David E. Burns, M.D.

David E. Burns, M.D.

Contact Information

Highland Hospital
1000 South Avenue
Box HH 104
Rochester, NY 14620

Appointment: (585) 383-8830

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Patient Care Bio

Dr. Burns is originally from central New York and attended Haverford College, where he received a B.A. with a major in English. He did post Baccalaureate work at Bryn Mawr College.

After working as a newspaper reporter and grade school teacher, Dr. Burns spent three years teaching in the Western Pacific Island of Truk.

He subsequently decided to attend medical school, attending the University of Rochester and later pursuing training in Internal Medicine at the University of California at San Francisco. He returned to the University of Rochester for training in General Surgery. As a resident he won several awards including the Chief Resident Teaching Award and election to Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA).

Dr. Burns has a special interest in Gastrointestinal surgery with a focus on minimally invasive techniques. He is an Associate Member of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and a member of the Society of Advanced Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgery ( SAGES). He also serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Rochester.

Dr. Burns is excited by the opportunities that the growing practice at Genesee Surgical Associates offers him. He welcomes all patients to his practice.

Current Appointments

Assistant Professor - Department of Surgery, Bariatric/GI (SMD) - Primary


Surgery - American Board of Surgery


MD | University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry2000

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Residency in Surgery at University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry06/27/2003 - 06/26/2007
Internship in General Surgery at University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry06/26/2002 - 06/27/2003
Residency in Internal Medicine at California Pacific Medical Center06/23/2000 - 06/21/2002