Arup Roy-Burman, M.D.

Pediatric critical care specialist

Dr. Arup Roy-Burman is medical director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) as well as director of Pediatric Transport, Access and Outreach for UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital. A pediatric critical care specialist, he treats patients in the PICU and Pediatric Cardiac ICU. Roy-Burman is interested in internal and external collaboration between specialties and institutions, standardization of patient care delivery, optimization of 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.

He 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 Roatan Volunteer Pediatric Clinic in Roatan, Honduras, where he established one of the largest pediatric resident international health electives available to U.S. trainees, and is a member of the board of directors of the non-profit Global Healing, where he has served as chair. Roy-Burman earned a medical degree at UCSF and completed a residency in pediatrics at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford. He completed pediatric critical care training in the UCSF-Children's Hospital Oakland Joint Fellowship Program and completed research fellowships at UCSF's Cardiovascular Research Institute and the Department of Anesthesia. He is an associate clinical professor of pediatrics at UCSF.


Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
1975 Fourth St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-1955

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


Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford, Pediatrics 1997


UCSF Medical Center, Pediatric Critical Care 2000

Selected Research and Publications

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Willoughby RE, Roy-Burman A, Martin KW, Christensen JC, Westenkirschner DF, Fleck JD, Glaser C, Hyland K, Rupprecht CE. Generalised cranial artery spasm in human rabies. Dev Biol (Basel). 2008; 131:367-75.
  6. 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 2; 321(1):49-56.
  7. 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 1; 186(1):64-73.
  8. 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.
  9. Roy-Burman A, Savel RH, Racine S, Swanson BL, Revadigar NS, Fujimoto J, Sawa T, Frank DW, Wiener-Kronish JP. Type III protein secretion is associated with death in lower respiratory and systemic Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections. J Infect Dis. 2001 Jun 15; 183(12):1767-74.
  10. Völter C, He Y, Delius H, Roy-Burman A, Greenspan JS, Greenspan D, de Villiers EM. Novel HPV types present in oral papillomatous lesions from patients with HIV infection. Int J Cancer. 1996 May 16; 66(4):453-6.
  11. Rho J, Roy-Burman A, Kim H, de Villiers EM, Matsukura T, Choe J. Nucleotide sequence and phylogenetic classification of human papillomavirus type 59. Virology. 1994 Aug 15; 203(1):158-61.

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