Daniel Burns, MD
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
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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About Daniel Burns, MD
Daniel Burns, MD, MPhil, is a cardiac surgeon in the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute. He sees patients at Cleveland Clinic main campus. Additionally, Dr. Burns is appointed as Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University.
Specialty Interests: Mitral valve surgery, minimally invasive and robotic assisted cardiac surgery, aortic valve surgery, transcatheter valve interventions, atrial fibrillation ablation, coronary artery bypass grafting.
Education: Dr. Burns earned his medical degree from the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada, where he earned numerous honors for academics and leadership. He also holds a Master’s degree in Epidemiology from the University of Cambridge, UK. He completed his cardiac surgery residency at the University of Western Ontario, serving as chief resident in his final year of training.
Following a fellowship in complex mitral valve repair at the Bristol Heart Institute, Bristol Royal Infirmary, UK, Dr. Burns continued his sub-specialty training as a fellow in minimally invasive and robotic cardiac surgery at the Cleveland Clinic. He was subsequently appointed to the Cleveland Clinic medical staff in 2019.
Experience: Cleveland Clinic is the highest-volume heart valve surgery hospital in the country, performing more than 4000 procedures a year with outcomes that are among the best in the world. All Cleveland Clinic cardiac surgeons complete between 300-400 cardiac cases annually.
Research and Publications: Dr. Burns has co-authored scientific papers on outcomes in mitral valve surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery and other topics in his field published in leading surgical journals. He also has presented clinical research findings at medical meetings in Canada and the United States.
About Dr. Burns: “I love being a cardiac surgeon because you have the ability to make a major meaningful impact to a patient’s quality of life, which patients often notice even before they leave the hospital.”
Leisure Activities: In his leisure time Dr. Burns enjoys travel, theater, and playing and listening to music as well as cycling, rock climbing and spending time with friends and family.
Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Robotic and minimally invasive cardiac surgery
Cleveland, OH USA
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
- 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
Innovations & Patents
- Epidemiology and biostatistics
- Complex mitral valve repair
- Minimally invasive and robotic cardiac surgery
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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Reviewed on Apr 26, 2023
Dr Burns was informative and compassionate. Felt I was in excellent hands at all times
Reviewed on Apr 18, 2023
Thank you to *Dr. Daniel Burns for his amazing skills and care. (And his staff.) Thank you *Barbara (NP).
Reviewed on Apr 12, 2023
*Dan Burn, MD & staff are outstanding!
Reviewed on Feb 16, 2023
Dr Burns is great
Reviewed on Jan 24, 2023
Dr was very well prepared to discuss my options, he was very thorough
Reviewed on Jan 17, 2023
*Dr. Burns took time to explain everything & answer questions. Even w/complications, I felt as if my care was very important to him.
Reviewed on Jan 3, 2023
Although I was disappointed that I wouldn't be getting the TAVR, both the doctor and PA clearly explained what was best for me.
Reviewed on Jul 20, 2022
*Dr. Burns was very thorough, & went over every aspect of the surgery.
Reviewed on Jul 1, 2022
Doctors were all great!