David R. Burt, MD

David R. Burt, MD

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine

Burt Cover Photo

Director, UVA Chest Pain Center
Founder, Project UPSTART


  • BS, Fisheries/ Wildlife Biology, University of North Dakota (1994)
  • MD, University of North Dakota School of Medicine (1999)
  • Residency, Emergency Medicine, Butterworth Hospital Grand Rapids, Michigan (2000)
  • Elective in International Emergency Medicine, Guatemala (2002)
  • Fellowship, Cardiovascular Emergencies, University of Virginia Health System (2003)

Clinical and Research Interests:

  • Refinement of Systems of Care for acute heart attack, stroke and sudden incident cardiac arrest
  • Quality Improvement Strategies in acute myocardial infarction, stroke and cardiac arrest
  • Adult education theory and its application within the emergency and acute care environment
  • Simulation medicine and its utilization within resident and medical school education
  • International program development theory and application
  • Guatemala-focused educational program development and outreach and EMS ECG education.

Personal Interests:

  • Potato guns

Selected Publications:

  • David R Burt, Chris Ghaemmaghami, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA; Robert Rosen, Culpeper Regional Hosp, Culpeper, VA; Larry Gimple, Robert O'Connor, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, “Standardized STEMI Alert Protocols and Interfacility Transfer Guidelines Optimize STEMI Reperfusion Times”, American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2011, Orlando, FL; November 15, 2011
  • David Burt, “Service/Learning/Culture (SLC) for UVA Medical Students.” University of Virginia School of Medicine; 2011 Academy of Distinguished Educators (ADE), March 9, 2011.
  • David Burt, Jonathan Abelson, Jessica Ohana Gonzalez; “The Service/Language/Culture Guatemala Elective: A culturally and Economically Equitable Collaboration with Underserved Guatemala Communities”, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Global Health Symposium, 2010
  • David Burt, Steven Tropello, Sandra Chase, Kathleen Johnston, Richard McNamara: “The Impact of Project UPSTART (The Use of Procedural Standardization to Reduce Recognition to Reperfusion Time in STEMI) on STEMI treatment Times at Two Dissimilar PCI Centers”; American Heart Association, 2008 Annual Scientific Conferences, April 30-May 2, 2008.
  • Thomas JJ, Jeffrey St. Amant J, Brady WJ, Burt DR, Holstege CP, Ghaemmaghami CA: Emergency Physicians are Reliable at Cardiac Catheterization Lab Activation in the Setting of Acute STEMI. Critical Pathways in Cardiology 2007
  • David R Burt, Sandra L Chase, Kathleen A Johnston; “ Impact of an Acute Myocardial Infarction Quality Improvement Team and Utilization of a STEMI ALERT Process on Decreasing Time to Treatment in STEMI”; American Heart Association: 7th Scientific Forum on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research in Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke; Washington, DC; May 8-9, 2006.

P.O. Box 800699
Charlottesville, VA 22908
Phone: (434) 982-4845                                                           
E-mail: drb5p@virginia.edu