Dr. Burns earned his medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in 1986 and was commissioned in the United Stated Air Force. He completed his general surgery residency at David Grant U.S.A.F. Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base in California.
Upon completion of his residency in 1991, Dr. Burns was assigned to Misawa Air Force Base in Northern Japan where he served as Chief of Surgery and Anesthesia for two years. His subsequent assignment as a General Surgeon was at the U.S.A.F. Academy Hospital where he served for five years. Air Force recognitions included a Commendation Medal and a Meritorious Service Medal. For the next twenty-one years, Dr. Burns was in private practice providing surgical care at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs.
He and his wife, Rita Burr, MD, have two children. Beth, a U.C.C.S. graduate, is an ICU nurse and Tyler, a U.S.A.F. Academy graduate, is a systems engineer in the Air Force.
Qualifications and experience
- Surgery - Trauma and Acute Care, Digestive System - Biliary Surgery, Digestive System - Gastrointestinal Surgery, Surgery - Laparoscopic Surgery, Surgery - Robotic Surgery, Digestive System - Hernia, Digestive System - Hemorrhoids
- Languages spoken
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (1986)
David Grant USAF Medical Center (1987)
David Grant USAF Medical Center (1991)