Dr. William Burns has co-authored a chapter to a recently released book entitled Palliative Skills for Frontline Clinicians, which addresses the challenges of delivering complex care to patients living with serious illnesses. Spanning emergency medicine, internal medicine, surgery and various subspecialties, each chapter reads like a story, comparing usual care with a step-by-step palliative-based approach.
Dr. Burns contributed the chapter "A Palliative Approach to End-Stage COPD" along with Carter Neugarten, MD of the Rush University Medical Center.
Dr. Burns completed residency training in Chicago at the Northwestern University Emergency Medicine program. After serving as Chief Resident during his fourth year, he completed a fellowship in Hospice & Palliative Medicine. Upon completion of fellowship, Dr. Burns joined the faculty of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and works both in the emergency department and on the palliative care service.