Dr. Burnett trained at the New York University School of Medicine. He completed a residency in Otolaryngology at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center/Penn State College of Medicine and another in Internal Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Burnett recently completed a fellowship for Head and Neck Oncologic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina.
Dr. Burnett is a member of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, American College of Surgeons, American Board of Internal Medicine, and the American Medical Association.
An accomplished medical writer, Dr. Burnett co-authored the chapters titled “Evaluation of Neck Masses” and “Small Nasal Defects” in Textbook of Primary Care Medicine and Management of Facial Cutaneous Defects. He was also guest editor of an issue of Facial Plastic Surgery; he also contributed an article titled “Outcomes Research in Facial Plastic Surgery” to that issue.
As a medical student at NYU, Dr. Burnett launched NYU School of Medicine’s African Medical Textbook Project, which aimed to provide African medical schools and libraries with new and used science textbooks. During the four years that he directed the program, more than 14,000 much-needed textbooks were sent to medical institutions in Liberia, Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria and Zimbabwe. The ongoing program is now a joint venture of the NYU School of Medicine, U.S. State Department, textbook publishers, and corporate philanthropists. In 1992, Dr. Burnett won the NYU President’s Award for Volunteerism and Community Service. Two years later he was awarded the Alex Rosen Award for Excellence in Medicine and Humanities.
Patient’s Choice 2009-2011
Most Compassionate Doctor: 2010-2011