Keck School Faculty

Michael Burnstine, MD
Michael Burnstine, MD
Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology (Part-Time)
Ophthalmology
HC4 4900 1450 San Pablo Street Off Campus Los Angeles
Dr. Michael A. Burnstine remains one of the most highly certified and recognized professionals in the field. He graduated from Harvard Medical School with an MD and completed an internship program in medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital.

Dr. Burnstine brought his surgical expertise to Ann Arbor in Michigan where he completed his ophthalmology residency at the Kellogg Eye Center. There, he served as Chief Resident in Ophthalmology. He also received additional experience in the form of fellowship training from Allen Putterman.

As a fellow of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive surgery, Dr. Burnstine completed his fellowship training in these fields with the utmost in diligence and dedication. Dr. Burnstine is the Director of the Oculofacial Plastic Surgery fellowship at The USC Roski Eye Institute and an Associate Preceptor of the Oculofacial Plastic Surgery Fellowship at Eyesthetica, both sponsored by the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS).

Dr. Burnstine has received numerous awards from the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He received the Honor Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and the Merrill Reeh and Marvin Quickert awards from the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons.

In print media, Dr. Burnstine is a major contributor in numerous journals and text books. He provided information and data that advanced the field of oculofacial surgery and enhances the lives of patients around the world.

The USC Keck School of Medicine has also recognized Dr. Burnstine by naming him as an Associate Clinical Professor at the school. With this honor, Dr. Burnstine is a certified expert who surpasses the minimal qualifications of becoming a great surgeon.

In his off time, Dr. Burnstine enjoys his marriage to singer and songwriter Diana Lorden and spending time with their two children.

Dr. Burnstine is available for patient consultations at the Eyesthetica Pasadena, Valencia, and Downtown Los Angeles offices.

USC Roski Eye Institute: Voluntary Faculty Award, 2015

AAO: Honor Award, 2004

: Merrill Reeh Pathology Award, 2000

: Quickert Award for ASOPRS Thesis, 1997

: Golden Key National Honor Society, 1986

: Honors College Award for Research, 1986

: Phi Beta Kappa, 1986

: James B. Angell Scholar, 1984-1986

Harvard Medical School: Class Honors, 1983-1986

: Branstrom Freshman Prize, 1983

Myopathic Blepharoptoses: A New Classification System Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2019 Aug 19. . View in PubMed

Re: Kersten et al: Orbital "blowout" fractures: time for a new paradigm (Ophthalmology. 2018;125:796-798). Ophthalmology. 2018 12; 125(12):e87-e88. . View in PubMed

Malignant solitary fibrous tumor of the orbit: Spectrum of histologic features Am J Ophthalmol Case Rep. 2017 Apr; 5:7-10. . View in PubMed

PROSE scleral lens: a novel aid for staged eyelid reconstruction Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Sep-Oct; 30(5):e119-21. . View in PubMed

On-Q pump for pain control after orbital implant surgery Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Sep-Oct; 30(5):396-9. . View in PubMed

Treatment of symptomatic facial nerve paralysis with lower eyelid fascia lata suspension Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012 Mar; 129(3):569e-571e. . View in PubMed

Re: "Radiographic analysis of extraocular muscle volumetric changes in thyroid-related orbitopathy following orbital decompression" Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011 Mar-Apr; 27(2):144-5; author reply 145. . View in PubMed

White-eyed medial wall orbital blowout fracture Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2010 Jan-Feb; 26(1):44-6. . View in PubMed

Salivary duct carcinoma metastatic to eyelid and orbit-a case report Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2008 Aug; 246(8):1185-8. . View in PubMed

Orbitotemporal neurofibromatosis: classification and treatment Orbit. 2007 Dec; 26(4):223-8. . View in PubMed

New lacrimal cannula for probing and irrigation in the tearing patient Arch Ophthalmol. 2007 Mar; 125(3):419. . View in PubMed

Management of myopathic ptosis Ophthalmology. 2004 Feb; 111(2):411; author reply 411. . View in PubMed

Clinical recommendations for repair of orbital facial fractures Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 2003 Oct; 14(5):236-40. . View in PubMed

Re: "Comparison of retrobulbar analgesics for evisceration" Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2003 Sep; 19(5):411; author reply 411-2. . View in PubMed

Docetaxel-induced histologic changes in the lacrimal sac and the nasal mucosa Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2003 Jul; 19(4):305-8. . View in PubMed

Squamous metaplasia of the canaliculi associated with 5-fluorouracil: a clinicopathologic case report Ophthalmology. 2002 Dec; 109(12):2359-61. . View in PubMed

Squamous cell carcinoma of the limbus extending into the anterior segment Arch Ophthalmol. 2002 Aug; 120(8):1106-7. . View in PubMed

Clinical recommendations for repair of isolated orbital floor fractures: an evidence-based analysis Ophthalmology. 2002 Jul; 109(7):1207-10; discussion 1210-1; quiz 1212-3. . View in PubMed

Migration of intraocular silicone oil into the subconjunctival space and orbit through an Ahmed glaucoma valve Am J Ophthalmol. 2001 Dec; 132(6):929-31. . View in PubMed

Rhabdomyomatous mesenchymal hamartoma of the eyelid: report of a case and literature review Ophthalmology. 2001 Apr; 108(4):798-804. . View in PubMed

Glabellar rhytids in thyroid-associated orbitopathy Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2001 Mar; 17(2):91-5. . View in PubMed

Lacrimal canalicular diverticulum: a cause of epiphora and discharge Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2000 Nov; 16(6):471-2. . View in PubMed

Upper blepharoplasty: a novel approach to improving progressive myopathic blepharoptosis Ophthalmology. 1999 Nov; 106(11):2098-100. . View in PubMed

Cicatricial entropion caused by asymptomatic allergic conjunctivitis Orbit. 1999 Sep; 18(3):211-215. . View in PubMed

Orbital fibroblast interleukin-6 gene expression and immunomodulation Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 1999 Sep; 15(5):306-11. . View in PubMed

Iopidine allergy causing lower eyelid ectropion progressing to cicatricial entropion Br J Ophthalmol. 1999 Aug; 83(8):992-3. . View in PubMed

Lacrimal gland hemangiopericytoma Orbit. 1998 Sep; 17(3):179-188. . View in PubMed

Minimal endoscopic approach Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1998 Jun; 124(6):711. . View in PubMed

Orbital fibroblast chemokine modulation: effects of dexamethasone and cyclosporin A Br J Ophthalmol. 1998 Mar; 82(3):318-22. . View in PubMed

Interleukin-8 and monocyte chemotactic protein-1 gene expression and protein production by human orbital fibroblasts Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 1998 Mar; 14(2):119-25. . View in PubMed

Autogenous fascia lata leg grafts for exposed scleral buckles Retina. 1998; 18(3):283-5. . View in PubMed

Cell-associated human retinal pigment epithelium interleukin-8 and monocyte chemotactic protein-1: immunochemical and in-situ hybridization analyses Exp Eye Res. 1997 Dec; 65(6):781-9. . View in PubMed

Reversal of iatrogenic punctal and canalicular occlusion Ophthalmology. 1997 Jun; 104(6):901-2. . View in PubMed

Wilson's disease: presymptomatic patients and Kayser-Fleischer rings Ophthalmic Genet. 1997 Jun; 18(2):79-85. . View in PubMed

Anterior ischemic optic neuropathy following neck dissection Head Neck. 1997 Mar; 19(2):148-52. . View in PubMed

Regression of Kayser-Fleischer rings during oral zinc therapy: correlation with systemic manifestations of Wilson's disease Cornea. 1996 Nov; 15(6):582-8. . View in PubMed

Golf-related ocular injuries Am J Ophthalmol. 1996 Apr; 121(4):437-8. . View in PubMed

Angiosarcoma metastatic to the orbit Arch Ophthalmol. 1996 Jan; 114(1):93-6. . View in PubMed

Inverted papillomas that invade the orbit Arch Ophthalmol. 1995 Sep; 113(9):1178-83. . View in PubMed

Periocular granuloma annulare, nodular typeOccurrence in late middle age. Arch Ophthalmol. 1994 Dec; 112(12):1590-3. . View in PubMed

Nucleolar organizer regions in optic gliomas Brain. 1993 Dec; 116 ( Pt 6):1465-76. . View in PubMed

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