Trevor D. Burt


Research immunologist and music lover

Dr. Trevor D. Burt is a neonatologist specializing in the care of critically ill newborns. His patients include premature infants and newborns requiring intensive care, such as those with birth and cardiac defects, surgical issues and genetic syndromes. He also treats babies who have difficulty or trauma before or during birth and those who require extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) for cardiac and respiratory support.

In his research, Burt focuses on the immune system and its role in HIV and other chronic infections, as well as the development of immune systems and how they influence response to infection.

Burt earned his medical degree at Harvard Medical School. He completed a combined internship and residency in pediatrics at Children's Hospital Boston and Boston Medical Center, followed by a fellowship in neonatal-perinatal medicine at UCSF. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the California Thoracic Society.

  • Education

    Harvard School of Medicine, 2002

  • Residencies

    Children's Hospital of Boston, Pediatrics, 2005

  • Fellowships

    UCSF Medical Center, Neonatology, 2009

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor

  • Languages


My mission is to understand the immunological causes of preterm birth as well as to discover reasons underlying the susceptibility of newborns to infection.

Fetal Treatment Center

Betty Irene Moore Women's Hospital

1855 Fourth St., Second Floor, Room A-2432
San Francisco, CA 94158