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Ted Burns Resident Education Fund

Dr. Ted Burns was a Harrison Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Department of Neurology and a member of the UVA School of Medicine faculty for 20 years.

In June 2022, Dr. Burns sadly passed away after a long illness. Ted’s passing is a tremendous loss for our community – his influence was profound and his enduring legacy will continue to live on through his colleagues, patients, friends and family.

During his time on staff, Ted served as residency program director in the Department of Neurology from 2004 to 2013, director of the Neuromuscular Disorders Division and Electromyography Laboratory, and as vice chair for Clinical Affairs. Not only was he a renowned physician, researcher, and educator, Ted was a great colleague and friend to many at the University and within the Charlottesville community.

To honor Dr. Burns’ legacy at UVA, the School of Medicine’s Department of Neurology has created an endowment, the “Ted Burns Resident Education Fund.” This initiative will help carry on his passion for resident education, patient care and research. Specifically, this endowed fund will provide annual support in perpetuity for initiatives focused on maintaining excellence in the residency program, including extracurricular and fellowship building activities.

View Dr. Burns’ obituary here.

Read a tribute from Dr. Southerland here.

Make a gift to the Ted Burns Resident Education Fund here.