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Christine M. Burrows, MD

Professor of Clinical

Internal Medicine | College of Medicine

  • Intern &Resident : University of Cincinnati/Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center
  • Medical Degree: University of Virginia Health Sciences Center
  • Bachelor's Degree: Duke University
  • : Oxford University
  • : Imperial College
  • : University of Ghana and Holy Family Hospital
Board Certifications & Licenses

American Board of Internal Medicine (Certification Date: 20000822) - (Recertification Date: 20211020)


Internal Medicine

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Research Interests

Dr Burrows' practice interests include primary care of vulnerable populations, travel medicine, general internal medicine and pediatrics, wellness and lifestyles coaching, population health, chronic care managment of diabetes, CHF, and COPD, and women's health. In addition, Dr Burrows is a clinican educator with interest in quality improvement and resident education. Dr Burrows was trained in the Model for Improvement as part of UC Health's 2020 Inaugural Leader's Course.  She te...

Clinical Interests

Internal Medicine



Dr Burrows is the Medical Director for the Med-Peds Combined Faculty Resident Practice at UC.  She is trained in Performance Improvement and leads her practice's Hypertention QI work.  She is passionate about closing the gap on health care disparitites .  Dr Burrows leads a collaborativs with CCHMC and the Cincinnati Health Department to improve care to vulnerable populations. She has led the certification of the Med-Peds practice as a Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH).  She also serves as Medical Director for CPC+ (Comprehensive Primary Care), an innovative Medicare Program to redesign primary care in the US, by such changes as developing effective Care Managment, implementing team based multidisciplinary care, and driving quality based payment reform.   As a clinician-educator she leads the practice in developing innovative care delivery models to provide patient care and to educate residents in the evolving future of Primary Care.  She is a facilitator for Centering Group Visits in Diabetes and is a leader in expanding the Centering Group Model of care, based on the evidenced based model of CHI (Centering Healthcare Institiute) based in Boston.  She is an EPIC expert and works to improve patient care through data and interdisciplinary collaborations.  When asked what she thinks is most important ingredient in supporting patients and improving outcomes for  chronic illnesses, Dr Burrows states that developing long term realtionships with patients over time is the essential key in all she does.  

Personally, Dr Burrows enjoys yoga, basketball, hiking and time with her husband, 4 children, and all of her family.

Peer Reviewed Publications

Eckman, Mark H; Wise, Ruth; Leonard, Anthony C; Dixon, Estrelita; Burrows, Christine; Khan, Faisal; Warm, Eric 2012. Impact of health literacy on outcomes and effectiveness of an educational intervention in patients with chronic diseases. Patient education and counseling, 87 2, 143-51

Morris, Timothy A; Marsh, James J; Burrows, Craig M; Chiles, Peter G; Konopka, Ronald G; Pedersen, Craig A 2003. Urine and plasma levels of fibrinopeptide B in patients with deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. Thrombosis research, 110 2-3, 159-65

Burrows, C M; Mathews, W C; Colt, H G 2000. Predicting survival in patients with recurrent symptomatic malignant pleural effusions: an assessment of the prognostic values of physiologic, morphologic, and quality of life measures of extent of disease. Chest, 117 1, 73-8

Darling, T N; Burrows, C M; Blum, J J . Rapid shape change and release of ninhydrin-positive substances by Leishmania major promastigotes in response to hypo-osmotic stress. The Journal of protozoology, 37 6, 493-9