Mark W. Burns, MD

Mark W. Burns, MD


On staff since February 2010

Academic Title: Associate Professor, University of Washington


  • Tina Sumas, WA 08.06.14

    Dr. Burns and his team went above and beyond to show care for my son having surgery at age 1. He was even kind enough to give me his personal cell number to call in case. They were excellent at calming nerves of anxious parents.

  • Cyndi Kent, WA 12.27.12

    Truly a gifted and talented surgeon! We searched for 5 years and have seen 8 Dr's that said our son would 'grow out of it'. At age 10 we saw no signs of it getting any better so we thank God we found Dr Burns! He is an amazing surgeon. So patient, explained everything in precise detail and made us all feel so comfortable with everything. His bedside manner was also excellent. And children's hospital staff in Belleuve were all excellent! We will never take our children anywhere else! God Bless you all for being there for our family!

  • Teresa Bothell, WA 10.15.12

    Dr. Burns is wonderful. He has a great bedside manner and made my son's surgery experience as good as it can be. He also addressed my son's issue which made us all happy. He and his team are fantastic.

  • M VANCOUVER, WA 07.17.11

    Dr Burns performed surgery on our son when he was one. He made the whole experience less scary for our son and for that we will always be grateful.

  • Hailey Vaughn, Washington 06.10.11

    This man is amazing, when I was born, I would cry, for hours on end, and no other doctor or specialist could figure out what was wrong with me, until my mom found Dr. Burns. He found that I have kidney reflux, I am so greatful, without him I might not be alive today, but here I am 15 years later. Dr. Burns has now inspired me to become a urologist. Thank you Dr!

  • Mindy Oak Harbor, WA 04.19.11

    What an amazing doctor! He helped us so much! My son's surgery went great, and Dr. Burns bedside manner was so nice. Totally put us at ease.


Board Certification(s)


Medical/Professional School

University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle


Urology, University of Washington, Seattle


Urology, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto

Clinical Interests

Pediatric urology, Hypospadias, undescended testis, Hernia and hydrocele buried penis

Awards and Honors

Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
SEATTLE MAGAZINE TOP DOCTOR - 2016 Seattle Magazine 2016
U.S. News Top Doctor U.S. News and World Report 2012
Seattle Magazine Top Doctor - 2012 Seattle Magazine Top Doctor - 2012 Seattle Magazine 2012


  • Feldman KW, Feldman MD, Grady R, Burns MW, McDonald R
    Renal and urologic manifestations of pediatric condition falsification/Munchausen by proxy
    Pediatr Nephrol , 2007 : 22849
  • Parisi MA, Ramsdell LA, Burns MW, Carr MC, Grady RE, Gunther DF, Kletter GB, McCauley E, Mitchell ME, Opheim KE, Pihoker C, Richards GE, Soules MR, Pagon RA
    A Gender Assessment Team: experience with 250 patients over a period of 25 years
    Genet Med , 2007 : 9348
  • Hatch DA, Koyle MA, Baskin LS, Zaontz MR, Burns MW, Tarry WF, Barry JM, Belitsky P, Taylor For RJ
    Kidney transplantation in children with urinary diversion or bladder augmentation
    J Urol , 2001 : 165(6 Pt 2)2265
  • Lipski BA, Mitchell, Burns MW
    Voiding dysfunction after bilateral extravesical reimplantation
    J Urol , 1998 : 1591019
  • Close CE, Carr MC, Burns MW, Mitchell ME
    Lower urinary tract changes after early valve ablation in neonates and infants: is early diversion warranted?
    J Urol , 1997 : 157984
  • Burns MW
    Cloacal Exstrophy: Additional Challenges
    IN: Living with Bladder Exstrophy , 1996
  • Close CE, Carr MC, Burns MW, Miller JL, Bavendam TG, Mayo ME, Mitchell ME
    Interstitial cystitis in children
    J Urol , 1996 : 156(2 Pt 2)860
  • Sumfest JM, Burns MW, Mitchell ME
    Pseudoureterocele: potential for misdiagnosis of an ectopic ureter as a ureterocele
    Br J Urol , 1995 : 75401
  • Schulze M, Pruchno CJ, Burns MW, Baker PJ, Johnson RJ, Couser WG
    Glomerular C3c localization indicates ongoing immune deposit formation and complement activation in experiment glomerulonephritis
    Am J Pathol , 1993 : 142179
  • Sumfest JM, Burns MW, Mitchell ME
    The Mitrofanoff principle in urinary reconstruction
    J Urol , 1993 : 1501875
  • Sumfest JM, Burns MW, Mitchell ME
    Aggressive surgical and medical management of autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease
    Urology , 1993 : 42309
  • Nguyen DH, Ganesan GS, Sumfest JM, Liggitt DH, Caruso A, Burns MW, Mitchell ME
    The use of the AMS800 artificial urinary sphincter in combination with the gastric tube for continence in the canine model
    J Urol , 1993 : 150(2 Pt 2)737
  • Nguyen DH, Bain MA, Salmonson KL, Ganesan GS, Burns MW, Mitchell ME
    The syndrome of dysuria and hematuria in pediatric urinary reconstruction with stomach
    J Urol , 1993 : 150(2 Pt 2)707
  • Nguyen DH, Bain MA, Salmonson KL, Ganesan GS, Burns MW, Mitchell ME
    The syndrome of dysuria and hematuria in pediatric urinary reconstruction with stomach
    J Urol , 1993 : 1491107
  • Ganesan GS, Nguyen DH, Adams MC, King SJ, Rink RC, Burns MW, Mitchell ME
    Lower urinary tract reconstruction using stomach and the artificial sphincter
    J Urol , 1993 : 1491107
  • Burns MW, Mitchell ME
    Urinary undiversion and augmentation cystoplasty
    IN: Clinical Pediatric Urology, 3rd ed. Kalalis, King and Belman, eds , 1992 : 904-919
  • Burns MW, Mitchell ME
    Use of gastric segments for augmentation cystoplasty
    The Report on Urologic Techniques , 1992 : 269
  • Floege J, Burns MW, Alpers CE, Yoshimura A, Pritzl P, Gordon K, Seifert RA, Bowen-Pope DF, Couser WG, Johnson R
    Glomerular cell proliferation and PDGF expression precede glomerulosclerosis in the remnant kidney model
    Kidney Int , 1992 : 41297
  • Burns MW, Watkins SL, Mitchell ME, Tapper D
    Treatment of bladder dysfunction in children with end stage renal disease
    J Pediatr Surg , 1992 : 27170
  • Burns MW, Mitchell ME
    Subureteral Teflon injection for vesicoureteral reflux
    Contemp Urol , 1991 : 340
  • Burns MW, Mitchell ME
    Bladder reconstruction prior to renal transplantation
    Dialog Pediatr Urol , 1991 : 146
  • Burns MW, Mitchell ME
    Why weve abandoned polytef injection for VUR
    Contemp Urol , 1991 : 340
  • Burns MW, Chandler WL, Krieger JN
    Adenocarcinoma of the rete testis: role of inguinal orchiectomy plus retroperitoneal lymph node dissection
    Urol , 1991 : 371
  • Mannik M, Stapleton SA, Burns MW, Alpers CE, Gauthier VJ
    Glomerular subendothelial and subepithelial immune complexes containing the same antigen are removed at different rates
    Clin Exp Immunol , 1991 : 84367
  • Nguyen DH, Burns MW, Mayo ME, Murrey M, Shapiro GG, Mitchell ME
    Intraoperative cardiovascular collapse secondary to latex allergy
    J Urol , 1991 : 146571
  • Burns MW, Mitchell ME
    Tips on constructing the Mitrofanoff continent appendiceal stoma
    Contemp Urol , 1990 : 210
  • Mayo ME, Burns MW
    Urodynamic studies in children who wet
    Br J Urol , 1990 : 65641
  • Tapper D, Watkins S, Burns MW, Hickman R, Avner E
    Comprehensive management of renal failure in infants
    Arch Surg , 1990 : 1251276
  • Burns MW, Krieger JN
    Pediatric UTIs
    Infect Urol , 1989 : 15
  • 4. Berger RE, Jessen JW, Patten DL, Bardin ED, Burns MW, Chapman WH
    Studies of polyglycolic acid hollow self-retaining vasal stent in vasovasostomy
    Fertil Steril , 1989 : 51504
  • Pruchno CJ, Burns MW, Schulze M, Johnson RJ, Baker PJ, Couser WG
    Kidney excretion of C5b-9 reflects disease activity in passive Heymann nephritis
    Kidney Int , 1989 : 3665
  • Karesh WB, Burton MS, Russell RG, Burns MW
    Leydig cell tumor in a Western Lowland Gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla)
    J Zoo Animal Medicine , 1988 : 1951
  • Burns MW, Burns JL, Krieger J
    Pediatric urinary tract infections
    Pediatr Clin NA , 1987 : 341111
  • Tapper D, Brand T, Burns M, Hickman R
    Technical considerations in management of renovascular hypertension in an infant with double renal arteries
    J Pediatr Surg , 1986 : 211064
  • Weinstein B, Rold TL, Clayton EH Jr, Burns MW III, Waalant JR
    Reexamination of the bromophenols in the red alga Rhodemala larix
    Phytochemistry , 1975 : 142667
  • Soules MR, Pagon RA, Burns, MW
    Sexual development: normal and abnormal
    IN: The Textbook of Reproductive Medicine
  • Burns MW, Mitchell ME
    Augmentation Cystoplasty: Stomach
    IN: Reconstructive Urology. Blackwell Scientific Publications Ltd.


Presentations Title Event Location Date
Hydronephrosis, UTI, Reflux, VCUG: First, Do No Harm Seattle Children's Hospital Continuing Medical Education Seattle Children's Hospital Nov. 10, 2012