Clinical Leadership for Physicians
This awardee has led numerous clinical innovations, including building novel clinical service lines and large-scale surge plans for the COVID-19 pandemic.
Marisha Burden, MD, FACP, SFHM, is the division head of Hospital Medicine and associate professor of medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.
Dr. Burden completed her medical degree at the University of Oklahoma School of Medicine graduating with the honor of Alpha Omega Alpha. She completed her residency at the University of Colorado in the hospitalist training track. Dr. Burden’s interests include building a thriving workforce and building clinical staffing models that support the workforce to do its best work; this in turn drives outstanding patient and institutional outcomes. She has led numerous clinical innovations, including building novel clinical service lines and building large-scale surge plans for the COVID-19 pandemic. She also devotes considerable time and effort to mentoring, faculty advancement, and educational efforts.
Dr. Burden dedicates her time to many diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. She is the co-founder and co-chair for the Society of Hospital Medicine Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Special Interest group. Dr. Burden uses research methods to develop and understand best practices. She is the co-lead for the Hospital Medicine Reengineering Network (HOMERuN) Research Network Workforce Planning Group, principal investigator on an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality study “Discharge in the AM: A Randomized Control Trial of Physician Rounding Styles to Improve Hospital Flow,” and recently received a Total Worker Health Pilot Grant to study hospitalist work.