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Robert Sheridan

Robert L. Sheridan, MD

  • General Surgery

Rob Sheridan, M.D., is the chief of staff at Shriners Children's Boston. He 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's burn and trauma 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 scholarship obligation, he joined the Massachusetts General Hospital Burn and Trauma Services and Shriners Children's where he has been active in burns, trauma and surgical critical care. He transitioned into the Army Reserve where assignments included humanitarian surgical missions and two deployments with Forward Surgical Teams in Afghanistan.

Dr. Sheridan has several active clinical research projects with funding from Shriners Children's, foundation, and industry. He 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 director of the burn service at the Shriners Children's Boston and is an attending surgeon in the Massachusetts General Hospital burn unit. He is past president of the American Burn Association, a colonel (retired) in the US Army and a professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School.

Pediatric Care


More About Me

Board Certifications
  • American Board of Surgery, General Surgery, Surgery - General
  • American Board of Surgery, General Surgery, Surgical Critical Care
Education and Training

Medical Education
Boston University
Boston, MA
United States of America

Madigan Army Medical Center
McChord, WA
United States of America

Walter Reed Army Hospital
Bethesda, MD
United States of America

Institute of Surgical Research
San Antonio, TX
United States of America

Academic Positions and Locations

Harvard Medical School

Leadership and Memberships
  • June 2022-Present: Chief of Staff, Shriners Children's Boston
  • 2019-2021: Interim Chief of Staff, Shriners Children's Boston
  • 2010-2011: President, American Burn Association
  • 2014-Present: Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
  • 2010-Present: COL USAR
Editorial Positions
  • 2005: Reviewer, Annals of Surgery
  • 2005: Reviewer, JBCR
  • 2005: Reviewer, Journal of Trauma
  • 2005: Reviewer, Burns
Awards and Honors
  • 2015-Present, Boston Magazine Best Doctors Awards


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