Treatment & Services
- Adult Cardiothoracic Surgery
- Aortic Dissection
- Aortic Valve Replacement
- Aortic Valve Surgery
- Arterial Coronary Artery Bypass Graft
- Arterial Coronary Artery Bypass Grafts
- Bypass Surgery
- Bypass Surgery Re-operation
- Cardiac Surgery
- Cardiovascular Surgery Department
- Congenital Cardiac Surgery
- Congenital Heart Surgery in Adults
- Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (cabg) Surgery
- Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
- Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery Re-operation
- Heart Surgery
- Heart Valve Repair and Replacement
- Heart Valve Surgery
- Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
- Minimally Invasive Cardiovascular Surgeries
- Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery
- Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Repair
- Minimally Invasive Surgery
- Mitral Valve Repair
- Mitral Valve Replacement
- Mitral Valve Surgery
- Percutaneous Valve Treatment
- Removal of Atrial Myxoma
- Removal of Cardiac Tumors
- Reoperation Valve Surgery
- Reoperative Heart Surgery
- Repair Of Aortic Aneurysms And Dissections
- Repair of Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms and Dissections
- Robotic Cardiac Surgery
- Robotic Surgery
- Robotically Assisted Atrial Septal Defect Repair
- Robotically Assisted Heart Surgery
- Robotically Assisted Mitral Valve Repair
- Surgical Ablation Of Atrial Fibrillation
- Surgical Procedures for Atrial Fibrillation
- Surgical Treatment Of Adult Acquired Heart Disease
- Surgical Treatment Of Thoracic And Cardiovascular Disease
- Surgical Treatment Of Valve Endocarditis
- Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Section
- Tricuspid Valve Repair
- Tricuspid Valve Replacement
- Valve Surgery
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Acquired Adult Cardiac Disease
- Acquired Valve Disease
- Aorta Disease
- Aortic Aneurysms
- Aortic Regurgitation
- Aortic Stenosis
- Aortic Valve Disease
- Aortic Valve Regurgitation
- Atrial Fibrillation
- Atrial Septal Defects
- Congenital Disorders of the Heart
- Congenital Heart Defects
- Congenital Heart Disease
- Congenital Valve Disease
- Coronary Artery Disease
- Heart Disease
- Heart Murmur
- Heart Palpitations
- Heart Valve Disease
- Infective Endocarditis
- Mitral Valve Disease
- Mitral Valve Prolapse
- Mitral Valve Regurgitation
- Mitral Valve Stenosis
- Rheumatic Heart Disease
- Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
- Tricuspid Regurgitation
- Tricuspid Stenosis
- Tricuspid Valve Disease
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - Bristol Royal Infirmary
Complex Mitral Valve Repair
Bristol, United Kingdom
Residency - University of Western Ontario
Graduate School - University of Cambridge
Master of Philosophy
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Medical Education - University of Western Ontario
- Epidemiology and biostatistics
- Complex mitral valve repair
- Minimally invasive and robotic cardiac surgery
- June 2020: Appointed Assistant Professor of Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University
- Cardiac Surgery
Mitral valve surgery, Minimally invasive cardiac surgery, Aortic valve surgery, Transcatheter valve interventions, Atrial fibrillation ablation, Clinical outcomes research, Statistical analysis of surgical outcome data
- Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons of Canada
- Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS)
- International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery (ISMICS)
- Canadian Society of Cardiac Surgeons (CSCS)
- Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS)
Research & Publications
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As of 7/2/2021, Dr. Burns has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.
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84 Patient Satisfaction Reviews
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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.
The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.9|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.7|
8 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Jun 17, 2021
I was very impressed with Dr. Burns clear explanation of his recommendations and the reasons behind them.
Reviewed on May 12, 2021
*Dr. Burns was fantastic! Never seemed rushed, spent as much time as I needed.
Reviewed on Apr 27, 2021
I was back at CC for heart surgery the following day. I had already spent considerable time with Dr Burns during initial evaluation six weeks earlier. Despite that, Dr Burns again calmly, efficiently and with compassion reviewed my situation, options and the upcoming surgery. He instilled confidence and addressed all my questions.
Reviewed on Apr 8, 2021
*Dr. Burns was incredible!
Reviewed on Mar 19, 2021
Dr Burns was very respectful of my questions and concerns. He helped to dispel fears I had about different procedures, and gave clear explanations of suggested treatments and outcomes. There was definite sensitivity to me as an individual seeking treatment for something that I'm sure many different clients have concerns about. Yep, I was favorably impressed. You're lucky to have him.
Reviewed on Feb 16, 2021
*Dr. Barns; great communicator, caring and considerate.
Reviewed on Jan 13, 2021
in a pre op visit Dr Burns took a lot of time to explain the surgery and answer questions in a through and unhurried manner.
Reviewed on Dec 23, 2020
*Dr. Burns & his team are the BEST!
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