Bio – Burgess, Lawrence

Lawrence P.A. Burgess, M.D.

Title:    Director Surgery Medical Student Education, Director Telehealth Research Institute
Specialty:    Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

After graduating from the John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii in 1980, he trained in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, which included fellowship training in Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery and Facial Reconstructive Surgery at Stanford University Medical Center. Following a distinguished career in the U.S. Army, where he served as Chief of Otolaryngology and Residency Program director, followed by Chief of Surgical Services at Tripler Army Medical Center. After retiring from the military in 2002, he returned to JABSOM as Professor of Surgery, as well as directing the Telehealth Research Institute. He was more recently named Director Surgery Medical Student Education. Recent research and publications surround telehealth topics. He has published over 66 scientific articles, 1 book, and 5 book chapters.


Military Region Award Winning Paper American College of Surgeons – 1989
   Committee on Trauma 1989 Residents’ Paper Competition (co author)

Ira Tresley Research Award – 1990
   Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Certificate of Honor American Academy of Oto-Head and Neck Surgery – 1990

Honorable Mention, Candidate’s Thesis – 1992
   American Laryngological, Rhinological and Otological Society

Monograph Award, Reanimation of the Paralyzed Face. Thieme, NY 1994. – 1995
   American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

The Lewis Aspey Mologne Award – 2000
   The Surgeon General of the Army Award for Academic Excellence

Distinguished Service Award – 2005
   American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Health Care Technology Management (HCTM) Annual Meeting, Best Paper – 2007
   Hospital of the Future Conference, Pisa, Italy, 3-5 October (co-author)

Publications (Recent/Selected):

Garshnek V, Burgess L: The dengue fever outbreak in Hawaii: a bioterrorism model for vector-borne illnesses. Int J Healthcare Technology and Management 2007;8(6):661-675.

Aschwanden C, Cornelius C, Burgess L, Montgomery K, Sharma A. Centralized data recording for a distributed surgical skills trainer to facilitate automated proficiency evaluation. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2007;125:28-30.

Vincent DS, Sherstyuk A, Burgess L, Connolly KK. Teaching mass casualty triage
skills using immersive three-dimensional virtual reality. Acad Emerg Med. 2008; 15(11):1160-5

Vincent DA, Burgess L, Berg BW, Connolly KK. Teaching Mass Casualty Triage Skills Using Iterative Multimanikin Simulations. Prehospital Emergency Care 2009; 13(2):241-246.

Herdman TH, Burgess L, Ebright PR, Paulson SS, Powell-Cope G, Hancock H, Wada E, Cadman EC: Impact of Continuous Vigilance Monitoring on Nursing Workflow. The Journal of Nursing Administration 2009; 19(3):123-129.

Hetzler RK, Stickley CD, Kimura IF, LaBotz M, Nichols AW, Nakasone KT, Sargent
RW, Burgess LP. The effect of dynamic intermittent hypoxic conditioning on arterial oxygen saturation. Wilderness Environ Med. 2009 Spring;20(1):26-32.

Burgess LP, Herdman TH, Feaster WH, Berg BW, Hebsur S. Alarm limit settings for early warning systems to identify at-risk patients. J Adv Nursing 2009; 65(9):1844-52.

Ikehara C, Aschwanden C, Burgess L, Montgomery K, Mok DK. Evaluating a virtual reality motor-skills simulator. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2009;142:128-32.

Garshnek, V., Burgess, L., Birkmire-Peters, D., Aschwanden, C., Horne, D., Burgess, B., Clyde, R.D., and Meyer, M.R. Mass medication distribution for disease outbreak: comparison of personal digital assistant and paper-based decision support. Int. J. Healthcare Technology and Management, 10 (4/5): 226-244, 2009.

Ackerman MJ, Filart R, Burgess LP, Lee I, Poropatich RK. Developing Next-Generation Telehealth Tools and Technologies: Patients, Systems, and Data Perspectives. Telemed J E Health January/February 2010, 16(1): 93-95.