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Dr. Burner is originally from Fargo, North Dakota. He received both his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Medicine at the North Dakota in Grand Forks, ND. Following medical school, he completed his Anatomic/Clinical Pathology residency at the University of Missouri-?Kansas City School of Medicine. Following completion of a fellowship in Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine at Cedar-?Sinai Medical Center in 2004, he joined the pathology faculty at UTSW as a member of the division of transfusion medicine and hemostasis. He currently serves as the director of transfusion services for both Parkland hospital and UTSW University Hospitals as well as the medical director of the therapeutic apheresis service at Parkland. In addition he is the program director of the transfusion medicine training program and associate director of the pathology residency training program at UTSW.



Medical School
University of North Dakota (1994)
Truman Medical Center-West (1999), Pathology
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Med (1999), Anatomic & Clinical Pathology
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (2004), Transfusion Medicine Pathology

Research Interest

  • Immunohematology
  • Red Cell Genotyping
  • Therapeutic Apheresis


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Honors & Awards

  • Vernie A. Stembridge Clinical Pathology Resident Teaching Award
  • Vernie A. Stembridge Clinical Pathology Resident Teaching Award
    Presented annually by clinical pathology residents to clinical pathology faculty for commitment to excellence in teaching. (2018)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Society for Apheresis (2006-2016)
  • North Texas Society of Pathology (2005-2015)
  • California Blood Bank Society (2003-2020)
  • American Association of Blood Banks (1999-2020)
  • American Society of Clinical Pathologists (1994-2020)
  • College of American Pathology (1994-2018)