Dr. John A. Burns is a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University and The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He completed his internship at Grant Medical Center and a three-year residency in ophthalmology at The Ohio State University. After completing his residency, he served a fellowship in ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery at the Manhattan Eye & Ear Hospital in New York City. He is board certified in ophthalmology, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and has been elected to membership in the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (he was president of the organization in 1992).
Dr. Burns has practiced his subspecialty of ophthalmic plastic surgery in Columbus, Ohio since 1968. He is an active teacher in the Department of Ophthalmology at The Ohio State University and holds the faculty rank of Clinical Professor. He has also written numerous medical papers on lid and lacrimal topics, as well as a number of chapters for ophthalmic textbooks. In addition to his teaching credentials, he has served four terms as Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at Grant Medical Center and is a past president of the Grant Medical Staff.