Meet Dr. Burns

Dr. A Jay Burns, Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Jay Burns is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon and medical director of EpiCentre by Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute, as well as a clinical professor of plastic surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is highly respected as a sought-after surgeon with a large clinical 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.

Listed as one of Texas Monthly’sSuper Doctors” since 2005, and repeatedly recognized by D Magazine as one of Dallas’ Top Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, Dr. Burns is at the forefront of innovative procedures. He remains active in R&D publishing cutting-edge articles and bringing many new technologies to market, and currently serves as a reviewer of the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal. Since 1992, Dr. Burns has served as a member of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, as well as the governing board and other varied positions leading to his presidency of the society from 2006 to 2007.

In addition, he is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Association of Plastic Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons and the Christian Medical and Dental Society. Dr. Burns has been a member of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) since 1997, and was also chosen for the prestigious position of “Visiting Professor” for the ASAPS in 2001 to 2003. From 2009 to 2015, he served as a member on the editorial board of the Aesthetic Surgery Journal.

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 featured on the Oprah Winfrey “Medical Miracles” show and is a 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.