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...

8 Patient Reviews for
Dr. Burns

"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

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My Specialities &
Clinical Interests

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.

Schedule Appointment
with Dr. Daniel Burns, MD

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Burns, you can:

  • 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
  • Atrial Fibrillation After Heart Surgery: What Should Patients Know?
  • Robotic Mitral Valve Repair: What Have We Learned After 2,000 Operations?

Page last updated: November 28, 2023