John L. Burns, M.D.

Dr. Burns was raised in Dallas and graduated from Highland Park High School. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. At Vanderbilt, he was a member of the Honor Society and was a varsity letterman in track. Dr. Burns completed his medical training at the University of Texas Medical Branch graduating summa cum laude from the research honors program. As one of the top students, he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honorary society. He stayed at the University of Texas Medical Branch where he completed a residency in Plastic Surgery. In addition, he completed externships in microvascular surgery at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX and cosmetic surgery with Drs. Tom Baker and James Stuzin in Miami, FL. Dr. Burns completed a fellowship in laser surgery at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center under the direction of his current partners: Drs. A. Jay Burns and Rod J. Rohrich. His leadership in the field is evidenced by the numerous peer reviewed articles and book chapters he has published on the subject of plastic surgery.

Dr. Burns is well-trained in all aspects of plastic and cosmetic surgery. His philosophy is to achieve the finest possible result with the least risk. This is why Dr. Burns insists on using only physician anesthesiologists for all but the most simple of procedures. In addition, he operates in an on-site fully accredited surgery center, Dallas Day Surgery Center, or at Baylor University Hospital.

As the first plastic surgeon in the United States to complete a fellowship in laser surgery, Dr. Burns brings a unique skill in facial rejuvenation. Many plastic surgeons offer only surgical solutions to restore a more youthful appearance. While surgery can often achieve remarkable improvements, failing to optimize the appearance of the skin will inevitably yield suboptimal results. With his advanced training in laser surgery, Dr. Burns is uniquely qualified to address every aspect of facial rejuvenation.

To learn more about Dr. Burns, please visit his website at


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