Melissa Burger, MD

Melissa Burger, MDAssistant Professor of Anesthesiology

Contact information

Department of Anesthesiology
College of Medicine, University of Florida
PO Box 100254
1600 SW Archer Road
Gainesville, FL 32610


Administrative Assistant

Nettie Van Wyen
Phone:  (352) 273-8298



Melissa Burger, MD, joined us in October of 2018, as an Assistant Professor in the divisions of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine. She recently completed her Cardiovascular Anesthesia and Critical Care Fellowship with our own Department of Anesthesiology.

Dr. Burger earned her medical degree from University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine and completed her Anesthesia residency at University of Missouri School of Medicine. She is a member of several anesthesiology organizations and has also made a significant number of contributions to peer-reviewed publications, abstracts, and presentations.



2016-2018 Fellowship, Cardiovascular Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine University of Florida Gainesville, FL
2013-2016 Residency, Anesthesiology University of Missouri School of Medicine Columbia, MO
2009-2012 Surgery Internship and Residency UT Southwestern Medical Center Dallas, TX
2009 MD, Graduated with Research Distinction University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine Miami, FL
2006 MS, Microbiology and Immunology University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine  Miami, FL
 2001  BS, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Summa Cum Laude  University of Florida  Gainesville, FL


Professional Societies

  • Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists
  • Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists


Selected Publications

  • Burger MA, Peng YG. Literature Review: Vassopressin versus Norepinephrine in Patients with Vasoplegic Shock after Cardiac Surgery: The VANCS Randomized Controlled Trial. SCA Bulletin. 2017 April Vol 16: No 2
  • Hernandez A, Burger M, Blomberg BB, Ross WA, Gaynor JJ, Lindner I, Cirocco R, Mathew JM, Carreno M, Jin Y, Lee KP, Esquenazi V, Miller J. Inhibition of NF-kappa B during human dendritic cell differentiation generates anergy and regulatory T-cell activity for one but not two human leukocyte antigen DR mismatches. Human Immunology. 2007 Sep; 68(9): 715-729
  • Hernandez A, Ross WA, Blomberg BB, Burger M, Mathew JM, Tzakis A, Miller J, and Esquenazi V. Human dendritic cells treated with inhibitors of NF-kappaB abrogate responses to alloantigen. Human Immunology. 2004 Sep; 65(9-10, Supplement 1): S62
  • Hernandez, A, Lindner I, Blomberg, BB, Hussini, S, Burger, M, Mathew JM, Carreno M, Garcia-Morales R, Fuller L, Jin Y, Rosen A, Lee KP, Miller J, Esquenazi V. Suppression of allogeneic T cell proliferation through blocking of NF-KB in the differentiation process of human dendritic cells. Human Immunology. 2003 Oct; 64(10, Supplement 1): S128.
  • DeLuca LA, Glass SG, Johnson RE, Burger M. Description and evaluation of a canine volunteer blood donor program. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science. 2006 Apr; 9(2): 129-141
  • Reddy V, Garraway K, Kielbasa J, Mossak H, Randolph J, Schold J, Meyer C, Greene S, Burger M, Sugrue M, Wingard J. Elevated Levels of Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha Are Associated With A Risk For Developing Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Infection After Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (SCT). Blood. 2003 Nov; 102(11): 151