Gillian Burgess is an occupational therapist who has worked with patients of all ages, from infants to older adults, when hospitalized or receiving care in the clinic. She provides evaluations and treatment, and helps make recommendations for the next level of care as patients make progress in their recoveries. To provide the best possible care, she works closely with all members of the medical team.
Burgess has cared for patients at UCSF since 2012. She currently works in the hospital acute care setting, where she helps patients recover from stroke and other brain injuries or neurological conditions. She has a special interest in neurological vision deficits and cognitive impairment following brain injuries.
Burgess has contributed to two published neuroscience studies that looked at occupational therapy. One investigated occupational therapists' perspectives on caring for patients who have double vision; the other investigated the use of occupational therapy services in an acute care setting for adult patients with brain tumors.
After earning a bachelor's degree in occupational therapy at the University of Cape Town in South Africa, Burgess earned a doctor of occupational therapy degree at Creighton University.
Creighton University, OT, 2018