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John R. Burton, MD

John R. Burton, MD

Professor of Medicine
Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

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Dr. John R. Burton is a professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. He also is director of the Johns Hopkins Geriatric Education Center and Consortium.

Dr. Burton received his bachelor of science degree from Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio, and his MD degree from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. He served his internship and residency at Baltimore City Hospitals and completed his fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

His research interests include geriatrics curriculum development and evaluation for medical students and models of care delivery. His clinical interests are general geriatrics and primary care of older adults with chronic illness.

In addition to his extensive work as an educator and clinician, Dr. Burton has published more than 100 articles, chapters, and letters in various journals and books. He also was an editor of Principles of Ambulatory Medicine (Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore) and coauthor of Taking Charge of Your Health: A Guide to Getting the Best Health Care as You Age (The Johns Hopkins University Press, spring 2010).

He lectures throughout Maryland for the Johns Hopkins Geriatrics Education Center and conducts numerous seminars and other educational sessions. He is on the selection panel and is a mentor for the Leadership Development Program, ADGAP/John A. Hartford Foundation, and serves on the Board of Trustees for Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

He is a Master of the American College of Physicians, is a member of the Expert Panel on Aging for the American Medical Association, and serves in various capacities with numerous other professional organizations.