Meet Dr. A Jay Burns
Dallas, TX board-certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Jay Burns is well-respected in the medical community as he has engaged in clinical practice and industry research over his +30-year career. After graduating with high academic honors and being Fellowship-trained at Harvard, Dr. Burns has honed in great skills in plastic surgeries to achieve outstanding outcomes in surgeries of the face, breast, and body. He is board certified through the American Board of Plastic Surgery and licensed through the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners.
He is the Founder of the DFW Vascular Anomalies and Birthmark Clinic at Children’s Medical Center, and he also serves as the Medical Director of EpiCentre and Dallas Medical Skin Solutions. He is also an Assistant Professor of plastic surgery at UT Southerwestern. All his hard work has earned him public recognition and many awards throughout the years. Today, Dr. Burns leads one of the largest plastic surgery practices in the country, where he offers his patients cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries of the face, breast, and body and nonsurgical aesthetic treatments.
Skills & Specialties
Dr. Burns has an extensive background in research and development. He is known for bringing new technologies to market (lasers and other technological developments) through his Advisor positions and as a long-term Board Member of one of the most prestigious clinical laser societies in the world – the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery. Dr. Burns served as the ASLMS President from 2006 – 2007.
Taking a conservative approach to cosmetic surgery, Dr. Burns will be honest with each patient if he or she is not a good candidate for a certain procedure or has body dysmorphic syndrome. He sees this as one of his greatest skills: open communication. Dr. Burns' consultations are thorough, and he will explore what procedure you want to have done and why you want it. He is a very experienced plastic surgeon, who can handle challenging cases, but also knows when it is appropriate not to operate.
Education & Training
At Baylor University, Dr. Burns was honored as Outstanding Junior Alumni of Baylor University and graduated magna cum laude. He went on to medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas, TX. He was invited to be in the Alpha Omega Alpha Honorary Academic Society. Dr. Burns completed an internship and residency in general surgery at the University of Utah Affiliated Hospitals in Salt Lake City, UT followed by a residency in plastic surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He then completed specialty training in vascular anomalies and birthmarks at Harvard Affiliated Hospitals in the Northeast.
Dr. Burns has been professional membership of the following organizations and societies in the past and present:
- Texas Medical Association
- American Medical Society
- Dallas County Medical Society
- Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons
- Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeons of Dallas
- American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Member
- American Association of Plastic Surgeons, Member
- American College of Surgeons, Member
- American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Member, 1997 – Present
- American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Visiting Professor, 2001 – 2003
- Aesthetic Surgery Journal, Member of the Editorial Board, 2009 – 2015
- American Society of Laser Medicine & Surgery, Fellow
- American Society of Laser Medicine & Surgery, President, 2006 – 2007
Renowned Speaker & Presenter
On a national and global level, Dr. Burns books speaking engagements around the globe teaching other plastic surgeons about new plastic surgery techniques, technologies, and more. He also 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 Show, Medical Miracles and is a regular guest plastic surgeon on WFAA-TV's Good Morning Texas.
Awards & Recognitions
As a leading plastic surgeon in the DFW area for many years, Dr. Burns has been listed as one of Texas Monthly’s "Super Doctors" since 2005, and is repeatedly recognized by D Magazine as one of Dallas' "Top Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons." Dr. Burns is at the forefront of innovative procedures, and he remains active in R&D publishing cutting-edge articles and bringing many new technologies to market, such as CoolSculpting. He also previously served as a Reviewer of the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal.
Living by his Christian faith, Dr. Burns strives daily to be a devout follower of Jesus Christ. He is a dedicated husband to his wife Ginny, who he has been married to for 39+ years. Together, they raised two children, Hunter and Molly, and now are overjoyed being grandparents. As a member of Watermark Community Church, Dr. Burns enjoys being involved in church activities. He also spends time outdoors bow hunting and playing golf, or indoors dabbling with video editing and photography. As a native Texan (born and raised in Garland, TX), Dr. Burns loves serving his community through his church and within the medical community.