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Timothy Burns

  • Physician Assistant, Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery



As a physician assistant in the Neurosurgery Cerebrovascular Department, I work with inpatients and outpatients. I would describe my care philosophy as one of thoughtful listening. A large part of my profession is listening to all the details and clues patients share with me.

Studying to become a physician assistant was the logical choice for me. It fulfilled my interests in science, technology and people. I enjoy working with children because I value the process of following them over time as they progress through their phases of development.

I’ve had a great love for science and technology since childhood. The subjects always held my attention and had me wanting to know more. There is also a large part of me that loves talking with people from all walks of life. I also think it’s therapeutic for patients and families when their provider takes the time to listen without interjection. They feel heard, and this helps strengthen relationships.

The cerebrovascular (CV) clinic at Cincinnati Children’s is a multidisciplinary clinic specializing in blood flow and blood vessels in the brain. Our team works together to make sure the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation services are seamless.

As a transplant to the Midwest from New England, I’m still trying to figure out the love of college football. I like exploring new cities, catching live sporting events, trying different pizzas and watching my Boston Celtics.

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