Michael James Burns

Clinical Professor, Emergency Medicine
School of Medicine

Clinical Professor, Internal Medicine & Infectious Diseases
School of Medicine

M.D., University of California, Irvine, 1975

Phone: (714) 456-5239
Fax: (714) 456-3740
Email: mburns@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
Department of Emergency Medicine
UC Irvine Health
333 The City Boulevard West, Suite 640, Route 128-01
Mail Code: 4064
Orange, CA 928683201

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Research
Interests
Geriatric emergencies; infectious disease emergencies; antimicrobial agents; tropical infections; geriatric pharmacology
   
Academic
Distinctions
Certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine and by the American Board of Internal Medicine and in Subspecialties of Infectious Diseases and Geriatric Medicine

1971 Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society

1974 Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

1990 Dean’s Award for outstanding service to the UCI Program in Geriatric Medicine

1994 Best Poster Award, Annual Scientific Assembly of the California Chapter-
American College of Emergency Physicians

2000 Faculty of the Year Award from the graduating residents, UCI Emergency
Medicine residency

2001 Faculty of the Year Award from the graduating residents, UCI Emergency
Medicine residency

2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 Orange County Medical Association/Orange Coast Magazine, Physicians of Excellence Award for being one of OC's top doctors

2008, 2013, 2014, 2015 Southern California Super Doctors---Emergency Medicine, Los Angeles Magazine

2012, 2013 U.S. News & World Report/Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., Top Doctors in the U.S., --Infectious Diseases
   
Research
Abstract
Dr. Burns, who is board certified in Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases and Geriatric Medicine, has performed investigations on the usefulness of baseline tests upon hospital admission, hepatitis B immunity in paramedics, patient compliance with follow-up instructions, amebic liver abscess, elder abuse, and the seroprevalence of hepatitis B and HIV in trauma patients. He has also been involved in many trials of investigational antimicrobial agents, especially for patients with complicated intraabdominal infections and complicated skin and soft tissue infections. He has also investigated drug interactions and toxicity in the geriatric emergency patient, and the role of the emergency department as the point of access to the health care system for the minority elderly. Other recent interests and projects involve the study of changing antimicrobial susceptibilities for community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections; novel antimicrobial resistance genes in Gram-negative bacteria; human monoclonal antibodies for treatment of West Nile virus neuroinvasive disease; and new intravenous antiviral agents for severe influenza virus infections. He is currently studying the epidemiology and clinical manifestations of West Nile virus neuroinvasive disease in Orange County, California.
   
Publications Koenig KL, Wajdan A, Burns MJ: Identify-Isolate-Inform: a tool for initial detection and management of measles patients in the emergency department. Western Journal of Emergency Medicine 2015;16:212-219.
   
  Koenig KL, Majestic C, Burns MJ: Ebola virus disease: essential public health principles for clinicians. Western Journal of Emergency Medicine 2014;15:728-731.
   
  Burns MJ: Insect, tick, and mite bites and infestations. Wolfson AB (Editor-in-Chief), Harwood-Nuss’ Clinical Practice of Emergency Medicine. Sixth Edition. Philadelphia; Wolters Kluwer; 2015; pp.1555-1561.
   
  Burns M: The Immunocompromised Patient. Marx JA (Editor-in-Chief), Rosen’s Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice. Eighth Edition. Philadelphia; Saunders Elsevier; 2014; pp.2356-2367.
   
  Burns MJ, Lekawa ME, Price JB. Delirium Tremens (DTs). Medscape Reference. Updated annually, last updated April 14, 2015. Available at http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/166032-overview
   
  Burns M: The immunocompromised patient. Marx JA (Editor-in-Chief), Rosen’s Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice. Seventh Edition. Philadelphia; Mosby Elsevier; 2010; pp. 2353-2364.
   
  Burns M: Insect, tick, mite bites and infestations. Wolfson AB (Editor-in-Chief), Harwood-Nuss’ Clinical Practice of Emergency Medicine. Fifth Edition. Philadelphia; Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2010; pp. 1643-1648.
   
  Burns MJ, Kapadia NN, Silman EF: Sporotrichosis. Western Journal of Emergency Medicine 2009 (Aug);10:204.
   
  Boysen M, Langdorf MI, Burns MJ, Rudkin SE, Henderson J: Positive cerebrospinal fluid cultures following normal cell counts are contaminants. Journal of Emergency Medicine 2009;37:251 (Epub 2008 Jul 2).
   
  Langdorf MI, Bums MJ, Rudkin S, Bradley D, Bridgeman TV, Gain M, Welbourne S: Emergency department clinical algorithms: one academic medical center’s road to clinical excellence through collaborative practice,” Journal of Integrative Care Pathways 2007;11:100.
   
  Burns M, Price J, Lekawa M: Delerium Tremens. On-Line Textbook of Medicine and Surgery. eMedicine Inc.; 1999, revised 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009.
   
  Ghadishah D, Burns M: Cysticercosis. On-Line Textbook of Pediatrics. eMedicine Inc.; 2002. Revised 2006.
   
  Burns M, Langdorf M: The Immunocompromised Patient. Marx JA (Editor-in-Chief), Rosen’s Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice. Sixth Edition. Philadelphia; Mosby Elsevier; 2006; pp. 2831-2846.
   
  Burns M: Insect, tick, mite bites and infestations. Wolfson AB (Editor-in-Chief), Harwood-Nuss’ Clinical Practice of Emergency Medicine. Fourth Edition. Philadelphia; Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2005; pp. 1739-1744.
   
  Langdorf M, Burns M: The Immunocompromised Patient. Marx JA (Editor-in-Chief), Rosen’s Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice. Fifth Edition. St. Louis; Mosby; 2002; pp. 2491-2503.
   
  Langdorf M, Burns M: Approach to the Immunocompromised Patient in the Emergency Department. Rosen P (Editor), Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice. Fourth Edition. St. Louis; Mosby; 1998; pp. 168-188.
   
  Burns M (Contributing editor and author of antimicrobial treatment guidelines section). In Ritter M. Emergency Medicine Clinical Practice Guidelines. California Chapter-American College of Emergency Physicians, 1997.
   
  Ritter MS; Mroch H; Burns MJ. Soaring suppurative sea shells from the sea shore: Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Klebsiella pneumoniae septic arthritis after a marine sea shell injury. Pediatric Emergency Care, 1993 Oct, 9(5):289-91.
   
  Hubbell FA; Ziemba SE; Fine MJ; Burns MJ. The value of baseline chest radiograph reports in the care of elderly patients in an emergency department. American Journal of the Medical Sciences 1993;305:145-9.
   
  Rhee KJ; Albertson TE; Kizer KW; Burns MJ; Hughes MJ; Ascher MS. A comparison of HIV-1, HBV, and HTLV-I/II seroprevalence rates of injured patients admitted through California emergency departments. Annals of Emergency Medicine, 1992 Apr, 21(4):397-401.
   
  Ziemba SE, Hubbell FA, Fine MJ, Burns MJ: Resting electrocardiograms as baseline tests: impact on the management of elderly patients. American Journal of Medicine. 1991;91:576.
   
  Pezzlo M, Burns M, Vaulter P: Wound infection with Vibrio alginolyticus. American Journal of Clinical Pathology. 1979;71:476.
   
Professional
Societies
Fellow, American College of Physicians
Fellow, American College of Emergency Physicians
Fellow, Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
Infectious Diseases Society of America
American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
American Geriatrics Society
   
Other Experience Tropical Medicine
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine 1979—1979

Graduate Programs Internal Medicine

Infectious Disease (IM)

   
   
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Last updated 06/05/2015