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Dr Rowan Burnstein

Dr Rowan Burnstein is a Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care with a specialist interest in Intensive Care Management of Neurosciences and Major Trauma patients at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge.

She is Head of School of Anaesthesia, Health Education England, East of England and Clinical Lead for Organ Donation, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge.


Research Interests

Dr Burnstein has an interest in global health and medical education, and particularly in the application of systems approaches to the development of clinical services and medical education in both these spheres.

In recent years she has been working in collaboration with THET, the University of Medicine 1, Yangon and Cambridge Global Health Partnerships as the Intensive Care Lead for the Cambridge/Yangon Trauma Intervention Group focussing on systems improvements for trauma Care in Yangon, Myanmar. She is a member of the NIHR Global Health Research Group on Neurotrauma



Professional Affiliations

Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists

Fellow of the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine

Member of Intensive Care Society

Selected Publications

Burnstein RM, Jeeva D, Jones JG. The Need for Basic Sciences in the understanding and practice of anaesthesia. Anaesthesia 1997;52: 935-944

Labuzetta JN, Burnstein R, Pickard J. Ethical issues in consenting vulnerable patients for neuroscience research. J Psychopharmacol. 2010 Jan

Neuro-critical care: a valuable placement during foundation and early neurosurgical training. Dyson EW, Kolias AG, Burnstein RM, Hutchinson PJ, Garnett MR, Menon DK, Trivedi RA. Br J Neurosurg. 2014 Oct;28(5):675-9.