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Paul Burton, DO

About Dr. Burton

Dr. Burton was a Physical Therapist at Mercy Rehabilitation Center in Auburn, N.Y. prior to attending medical school at the University of Health Sciences in Kansas City, MO. In medical school, he was a member of Psi Sigma Alpha honor society and then completed an internship and Orthopaedic Surgery residency at Botsford General Hospital in Farmington Hills, Michigan, which is affiliated with Michigan State University. He served as Chief Orthopaedic and Surgical Resident and in residency, received the Alvin Yarrows Memorial Award for excellence in scientific research for two consecutive years.

Dr. Burton was a founding member of the Center for Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine in Pennsylvania and has served as Adjunct Professor at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Duquesne University, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Chatham College and currently, is Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Loma Linda University. He received the Teacher of the Year award from the Orthopaedic Surgery Residents at Loma Linda University in 2007 and 2009. Dr. Burton's primary interest is in Total Joint Arthroplasty and he has performed over 3000 of these procedures. He has had additional training in minimal incisional surgical approaches and hip arthroscopy. He is a consultant and has assisted in the development of a new total knee replacement system.

Dr. Burton is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, and is a Fellow of the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopaedics. He has served on the board of the Pennsylvania Medical Society. He has also served as Treasurer, Vice President, and President of the Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society. He has served on the board of the California Orthopaedic Association and currently is on the board of the San Bernardino County Medical Society.