Michael Burnstine, MD

Title(s)Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology (Part-Time)
SchoolKeck School of Medicine of Usc
AddressHC4 4900 1450 San Pablo Street
Health Sciences Campus
Los Angeles CA 90033-6103
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    Harvard Medical SchoolMD1992
    University of MichiganOphthalmology Residency1996
    University of Illinois at ChicagoOculoplastics Fellowship1997
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    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. Oral Sedation Anesthesia Protocol for In-Office Oculoplastic Surgery. Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2023 Nov 16. Conger JR, Manipud N, Elhalouti I, Lo C, Wang Y, Burnstine MA, Dresner SC, Samimi DB. PMID: 37972952.
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    2. Reply Re: "Perioperative Considerations for Antithrombotic Therapy in Oculofacial Surgery: A Review of Current Evidence and Practice Guidelines". Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2023 Jul-Aug 01; 39(4):394-395. Burnstine MA. PMID: 37413678.
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    3. Re: "Oculopharyngeal Muscular Dystrophy Ptosis, Mueller's Muscle Involvement, and a Review of Management Over 34 Years". Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2023 Jul-Aug 01; 39(4):395. Burnstine MA. PMID: 37413679.
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    4. Bilobed flap reconstruction after en-bloc removal of solitary fibrous tumor of the lacrimal sac. Am J Ophthalmol Case Rep. 2023 Jun; 30:101835. Parikh AO, Lee DK, Gibson JT, Conger JR, Saber MS, Pfeiffer ML, Burnstine MA. PMID: 37124153; PMCID: PMC10139957.
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    5. Multiple Cases of Facial Disfigurement From Filler Use and One Injector. Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2023 Jul-Aug 01; 39(4):366-369. Parikh AO, Conger JR, Sibug Saber ME, Samimi D, Burnstine MA. PMID: 36735327.
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    6. Implants and spacers for paralytic ectropion: Literature review and assessment of a thin-profile porous polyethylene implant. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2023 02; 71(2):444-451. Parikh AO, Pfeiffer ML, Yim CK, Burnstine MA. PMID: 36727337; PMCID: PMC10228941.
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    7. Perioperative Considerations for Antithrombotic Therapy in Oculofacial Surgery: A Review of Current Evidence and Practice Guidelines. Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2022 May-Jun 01; 38(3):226-233. Kim C, Pfeiffer ML, Chang JR, Burnstine MA. PMID: 35019878; PMCID: PMC9093724.
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    8. Re: "Orbital Schwannoma Management and Clinical Outcomes". Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2021 Jul-Aug 01; 37(4):388. Burnstine MA. PMID: 34229331.
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    9. What is in a Name? It is Time to Retire the Term "Asian Blepharoplasty". Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2021 May-Jun 01; 37(3):290-293. Lorden DS, Kim A, Tejawinata F, Samimi DB, Lo CC, Dresner SC, Burnstine MA. PMID: 33315850.
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    10. Technique for modified transantral orbital decompression for improved cosmesis in stable thyroid eye disease. Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2021 Nov; 50(11):1440-1442. Lu JE, Bergman M, Burnstine MA. PMID: 33658150.
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    11. Orbital schwannoma management: a case report, literature review, and potential paradigm shift. Orbit. 2022 Feb; 41(1):15-27. Lopez J, Hamill EB, Burnstine M. PMID: 33397169.
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    12. Graded transantral orbital decompression outcomes in stable thyroid eye disease: a series of 47 orbits. Orbit. 2021 Jun; 40(3):215-221. Lu JE, Pfeiffer ML, Burnstine MA. PMID: 32363975.
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    13. Myopathic Blepharoptoses: A New Classification System. Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2019 Nov/Dec; 35(6):525-534. Burnstine M, Greer C, Lee DK, Kim JW. PMID: 31498270.
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    14. Re: Kersten et al.: Orbital "blowout" fractures: time for a new paradigm (Ophthalmology. 2018;125:796-798). Ophthalmology. 2018 12; 125(12):e87-e88. Pfeiffer ML, Bergman MY, Merritt HA, Samimi DB, Dresner SC, Burnstine MA. PMID: 30343934.
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    15. Malignant solitary fibrous tumor of the orbit: Spectrum of histologic features. Am J Ophthalmol Case Rep. 2017 Apr; 5:7-10. Ediriwickrema LS, Burnstine M, Saber MS, Rao N. PMID: 29503937; PMCID: PMC5757752.
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    16. On-Q pump for pain control after orbital implant surgery. Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Sep-Oct; 30(5):396-9. Samimi DB, Erb MH, Perry AC, Burnstine MA, Dresner SC. PMID: 24777268.
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    17. PROSE scleral lens: a novel aid for staged eyelid reconstruction. Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Sep-Oct; 30(5):e119-21. Samimi DB, Chiu GB, Burnstine MA. PMID: 24317103.
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    18. Treatment of symptomatic facial nerve paralysis with lower eyelid fascia lata suspension. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012 Mar; 129(3):569e-571e. Iyengar SS, Burnstine MA. PMID: 22374022.
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    19. Re: "Radiographic analysis of extraocular muscle volumetric changes in thyroid-related orbitopathy following orbital decompression". Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011 Mar-Apr; 27(2):144-5; author reply 145. Iyengar SS, Petrus L, Burnstine MA. PMID: 21178800.
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    20. White-eyed medial wall orbital blowout fracture. Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2010 Jan-Feb; 26(1):44-6. McInnes AW, Burnstine MA. PMID: 20090487.
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    21. Salivary duct carcinoma metastatic to eyelid and orbit-a case report. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2008 Aug; 246(8):1185-8. Parikh JG, Burnstine MA, Kase S, Rao NA. PMID: 18414887.
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    22. Orbitotemporal neurofibromatosis: classification and treatment. Orbit. 2007 Dec; 26(4):223-8. Erb MH, Uzcategui N, See RF, Burnstine MA. PMID: 18097958.
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    23. New lacrimal cannula for probing and irrigation in the tearing patient. Arch Ophthalmol. 2007 Mar; 125(3):419. Burnstine MA. PMID: 17353418.
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    24. Management of myopathic ptosis. Ophthalmology. 2004 Feb; 111(2):411; author reply 411. Burnstine MA, Putterman AM. PMID: 15019406.
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    25. Clinical recommendations for repair of orbital facial fractures. Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 2003 Oct; 14(5):236-40. Burnstine MA. PMID: 14502049.
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    26. Re: "Comparison of retrobulbar analgesics for evisceration". Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2003 Sep; 19(5):411; author reply 411-2. Uzcategui N, Burnstine M, Dresner SC. PMID: 14506432.
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    27. Docetaxel-induced histologic changes in the lacrimal sac and the nasal mucosa. Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2003 Jul; 19(4):305-8. Esmaeli B, Burnstine MA, Ahmadi MA, Prieto VG. PMID: 12878879.
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    28. Squamous metaplasia of the canaliculi associated with 5-fluorouracil: a clinicopathologic case report. Ophthalmology. 2002 Dec; 109(12):2359-61. Agarwal MR, Esmaeli B, Burnstine MA. PMID: 12466185.
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    29. Squamous cell carcinoma of the limbus extending into the anterior segment. Arch Ophthalmol. 2002 Aug; 120(8):1106-7. Zamir E, Smith RE, See RF, Yiu SC, Burnstine M, Rao NA. PMID: 12149074.
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    30. 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. Burnstine MA. PMID: 12093637.
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    31. Migration of intraocular silicone oil into the subconjunctival space and orbit through an Ahmed glaucoma valve. Am J Ophthalmol. 2001 Dec; 132(6):929-31. Nazemi PP, Chong LP, Varma R, Burnstine MA. PMID: 11730665.
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    32. Rhabdomyomatous mesenchymal hamartoma of the eyelid: report of a case and literature review. Ophthalmology. 2001 Apr; 108(4):798-804. Read RW, Burnstine M, Rowland JM, Zamir E, Rao NA. PMID: 11297501.
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    33. Glabellar rhytids in thyroid-associated orbitopathy. Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2001 Mar; 17(2):91-5. Saks ND, Burnstine MA, Putterman AM. PMID: 11281597.
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    34. Lacrimal canalicular diverticulum: a cause of epiphora and discharge. Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2000 Nov; 16(6):471-2. Adjemian A, Burnstine MA. PMID: 11106193.
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    35. Upper blepharoplasty: a novel approach to improving progressive myopathic blepharoptosis. Ophthalmology. 1999 Nov; 106(11):2098-100. Burnstine MA, Putterman AM. PMID: 10571343.
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    36. Orbital fibroblast interleukin-6 gene expression and immunomodulation. Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 1999 Sep; 15(5):306-11. Burnstine MA, Elner SG, Strieter RM, Kunkel SL, Elner VM. PMID: 10511209.
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    37. Iopidine allergy causing lower eyelid ectropion progressing to cicatricial entropion. Br J Ophthalmol. 1999 Aug; 83(8):992-3. Britt MT, Burnstine MA. PMID: 10636681; PMCID: PMC1723137.
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    38. Minimal endoscopic approach. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1998 Jun; 124(6):711. Burnstine MA. PMID: 9639485.
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    39. Interleukin-8 and monocyte chemotactic protein-1 gene expression and protein production by human orbital fibroblasts. Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 1998 Mar; 14(2):119-25. Elner VM, Burnstine MA, Kunkel SL, Strieter RM, Elner SG. PMID: 9558669.
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    40. Orbital fibroblast chemokine modulation: effects of dexamethasone and cyclosporin A. Br J Ophthalmol. 1998 Mar; 82(3):318-22. Burnstine MA, Elner SG, Elner VM. PMID: 9602633; PMCID: PMC1722500.
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    41. Autogenous fascia lata leg grafts for exposed scleral buckles. Retina. 1998; 18(3):283-5. Putterman AM, Burnstine MA. PMID: 9654426.
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    42. 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. Elner VM, Burnstine MA, Strieter RM, Kunkel SL, Elner SG. PMID: 9441701.
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    43. Reversal of iatrogenic punctal and canalicular occlusion. Ophthalmology. 1997 Jun; 104(6):901-2. Putterman AM, Burnstine MA. PMID: 9186426.
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    44. Wilson's disease: presymptomatic patients and Kayser-Fleischer rings. Ophthalmic Genet. 1997 Jun; 18(2):79-85. Rodman R, Burnstine M, Esmaeli B, Sugar A, Martonyi C, Johnson V, Brewer G. PMID: 9228244.
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    45. Anterior ischemic optic neuropathy following neck dissection. Head Neck. 1997 Mar; 19(2):148-52. Strome SE, Hill JS, Burnstine MA, Beck J, Chepeha DB, Esclamado RM. PMID: 9059874.
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    46. Regression of Kayser-Fleischer rings during oral zinc therapy: correlation with systemic manifestations of Wilson's disease. Cornea. 1996 Nov; 15(6):582-8. Esmaeli B, Burnstine MA, Martonyi CL, Sugar A, Johnson V, Brewer GJ. PMID: 8899270.
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    47. Golf-related ocular injuries. Am J Ophthalmol. 1996 Apr; 121(4):437-8. Burnstine MA, Elner VM. PMID: 8604737.
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    48. Angiosarcoma metastatic to the orbit. Arch Ophthalmol. 1996 Jan; 114(1):93-6. Burnstine MA, Frueh BR, Elner VM. PMID: 8540860.
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    49. Inverted papillomas that invade the orbit. Arch Ophthalmol. 1995 Sep; 113(9):1178-83. Elner VM, Burnstine MA, Goodman ML, Dortzbach RK. PMID: 7661753.
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    50. Periocular granuloma annulare, nodular type. Occurrence in late middle age. Arch Ophthalmol. 1994 Dec; 112(12):1590-3. Burnstine MA, Headington JT, Reifler DM, Oestreicher JH, Elner VM. PMID: 7993215.
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    51. Nucleolar organizer regions in optic gliomas. Brain. 1993 Dec; 116 ( Pt 6):1465-76. Burnstine MA, Levin LA, Louis DN, Hedley-Whyte ET, Kupsky WJ, Doepner D, Albert DM. PMID: 8293281.
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