As a pediatric anesthesiologist specializing in regional blocks and pain management, research is needed to improve post-surgical outcomes and rapid return to function. Some surgeries are quite invasive and can have lengthy rehabilitation. Proper pain management is essential in aiding recovery and getting patients back to their normal lives.


Anesthesiologists' Preferences regarding Visitor Presence during Placement of Neuraxial Labor Analgesia
Anesthesiology Research and Practice
Kumaraswami, S. and Pothula, S. and Inchiosa, M.A. and Kubal, K.P. and Burns, M.A.
DOI: 10.1155/2018/3481975

Sciatic (Popliteal Fossa) Catheter for Pediatric Pain Management of Sickle Cell Crisis: A Case Report
A & A case reports
Weber, G. and Liao, S. and Burns, M.A.
DOI: 10.1213/XAA.0000000000000598


Chronic Pain in Patients
Chronic pain can be difficult to live with and treat. I am currently looking at projects aimed at better understanding the patients who come to the chronic pain service, to assess if the therapies used in clinic are effective long term when the patients return home.

I am also interested in studying how the use of marijuana impacts the effectiveness of pain management therapies and anesthetics.