Johnson City Medical Center | News Article

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Dr. Bracken Burns, JCMC's director of director of trauma and critical care, earns national award

Dr. Bracken Burns received the Guy D. Beaumont, Jr., FACOS Award of Academic Excellence, given by the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons.JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – In a life-threatening emergency, every second counts.

At Johnson City Medical Center, Dr. Bracken Burns leads the Level 1 Trauma Center. He and his team are ready to respond to any kind of injury, any time of the day.

Dr. Burns’ leadership skills and his dedication to improving the quality of osteopathic surgical education earned him the Guy D. Beaumont, Jr., FACOS Award of Academic Excellence. The award – which is through the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons – is given to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding organizational leadership and excellence in a surgical training program accredited by the American Osteopathic Association/American College of Osteopathic Surgeons and/or in continuing medical education.

In addition to his role of director of trauma and critical care at Johnson City Medical Center, Dr. Burns is also a professor of surgery at the Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University and an associate program director for the surgery residency at ETSU.

Dr. Burns earned his doctor of osteopathic medicine degree at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, Pennsylvania, and later completed his residency in general surgery at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Burns then finished his fellowships in surgical critical care at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in Cincinnati, Ohio.  

Dr. Burns is board-certified in general surgery and surgical critical care by the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery.