Dr. Burns received both her B.A. and M.D. degrees from Wake Forest University. During her pediatric residency at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas she served as Chief Resident and continues her affiliation with Southwestern Medical School as Clinical Instructor in pediatrics. She has been in continuous private practice in Dallas since 1987. She has been consistently named to D Magazine and Texas Monthly best doctor’s lists. Dr. Burns was named by Ladies’ Home Journal as one of the best pediatricians in America in May 2002. She was the consulting physician for the Hockaday School from 1990 until 2010. Dr. Burns is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics.
Dr. Burns is married and has two sons. She enjoys volunteering at their schools, running, gardening, and cooking.