Elisa Burns, MD
Director of Quality and Outcomes, Institute for Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery
Dr. Elisa Burns always knew she wanted to be a doctor since her first science class in Old Bethpage Elementary School. “Everything about the field appealed to me -- the combination of using my brain and emotional capacity, using my hands in a physical way, giving back to the community, answering questions, helping people, arriving at solutions, and working in science and biology.”
After earning a medical degree at Columbia School of Physicians and Surgeons, and training as chief resident and resident in obstetrics and gynecology at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, she came to Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH) in 1986 as an attending physician in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, serving as department chief for 15 years. Today, Dr. Burns performs gynecologic surgery – often with the advanced da Vinci® robot-assisted system -- and is Director of Quality and Outcomes at the hospital’s Institute for Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery.
Dr. Burns discusses minimally invasive surgery using the da Vinci Robot
Board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Elisa Burns has demonstrated her profound commitment to enhancing quality by sitting on NWH committees for quality improvement (QI) for the Hospital generally and for minimally invasive surgery specifically, also chairing the Ob/Gyn QI Committee. She served as Vice-Chair of the NWH Medical Board, and sat on both its Operating Room and Gynecology Review Committees.
"Since the surgery I haven't had a single moment of pain." After months of excruiting pain, Cyndi's physician recommended New York da Vinci Surgeon Dr. Elisa Burns. Dr. Burns performed robot-assisted surgery with the da Vinci Robot.
A member of the Mount Kisco Medical Group, P.C. -- one of Westchester County’s largest physician practices -- as an OB/GYN, Dr. Burns sits on MKMG’s Quality/Risk Assessment Committee, and has served as Vice-President of its Board of Directors.
Dr. Elisa Burns serves as a Quality Reviewer for the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists, VRQC program, and as an Expert Consultant to the NY State Office of Professional Medical Conduct. A Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, her commitment to the region and local area is reflected in current membership in the Westchester Obstetrical and Gynecological Society, and past board memberships of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Westchester/Hudson Valley Chapter, and Planned Parenthood of Westchester/Rockland.
She has been recognized by Castle Connolly as a ‘Top Doctor’ and has received the ‘Best Doctor Award’ from both Westchester Magazine and New York Magazine many times. Dr. Burns has been the physician honoree at the 2014 Annual Benefit Gala for Northern Westchester Hospital
Dr. Burns is a yoga enthusiast, calling the discipline “an antidote to the rigors of performing surgery.”
To schedule a surgical consultation with Dr. Elisa Burns, call us at 914-506-5409.
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