Specialty: Orthopaedic Traumatology and Total Joint Surgery



Specialty: Orthopaedic Traumatology and Total Joint Surgery



Orthopaedic Traumatology

Total Joint Surgery



> Denver Health, Denver, CO> - Fellowship, AO Orthopaedic Trauma
> University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX - Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery
> University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX - Doctor of Medicine
> University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX -
Bachelor of Business Administration

Certifications & Affiliations

Board Certified - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


Concord Hospital
New London Hospital
Orthopaedic Surgery Center


American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
AO Trauma Faculty
New Hampshire Medical Society
New Hampshire Orthopaedic Society
Orthopaedic Trauma Association

Presentations & Publications

Yi C, Burns S, Hak DJ. Intraoperative fluoroscopic evaluation of screw placement during pelvic and acetabular surgery. J Orthop Trauma. 2014 Jan;28(1):48-56. PMID: 23360910

Judd KT, Burns S, Hand K. Finding a job in an overcrowded market: getting what you want. J Orthop Trauma. 2013 Oct; 27 Suppl1:S2-4. PMID; 23880556

Burns S, Thornton R, Dauer LT, Quinn Brian, Miodownik D, Hak DJ. Leaded eyeglasses substantially reduce radiation exposure of the surgeon's eyes during acquisition of typical fluoroscopic views of the hip and pelvis. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2013;95:1307-11. PMID: 23864179.

Burns S. How to find a job after your fellowship. J Ortho Trauma:2012;26:S6-S8. PMID: 22713649

Yazaki N, Burns ST, Morris RP, Andersen CR, Patterson RM, Viegas SF. Variations of capitate morphology in the wrist. [Journal Article] Journal of Hand Surgery - American Volume. 33(5):660-6, 2008 May-Jun. PMID: 18590848

Presentation: "Initial Evaluation and Management of Pelvic and Acetabular Trauma" at the New England Orthopedic Society 2014 Fall Meeting, Omni Parker House, Boston, MA, November 22, 2014.

Presentation: "Tension Band Principles" at the AO Trauma Course - Basic Principles of Fracture Management for Residents," JW Marriott, Houston, TX, September 18, 2014.

Presenter & Table Instructor for "Principles of Fracture Management for Operating Room Personnel," Boston, MA, December 6-7, 2013.



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  • "Dr. Sean Burns is the best!!"

    Dr. Sean Burns is the best!!

    - Anonymous | November, 2016
  • "Dr. Burns is a jewel!"

    Dr. Burns is a jewel! He is very efficient, knowledgeable, and gets right to the right while being friendly about it. Lovely "bedside" manner!

    - Babette S. | May 2018
  • Patient Story: Bev Bolduc
    - Concord Hospital |
  • "...I liked him a lot."

    Dr. Burns was very efficient and to the point. I liked him a lot.

    - B. | August, 2017
  • "Complete Confidence in Dr. Burns..."

    My family and I have complete confidence in Dr. S. Burns and appreciate the time he spent with us in pre-op and post-op each day.

    - Patient of Dr. Burns | August, 2017
  • "...the receptionist, nursing staff, and onto the doctors, everyone is great!"

    I work in healthcare, so I know what to expect when I enter a healthcare facility. However, Concord Orthopaedics surprised me with how professional, caring and understanding they all are. From the receptionist to the nursing staff and onto the doctors, everyone is great! I am 60 years old and this was my first surgery. I had a total knee replacement done due to an injury and Dr. Burns was great. He put up with my dumb questions and was understanding and comforting during the entire process. Can't speak highly enough about this place.

    - Timothy Welch | Concord, NH
  • "Dr. Burns and staff..."

    Dr. Burns and staff are absolutely the best!

    - B.B. | Concord, NH
  • "So Grateful to Dr. Burns..."

    So grateful to Dr. Burns and his staff for putting my leg back together again.

    - K. | Concord, NH
  • "Dr. Burns...did a great job...a great experience"

    Dr. Burns was excellent and fit me in at little notice and did a great job...a great experience.

    - C.S. | Concord, NH
  • Positive experience

    Love Dr. Burns and Karen Barry, PA. I have already shared my positive experience with others.

    - D. | Concord, NH
  • Dr. Burns has been a caring and consummate professional...

    From my initial consultation eight months ago, through my total hip replacement two days ago, Dr. Burns has been a caring and consummate professional. His work ethic and skill are second to none; I feel quite fortunate to have been referred to him. Additionally, my treatment at his New London location and throughout my surgery at Concord Hospital was superlative.

    - Jeanine R. | December 2016
  • "Dr. Sean Burns explained the injury..."

    Dr. Sean Burns explained the injury, the plan to address it and what to expect. He graciously spoke to my whole family, validating us.

    - M. | November, 2016
  • "Dr. Burns is fantastic..."

    Dr. Burns is fantastic; very good at meeting patient needs.

    - Melissa B. | April 2018

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