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Dr. A Jay Burns, Plastic Surgeon

Dr. A. Jay Burns is currently an assistant professor of plastic surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and has his private practice in Dallas. Dr. Burns was born and raised in Garland, Texas. He graduated from Baylor University magna cum laude. He was honored as Outstanding Junior Alumni of Baylor University in 1994.

Dr. Burns graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honorary academic society. He completed an internship and residency in general surgery at the University of Utah Affiliated Hospitals in Salt Lake City followed by a residency in plastic surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He then went on to complete specialty training in vascular anomalies and birthmarks at Harvard Affiliated Hospitals.

He is board certified in plastic and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Burns has chaired many laser conferences and is a noted national and international speaker and authority on laser surgery, cosmetic surgery, and vascular anomalies and birthmarks. He is founder and director of the Vascular Anomalies and Birthmark Clinic at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas.

Dr. Burns has been a member of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery since 1992. He has served the society in many positions, highlighted by his presidency in 2006-2007. Dr. Burns is also a member of the America Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Inc., and the American Association of Plastic Surgeons. He has been a national spokesperson for both societies and served as Traveling Professor for the Aesthetic Society for the years 2001 to 2003. In addition, he is also a member of the American College of Surgeons, the Dallas Society of Plastic Surgeons, The Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the Christian Medical and Dental Society.

He speaks regularly on television and radio and has been quoted in many national, state, and local publications such as D Magazine, Texas Monthly, The Washington Post, Readers Digest, Self, Family Circle, Better Homes and Gardens, Allure and Elle. He has been voted numerous times by his peers to both D Magazine’s “Best Doctors” and Texas Monthly’s “Texas Super Doctors“. He has been featured on the Oprah Winfrey “Medical Miracles” show and is the regular guest plastic surgeon on Good Morning Texas, WFAA-TV.

Dr. Burns and his wife, Ginny, have two children, Hunter and Molly. Dr. Burns is enthusiastically involved with his family and Watermark Community Church. His personal interests involve bow hunting, golf, video editing, and photography, striving daily to be a more fully devoted follower of Jesus Christ.