About Robert Sheridan, MD

Rob Sheridan graduated from Boston University’s six-year medical program Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha. He attended school with a military scholarship, completed training in general surgery at Walter Reed, and served as a general surgeon in Honduras, Germany, and Colorado. He then trained in burns, trauma, and critical care at the Army Institute of Surgical Research (the Army Burn Unit) in San Antonio and subsequently served in Germany as triage officer at the Landstuhl trauma center in support of Operation Desert Storm. Upon completion of his active duty military obligation, he joined the Massachusetts General Hospital Burn and Trauma Services and Shriners Hospital for Children where he has been active in burns, trauma, and surgical critical care. He transitioned into the Army Reserve where assignments included humanitarian surgical missions as well as deployments with Forward Surgical Teams in Afghanistan. He has several active clinical research projects with funding from Shriners Hospitals for Children, foundation, and industry and has published over 250 papers, book chapters, editorials, and online resources. Dr. Sheridan was a finalist for the Schwartz Center Compassionate Caregiver Award and Medal of Honor Foundation’s Citizen Service Award and received the American Academy of Chest Physician’s Governors Community Service Award. He is certified in surgery and in surgical critical care and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Sheridan is the medical director of the burn service and interim chief of staff at the Boston Shriners Hospital for Children and is an attending surgeon in the Massachusetts General Hospital burn unit.  He is recent past president of the American Burn Association, a Colonel (ret) in the US Army, and a Professor of Surgery at the Harvard Medical School.

Clinical Interests:



Shriner's Hospital for Children
51 Blossom Street
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-726-3575
Phone: 617-371-4712
Fax: 617-371-4740

Burns Service, Department of Surgery
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 
Phone: 617-726-3712

Medical Education

  • MD, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Residency, Walter Reed Army Medical Center
  • Residency, Walter Reed Army Medical Center c/o National Capital Consortium
  • Fellowship, Army Institute of Surgical Research
  • Fellowship, Institute of Surgical Research
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital

American Board Certifications

  • Surgical Critical Care, American Board of Surgery
  • Surgery, American Board of Surgery
  • Surgery, American Board of Surgery
  • Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

Accepted Insurance Plans

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