Julia Burd, MD

Julia Burd, MD

Clinical Fellow, Maternal-Fetal Medicine


Undergrad: Fordham University
Medical School: Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson
Residency: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
PubMed name: Julia Burd


Hometown: Lambertville, NJ
Pronouns: she/her/hers

What are your research interests?
Labor and delivery management, critical care of the pregnant patient, maternal cardiac disease

What are your hobbies? 
Biking, traveling, being outdoors, eating

What’s one thing most people don’t know about you? 
I have a lightning bolt shaped scar!

Awards & Honors

  • 2022 John B. Franklin, M.D. Award Awarded by TJUH to the resident best exemplifying qualities of dedication, compassion, and humanitarianism
  • 2021 Dr. Frank B. Lovett Memorial Fund Award Awarded by community-based OB/GYN practitioners for excellence in compassion and patient care
  • 2021 Thomas Jefferson Excellence in Family Planning Award
  • 2021 Thomas Jefferson Excellence in Maternal Fetal Medicine Award
  • 2019 Thomas Jefferson Excellence in Medical Teaching Award
  • 2018 Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Academic Excellence Award in Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • 2018 Glasgow-Rubin Certificate for Academic Achievement. Presented to women who graduate in the top 10% of their medical school class
  • 2017 Gold Humanism Honor Society Inductee
  • 2017 Junior AOA Membership


Why did you choose WashU for residency?

It felt like a perfect fit on my interview day: the research infrastructure was astounding, the clinical acuity and variety were excellent, and the training seemed well-rounded and full of opportunities to do just about anything I wanted to do. But more than anything, it was the incredible people I met who are passionate about improving women’s lives and their community through clinical care and research that drew this Jersey girl to the Midwest.

What are you looking forward to the most by being a fellow at WashU?

Getting to know this patient population and diving deeper into clinical research. Also, barbecue.

What advice would you give OBGYN residents applying for your chosen fellowship specialty?

As much as you can, enjoy your interviews! It is an amazing opportunity to talk about clinical care, research, and beyond with leaders in the field.

What goals do you hope to accomplish during your fellowship?
I hope to learn and see everything I can, to teach well, and to make an impact with research.