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Dr. Burns is a Skillful and Experienced Hand Surgeon in Houston, TX

The hand is a complex and delicate structure. It’s also vitally important for day-to-day living. If you have an injury or medical condition that requires the attention of a hand surgeon in Houston, TX, then Dr. John T. Burns at Hand & Microsurgery Associates is the specialist that is ready to help you.

Dr. Burns runs his private practice backed with a wealth of education, experience, and training. He offers all patients the benefit of his vast experience in evaluating hand or wrist injuries. He treats these conditions with a blend of care, skill, and dedication.

He is a Vietnam veteran, a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston, and a Mayo Clinic-trained orthopedic surgeon. His specialty training spanned 18 months of fellowships to learn the intricacies of hand surgery and microsurgery at the University of Louisville under doctors Kleinert, Kutz, and Acland. As a University of Texas Health Science Center professor, he established and led the Hand Surgery and Replantation Service in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery.

When you come to his office for evaluation and treatment by Dr. Burns, you can rest assured that you are receiving the most excellent treatment available from an experienced and caring medical professional.

Work History

1985 to Present

  • Private Practice

1984 to 1997

  • Clinical Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hand Surgery & Microsurgery Section, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Texas

1981 to 1984

  • Assistant | Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Texas
  • Founder and Director of Orthopaedic Hand Surgery & Microsurgery Section, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

1975 to 1980

  • General Orthopaedic Surgery Practice, New Castle, Pennsylvania

1969 to 1971

  • US Army, Flight Surgeon, Viet Nam | USA


1980 to 1981

  • University of Louisville, Christine Kleinert Hand Surgery Fellowship & Acland Microsurgery Fellowship, Louisville, Kentucky

1971 to 1975

  • Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, Rochester, Minnesota

1968 to 1969

  • University of California at Davis School of Medicine, Internship, Sacramento, California

1964 to 1968

  • The University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, Galveston, Texas

1961 to 1964

  • Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas


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Practice Focus

Upper extremity surgery in all age groups affecting the hand, wrist, elbow such as:

Injury related problems:

Birth Deformities:

  • Syndactyly
  • Reduplicated digits

Inflammatory Conditions: