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Michael Burnstine, MD

TitleClinical Professor of Ophthalmology (Part-Time)
InstitutionUniversity of Southern California
DepartmentOphthalmology
AddressHC4 4900 1450 San Pablo Street
Off Campus
Los Angeles CA 90033-6103
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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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    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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    1. Ediriwickrema LS, Burnstine M, Saber MS, Rao N. Malignant solitary fibrous tumor of the orbit: Spectrum of histologic features. Am J Ophthalmol Case Rep. 2017 Apr; 5:7-10. PMID: 29503937.
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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. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. Burnstine M, Putterman AM. Management of myopathic ptosis. Ophthalmology. 2004 Feb; 111(2):411; author reply 411. PMID: 15019406.
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    11. 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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    12. 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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    13. 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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    14. 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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    15. 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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    16. 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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    17. Read RW, Burnstine M, Rowland JM, Zamir E, Rao NA. Rhabdomyomatous mesenchymal hamartoma of the eyelid: report of a case and literature review. Ophthalmology. 2001 Apr; 108(4):798-804. PMID: 11297501.
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    18. Saks ND, Burnstine M, Putterman AM. Glabellar rhytids in thyroid-associated orbitopathy. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2001 Mar; 17(2):91-5. PMID: 11281597.
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    19. Adjemian A, Burnstine M. Lacrimal canalicular diverticulum: a cause of epiphora and discharge. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2000 Nov; 16(6):471-2. PMID: 11106193.
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    20. Burnstine M, Putterman AM. Upper blepharoplasty: a novel approach to improving progressive myopathic blepharoptosis. Ophthalmology. 1999 Nov; 106(11):2098-100. PMID: 10571343.
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    21. 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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    22. Burnstine M, Elner SG, Strieter RM, Kunkel SL, Elner VM. Orbital fibroblast interleukin-6 gene expression and immunomodulation. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 1999 Sep; 15(5):306-11. PMID: 10511209.
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    23. 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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    24. Burnstine M, Elner SG, Elner VM. Orbital fibroblast chemokine modulation: effects of dexamethasone and cyclosporin A. Br J Ophthalmol. 1998 Mar; 82(3):318-22. PMID: 9602633; PMCID: PMC1722500.
    25. Elner VM, Burnstine M, Kunkel SL, Strieter RM, Elner SG. Interleukin-8 and monocyte chemotactic protein-1 gene expression and protein production by human orbital fibroblasts. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 1998 Mar; 14(2):119-25. PMID: 9558669.
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    26. Putterman AM, Burnstine M. Autogenous fascia lata leg grafts for exposed scleral buckles. Retina. 1998; 18(3):283-5. PMID: 9654426.
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    27. Elner VM, Burnstine M, Strieter RM, Kunkel SL, Elner SG. Cell-associated human retinal pigment epithelium interleukin-8 and monocyte chemotactic protein-1: immunochemical and in-situ hybridization analyses. Exp Eye Res. 1997 Dec; 65(6):781-9. PMID: 9441701.
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    28. Rodman R, Burnstine M, Esmaeli B, Sugar A, Martonyi C, Johnson V, Brewer G. Wilson's disease: presymptomatic patients and Kayser-Fleischer rings. Ophthalmic Genet. 1997 Jun; 18(2):79-85. PMID: 9228244.
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    29. Putterman AM, Burnstine M. Reversal of iatrogenic punctal and canalicular occlusion. Ophthalmology. 1997 Jun; 104(6):901-2. PMID: 9186426.
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    30. Esmaeli B, Burnstine M, Martonyi CL, Sugar A, Johnson V, Brewer GJ. Regression of Kayser-Fleischer rings during oral zinc therapy: correlation with systemic manifestations of Wilson's disease. Cornea. 1996 Nov; 15(6):582-8. PMID: 8899270.
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    31. Burnstine M, Elner VM. Golf-related ocular injuries. Am J Ophthalmol. 1996 Apr; 121(4):437-8. PMID: 8604737.
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    32. Burnstine M, Frueh BR, Elner VM. Angiosarcoma metastatic to the orbit. Arch Ophthalmol. 1996 Jan; 114(1):93-6. PMID: 8540860.
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    33. Elner VM, Burnstine M, Goodman ML, Dortzbach RK. Inverted papillomas that invade the orbit. Arch Ophthalmol. 1995 Sep; 113(9):1178-83. PMID: 7661753.
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    34. Burnstine M, Headington JT, Reifler DM, Oestreicher JH, Elner VM. Periocular granuloma annulare, nodular type. Occurrence in late middle age. Arch Ophthalmol. 1994 Dec; 112(12):1590-3. PMID: 7993215.
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