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Thomas Burns

Dr. Thomas Allan Burns, MD

AnesthesiologyEmergency Medicine


Welcome to My Home Page! About Me I have been an Anesthesiologist for 15 years. I am certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support with the American Heart Association. I am a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the California Society of Anesthesiologists, the Alameda-Contra Costa Medical Association, and the California Medical Association I grew up in Los Angeles, California. Both of my parents are physicians, as well as my older sister and brother. My sister practices Ob/Gyn at Kaiser Permanente in southern California. I completed my undergraduate studies at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1975 and obtained a B.A. in biology. I attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco, and received my M.D. in 1979. Subsequently, I completed my internship and residency training at Los Angeles County Harbor UCLA Medical Center. I became board certified in Emergency Medicine and worked in this field for five years at several hospitals in California. I even worked in the emergency room at Kaiser Permanente, Walnut Creek in 1986. I decided to do further residency training and completed a three year anesthesiology residency in 1989 at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City. I remained on the faculty at the medical school for ten years and earned the level of Associate Professor of Anesthesiology. The medical center was a university based tertiary care trauma center. I had an enriching experience providing preoperative patient care, teaching anesthesiology residents, performing clinical research and administrative duties. I moved back to the San Francisco Bay area three years ago and joined Kaiser Permanente. I choose to practice anesthesiology at Kaiser Permanente because of the excellent, well-run anesthesia department and the integrated health care delivery system, the highly trained medical colleagues that work with me, and the superb facilities and equipment where I work. Our department consists of 20 M.D. anesthesiologists and 25 Certified Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA). We provide anesthesia services at Walnut Creek, Martinez and Pleasanton. I am impressed how well we work together as a team, teach and learn from each other, and strive to provide the most recent, high quality anesthesia care. Also, I teach nurse anesthesia residents, part time. My personal life is full and satisfying. I have been married to my wife Marianne for 18 years. I have five daughters between the ages of 7 and 17 years old. I met my wife in the hospital when she was working as a registered nurse. She subsequently went on and received a masters in public health from UCLA and a law degree. She works full time in the health care field. Much of my free time is spent with my family and I enjoy hiking, skiing, biking, and swimming.
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Kaiser Permanente Walnut Creek Medical Center
1425 S Main St
Walnut Creek, CA, 94596
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4501 Sand Creek Rd
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Medical School
University Of California San Francisco School Of Medicine
Graduated 1979


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