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Megan K. Burns, M.D., M.A.

Megan K. Burns, M.D., M.A.


Obstetrics & Gynecology , Urogynecology

4.6 out of 5 stars
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Appointment (585) 487-3400


Pelvic Health & Continence Specialties

500 Red Creek Drive, Suite 120
Rochester, NY 14623

About Me

Professional Background

Dr. Burns received her Bachelor's Degree in Biology and Chemistry and her Master's Degree in Bioethics from Case Western Reserve University in 2006. She received her Medical Degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine in 2012. She completed her Internship at Geisinger Medical Center...
Dr. Burns received her Bachelor's Degree in Biology and Chemistry and her Master's Degree in Bioethics from Case Western Reserve University in 2006. She received her Medical Degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine in 2012. She completed her Internship at Geisinger Medical Center and completed her residency training at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio in 2017, where she received her certification in DaVinci robot-assisted surgery.

She pursued advanced training in gynecologic laparoscopy through a Society of Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgeons Fellowship under the tutelage of Dr. Camran Nezhat. Her fellowship had a strong emphasis in the evaluation and management of complicated endometriosis and advanced laparoscopic surgical techniques.

Following completion of her fellowship, she served on the faculty at the University of Massachusetts in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. In 2021, she relocated to the University of Rochester. She now serves as faculty in the Division of Urogynecology and practices in the Center for Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery and Pelvic Pain.

Her interests include the endometriosis, pelvic adhesive disease, uterine fibroids, chronic pelvic pain, and care for transgender patients seeking gender-affirming case. She practices excisional surgery for advanced endometriosis, including multi-organ disease. She welcomes referrals for patients with complex gynecologic disease or those who may require a surgeon with advanced skills in laparoscopic gynecology, including robot-assisted laparoscopy.

Certified Specialties

Obstetrics & Gynecology - American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Faculty Appointments

Assistant Professor - Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (SMD)


Residency & Fellowship

Fellowship, Center for Special Minimally Invasive & Robotic Surgery. 2017 - 2018

Residency, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Good Samaritan Hospital. 2014 - 2017

Residency, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Geisinger Medical Center. 2012 - 2013


Journal Articles

A Patient with severe adenomyosis requests uterine-sparing surgery (PDF)

Nezhat, C, Wood, M, Burns, MK, Nezhat A.

OBG Management. 2019; 31(2): 28-30, 32-34, 36-37, 49.

Modern surgical techniques for gastrointestinal endometriosis (PDF)

Camran Nezhat, MD; Megan Kennedy Burns, MD, MA; Michelle A. Wood, DO; and Ceana Nezhat, MD.

OBG Management. 2019; 31(6): 36-43.

Genitourinary Endometriosis (PDF)

Burns, M.K.; Wood, M.; Nezhat, C.; Nezhat, F.

OBG Management. 2019; 31(3): 33-38.

Overcoming the Challenging Cervix: Identification and Techniques to Access the Uterine Cavity.

Wood MA, Kerrigan KL, Burns MK, Glenn TL, Ludwin A, Christianson MS, Bhagavath B, Lindheim SR

Obstetrical & gynecological survey.. 2018 November 73 (11):641-649. Epub 1900 01 01.

Vaginal Cuff Dehiscence and Evisceration: A Review.

Nezhat C, Kennedy Burns M, Wood M, Nezhat C, Nezhat A, Nezhat F

Obstetrics and gynecology.. 2018 October 132 (4):972-985. Epub 1900 01 01.

Diagnostic and treatment guidelines for gastrointestinal and genitourinary endometriosis.

Young S, Burns MK, DiFrancesco L, Nezhat A, Nezhat C

Journal of the Turkish German Gynecological Association.. 2017 December 1518 (4):200-209. Epub 1900 01 01.

Pregnancy complications in patients with endometriosis.

Nezhat C, Young S, Burns MK, Johns E, Wang P

Fertility and sterility.. 2017 October 108 (4):602-603. Epub 1900 01 01.


Anesthesiologist's Manual of Surgical Procedures (2019)

Chapter: Laparoscopic Procedures with and without Robotic Assistance for Gynecology Surgery

Authors: Nezhat, C.; Young, S.; Burns, M.K.; DiFrancesco, L.

Publisher: LWW 2019

Non-Obstetric Surgery During Pregnancy: A Comprehensive Guide. (2019)

Chapter: History of Non-Obstetric Endoscopic Surgery in Pregnancy

Authors: Burns, M.K;, Young, S; Nezhat, C.

Publisher: Springer 2019

Encyclopedia of Reproduction (2018)

Chapter: Surgical Endoscopic Diagnosis of Infertility.

Authors: Nezhat, C.; Copeland, D.; Burns, M.K.; Young, S.; Nezhat, A.

Publisher: Elsevier 2018

Ratings & Comments

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During this visit, did this provider spend enough time with you?

4.7 stars

During this visit, did this provider show respect for what you had to say?

4.6 stars

During this visit, did this provider give you easy to understand information about these health questions or concerns?

4.6 stars

During this visit, did this provider listen carefully to you?

4.6 stars

During this visit, did this provider explain things in a way that was easy to understand?

4.7 stars

Patient Comments

5.0 stars

Outstanding physician with thoughtful and kind bedside manner. Very detailed. I had complete trust in this physician.

Feb 17, 2024

5.0 stars

I was VERY nervous about this appointment due to other gynecologists not listening to my issues and not taking me seriously. Dr. Burns immediately eased all of my worries. She was incredibly professional while also remaining compassionate and allowed me to make informed decisions about all of my care experiences. She truly was outstanding!

Sep 21, 2023

5.0 stars

My doctor was very thorough in explaining the options for my surgery and explained why we should leave at least one ovary in and helped me understand the benefits of leaving one in, while not making me feel invalidated. I feel like I have thorough informed consent for my surgery and the recovery process, understanding the risks and what it will all be like.

May 27, 2023