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Buffalo Rheumatology Welcomes Dr. Linda Burns Back to WNY.

The staff and management of Buffalo Rheumatology are pleased to announce that Dr. Linda Burns is returning home to practice medicine in Western New York.

Dr. Burns was born and raised in Cheektowaga and attended Maryvale High school where she graduated in 1996 with honors. She completed her undergraduate degree in Biology at SUNY Fredonia before going to the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine where she completed her Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Burns was accepted to Internal Medicine residency and the University of Buffalo where she was Chief Resident for the 2008-2009 academic year. During that final year of her residency she was elected by her peers to receive the Austin Flint Housestaff Award and by the program director to receive the Khalid J. Qazi Award. Both awards recognize the resident that best displays the six core competencies as designated by the ACGME, while the Qazi award also recognizes the candidate that enhances the quality of the educational program for others.
Dr. Burns joined Buffalo Rheumatology in 2009 with an interest in pursuing rheumatology as a medical specialty. In 2010 she began her Rheumatology Fellowship at the Ohio State University and she recently completed that program. Dr. Burns is dually board certified in Allopathic and Osteopathic medicine and will be accepting new patients at both the Orchard Park and Amherst locations beginning on July 2nd.
“We’re extremely pleased to be able to bring a person of Linda’s talent to the practice,” said Dr. Joseph Grisanti, a partner at Buffalo Rheumatology. “And we’re especially pleased because she’s also coming back home with her young family to be a part of the community.”
Buffalo Rheumatology is a private medical practice with locations in Orchard Park and Amherst. Their clinicians are specialists that deal with the diagnosis and management of conditions such as, but not limited to, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, psoriatic arthritis, osteoporosis, systemic lupus erythematosus, ankylosing spondylitis, vasculitis, fibromyalgia, and gout. In general, these are chronic and painful conditions that affect the joints, muscles, and the connective and soft tissues surrounding the joints and bones. Dr. Burns returns to practice with a clinical team that includes five(5) physicians, two (2) nurse practitioners, two (2) certified technicians, plus support staff.

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