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DR. JEFFREY K. BURNS graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a Bachelor’s degree in biology and a minor in economics. He earned his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He did his residency training in orthopedic surgery at the University of Connecticut, and then completed a fellowship in adult hip and knee reconstruction at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.

Dr. Burns performs partial knee replacements, primary hip and knee replacements, and complex revision procedures. He performs over 500 surgeries every year. Dr. Burns chose to specialize in hip and knee replacements because of the dramatic improvement the operations provide to his patients’ quality of life. He derives great satisfaction in assisting his patients through surgery and rehabilitation so that they can return to the activities and lifestyles they previously enjoyed.

Dr. Burns lives in the Hartford area with his wife and 3 children, and he enjoys outdoor activities and coaching youth sports in his free time.

DR. KEVIN BURTON graduated graduated magna cum laude from Boston College with a Bachelor’s in biochemistry. He earned his medical degree from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He further trained in general and orthopedic surgery at UConn and then completed a fellowship in hand and microvascular surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. He is a partner and member of the executive committee at Orthopedic Associates of Hartford and Assistant Clinical Professor of orthopedic surgery at the University of Connecticut.

Dr. Burton specializes in hand, wrist and elbow surgery dealing with conditions resulting from trauma, nerve compression or injury, as well as disorders of tendon and arthritis. He was the first orthopedic surgeon in Connecticut to bring customized guides created from 3D CAT scans to the Bone and Joint Institute at Hartford Hospital to correct complex wrist fractures. “Hand surgery is a challenging and very rewarding specialty,” he says. “Educating people about their condition and the complexities of the hand and helping them restore function, brings an enormous amount of both gratification and humility.”


Medical school: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Hospital: Hartford Hospital; Hartford Surgical Center; Orthopedic Associates Surgery Center

Professional affiliations: American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons; American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons; American Medical Association; Connecticut Orthopedic Society; Hartford County Medical Association


Medical school: University of Connecticut School of Medicine

Hospital: Hartford Hospital; Orthopedic Associates Surgery Center; Glastonbury Surgery Center; Hartford Surgery Center

Professional affiliations: Connecticut Orthopaedic Society; American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery; Hartford County Medical Association


Kevin J. Burton, MD (860) 549-8230

Jeffrey K. Burns, MD (860) 549-8208