Arup Roy-Burman, MD

Pediatric critical care specialist

Dr. Arup Roy-Burman is medical director of the UCSF Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) as well as director of pediatric transport, access and outreach services. A pediatric critical care specialist, he sees patients in the PICU and Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit.

Roy-Burman is interested in collaboration among specialties and institutions, standardization of patient care delivery, optimization of patient outcomes and the development of regional best practices. He is also interested in facilitating access to care for patients and referring doctors, with a focus on customer relationship management and telehealth.

Roy-Burman earned his medical degree at UCSF and completed a residency in pediatrics at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. He completed a fellowship in pediatric critical care medicine at UCSF and completed research fellowships at the UCSF Cardiovascular Research Institute and the UCSF Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care.

Roy-Burman is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, Society of Critical Care Medicine and Medical Group Management Association. He led the re-establishment of the Northern California Pediatric Intensive Care Network and serves as its chair. He is co-founder and former director of the Roatán Volunteer Pediatric Clinic in Roatán, Honduras, where he established one of the largest international health electives available to U.S. pediatric residents. For the nonprofit Global Healing, he is a member of the board of directors and has served as chair.


Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
1975 Fourth St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-1352

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UCSF School of Medicine 1994


Stanford Medicine, Pediatrics 1997


UCSF, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 2000

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Hamilton C, Osterhold H, Chao J, Chu K, Roy-Burman A. Gratitude and Recognition in a Hospital Setting: Addressing Provider Well-Being and Patient Outcomes. Am J Med Qual. 2018 Apr 01; 1062860618772281.
  2. Brooks T, Roy-Burman A, Tuholske C, Busch MP, Bakkour S, Stone M, Linnen JM, Gao K, Coleman J, Bloch EM. Real-Time Evolution of Zika Virus Disease Outbreak, Roatán, Honduras. Emerg Infect Dis. 2017 08; 23(8):1360-1363.
  3. Orwoll B, Diane S, Henry D, Tsang L, Chu K, Meer C, Hartman K, Roy-Burman A. Gamification and Microlearning for Engagement With Quality Improvement (GAMEQI): A Bundled Digital Intervention for the Prevention of Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection. Am J Med Qual. 2018 Jan/Feb; 33(1):21-29.
  4. Lee JS, Matthay K, DuBois SG, Roy-Burman A. Reply: Is Extended Sedation Necessary for Young Children Receiving High-Dose (131) I-MIBG Therapy? Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2016 Oct; 63(10):1868.
  5. Narayanan N, Stoffella SS, Roy-Burman A, Lynch M, Ifland L, Brock T. Evaluation of barriers to sustainable medication access in Honduras. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2016 May 15; 73(10):618-26.
  6. Lee JS, Wu R, Wong T, DuBois SG, Matthay K, Gustafson C, Hawkins R, Roy-Burman A. Extended Sedation With Continuous Midazolam or Dexmedetomidine Infusion for Young Children Receiving 131 I-MIBG Radiopharmaceutical Therapy for Advanced Neuroblastoma. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2016 Mar; 63(3):471-8.
  7. Hiremath G, Li W, Foltz R, Roy-Burman A, Cocalis M, Tanel RE. Verapamil-sensitive idiopathic left ventricular tachycardia in a 6-month-old: unique considerations in diagnosis and management in an infant. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2015 Jan; 31(1):50-3.
  8. Bseikri MR, Barton JR, Kulhanjian JA, Dalmau J, Cohen RA, Glaser CA, Roy-Burman A. Anti-N-methyl D-aspartate receptor encephalitis mimics viral encephalitis. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2012 Feb; 31(2):202-4.
  9. Aramburo A, Willoughby RE, Bollen AW, Glaser CA, Hsieh CJ, Davis SL, Martin KW, Roy-Burman A. Failure of the Milwaukee protocol in a child with rabies. Clin Infect Dis. 2011 Sep; 53(6):572-4.
  10. Louie JK, Roy-Burman A, Guardia-Labar L, Boston EJ, Kiang D, Padilla T, Yagi S, Messenger S, Petru AM, Glaser CA, Schnurr DP. Rhinovirus associated with severe lower respiratory tract infections in children. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2009 Apr; 28(4):337-9.
  11. O'Connell D, Becerril B, Roy-Burman A, Daws M, Marks JD. Phage versus phagemid libraries for generation of human monoclonal antibodies. J Mol Biol. 2002 Aug 02; 321(1):49-56.
  12. Frank DW, Vallis A, Wiener-Kronish JP, Roy-Burman A, Spack EG, Mullaney BP, Megdoud M, Marks JD, Fritz R, Sawa T. Generation and characterization of a protective monoclonal antibody to Pseudomonas aeruginosa PcrV. J Infect Dis. 2002 Jul 01; 186(1):64-73.
  13. Roy-Burman A, Glader BE. Resolution of severe Donath-Landsteiner autoimmune hemolytic anemia temporally associated with institution of plasmapheresis. Crit Care Med. 2002 Apr; 30(4):931-4.

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