Fernando D. Burstein, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.P. (retired)
Board Certified in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Board Certified in Otolaryngology (head & neck) Surgery
For nearly thirty years, Dr. Fernando Burstein has been recognized as one of the world’s leading plastic and reconstructive surgeons with training in both cosmetic surgery and Otolaryngology (head and neck surgery). A gifted instructor and the author of more than one hundred published articles and book chapters, Dr. Burstein devoted his career to perfecting his technique and becoming an expert in the natural contours of the face. Over the years, Dr. Burstein earned a reputation for both his outstanding surgical skills and his passion for his patient’s complete medical well being, and has been recognized by Castle Connolly’s as one of the nation’s “Top Doctors” in the field of plastic surgery for the last nine consecutive years and thirteen times since 1999.
Dr. Burstein trained in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck surgery at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and completed his plastic and reconstructive surgery residency at Yale. He completed an advanced fellowship in Craniofacial Surgery at UCLA before joining the team at Atlanta Plastic Surgery P.C. in 1989. He has served as Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite, was the director of the Center for Craniofacial Disorders at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and held an academic appointment at Emory University as a clinical professor. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and served as president of the American Academy of Pediatrics in 2006. Dr. Burstein has earned membership in the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons.
Dr. Burstein retired from our Atlanta Plastic Surgery practice in 2018. He and his wife, Dr. Kathleen Johnson, enjoy spending time with their two children, traveling, and engaging in outdoor activities such as hiking, mountain climbing, and cycling at their home in Colorado.
Plastic Surgery / Facial Cosmetic Surgery
Board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Fernando Burstein specializes in aesthetic surgery of the face. What makes Dr. Fernando Burstein unique as a plastic surgeon is his advanced training in cosmetic surgery and his years of experience in facial reconstruction. Over the years, Dr. Burstein has learned and developed multiple techniques for facial reconstruction in children and adults – making him an expert in the anatomy of the face. This specialized surgical training allows him to produce exceptional, natural-looking results for his cosmetic surgery patients.
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Reconstruction is a surgical specialty to restore function and correct defects and abnormalities of the face and body. Dr. Burstein is board certified cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon trained in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck surgery at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), therefore specializes in reconstructive surgery of the face, head, and neck. For patients who have facial deformities, either due to trauma, disease, or craniofacial defects (such as cleft lip/palate), Dr. Fernando Burstein utilizes the least invasive and most up-to-date surgical techniques to restore a more natural facial form.
Pediatric Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Every parent wants what is best for their child. That is why when a child is born with a congenital defect or facial deformity, it is of the utmost importance that their condition is treated by an expert in pediatric reconstructive surgery of the face. Dr. Burstein is a board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, trained in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck surgery at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), specializing solely in surgeries of the face, head, and neck. In addition to his cosmetic and reconstructive work at Atlanta Plastic Surgery, Dr. Burstein co-founded the Pediatric Plastic Surgery & Craniofacial Associates (PPSCA). His goal is to offer the very best in surgical pediatric care to ensure your child a chance at his or her best possible future.