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Dr. Thomas Burns, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine Specialist

Professional statement

Thomas Burns is a native of Austin and a graduate of Anderson High School. He attended the University of Texas at Austin and received his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. Dr. Burns completed an orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center before being selected for the prestigious Steadman-Hawkins Sports Medicine Fellowship in Vail, Colorado. Dr. Burns has been practicing orthopedics and sports medicine in Austin since 1991. He is a team physician for the United States Ski Team and travels the world taking care of world class athletes. He continues to treat athletes at the professional, Olympic, collegiate, high school and recreational levels. He currently cares for the U.S. Ski Team, as well as St. Edwards University and numerous high school and recreational athletes in the Austin and central Texas area. Dr. Burns has over two decades of experience treating athletes of all levels in multiple sports. As a previous competitive athlete, the added experience of treating world class athletes has given Dr. Burns insight that has helped him return athletes to competition quickly with as little loss of conditioning as possible. Dr. Burns' orthopaedic interests include minimally invasive knee and shoulder arthroscopy and minimal incision joint replacement techniques as well as accelerated, sport-specific rehabilitation techniques. He also has a special interest in regenerative medicine including orthopedic applications for autologous stem cells and PRP (platelet rich plasma). Outside interests include family, tennis, golf, hunting and travel.

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Sports Medicine Specialist

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Board certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of Texas, Southwestern, Doctor of Medicine
  • The Steadman-Hawkins Clinic, Fellowship in Sports Medicine
  • University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Residency in Orthopedic Surgery

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1063407849

Office locations

Westlake Orthopaedics Spine & Sports PA

5656 Bee Caves Rd, #K 200

West Lake Hills, TX 78746

Westlake Orthopaedics Spine & Sports PA

187 PR 4060

Lampass, TX 76550

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The team and the doctors were exceptional!
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Absolutely perfect in every way.
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If i could give all of the staff 10 stars i would. This office is FAR superior to the ortho doc my husband sees.
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He seemed quite knowledgeable. Gives advice in the best interest of me. Came to a quick conclusions to what was wrong and agreed the more extreme method should be a last resort of 2 weeks of this current treatment.
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