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    Michael Burnstine, MD

    TitleClinical Professor of Ophthalmology (Part Time)
    SchoolKeck School of Medicine of USC
    DepartmentOphthalmology
    AddressHC4 4900 1450 San Pablo Street
    Off Campus
    Los Angeles California 90033-6103
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      Dr. Michael A. Burnstine remains one of the most highly certified and recognized professionals in the field. He graduated from Harvard Medical School with an MD and completed an internship program in medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital.

      Dr. Burnstine brought his surgical expertise to Ann Arbor in Michigan where he completed his ophthalmology residency at the Kellogg Eye Center. There, he served as Chief Resident in Ophthalmology. He also received additional experience in the form of fellowship training from Allen Putterman.

      As a fellow of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive surgery, Dr. Burnstine completed his fellowship training in these fields with the utmost in diligence and dedication. Dr. Burnstine is the Director of the Oculofacial Plastic Surgery fellowship at The USC Roski Eye Institute and an Associate Preceptor of the Oculofacial Plastic Surgery Fellowship at Eyesthetica, both sponsored by the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS).

      Dr. Burnstine has received numerous awards from the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He received the Honor Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and the Merrill Reeh and Marvin Quickert awards from the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons.

      In print media, Dr. Burnstine is a major contributor in numerous journals and text books. He provided information and data that advanced the field of oculofacial surgery and enhances the lives of patients around the world.

      The USC Keck School of Medicine has also recognized Dr. Burnstine by naming him as an Associate Clinical Professor at the school. With this honor, Dr. Burnstine is a certified expert who surpasses the minimal qualifications of becoming a great surgeon.

      In his off time, Dr. Burnstine enjoys his marriage to singer and songwriter Diana Lorden and spending time with their two children.

      Dr. Burnstine is available for patient consultations at the Eyesthetica Pasadena, Valencia, and Downtown Los Angeles offices.


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      Harvard Medical SchoolMD1992
      University of MichiganOphthalmology Residency1996
      University of Illinois at ChicagoOculoplastics Fellowship1997
      Collapse Awards and Honors
      1983Branstrom Freshman Prize
      Harvard Medical School1983  - 1986Class Honors
      1984  - 1986James B. Angell Scholar
      1986Phi Beta Kappa
      1986Golden Key National Honor Society
      1986Honors College Award for Research
      1997Quickert Award for ASOPRS Thesis
      2000Merrill Reeh Pathology Award
      AAO2004Honor Award
      USC Roski Eye Institute2015Voluntary Faculty Award

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      1. Samimi DB, Erb MH, Perry AC, Burnstine M, Dresner SC. On-Q pump for pain control after orbital implant surgery. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Sep-Oct; 30(5):396-9. PMID: 24777268.
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      2. Samimi DB, Chiu GB, Burnstine M. PROSE scleral lens: a novel aid for staged eyelid reconstruction. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Sep-Oct; 30(5):e119-21. PMID: 24317103.
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      3. Iyengar SS, Burnstine M. Treatment of symptomatic facial nerve paralysis with lower eyelid fascia lata suspension. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012 Mar; 129(3):569e-571e. PMID: 22374022.
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      4. Iyengar SS, Petrus L, Burnstine M. Re: "Radiographic analysis of extraocular muscle volumetric changes in thyroid-related orbitopathy following orbital decompression". Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011 Mar-Apr; 27(2):144-5; author reply 145. PMID: 21178800.
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      5. McInnes AW, Burnstine M. White-eyed medial wall orbital blowout fracture. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2010 Jan-Feb; 26(1):44-6. PMID: 20090487.
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      6. Parikh JG, Burnstine M, Kase S, Rao NA. Salivary duct carcinoma metastatic to eyelid and orbit-a case report. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2008 Aug; 246(8):1185-8. PMID: 18414887.
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      7. Erb MH, Uzcategui N, See RF, Burnstine M. Orbitotemporal neurofibromatosis: classification and treatment. Orbit. 2007 Dec; 26(4):223-8. PMID: 18097958.
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      8. Burnstine M. New lacrimal cannula for probing and irrigation in the tearing patient. Arch Ophthalmol. 2007 Mar; 125(3):419. PMID: 17353418.
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      9. Burnstine M, Putterman AM. Management of myopathic ptosis. Ophthalmology. 2004 Feb; 111(2):411; author reply 411. PMID: 15019406.
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      10. Burnstine M. Clinical recommendations for repair of orbital facial fractures. Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 2003 Oct; 14(5):236-40. PMID: 14502049.
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      11. Uzcategui N, Burnstine M, Dresner SC. Re: "Comparison of retrobulbar analgesics for evisceration". Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2003 Sep; 19(5):411; author reply 411-2. PMID: 14506432.
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      12. Esmaeli B, Burnstine M, Ahmadi MA, Prieto VG. Docetaxel-induced histologic changes in the lacrimal sac and the nasal mucosa. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2003 Jul; 19(4):305-8. PMID: 12878879.
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      13. Agarwal MR, Esmaeli B, Burnstine M. Squamous metaplasia of the canaliculi associated with 5-fluorouracil: a clinicopathologic case report. Ophthalmology. 2002 Dec; 109(12):2359-61. PMID: 12466185.
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      14. Zamir E, Smith RE, See RF, Yiu SC, Burnstine M, Rao NA. Squamous cell carcinoma of the limbus extending into the anterior segment. Arch Ophthalmol. 2002 Aug; 120(8):1106-7. PMID: 12149074.
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      15. Burnstine M. Clinical recommendations for repair of isolated orbital floor fractures: an evidence-based analysis. Ophthalmology. 2002 Jul; 109(7):1207-10; discussion 1210-1; quiz 1212-3. PMID: 12093637.
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      16. Burnstine M, Putterman AM, Sugar J. Cicatricial entropion caused by asymptomatic allergic conjunctivitis. Orbit. 1999 Sep; 18(3):211-215. PMID: 12045987.
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      17. Burnstine M, Morton AD, Font RL, Boniuk M, Flint A, Meyer KA, Elner VM. Lacrimal gland hemangiopericytoma. Orbit. 1998 Sep; 17(3):179-188. PMID: 12048726.
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