Professor David Burgner

Professor David Burgner


Senior Research Fellow and Group Leader
Murdoch Children’s Research Institute
Elected in 2022
Citation on election

Professor David Burgner is a practising paediatric infectious diseases physician, leads the Inflammatory Origins Group and co-leads the LifeCourse longitudinal observational cohorts initiative at Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. He is Education Officer for the World Society of Paediatric Infectious Diseases.

Professor Burgner is an international authority on understanding the susceptibility and consequences to childhood infection and inflammation, particularly in relation to the development of cardiometabolic disease risk. He is an internationally-recognised clinical and scientific leader in Kawasaki disease and has made major scientific, clinical and policy contributions to the Australian response to the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly the hyperinflammatory post-infectious syndrome in children.

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