Dennis Burns, M.D.

Professor

Endowed Title: Jane B. and Edwin P. Jenevein, M.D., Chair in Pathology

Department: Pathology

Education

Medical School UT Southwestern Medical Center (1978)
Internship Parkland Memorial Hospital (1978), Internal Medicine
Internship Parkland Memorial Hospital (1979), Internal Medicine
Residency Parkland Memorial Hospital (1983), Anatomic & Clinical Pathology
Fellowship Parkland Memorial Hospital (1985), Neuropathology

Research Interests

  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Pathology of neurofibromatosis type 1 models

Publications

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Featured Publications

Induction of abnormal proliferation by non-myelinating Schwann cells triggers neurofibroma formation

Zheng H, Chang L, Patel N, Yang J, Lowe L, Burns DK, Zhu Y Cancer Cell 2008 13 117-128

Pten haploinsufficiency accelerates formation of high grade astrocytomas

Kwon C-H, Alcantara S, Zhao D, Chen J, Li Y, Burns DK, Mason R, Lee EY-HP, Wu H, Parada LF Cancer Research 2008 68 3286-3294

Early inactivation of p53 tumor suppressor gene cooperating with NF1 loss induces malignant astrocytoma.

Zhu Y, Guignard F, Zhao D, Liu L, Burns DK, Mason RP, Messing A, Parada LF Cancer Cell 2005 8 119-130

Multifocal motor sensory demyelinating neuropathy: inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy

Oh SJ, LaGanke C, Powers R, Wolfe GI, Quinton RA, Burns DK Neurology 2005 65 1639-1642

Neurofibromas in NF1: Schwann cell origin and role of tumor environment

Zhu Y, Chosh P, Charnay P, Burns DK, Parada LF Science 2002 296 920-922

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Honors/Awards

  • Pre-Clinical Distinguished Educator Award
    (2006)
  • Stembridge Faculty Teaching Award
    (1993)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
    (1977)
  • Recipient, Robert A. Welch Foundation Scholarship
    (1972)
  • Faculty teaching awards, 1984-2008
    (0)