Meet Jennifer Burnsed

September 30, 2014 by

Faculty Member: Jennifer Burnsed, M.D.

Division: Neonatology

Start Date: July 1, 2014

Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Residency: University of Virginia, Pediatrics

Fellowship: Neonatal-Perinatal Fellow, Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, Baltimore, MD

Research Interests: Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, genetic predisposition to brain injury, neonatal neurointensive care

Proudest/greatest achievement outside of the professional realm?
Snorkeling the Hol Chan and Shark-Ray Alley in Ambergris Caye, Belize (first time swimming off of a boat in the ocean – I have a slight phobia of water).

What are you usually doing on the weekend or during time off?
Spending time with my husband, Myles, and dog, Sam.  Renovating our old farmhouse in Crozet. I also love cooking, traveling, jogging, and reading.

Best advice anyone ever gave you?
“Persistence will get you very far in life.”

What about you would surprise us?
I love college football and am a huge Virginia Tech Hokies fan – even though I am a Wahoo (I grew up in Blacksburg).  Also, I am a budding electrician, I rewired over the half the outlets and switches in our house.


Jennifer Burnsed, M.D.

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