Arup Roy-Burman


Pediatric critical care specialist
Passionate advocate for front-line nurses and staff

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.

  • Education

    UCSF School of Medicine, 1994

  • Residencies

    Stanford Medicine, Pediatrics, 1997

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, 2000

We must democratize access to best practices and enable all health care professionals to provide the best care possible to every life they touch.

Where I see patients (1)

    Selected research

    Fetal surgery firsts

    The first open fetal surgery in the world was performed at UCSF in the early 1980s.