Boards & Societies
Dr. Burden is a diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery. The mission of the ABPS is to promote safe, ethical, efficacious plastic surgery to the public by maintaining high standards for the education, examination, certification and recertification of plastic surgeons as specialists and subspecialists.
Dr. Burden is a diplomate of The American Board of Surgery, an independent, non-profit organization that certifies surgeons who have met a defined standard of education, training and knowledge. Surgeons certified by the ABS, known as diplomates, have completed a minimum of five years of surgical residency training following medical school and successfully completed a written and oral examination process administered by the ABS.
Dr. Burden is a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, an organization of board-certified plastic surgeons specializing in cosmetic plastic surgery. With over 2,500 members in the United States, Canada, and other parts of the world, ASAPS is dedicated to advancing the science, art, and safe practice of aesthetic plastic surgery.
Dr. Burden is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a scientific and educational association of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to improve the quality of care for the surgical patient by setting high standards for surgical education and practice.
Dr. Burden is a member of the Southeastern Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, an organization that provides comprehensive educational opportunities encompassing the entire breadth of plastic and reconstructive surgery through support of research and the sponsoring of scientific meetings for the dissemination of the latest advances in our field plastic surgeons in the Southeastern United States.