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Donna Ferriero, MD, MS

Children give us joy in the present and hope for the future. Here in the UCSF Department of Pediatrics, we make sure that future is as bright as possible for every infant, child and young adult struggling with illness.

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Trevor Burt, MD

Assistant Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics

Contact Info

University of California, San Francisco
533 Parnassus Ave, UC Hall U503
University of California, San Francisco, Box 0748
San Francisco, CA. 94143–0734


  • 1993–1997, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. B.Sc. (Hons)
  • 1997–2002, Harvard Medical School, Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, M.D.
  • 2002–2003, Children’s Hospital, Boston, Department of Medicine, Internship in Pediatrics
  • 2003–2005, Children’s Hospital, Boston, Department of Medicine, Residency in Pediatrics
  • 2005–2009, University of California San Francisco, Division of Neonatology, Fellowship in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Board Certification

  • 2010, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
  • 2005, American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics

Clinical Expertise

  • Neonatology

Research Interests

  • Development of the fetal and neonatal immune system.
  • Immune system regulation in HIV and other chronic infectious diseases.

UCSF Program Affiliations


Dr. Trevor Burt earned his medical degree at Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST), where he worked in the laboratory of Drs. Michael Grusby and Laurie Glimcher studying the molecular basis of T cell differentiation. Subsequently, he completed an internship and residency in Pediatrics at Children's Hospital Boston and Boston Medical Center in the Boston Combined Residency Program (BCRP). He completed a post-doctoral fellowship in the laboratory of Dr. Mike McCune in the UCSF Division of Experimental Medicine, and a clinical fellowship in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine in the UCSF Division of Neonatology. He is a former fellow of the Pediatric Scientist Development Program.

Current Research

A coordinated response of both the innate and acquired arms of the immune system is essential to effectively fight infectious diseases. An insufficient immune response may lead to overwhelming infection. In the case of many pathogens, however, and overly aggressive immune response can exacerbate and prolong the course of infection. Dr. Burt’s research interests have focused on how the human immune system responds to, and regulates, its response to the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and other chronic infections. Specifically, he is interested in the role of the immuno-modulatory enzymes Heme Oxygenase-1 (HO-1) and Indoleamine 2,3, Dioxygenase (IDO) in altering the immune response to HIV. He is also focused on the development of the human fetal and newborn immune system, and how the developmental state of the immune system can influence its response to infection.

Recent Publications (PubMed)

Last updated 02-10-2012