Andrew R. Burgess, MD
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at The University of Texas McGovern Medical School at Houston
Dr. Andrew R. Burgess is Professor and Vice-Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at The University of Texas McGovern Medical School at Houston, where he also serves as Chief of Orthopaedic Trauma. Dr. Burgess received his medical degree from Albany Medical College in New York, where he also completed his orthopaedic residency training. He completed trauma fellowships at the Shock Trauma Center at the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services System in Baltimore, Maryland, and a second AO Trauma Fellowship in Chur, Switzerland.
Dr. Burgess served as Professor and Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Unit from 1982 to 2002. He has been a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery (part-time) at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine since 1998. Immediately before joining The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, he was Academic Chairman and Director of Trauma at Orlando Regional Hospital from 2004 through 2010. Responsible for educating military orthopaedic residents from both Bethesda and Walter Reed at Maryland’s Shock Trauma Unit, he held the rank of Adjunct Professor at the Uniformed Services School of Medicine from 2001 through 2004.
He has been active in crash injury research and motor vehicle design, and was a leader of University of Maryland’s CIREN (Crash Injury Research and Engineering Network) center. He has been selected as a Landstuhl Scholar to educate staff and participate in the care of our wounded warriors at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, 2007 and 2011.
Dr. Burgess is a founding member and past President of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA). He is a member of numerous medical societies and committees. His affiliations include the Motor Vehicle Safety Research Advisory Committee and The American College of Surgeons, where he also served on the Committee on Trauma. He was named in “Best Doctors in America”, first elected in 1992. He has won “teacher of the year” awards at Johns Hopkins University, the University of Maryland and Orlando Regional Hospital.
Dr. Burgess is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.