Biography

Dr Burn did his undergraduate medical training at Cambridge University from 1990-1993, where he studied at Jesus College. 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 having been appointed to 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. Since that time the service has progressively expanded, and now has a 12-bedded HASU and a 29-bedded acute and rehabilitation Stroke Unit. The service regularly achieves an “A-rating” in the national stroke audit, SSNAP (Stroke Sentinel National Audit Programme).

Dr Burn has been head of the department of Stroke, Neurology, and Neurorehabilitation in Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust since 2013. Since 2014 he has held the regional position of Clinical Lead for Stroke for Thames Valley, covering Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, and Milton Keynes.

GMC number: 4336639