John Burns MD


Dr Burns is a Clinical Instructor of Plastic Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and is in private practice with a renowned group of plastic surgeons at The Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute in the Tom Landry Center on the campus of Baylor University Medical Center. Dr Burns was raised in Dallas and graduated from Highland Park High School. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr Burns completed his medical training at the University of Texas Medical Branch graduating summa cum laude from the research honors program. As one of the top students, he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honorary society. He stayed at the University of Texas Medical Branch where he completed a residency in Plastic Surgery. In addition, he completed externships in microvascular surgery at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas and cosmetic surgery with Drs Tom Baker and James Stuzin in Miami, Florida. Dr Burns completed a fellowship in laser surgery at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center under the direction of his current partners: Drs. A. Jay Burns and Rod J. Rohrich. His leadership in the field is evidenced by the numerous peer reviewed articles and book chapters he has published on the subject of plastic surgery.

Dr Burns is well trained in all aspects of plastic and cosmetic surgery. His philosophy is to achieve the finest possible result with the least risk. This is why Dr Burns insists on using only physician anesthesiologists for all but the most simple of procedures. In addition, he operates in an onsite fully accredited surgery center, Dallas Day Surgery Center, or at Baylor University Hospital and with the Plastic and Craniofacial Institute for Infants and Children at the Children’s Medical Center in Dallas. As the first plastic surgeon in the United States to complete a fellowship in laser surgery, he brings a unique and unmatched expertise in facial rejuvenation. Many plastic surgeons offer only surgical solutions to restore a more youthful appearance. While surgery can often achieve remarkable improvements, failing to optimize the appearance of the skin will inevitably yield suboptimal results. With his advanced training in laser surgery, Dr Burns is uniquely qualified to address every aspect of facial rejuvenation.

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