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

(Pronouns: she/her/hers)

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 276-3000

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentAccepting New Patients

Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Setting

Obstetrics & Gynecology


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 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.



  • Obstetrics and Gynecology - American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology


MD | Ohio State University College of Medicine/Health

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

01/01/2017 - 12/31/2018
Fellowship at Center for Special Minimally Invasive & Robotic Surgery

03/10/2014 - 06/30/2017
Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Good Samaritan Hospital

07/01/2012 - 12/31/2013
Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Geisinger Medical Center

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Journal Articles

Camran Nezhat, MD; Megan Kennedy Burns, MD, MA; Michelle A. Wood, DO; and Ceana Nezhat, MD. "Modern surgical techniques for gastrointestinal endometriosis" . OBG Management. 2019; 31(6): 36-43.

Burns, M.K.; Wood, M.; Nezhat, C.; Nezhat, F. "Genitourinary Endometriosis" . OBG Management. 2019; 31(3): 33-38.

Nezhat, C, Wood, M, Burns, MK, Nezhat A. "A Patient with severe adenomyosis requests uterine-sparing surgery" . OBG Management. 2019; 31(2): 28-30, 32-34, 36-37, 49.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Laparoscopic Procedures with and without Robotic Assistance for Gynecology Surgery
Book Title: Anesthesiologist's Manual of Surgical Procedures
Author List: Nezhat, C.; Young, S.; Burns, M.K.; DiFrancesco, L.
Published By: LWW 2019

Chapter Title: History of Non-Obstetric Endoscopic Surgery in Pregnancy
Book Title: Non-Obstetric Surgery During Pregnancy: A Comprehensive Guide.
Author List: Burns, M.K;, Young, S; Nezhat, C.
Published By: Springer 2019

Chapter Title: Surgical Endoscopic Diagnosis of Infertility.
Book Title: Encyclopedia of Reproduction
Author List: Nezhat, C.; Copeland, D.; Burns, M.K.; Young, S.; Nezhat, A.
Published By: Elsevier 2018