Paul Gerard Burns, MD

Attending Cardiothoracic Surgeon;
Chair, Department of Surgery

*Services provided under contract by Mid-Atlantic Surgical Associates


  • General Surgery and Chief Resident: Deaconess Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Specialty Training

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery: The New York Hospital, Cornell Medical School, New York, NY and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

Board Certified

  • Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Special Interests

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Personal Achievements

  • “2017 Top Physician” by South Jersey Magazine
  • “2011-2014 Top Doctors” by U.S. News & World Report
  • “2009-2014 Top Doctors” by New Jersey Monthly Magazine
  • “2009-2014 Top Doctors” by Inside Jersey
  • American Heart Association, NJ Chapter, Harvey Nussbaum Distinguished Service Award June 2002
  • Deaconess Harvard Surgical Service Teaching Award June 1996
  • “Top Doctors New York Metro Area” 11-17th Editions by Castle Connolly Medical


  • Sinha N., Fertakos R, Burns P, Mendelson S. “The Hypodense M.C.A. Sign— Unique to Cardiac Valve Replacement Surgery” Applied Radiology (in press)
  • Abel NJ, Rogal GJ, Burns PG, Saunders CR, Chamberlain RS. “Aortic Valve Replacement with and without Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery in Octogenarians: Is it Safe and Feasible?” Cardiology 2013; 124:163-173
  • Beauford RB, Saunders CR, Lunceford T, Niemeier L, Shah S, Karanam R, Prendergast T, Burns PG, Sardari F, Goldstein DJ. “Multivessel Off-pump Revascularization for Patients with Left Main Disease” J Card Surg 2005; 20: 1-7
  • Beauford RB, Saunders CR, Niemeier L, Lunceford T, Karanam R, Prendergast T, Shah S, Burns PG, Sardari F, Goldstein DJ. “Is Off-pump Revascularization Better for Patients with Nondialysis Dependent Renal Insufficiency?” The Heart Surgery Forum 2004; 7 Issue 2
  • Lectures and Symposiums: The Use of Hemodynamic Indices as Predictors of Improvement in Mitral Regurgitation after Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR). American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2014
  • Combined carotid endarterectomy and coronary artery bypass graft procedures: Analysis of procedures performed on and off pump. Vascular Society of New Jersey, 29th Annual Meeting, Livingston, NJ, 2007