Foot and ankle surgeon joins WVU Medicine Wheeling Hospital

Patrick Burns, DPM, foot and ankle surgeon, has joined WVU Medicine Wheeling Hospital.

He comes from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine where he was an assistant professor of Orthopedic Surgery and previous director of the UPMC Mercy Hospital podiatric medicine and surgery residency, and foot and ankle trauma and reconstructive fellowship.
Dr. Burns earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh, graduating with honors. He then graduated summa cum laude from the Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago. He returned to the University of Pittsburgh in 2000 to complete his residency. In 2006, Dr. Burns joined the Foot and Ankle Division of the University of Pittsburgh Department of Orthopedic Surgery.
Burns is board certified in foot surgery and reconstructive rearfoot and ankle surgery. He is a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association and a diplomate of the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. Burns is the associate editor of the surgical section of the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association and on the editorial board of several other publications. He has written articles and book chapters on foot and ankle surgery and lectures across the country.
He has been named to the Most Influential DPMs across the country twice and has been given the Distinguished Service Award by the Pennsylvania Podiatric Medical Association for his work in education.
His interests include complex foot and ankle deformity and preservation techniques. He has extensive experience with complex foot and ankle surgery, revision surgery, fracture care, Charcot neuroarthropathy and limb preservation. Burns has been on the forefront of emerging techniques and technology such as the use of external fixation, ankle joint replacement, and the use of patient-specific custom 3D implants.
Burns is joining the foot and ankle surgery team of Mark Hofbauer, DPM, and Crystal-Dawn Bradshaw, DPM, at Wheeling Hospital. He is seeing patients at the hospital in Tower 1, Suite 203.