Dr Burn did his undergraduate training at Jesus College, Cambridge, from 1990-1993, gaining his primary degree in Medical Sciences and the History of Art. He moved to University College London for his clinical training, qualifying as a doctor in 1996. He undertook specialist training in Geriatric Medicine in North West London from 2000-2004, and then did a stroke fellowship at St. George’s Hospital, London, from 2004-2005, sub-specialising in Stroke Medicine.

Dr Burn became a Consultant in 2005 in Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, and opened the Stroke Unit at Wycombe Hospital the same year.

In 2011 the Wycombe Hyperacute Stroke Unit (HASU) opened, providing hyperacute stroke services to Buckinghamshire and East Berkshire. In 2012 the Stoke Mandeville Stroke Unit moved to Wycombe, where there is now a 9-bedded HASU and a 26-bedded acute and rehabilitation Stroke Unit.

Dr Burn is currently head of the Stroke service in Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, as well as the Neurology and Neurorehabilitation service. He has regional roles as the Clinical Lead for Stroke for Thames Valley, and Stroke Research Lead for Thames Valley and South Midlands.