Dr. Jeff Burzynski
Discipline of Pediatrics
Faculty of Medicine
Dr. Jeff Burzynski specializes in pediatric critical care. In his new position at Memorial University and the Janeway Child Health Care Centre, he works mainly with trauma victims and children with severe infections and asthma. Recently he accompanied a child who needed a heart transplant to Toronto.
Dr. Burzynski received his medical degree from the University of Manitoba in 1999, followed by a residency in pediatrics at Dalhousie University. He then did a fellowship in pediatric critical care at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto before moving to the University of Iowa for several years.
The move to Newfoundland stemmed from a desire to return to Canada and an affinity for life on the east coast. He is still familiarizing himself with the geography of the province as he receives numerous referrals from physicians outside St. John’s.
Dr. Burzynski is currently trying to develop a research project involving transport of critically ill children and medical stabilization. “This is a big issue because of the province’s huge geographical area. Eastern Health is developing a new transport system so we will go and get the patient rather than the referring physician having to arrange for medivac. I am also interested in seeing how I can use telemedicine to help doctors in small communities.”
In addition to his responsibilities for teaching pediatric residents and medical students, Dr. Burzynski has taken on the position of co-ordinator for pre-clerkship pediatrics teaching.