Michael L. Burns

Michael Burns PhD, MD is an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and serves as the Assistant Director of Informatics and Data Analytics. Within Michigan Medicine, Dr. Burns serves as the Associate Chief Medical Informatics Officer (ACMIO) of Artificial Intelligence. He is the Chair of the Clinical Intelligence Committee (CIC), providing governance and support for AI tools (prediction models, machine learning models, and artificial intelligence algorithms) associated with clinical decision systems. 

He also serves as Assistant Director for Implementation Operations within Precision Health, with goals to 1) develop fundamental social, medical, computational, and engineering science; 2) translate these basic science discoveries into promising treatments that are evaluated in partnership with Michigan Medicine patients and regional health systems; and 3) evaluate and increase the public health impact of effective therapies, working with community health systems, policy makers, and payers to implement these therapies nationally.

After completing his undergraduate degrees in Chemical Engineering and Microbiology at the University of Michigan in 2003, Dr. Burns received his PhD from University of Wisconsin in 2009 in Chemical and Biological Engineering. He then completed his medical training at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in 2012 before residency training in Anesthesiology and fellowship in Data Analytics and Informatics at the University of Michigan. He also completed an NIH T32 research fellowship sponsored by the Department of Anesthesiology at University of Michigan.