James F. Burris, MD, FACP, FCP

James F. Burris, MD, FACP, FCP

Title: Clinical Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology
Company: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, United States

James F. Burris, MD, FACP, FCP, Clinical Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology at the Georgetown University School of Medicine, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators and Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in pharmacology, hypertension, geriatrics and higher education.

Interested in the biological sciences since he was a teenager, Dr. Burris attended Brown University, from which he received a Bachelor of Science in biology and paleontology in 1970. During his undergraduate and medical studies, he secured an internship with the National Institutes of Health, through which he worked for five summers in various laboratories in order to attain additional scientific experience. Through these experiences, he realized his passion for medicine, and thus, received a Doctor of Medicine from the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University in 1974.

Following many years in medical and academic roles, Dr. Burris joined the Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1981, where he excels as a clinical professor of medicine and pharmacology. In his educational role, he focuses his attention on hypertension, abnormalities of lipids in the human body, clinical pharmacology and geriatrics. Notably, Dr. Burris participated in the revision of federal standards for the protection of human subjects in research, and he is especially proud of being elected a fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacology.

To remain abreast of developments in his chosen fields, Dr. Burris has maintained affiliation with the American Geriatric Society, the Council on Circulation of the American Heart Association and the International Society of Hypertension. Additionally, he is a member of the American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, the American College of Clinical Pharmacology and the American College of Physicians, through which he is recognized as an emeritus member. Civically engaged as well, he is a board member of the Audubon Naturalist Society and an adult leader of the Boy Scouts of America, through which he is also named an Eagle Scout. He attributes his immense success to the examples set before him by his mentors throughout his career, including his professor of geology at Brown University and the chief of medicine at the Washington VA Medical Center. Looking forward, he intends to ease into retirement.

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