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William R. Burden, M.D., F.A.C.S. Curriculum Vitae

Education & Training

  • Medical College of Virginia
    Richmond, Virginia
    Medical Doctor
    1988
  • Medical College of Virginia
    Richmond, Virginia
    Massey Cancer Center, Research Fellow
    1987
  • Medical College of Virginia
    Richmond, Virginia
    Biochemistry Department
    Research Assistant, Spectrofluoroscopic Assay & Vitamin A Research
    1983-1984
  • Virginia Tech
    Blacksburg, Virginia
    B.S. Biochemistry Major, Biology Minor
    1984
  • Virginia Tech
    Blacksburg, Virginia
    Department of Biology
    Research Assistant for Mitochondrial DNA sequencing
    1983
  • Defense Logistics Agency
    DGSC Richmond, Virginia
    Computer Analyst/Programmer
    Junior Fellowship Program
    1980-1984
  • Virginia Tech
    Blacksburg, Virginia,
    Rising Seniors Program
    1979, Summer Quarter
  • Medical College of Virginia/ Virginia Commonwealth University
    Richmond, VA
    Young Explorers Program
    Human genetics, Human Anatomy
    1978-1979

Professional Training

  • Fellow, Plastic Surgery
    University of Florida
    1993-1995
  • Chief Resident, General Surgery
    Louisiana State University School of Medicine
    New Orleans
    1992-1993
  • Acting Clinical Director
    Charity Hospital of New Orleans
    1993
  • Louisiana State University
    School of Medicine
    New Orleans, LA
    Research Resident, Vascular Surgery
    1989
  • Residency, General Surgery
    Louisiana State University School of Medicine
    New Orleans
    1988-1993

Professional Practice

  • Destin Plastic Surgery
    Founder, CEO
    Destin, FL
    1995-present
  • Medical Director
    Destin Surgery Center
    Destin, FL
    2002-2005
  • Medical Executive Committee
    Destin Surgery Center
    2002 to present
  • Active Staff, Plastic Surgery
    Fort Walton Beach Medical Center
    Fort Walton Beach, FL
    1995-2003
  • Consulting Staff , Plastic Surgery
    Fort Walton Beach Medical Center
    Fort Walton Beach, FL
    2003-2006
  • Active Staff Plastic Surgery
    Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast
    Santa Rosa Beach, FL
    2002-Present

Board Certification

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery, 1999 to 2009
    Recertification, 2009-2019
    Cosmetic Surgery of the Face, Breast & Body
  • American Board of Surgery
    1996-2006

Professional Organizations

  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Rives Surgical Society
  • Southeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons

Awards/Honors

  • Best Plastic Surgeon on the Emerald Coast, 2009
    Emerald Coast Magazine, Readers Poll
  • Best Plastic Surgeon on the Emerald Coast, 2007
    Emerald Coast Magazine, Readers Poll
  • Best Plastic Surgeon on the Emerald Coast, 2004
    Emerald Coast Magazine, Readers Poll
  • Best Plastic Surgeon on the Emerald Coast, 2002
    Emerald Coast Magazine, Readers Poll
  • Best Physician on the Emerald Coast, 2000
    Emerald Coast Magazine, Readers Poll
  • Helping Hands Award Emerald Coast Surgery Center, Fort Walton Beach,
    Florida 1999
  • Outstanding Chief Resident, General Surgery
    Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans 1993
  • Outstanding Third Year Resident, General Surgery
    Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans 1991
  • Outstanding Second Year Resident, General Surgery
    Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans 1990
  • Cardiac Surgery Resident
    Touro Infirmary, New Orleans, 1991-1992
  • Outstanding Resident for School of Medicine
    Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans 1991

Publications

About Face, Upper and Midface Contouring Without Implants, Burden, WR & Ennis, LS.; Plastic Surgery Products, September 2004

The Future is Now, Plastic Surgery Products, Burden, WR, February 2003

Extreme Makeovers on the Emerald Coast, Burden, WR & Ennis, LS Emerald Ladies Journal, July, 2004

Burden, WR, Kelly PM. Endoscopic Breast Subpectoral Augmentation for Second-Degree Breast Ptosis. Annuals of Plastic Surgery 2001;46:238-241

Burden, WR, Skin-Sparing Mastectomy with Staged Tissue Expander Reconstruction Using a Silicone Gel Prosthesis and Contralateral Endoscopic Breast Augmentation. Annuals of Plastic Surgery 2001:46:234-237

Burden, WR, O'Leary, JP, The Vagus Nerve, Gastric Secretions, and Their Relationship to Peptic Ulcer Disease. Archives of Surgery 1191:126:259-264.

Burden, WR; Hodges, P.R.; Hsu, M; O'Leary, J.P.; Alkaline Reflux Gastritis; Surgical Clinics of North American – Vol 71, No. 1, Feb 1991; 33-44

Presentations

Surgical Facial Rejuvenation. Women's Auxiliary; Current techniques in breast reconstruction Fort Walton Beach Medical Center Nursing Staff, Fort Walton Beach, FL; 1998

American Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Nursing Southeastern Chapter; Endoscopic Breast Augmentation; Sandestin, FL, 2000

American Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Nursing Southeastern Chapter, Endoscopic Breast Augmentation, Perioperative Teaching and Preparation; Sandestin, FL, 2002

Nonsurgical facial rejuvenation Destin Surgery Center Destin, FL September 2003

American Cancer Society Bob Hope Village Current Techniques in Breast Reconstruction Shalimar, FL October 2004

Mentor VIP Symposium Destin, Florida November 2004

Post Gastric Bypass Surgical Options Destin Surgery Center Destin, Florida September 2005

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