UR Medicine is pleased to announce the addition of David E. Burns, M. D. as an Assistant Professor of Surgery. Dr. Burns will see patients at Highland Hospital. Prior to joining Highland, he was an attending general surgeon
at Genesee Surgical Associates since 2007.
Dr. Burns earned his bachelor's degree in English from Haverford College in Haverford, PA and completed pre-med, post-baccalaureate training at Bryn Mawr College in Bryn Mawr, PA. He earned his medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and completed his internship in Internal Medicine at the California Pacific Medical Center inSan Francisco. He received internship and residency training in general surgery from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. As a resident Dr. Burns won several awards including the Chief Resident Teaching Award and election to Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Society (AOA).
Prior to his career in medicine and surgery, Dr. Burns was an elementary school teacher and taught in the United States, as well as in Chuuk, an island in Micronesia in the Western Pacific.
Dr. Burns is certified by the American Board of Surgery and has a special interest in Gastrointestinal surgery with a focus on minimally invasive techniques. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Rochester, an Associate Member of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and a member of the Society of Advanced Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgery (SAGES).
Patients are seen at Highland Hospital, Department of Surgery.