Biography: Edward Burney, MD
- Director, Anterior Segment Diseases and Surgery Center, UH Cleveland Medical Center
- Professor, CWRU School of Medicine
Certifications & Memberships
- Ophthalmology - American Board of Ophthalmology
Fellowship | Glaucoma
Glaucoma - Johns Hopkins Hospital (1985 - 1986)
Residency | Ophthalmology
Ophthalmology - University Hospitals Of Cleveland (1980 - 1983)
Internship | Rotating
Rotating - Mount Sinai Medical Center Of Cleveland (1978 - 1979)
Case Western Reserve University School Of Medicine (1978)
Ohio Dominican University (1974)
Edward Burney, MD, FAAO, FACS, is a professor of ophthalmology in the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, the director of the Anterior Segment Group at UH Medical Group, and the Director of Ophthalmology at the Cleveland VA Medical Center’s Wade Park Campus in Cleveland, Ohio. He graduated magna cum laude from Ohio Dominican University in Columbus, with a double major in biology and chemistry. In addition, he was the top premedical student in the honors program, and the university’s Central Ohio Heart Association Undergraduate Research Scholar. During that time he held multiple leadership positions on campus including three years as the president of the Black Student Union, two years as class representative to college council, and senior class vice president. Although he received offers of admission and full scholarships from the University of Michigan, The Ohio State University, Meharry Medical College, and Harvard, he chose Case Western Reserve University and attended on a full academic scholarship.
Upon graduation from Case Western Reserve University, he interned at Mt Sinai Hospital of Cleveland in both internal medicine and ophthalmology. He was enthusiastic about entering residency at University Hospitals, as this was the only hospital he interviewed at and ranked. Upon completion of residency, he was asked to join the full time faculty, as the first comprehensive trained ophthalmologist to join the staff. After two years of cataracts, plastics, glaucoma, retina detachments and a variety of lasers, Dr. Burney decided to specialize. He did a 13-month Glaucoma Fellowship at the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins, with Dr. Harry Quigley. He then returned to Cleveland to practice as the first fellowship-trained physician in glaucoma at the University Hospitals of Cleveland and Chief of the Ophthalmology Service at the Louis Stokes VA Medical Center.
During his tenure as director of the glaucoma service at University Hospitals, the service and his practice has grown rapidly with nearly 5,000 patient visits and 400 procedures a year while also leading the ophthalmology program at the VA. In addition, he is proud of the accomplishments at the VA Medical Center. In the last 28 years as chief, facilities have grown from a three-room eye clinic, into a 10,000 square foot facility, one that is second to none in this region in the ability to provide ophthalmic care. Their intraocular surgical simulator, the Eyesi machine, was a first in the region. There also is a one of a kind 65 inch 3D surgical monitor viewing system in the operating room.
His selected accomplishments include: Best Doctors in America, every year since 1996, AAO Award for Best poster 2010, Expert Network Distinguished Doctor Award 2015, America’s Top Ophthalmologist 2016, America Best Physicians 2016, Mentor of the year Award, 2010, University Hospitals Vital’s Patient’s choice Award 2013, 14, 15, and 16 and VAMC Wings Award for outstanding leadership 2004.
Patient Experience Reviews
Dr. Burney is an excellent Ophthalmologist. He is always "calm, cool and collected." He listens to any concerns. He explains what he's doing and why. Results are explained always with options for any required treatment. My family, friends and I, LOVE Dr. Burney! (I know I'm not being realistic, but, I never want him to retire.)
Dr. Burney is one of the very best doctors I see (and I see a lot). ***
The only thing is that when I told the provider about two meds that I needed new prescriptions for. The provider neglected to order one of the prescriptions.
Dr. Burney is a thoughtful and caring physician.
It been all good
Good experience with provider.
Dr. Burney is exceptional Doctor. I travel from Hudson because I trust him.
Everyone was very helpful and courteous.
There was no bad experience.
Dr. Burney and his staff were VERY PROFESSIONAL, knowledgeable and supportive!
Dr. Burney is very knowledgeable Re: his area of specialty and monitors my condition with excellence
Dr. Burney is very professional. I would recommend him.
All experiences have been excellent.with exceptionally satisfying results.
Dr. Burney is thorough, thoughtful and clear. An excellent physician.
The Doctor and his staff was very concerned efficient and made the vist very pleasant. The main assistant in charge was very kind and knew her job well. She was helping other workers and still waiting on patients
Very happy with the care
Dr. Burney Is always pleasant and has a genuine concern for the patient. Hel istened to a concern I had and made me feel valued as a patient. His answer to my concern was very reassuring and my medical history was definitely part of the equation. He also gave me some samples for my dry eye and placed a 90 day prescription with my pharmacy.
Dr. Burney is very helpful, is a wonderful listener, explains everything so that I can fully understand it.
Dr. Burney consistently provides excellent care, is personable, kind and attentive to me.
Dr. Burney is always very attentive and very concerned with my visual health.
Dr. Burney is an excellent Ophthalmologist and really cares about his patients. He takes time to explain things and answers every question. Would not let anyone else care for my eyes.
Dr. Burney and UH staff always professional and attentive
Dr. Burney is an exceptional with my mother's eye care. We love his caring & informative attitude. ***
Dr. Burney gave excellent service!
All good experiences.
Dr. Burney is the only Ophthalmologist I will go to for my eyes. He is excellent! He takes time with his patients and explains everything in terms that all patients can understand and answers questions just as thoroughly.
Dr Burney provides excellent care!
Dr. Burney is an excellent physician. He's very good with my 87yr old Mother & her eye care. Although her sight is deteriating, his instructions on her drops are very good. ***
Excellent, thorough and professional.he is an exceptional physician, one of the best I have ever met.
He is competent, explains medical condition clearly, and a very nice person. He has a warm friendly personality. It is evident that he cares about his patients. He is outstanding!
The doctor was great. ***
Dr. Burney is a competent and caring person.
He is a fine doctor. I am happy to have him as my doctor
I have been a patient of Dr. Burney's for a number of years. He is always calm, reassuring, informative, and extremely knowledgeable about my past history with my *** and also my eye health history post partial *** and my dry eye condition (ou), for which other UH physicians treat and follow.
They are the best
Dr. Burney always give me very good service when I see him.
Dr. Burney listened to my concerns and gave me some medication samples. ***
Dr Burney is an excellent caring physician and I recommend him highly without reservationHe is compassionate My vista are always informative
Admin was very professional and friendly. Technician was very helpful and explained everything. Dr Burney was a referral from my primary opthalmologist. .
Dr. Burney is an EXCELLENT caregiver. I am very thankful to be able to have him treat me. He most definitely needs more assistance in treating patients and competent and professional office personnel. ***
Dr. Burney is very kind, a good listener and very helpful.
Excellent Competent Great Personality Brillant Physician Very Blessed to have Dr. Burney as my physician! Thanks to him I am not blind.
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