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WVU Medicine Uniontown Hospital Welcomes Foot and Ankle Specialist, Dr. Patrick Burns, to Orthopedics Team


Uniontown, PA — WVU Medicine Uniontown Hospital is excited to welcome Patrick Burns, DPM, to its Orthopedics team as its newest Foot and Ankle Reconstructive Surgeon.

Dr. Burns is currently part of the reconstructive foot and ankle services at WVU Medicine Wheeling Hospital, where he will continue to provide services. Previously, he was an Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the Director of the UPMC Podiatric Medical and Surgical Residency based at UPMC Mercy Hospital. He has been named to the list of Most Influential DPMs across the country and previously won the Pennsylvania Podiatric Medical Association’s Distinguished Service Award.

“Dr. Burns’ advanced training and expertise will increase the level of specialized foot and ankle surgery provided in our community. WVU Medicine Uniontown Hospital is fortunate to add his expertise to our orthopedic service offerings,” said Carrie Willetts, President and CEO of WVU Medicine Uniontown Hospital.

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 before returning 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 where he worked until moving to WVU Medicine Wheeling Hospital in March of this year.

Board-certified in foot surgery and reconstructive rearfoot and ankle surgery, Burns is a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association, a diplomate of the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery, and a fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.

Burns’ specialties include complex foot and ankle deformity and preservation techniques. He has extensive experience with complicated foot and ankle surgery, fracture care, custom 3D implants, Charcot neuroarthropathy, diabetic limb preservation, ankle implant arthroplasty, and external fixation techniques. His arrival comes during a time of significant growth for the hospital as it continues to expand its services to provide additional care to the Fayette County community.