Dr. James Burns is a laryngeal surgeon at MGH’s Voice Center. He specializes in treatment of laryngeal diseases with emphasis on medical and surgical management of voice and swallowing disorders. He teaches Harvard Medical School students and co-directs the laryngeal surgery fellowship program at MGH.
Dr. Burns has been elected to Castle Connelly’s “Best Doctors in America” and Boston Magazine’s “Top Docs” every year since 2010.
Dr. Burns is President of the American Bronchoesophagological Association and received the Broyles-Maloney award from the ABEA in 2014.
Dr. Burns received an Honor Award for meritorious service from the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery in 2013. Dr. Burns received his medical degree from the University of Virginia Medical School. He was inducted in the AOA medical honor society and was the recipient of the Gratton Alexander Litz Award for excellence on the medicine clerkship. He completed residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery in 1996 at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center in Charlottesville, Virginia. His Fellowship in Laryngeal Surgery was completed in 2003 at MEEI.