About Dr. Daniel Burns,
Heart Valve Surgeon
Hello! My name is Dr. Daniel Burns and I am a cardiac surgeon having graduated from University of Western Ontario in 2011. Cleveland Clinic performs more than 4,500 heart surgeries each year. All Cleveland Clinic cardiac surgeons complete between 300-400 cardiac cases per year. Read more...
I believe my greatest strength is that I have the ability to make a major meaningful impact to a patient’s quality of life, which patients often notice even before they leave the hospital.
8 Patient Reviews for
"I travelled from North Carolina to Cleveland Clinic hoping to get robotic-assisted surgery (and because I knew of Cleveland Clinic's reputation). After all of my testing, Dr. Burns thought that I would qualify for robotic-assisted surgery, but also advised me of certain situations that may change the plan during surgery.
Dr. Burns did a great job explaining everything, has a warm and professional personality, as well as, a great sense of humor.
I went into surgery not worrying at all about the outcome. The staff in the intensive care unit (ICU), step-down and regular care was terrific. I tell all that I really had a good time during this experience - hard to believe, but I did! I would have recommended Cleveland Clinic and Dr. Burns to anyone who needs heart surgery."
-- Colleen Finegan, Mitral Valve, Tricuspid Valve, Valve Repair, Mini Sternotomy, 08/12/2022
"As a nurse I researched the hospital and surgeon I felt was most skilled. I decided to go to the Cleveland Clinic and to have Dr. Burns as my surgeon. He is an excellent doctor and I so appreciated his professional and compassionate bedside manner. He was straight forward and honest about my surgery and potential complications.
I had successful surgery and I highly recommend Dr. Burns, his team and the Cleveland Clinic. My future is bright and I am feeling great!"
-- Laura Bickford, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Robotic Surgery, 01/28/2022
-- Katie McClain, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Median Sternotomy, 01/27/2022
The medical team at the Cleveland Clinic contributed grandly to the success of my operation. The clinic is the leader in heart care and the professionals are ready for any contingency. The nurses in the cardio step down unit were pleasant, skilled, and always available. My recovery was typical and I did not have any mettlesome complications. "
-- Thomas Pirko, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Robotic Surgery, 06/30/2021
Prior to surgery a series of tests and medical appointments took place over 2 days, including a meeting with Dr. Burns, to review my condition and his plan for surgery (his specific knowledge of my condition and surgical plan was reassuring). Dr. Burns and a Cleveland Clinic surgical team performed my open heart surgery on 18 March 2021. Dr. Burns visited me several times after surgery, always upbeat and informative. The repaired valve showed no leakage after surgery and I was discharge from the hospital 5 days after surgery.
I may not be typical but, except when I coughed, I had little pain after surgery (I suspect surgical skill of Dr. Burns and his team had something to do with that). Since discharge I’ve been typically walking (slowly & with breaks at first) 45 min or more a day, as recommended. I will start stage 2 cardio rehab in 2 weeks. I feel like I could not have been in better hands."
-- Dale Wark, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Median Sternotomy, Maze Procedure, 03/18/2021
Although the surgery was extensive, the outcome was exceptional and a full recovery is in process. It was a stellar experience at the Cleveland Clinic due to Dr. Burns and his team. I highly recommend Dr. Daniel Burns!"
-- Mark Simmons, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 09/11/2020
It was evident from the beginning that Dr. Burns was and is interested in his patients well-being both before and after any procedure."
-- Tom Gerbasi, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 05/15/2020
I knew I was in good hands after my personal interaction with Dr. Burns and that opinion was reinforced with all the positive feedback from the cardiac clinic staff. His bedside manner was very reassuring and he answered all of my questions.
After my successful surgery, I completed the recommended cardiac rehabilitation program. Now I feel like a new man! My energy level is way up and I am enjoying life to its fullest."
-- John Borkowski, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 10/04/2019
My Specialities &
My heart surgery specialties include:
- Mitral and aortic valve surgery
- Minimally invasive and robotic assisted cardiac surgery
- Transcatheter valve surgery, atrial fibrillation ablation and coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG)
Education, Training & Certificates
Dr. Daniel Burns, heart surgeon, graduated from University of Western Ontario in 2011.
After medical school, Dr. Burns completed a Cardiac Surgery Residency at University of Western Ontario in 2017. Dr. Burns also completed a Fellowship in Complex Mitral Valve Repair at the Bristol Heart Institute at the Bristol Royal Infirmary in the United Kingdom. Dr. Burns then continued his sub-specialty training with a Fellowship in Minimally Invasive and Robotic Cardiac Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic.
Dr. Burns has completed additional training in the areas of epidemiology and biostatistics, complex mitral valve repair and minimally invasive robotic cardiac surgery. Dr. Burns is board certified in Cardiac Surgery.
Dr. Burns was appointed Assistant Professor of Surgery at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, in June 2020.
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- Call (888) 664-4651 right now
- Request an appointment by clicking here.
The office of Dr. Burns is located at 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195. To get driving directions to this office, please click the map below.
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Watch Educational Videos with Dr. Daniel Burns
Learn about heart valve surgery from Dr. Burns in these videos:
Robotic Mitral Valve Repair: Insights, Outcomes & Patient Questions with Dr. Burns & Dr. Gillinov
Robotic Mitral Valve Repair: What Have We Learned After 2,000 Operations?
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Page last updated: September 13, 2023