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
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