Dr. Burns received his bachelor of arts from the University of Pennsylvania with a major in the biological basis of behavior. He completed his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the Georgia School of Professional Psychology in Atlanta. Dr. Burns’ predoctoral internship in neuropsychology was completed at the Medical College of Pennsylvania and St. Christopher’s Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia. He received board certification through the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) in clinical neuropsychology and clinical psychology as well as specialization in pediatric neuropsychology. His fellowship was completed at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta where he is currently the director of neuropsychology.
Dr. Burns’ primary research and clinical interests involve neuropsychological evaluations for patients diagnosed with intractable epilepsy (Wada and cortical mapping), traumatic brain injury, concussion and birth trauma.
Focus of Practice
Areas of Interest
- Acquired brain injury
- Cerebral palsy
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