Dr. Andrew Burgess is a Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston the and Vice Chairman of Orthopedic Surgery. He also served as Former Chief of Orthopedic Trauma at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston.
Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, Dr. Burgess specializes in Orthopedic Trauma with an emphasis on the management of complex orthopedic injuries, limb reconstruction, and pelvis and lower extremity fractures and dislocations. He has been actively involved in the education and training of future trauma surgeons, holding teaching positions at esteemed institutions including Johns Hopkins University and Pennsylvania State College of Medicine before joining the faculty at McGovern Medical School.
Dr. Burgess received a B.A. from Hanover College. He then attended medical school and completed his residency at Albany Medical College in Albany, New York. Dr. Burgess went on to complete two trauma fellowships, one at Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Centre at the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems in Baltimore, and then an AO fellowship at Kantonsspital in Chur, Switzerland.
Management of complex orthopedic injuries
Pelvis and lower extremity fractures
Pelvis and lower extremity dislocations
Mackenzie EJ, Bosse MJ, Pollak AN, Webb LX, Swiontkowski MF, Kellam JF, Smith DG, Sanders RW, Jones AL, Starr AJ, McAndrew MP, Patterson BM, Burgess AR, Castillo RC: Long-term persistence of disability following severe lower-limb trauma. Results of a seven-year follow-up. JBJS, Vol 87-A, No 8:1801-1809, 2005.
Smith JJ, Agel J, Swiontkowski MF, Castillo R, MacKenzie E, Kellam JF, the LEAP Study: Group Functional Outcome of Bilateral Limb Threatening: Lower Extremity Injuries at Two Years Post Injury. J. of Orthopedic Trauma. 19(4): 249-253, 2005.
Castillo RC, Bosse MJ, MacKenzie EJ, Patterson BM, the LEAP Study Group: Impact of Smoking on Fracture Healing and Risk of Complications in Limb-Threatening Open Tibia Fractures. J. of Orthopedic Trauma, 19(3):151-157, 2005.
Bosse MJ, McCarthy M, Jones AL, Webb LX, Sims SH, Sanders RW, MacKenzie EJ and the Lower Extremity Assessment Project LEAP Study Group: The Insensate Foot Following Severe Lower Extremity Trauma: An Indication for Amputation? J. Bone and Joint Surg. Am., 87:2601–2608, 2005.
Whitbeck MG, Zwally HJ, Burgess AR: Innominosacral Dissociation: Mechanism of Injury as a Predictor of Resuscitation Requirements, Morbidity, and Mortality. J Orthop Trauma 20(1):S57-S63, 2006.
MazurekMT, Burgess AR: Extremity War Injuries: Moderators’ Summary Stabilization of Long Bones. JAAOS, 14:S113-S117, 2006.
Jones AS, Mackenzie EJ, Bosse MJ, Castillo RC, Pollak AN, Webb LX, Swiontkowski MF, Kellam JF, Smith DG, Sanders RW, Jones, AL, Starr AJ, McAndrew MP, Patterson BM, Burgess AR: Health Care Costs Associated with Amputation or Reconstruction of a Limb Threatening Injury. JAAOS, 14:(10):S205-S210, 2006.
MacKenzie EJ, Bosse MJ, Kellam JF, Pollak AN, Webb LX, Swiontkowski MF, Smith DG, Sanders RW, Jones AL, Starr AJ, McAndrew MP, Patterson BM, Burgess AR, Travison T, Castillo RC. Early Predictors of Long-Term Work Disability After Major Limb Trauma: The Journal of Trauma: Injury, Infection, and Critical Care. 61(3):688-694, 2006.
Archer KR, Castillo RC, MacKenzie EJ, Bosse MJ, and the LEAP Study Group. Physical Disability After Severe Lower-Extremity Injury: Archives of Physical and Rehabilitation. 8:1153-1155, 2006.
Archer KR, Castillo RC, MacKenzie EJ, Bosse MJ and the Lower Extremity Assessment Project (LEAP) Study Group: Gait Symmetry and Walking Speed Analysis Following Lower-Extremity Trauma. Phys Ther. 86(12):1630-1640, 2006.
MacKenzie EJ, Snow Jones A, Bosse MJ, Castillo RC, Pollak AN, Webb LX, Swiontkowski MF, Kellam JF, Smith DG, Sanders RW, Jones AL, Starr AJ, McAndrew MP, Patterson BM, Burgess AR: Health-Care Costs Associated with Amputation or Reconstruction of a Limb-Threatening Injury. JBJS, 89:1685-1692, 2007.
Webb LX, Bosse MJ, Castillo RC, MacKenzie EJ, and the LEAP Study Group: Analysis of Surgeon-Controlled Variables in the Treatment of Limb-Threatening Type-III Open Tibial Diaphyseal Fractures. J. Bone Joint Surg. Am. 89:923–928, 2007.
Ly TV, Travison TG, Castillo RC, Bosse, MJ, MacKenzie EJ, and the LEAP Study Group: Ability of Lower-Extremity Injury Severity Scores to Predict Functional Outcome After Limb Salvage. J. Bone Joint Surg. Am. 90:1738-1743, 2008.
O’Toole RV, Castillo RC, Pollak AN, MacKenzie EJ, Bosse MJ, and the LEAP Study Group. Determinants of Patient Satisfaction After Severe Lower-Extremity Injuries. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 90:1206-1211, 2008.
Grand Rounds and Invited Lectures
Pelvis, Orthopedic Grand Rounds, St. Lukes/Roosevelt Hospital, (New York, NY; 03/24/05)
Pelvic Fractures: Indications for Operative/Nonoperative Management. AAOS 5th Annual Trauma Course: Current Management Concepts, Surgical Techniques and Practical Solutions for Orthopedic Trauma Problems #3727, (Miami, FL; 04/21-23/05)
Soft Tissue Management (Moderator): Soft Tissue Considerations and Management. AAOS 5th Annual Trauma Course: Current Management Concepts, Surgical Techniques and Practical Solutions for Orthopedic Trauma Problems #3727, (Miami, FL; 04/21-23/05)
Trauma Mechanisms, Rehabilitation Insurance Nurse Council (Grand Rapids, MI; 05/24/05)
Damage Control, Grand Rounds (Grand Rapids, MI; 05/25/05)
Hemorrhage Control/External Fixation, AO ASIF Pelvic and Acetabular Fracture Management Course, (Birmingham, AL; 06/9-12/06)
Damage Control Orthopedics, Grand Rounds/Long Island Jewish Hospital, (New Hyde Park, NY; 11/09/05)
Car Crash Research: Effects on Orthopedic Practice/John States Lecture. Grand Rounds – University of Rochester Medical Center (Rochester, NY; 01/05/06)
Damage Control, Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds – Orlando Regional Medical Center. (Orlando, FL; 01/13/06)
Extremity War Wounds Symposium – Co-moderator for Session IV, Stabilization of Long Bones, Mandarin Oriental Hotel. (Washington, DC; 01/24-27/06)
Orlando Chapter of the AAPC Coding Conference, Intramedullary Nailing, Orlando Regional Healthcare. (Orlando, FL; 02/18/06 )
Pelvic Fractures, Visiting Professor at University of Florida, Orthopedics Sports Medicine Institute in Gainesville. (Gainesville, FL; 04/12-14/06)
Pelvic Fractures and External Fixation. Grand Rounds – Erlanger Hospital. (Chattanooga, TN; 05/01/06)
Thirteenth Toronto Pelvic and Acetabular Fracture Management Course – The Sutton Place Hotel. (Toronto, Ontario, Canada; 05/04-06/06)
Acute Management of High Energy Pelvic Fracture and Ex Fix and “Damage Control” in Extremity Injury. Visiting Professor, University of Virginia. (Charlottesville, VA; 05/25-27/06)
Visiting Professor, Henry Ford Hospital. (Detroit, MI; 06/09/06)
Eighteenth Emile Letournel Institute Course and Workshop: Fractures of the Acetabulum and Pelvis – The Fairmont Miramar Hotel. (Santa Monica, CA; 09/06-09/06)
Pelvic Fractures, Surgical Grand Rounds – Orlando Regional Healthcare. (Orlando, FL; 09/15/06)
State of the Art in Trauma, International Trauma Symposium, Walt Disney World® Swan & Dolphin. (Orlando, FL; 11/03-04/06)
Pelvic Fractures: Injury Patterns and Treatment Method, Special Lecture – Consequences and Costs of Lower Extremity Injuries, Fourth Annual Current Solutions in Orthopedic Trauma, Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress. (Orlando, FL; 11/16-19/06)
Damage Control Orthopedics, Soft Tissue Complications, Motor Vehicle Trauma: Consequences On Your Ortho Practice, Current Advances in Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery: Avoiding Complications, Improving Outcome, Marco Island Marriott. (Marco Island, FL; 11/29/06-12/01/06)
Grand Rounds, Orlando Regional Medical Center (Orlando, FL; 01/19/07)
Management of High Energy Pelvic Injuries, Damage Control Orthopedics, AO Visiting Professorship, University of Florida (Jacksonville, FL; 02/01-02/07)
Pelvic Fractures, Nursing In-service, Orlando Regional Medical Center (Orlando, FL; 02/16/07)
Pelvic External Fixation, Journal Club and Trauma Conference, Renaissance Hotel Syracuse (Syracuse, NY; 03/02-03/07)
Co-Chairman, Moderator for Session VI – Damage Control Orthopedics and Pelvic And Acetabular Fractures, Femoral Nailing: Tips and Tricks?, Implants of the Future: What will they be like?, State of the Art in Orthopedics 2007, Trauma Course, Snowmass Conference Center (Snowmass Village, CO; 03/18-19/07)
Evolution of the Management of Pelvic Trauma, Keynote Speaker, Orthopedic Trauma Fellows Course 2007, Boston University Medical Center (Boston, MA; 03/23-24/07)
Trauma Breakout Session Guest Lecturer: Automotive Crash Research and its Effect on Practice, FOS 2007 Scientific Annual Meeting, Disney’s Contemporary Resort (Orlando, FL; 05/18-20/07)
Where is Stryker falling behind the Competition, 4th Stryker Trauma R&D / Marketing Meeting, Deichhotel (Kiel, Germany; 06/26-27/07)
Hip Fractures, Grand Rounds, University of South Florida, (Tampa; FL 07/06/07)
Tips and Tricks in the OR, International Trauma Symposium, The Fairmount Turnberry Isle Resort & Club, (Aventura, FL; 09/07-08/07)
High Energy Pelvic Fractures; Damage Control Orthopedics; Motor Vehicle Crash Research: Effect on Orthopedic Practice, AAOS/OTA Orthopedic Distinguished Visiting Surgeon Program (ODVSP), Landstuhl Regional Medical Center (Landstuhl, Germany; 09/17/07 – 10/01/07)
Session: Module 5: Diaphyseal fractures: Femur Lecture: Debate: For the Management of the Polytrauma Patient with Multiple Fractures: Damage Control Ortho; Session: Module 11: Pelvis/Acetabulum Lecture: Evaluation and Emergency Management of Pelvic Ring Injuries, Part II Advanced Principles and Techniques of Operative Fracture Management Course, Denver Marriott Tech Center (Denver, CO; 10/03-07/07)
Management of Pelvic Fractures, Emergency Medicine Morning Conference, Orlando Regional Healthcare (Orlando, FL; 11/15/07)
Radiology and Classification of Anterior Pelvic Ring Injuries, Radiology and Classification of Posterior Pelvic Ring Injuries, Co-Chair, Basic Pelvic Trauma Surgical Skills Course, Homer Stryker Center (Mahwah, NJ; 11/16-17/07)
Damage Control Orthopedics; How Automobile Crashes/Trauma Effect Your Practice; Pelvic Fractures, Current Advances in Surgery Conference, JW Marriott Cancun Resort (Cancun, Mexico; 12/04-06/07)
Pelvic Fractures, Grand Rounds, Orlando Regional Healthcare, (Orlando, FL; 01/25/08)
Management of High Energy Pelvic Fractures, Grand Rounds, Columbia University Medical Center, (New York, NY; 01/31/08)
Controversies in Trauma Lower Limb Amputation, AAOS 75th Annual Meeting, The Mascone Center, (San Francisco, CA; 03/05-09/08)
Acute Management of High Energy Pelvic Fractures, Grand Rounds, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, (Houston, TX; 04/03/08)
Acute Management of High Energy Pelvic Trauma, AO Pelvic and Acetabular Fracture Management Course, Sutton Place Hotel, (Toronto, Ontario, Canada; 05/01-04/08)
What I Do When There is a Pelvic Fracture, Osteosynthesis & Trauma Care Foundation (OTC) 2008 Leadership Forum, Le Meridien Hotel, (Nice, France; 06/27-28/08)
Injury Prevention/Automobile Safety, International Trauma Symposium, The Westin Diplomat Hotel, (Hollywood, FL; 09/05-06/08)
Damage Control in Orthopedic Surgery, Hartford Orthopedic Forum, Hartford Golf Club (Hartford, CT; 09/11/08)
Auto Crash Analysis: Relationship to Orthopedic Trauma Management, Grand Rounds, Hartford Hospital (Harford, CT; 09/12/08)
Damage Control Orthopedics, Acute Management of Severe Pelvic Injuries, Grand Rounds, University of Virginia, (Charlottesville, VA; 09/24/08)
Pelvic and Acetabular Fractures, Stryker Trauma Case Controversy, New York Hilton (New York, NY; 09/25-27/08)
Radiology and Classification of Anterior Pelvic Ring Injuries and Radiology and Classification of Posterior Pelvic Ring Injuries, Stryker Basic Pelvic Trauma Surgical Skills Training Program, Stryker Homer Center (Mahwah, NJ; 11/06-08/08)
Initial Assessment and Management of Patients with High Energy Pelvic Injuries, AAOS/OTA Strategies and Tactics in Orthopedic Extremity Trauma, Orthopedic Learning Center (Rosemont, IL; 12/04-06/08)
Pelvis Fractures, Damage Control Orthopedics and How MVA Crashes Effect your Practice, 11th Annual Symposium Current Advances in Surgery, JW Marriott Resort (Cancun, Mexico; 12/09-11/08)
Damage Control Orthopedics, Grand Rounds, Orlando Health (Orlando, FL; 01/09/09)
Controversies in Traumatic Lower Limb Amputation, AAOS Annual Meeting, Sands Expo Center (Las Vegas, NV; 02/25-28/09)
Pelvic Fractures – When to Operate, Combined Femoral Neck and Shaft Fractures and Tibial Pilon Fractures ORIF, 9th Annual AAOS/OTA Orthopedic Trauma Update, Royal Pacific Resort (Orlando, FL; 04/02-05/09)
Damage Control Orthopedics, Maine Chapter American College of Surgeons 2009 Annual Meeting, Harborside Hotel, (Bar Harbor, ME 5/29-31/09)
Leap Study, Grand Rounds, Orlando Health (Orlando, FL; 07/10/09)