Dr. Burns graduated from West Point and served as the men’s tennis team captain during his senior year. After orthopedic surgery training, Dr. Burns completed subspecialty fellowship training in Orthopedic Sports Medicine at the John A. Feagin, Jr. Sports Medicine Fellowship. In 2014, he participated in the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) traveling fellowship to South America. He is board certified in orthopedic surgery and subspecialty certified in sports medicine.
He served as the Chief of Sports Medicine at SAMMC for seven years and has experience managing complex shoulder, hip, and knee injuries. Dr. Burns specializes in shoulder replacement surgery and arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, hip, and knee. He has performed thousands of orthopedic operations including shoulder replacement, reverse shoulder replacement, partial shoulder replacement, rotator cuff repair, shoulder instability operations, hip arthroscopy, labral repair, treatment of femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), ACL reconstruction, meniscus repair, and cartilage repair (OATS and MACI).
Dr. Burns completed orthopedic surgery residency and obtained his medical degree from UT Health Science Center Houston, where he was elected to the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. As an undergraduate at West Point, he was elected to Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, was a four year letterman on the tennis team, was a National Academic All-American, and was awarded the Eastern College Athletic Conference Merit Medal for athletics and scholarship.
In his medical career he has been active in research publishing over 35 peer-reviewed publications and co-authored five book chapters. He has been the site primary investigator on three nationally funded trials evaluating new treatments of orthopedic injuries. He was awarded the AAOS Achievement Award in 2018.
During his time in the military Dr. Burns had the opportunity to serve as a deployed orthopedic surgeon in Mosul, Iraq and Kabul, Afghanistan treating injured service members.
When not treating patients, Dr. Burns enjoys working out, playing tennis, and spending time with his four kids and wife.
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John A Feagin, Jr. Sports Medicine Fellowship
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Fellowship