Medical School

Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation

Department of Medicine

Linda Burns, MD

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Academic Title

Professor

Clinical Title

Hematologist / Oncologist

Specializations

  • Cancer
  • Blood and Marrow Transplantation
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Leukemia

Practices

  • Blood and Marrow Transplant

Education

Medical School
University of Missouri-Columbia, School of Medicine, Columbia, MO
Residency
University of Iowa, College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA
Fellowship
University of Iowa, College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA

Administrative Contact

E: Rosellen Fairall
P: (612) 624-4440
F: (612) 625-6919

Mailing Address

Division of Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation
420 Delaware Street SE, MMC 480
Minneapolis, MN 55455
 

Bio Statement

Dr. Linda Burns is Professor of Medicine, Medical Director of the Inpatient Adult BMT Unit, Director of Hematologic Malignancy/BMT Teams for the Masonic Cancer Center, Fellowship Program Director for her Divison, and Lead Fellowship Program Director for the Department of Medicine at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.  Dr. Burns has been a faculty member at the University of Minnesota since 1992.  She is currently the President of the American Society of Hematology. Her clinical research interests focus on experimental therapies for leukemia and lymphoma, autologous and allogeneic transplantation for hematologic malignancies, and complications of transplantation including infections and late effects.  She is a member of the graduate school faculty in the School of Public Health, and has mentored numerous fellows and graduate students who have obtained their Master’s degree.  She also serves as a mentor for her Division’s NIH T32 Training Grant in Hematology.

Research Interests

  • Novel therapies for advanced hematologic malignancies, toxicities and late effects of transplantation
  • Experimental therapies for leukemia and lymphoma
  • Autologous and allogeneic transplantation for hematologic malignancies
  • Complications of transplantation including infections and late effects

Leadership Roles
  • Director, Inpatient Adult BMT Program, University of Minnesota (2008-present)
  • President, American Society of Hematology (2014)
  • Board of Directors, American Society of Blood and Marrow Transplantation (2010-2013)
  • President, Association of Specialty Professors (2008)
  • Vice President of American Society of Hematology (2012)
Awards
  • Best Doctors in America® (2011-2012, 2013)
  • 2012 - Association of Specialty Professors Eric G. Neilson, MD, Distinguished Professor Award for outstanding leadership and support of specialty medicine
  • Clinical Excellence and Educational Excellence Awards, Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota (2005)
  • Academic Mentor Award, Division of Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation (2005, 2011)
  • "Best Doctors for Women," Minnesota Monthly Magazine (2014)
Publications
  • Majhail NS, Lazarus HM, Burns LJ. A prospective study of iron-overload management in allogeneic hematopoietic transplant survivors. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 16(6):832-7, 2010.
  • Majhail NS, Defor TE, Lazarus HM, Burns LJ. Iron-overload after autologous hematopoietic cell transplantation. Leuk Res, 33(4):578-9, 2009.
  • McAvoy S, Baker KS, Mulrooney D, Blaes A, Arora M, Burns LJ, Majhail NS. Corticosteroid dose as a risk-factor for avascular necrosis of the bone after hematopoietic-cell transplantation. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant.16(9):1231-6, 2010.
  • Majhail NS, Challa TR, Mulrooney DA, Baker KS, Burns LJ. Hypertension and diabetes mellitus in adult and pediatric survivors of allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation. Bone Marrow Transplant. 43(12):949-51, 2009.
  • Majhail NS, Flowers ME, Ness KK, Jagasia M, Carpenter PA, Arora M, Arai S, Johnston L, Martin PJ, Baker KS, Lee SJ, Burns LJ. High prevalence of metabolic syndrome after allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation. Bone Marrow Transplant. 43:49-54, 2009.
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