Dr. Burton was born in Texarkana, Texas. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology/Pre-Med from the University of Arkansas and his Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Arkansas for Medical Science. He completed his General Surgery Residency at Methodist Hospital in Dallas, Texas.
Dr. Burton is a board certified general surgeon who was a senior partner with Fayetteville Surgical Associates for 20 years. He was on active staff at Washington Regional Medical Center where he served as the Chief of Surgery and Director of the Wound Care Center. Before joining Fayetteville Surgical Associates in 1991, he gained extensive experience in trauma and critical care at Level I and Level II trauma centers in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex.
His years as a surgeon have provided him with a wide-range of extensive experience. With the completion of more than 100 hours of continuing medical education annually, his strong commitment to the latest technology and state-of-the-art medical procedures is real and demonstrable.
A special interest in caring for patients who need improvement of circulation to the body and its extremities and diabetic wound care have allowed Dr. Burton to develop an expertise in the care of patients with peripheral vascular disease and limb threatening infections.
Dr. Burton, who will be a full time surgeon for MRHS, will be joining Dr. Thomas Sullivan, MRHS General Surgeon, who will continue to work a two week monthly rotation. Dr. Burton is married to Phyllis Miller, a former journalist who earned her Ph.D. in institutional public relations from Texas A&M. The couple has four adult children. “Being a surgeon is my calling and my passion,” Dr. Burton said. “Nothing brings me more pleasure than working with patients to make the best decisions for their health care. I am looking forward to caring for those in this community that I learned to love as a child, a community that I already consider home.”