Erich Burton, DO

Hometown: Ancaster, Ontario, Canada
College: University of Florida
Medical School: Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine – Blacksburg, VA

As the son of a wanderlust pilot, my origins are complex and murky. Born in Indiana, I received my Canadian citizenship at age 5 and spent the subsequent years shuffling between Florida, Alaska, Hawaii, Washington, Canada, North Carolina, and California. After obtaining my private pilot’s license in high school I spent the next 4 years studying Philosophy at the University of Florida. During college when I wasn’t contemplating metaphysics or systematically studying forms of deduction, I spent countless hours racing mountain bikes, road bikes, fixing bicycles, rock climbing, and endeavoring trips to the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. Following college I spent several years near exclusively white water kayaking, exploring rivers in the South Eastern and Western U.S., Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, and New Zealand. Before medical school I held an array of seasonal and part-time jobs including UPS package handler, music teacher, backcountry trip leader, outdoor educator, EMT, math tutor, camp counselor, safety kayaker, library assistant, and bicycle mechanic. These experiences culminated with me finding a great work-life balance while attending medical school in Blacksburg, VA.

My professional interests include POCUS, critical care, sepsis, electrocardiography, clinical decision- making, meta-cognition, and cognitive errors/biases. I’m privileged to be training at Prisma Health and stoked to begin developing my craft!