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Al Burns
DPM
Dr. Burns received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Tulane University. After graduating he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served for three years as an infantry oficer, including one tour of duty in Viet Nam. After returning from Viet Nam, he matriculated into the University of California at Santa Barbara and in two years received a second Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry. He received a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree from the California College of Podiatric Medicine and followed by completing a two year podiatric surgery residency. He is Board Certified in Podiatric Surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery, and he is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He has been a continuous faculty member of CCPM and CSPM, since finishing his residency, and is a Professor in the Department of Podiatric Surgery. He served as the Academic Dean of CSPM from 2000-2008. He is the Chief of Podiatry at Alameda County Medical Center
Teaching Interest
Reconstructive ankle and rearfoot surgery
Arthrodesing procedures of the foot and ankle
Courses Taught
Podiatric Surgery II
Podiatric Surgery III
Podiatric Trauma
Highland senior rotation
St. Mary's junior and senior rotation
Peer Reviewed Publications
40 publications - see CV
greater than 100 presentations - see CV
Grants & Fellowships
Distinguished Service Award from the CPMA - 6/08
Professional and Community Service and Professional Memberships
APMA
CPMA
ABPS
ACFAS

Contact Info

Name
Al Burns
DPM
Title
Professor
Department
Doctor of Podiatric Medicine
Email

Faculty Profile

Al Burns
Al
Burns
DPM
Professor
Doctor of Podiatric Medicine
ABurns@samuelmerritt.edu
650-483-3587
Dr. Burns received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Tulane University. After graduating he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served for three years as an infantry oficer, including one tour of duty in Viet Nam. After returning from Viet Nam, he matriculated into the University of California at Santa Barbara and in two years received a second Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry. He received a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree from the California College of Podiatric Medicine and followed by completing a two year podiatric surgery residency. He is Board Certified in Podiatric Surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery, and he is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He has been a continuous faculty member of CCPM and CSPM, since finishing his residency, and is a Professor in the Department of Podiatric Surgery. He served as the Academic Dean of CSPM from 2000-2008. He is the Chief of Podiatry at Alameda County Medical Center
Reconstructive ankle and rearfoot surgery
Arthrodesing procedures of the foot and ankle
Podiatric Surgery II
Podiatric Surgery III
Podiatric Trauma
Highland senior rotation
St. Mary's junior and senior rotation
40 publications - see CV
greater than 100 presentations - see CV
Distinguished Service Award from the CPMA - 6/08
APMA
CPMA
ABPS
ACFAS

History

Member for
7 years 11 months