
  • Land Envenomations: Global Medicine Course, USAFSAM, - March 2012
  • Haemostatic agents in Pre-Hospital Trauma: International Conference on Emergency Medicine - Suntec City, Singapore, Jun 2010
  • How Iraq and Afghanistan has taught us about the needs to change pre-hospital medicine in the U.S. - Grand Rounds, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, May 2010
  • Evaluation of the Acute Abdomen for Primary Care: American College of Physicians – DoD Chapter , Oct 2010
  • The Acute Red Eye – when to refer: CapCon Conference Family Medicine Board Review Course - Washington DC, Jun 2010
  • Unique Challenges of Military Medical Education: Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem Israel, May 2009
  • Making a Battlefield Physician: Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem Israel, May 2009
  • The Acute Red Eye – when to refer: CapCon Conference Family Medicine Board Review Course - Washington DC, Jun 2009
  • The Warriors Art – Leadership in the 21st Century: Uniformed Services University, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
  • The Lost Art of Followership: Uniformed Services University, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
  • Leadership vs. Management – not the same and both essential: Uniformed Services University, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
  • Discipline and the Zero Defect Leader: Uniformed Services University, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
  • Cross Cultural Competency for the Medical Officer: Uniformed Services University, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
  • Military Decision Making – The Troop Leading Principles: Uniformed Services University, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
  • Mass Casualty Events and the Challenges of Triage: Uniformed Services University, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
  • “Medicine Outside the Wire”: Uniformed Services University, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
  • Medical Evacuation and Medical Considerations in Aerovac: Uniformed Services University, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
  • Introduction to Humanitarian Assistance Medicine: Uniformed Services University, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
  • Operational Preventive Medicine: Uniformed Services University, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
  • Operational Healthcare Challenges in Afghanistan: Uniformed Services University, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

Honors & Recognitions

  • William P Clements Award for Excellence in Education, 2010
  • Medical Lecturer of the Year (Voted by medical students), 2007,2008, 2009
  • Best Practices – America, Heart Association for program develop in Cardiac Life Support, Dec 2009
  • Excellence Award for Out of Hospital Medicine: Greater Miami Valley EMS Council, 2005
  • Alpha Omega Alpha – Medical Honors Society, 2000
  • Distinguished Graduate, Commissioned Officer Training, 1997

 

Education History: 

Fellowship:  The Ohio State University / Nationwide Children's Hospital (2016)

Residency: Wright State University School of Medicine (2005)

Medical School: Uniformed Services University School of Medicine (2002)

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