American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Founded in 1933, the Academy is the preeminent provider of musculoskeletal education to orthopaedic surgeons and others in the world. Its continuing medical education activities include a world-renowned Annual Meeting, multiple CME courses held around the country and at the Orthopaedic Learning Center, and various medical and scientific publications and electronic media materials. Dr. Burns is a member of the Academy and became a fellow in 2004.

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons

The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Inc. was founded in 1934 as a private, voluntary, nonprofit, independent organization to serve the best interests of the public and the medical profession. Those that have met the educational and organizational requirements necessary for certification through the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery are distinguished orthopaedic surgeons who are active in patient care, education and research. Since 1986 the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery has issued time limited certificates.

American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine

The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) is a world leader in sports medicine education, research, communication, and fellowship. Founded in 1972, AOSSM is an international organization of orthopaedic surgeons and other allied health professionals dedicated to sports medicine. Our members are physicians helping weekend warriors cope with the effects of aging, team doctors ensuring health and safety at all levels of sport and researchers working to help athletes prevent and manage injury. Dr. Burns has been a member of the AOSSM since 2007.

Arthroscopy Association of North America

The goal of the association is to promote, encourage, support and foster through continuing medical education functions, the development and dissemination of knowledge in the discipline of arthroscopic surgery.

Ruth Jackson Orthopedic Society

Ruth Jackson (December 13, 1902 – August 28, 1994) was the first female board certified orthopaedic surgeon in the United States and the first female admitted to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. The RJOS was founded in 1983 as a support and networking organization for women orthopedic surgeons. The Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society (RJOS) is the oldest surgical women’s organization incorporated in the United States which continues to grow and welcome new members of both genders.

Lindenwood University

Founded in 1827, Lindenwood is a dynamic four-year liberal arts institution dedicated to excellence in higher education. Nestled amid the beautiful linden trees, their historic 500-acre campus is situated in the heart of St. Charles, Missouri. Lindenwood University has a vibrant athletics program, and Dr. Burns was a part of the team of physicians providing on site coverage for the university from 2001-2015.