Deepa Burman, MD, FAASM

  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics
  • Co-Director, Pediatric Sleep Evaluation Center, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

Burman serves as the co-director of the Pediatric Sleep Evaluation Center and is directly involved in patient care, education and quality improvement initiatives of the program. She received her medical degree in 2006 from Delhi, India and received residency training at UPMC Shadyside Family Medicine Residency Program. She completed a one-year Sleep Medicine fellowship at the UPMC Montefiore Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine. Before her appointment at Children's Hospital, she worked as a consultant and faculty at UPMC McKeesport Family Medicine Residency Program where she identified gaps in management of patients with sleep disorders in a primary care setting.

Burman has also been instrumental in disseminating sleep medicine knowledge regionally, nationally and internationally. She has continually educated many audiences in the field of Adult and Pediatric Sleep Disorders and Obesity Medicine and delivered several talks on those topics. 

Beyond her clinical and academic endeavors,  Burman is also very active in community engagements and have held several well received talks in the community to help disseminate knowledge about sleep disorders, their recognition and management. She has also been interviewed by local media on several occasions on sleep disorders in children.

Professional and Scientific Society Memberships

  • American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), 2009-Present 
  • Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians (PAFP), 2009-Present 
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), 2011-Present 
  • Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM), 2012-Present 
  • American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI), 2013-Present 
  • American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin in Sleep (AAPIOS), 2014-Present 
  • Family Medicine Education Consortium, 2015-Present 
  • Pennsylvania Sleep Society, 2016-Present 

Education & Training

  • MBBS, University College of Medical Sciences, 2005
  • Internship/Residency in Family Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2008-2011
  • Fellowship in Sleep Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2011-2012

Selected Publications

Shrivastava U K, Gupta A, Burman D. Mini Laparoscopic vs. Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy. Trop   Gastroenterlogy. 2005 Jul-Sep;26(3):149-51Pub Med ID: 16512468

Full Publication List via NIH PubMed »

Academic and Research Interests

  • Integrated management of pediatric sleep disorders care within a primary care setting  
  • Weight management for treatment of sleep disorders 
  • Care for sleep disorders in underserved populations