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Walter Woodrow Burns III, MD

Walter Woodrow Burns III, MD

Wound Care Center

Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery

Triangle Region

Wound Care Center

Dr. Burns is a graduate of Davidson College and the Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in general surgery at the University of North Carolina Hospitals.

Dr. Burns is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He worked as a general surgeon at Regional Surgical Associates in Durham and Chapel Hill, NC for 12 years. His current clinical interests are in wound care, hyperbaric medicine, and venous disease.

He has served as president of the North Carolina Surgical Association, president of Regional Surgical Associates, medical director for Novant Health, secretary and treasurer of Durham Regional Hospital, chairman of the Surgical Care Improvement Project at DRH, clinical professor of surgery at UNC, and as a volunteer surgeon in Kenya. His honors include Chief Resident of the Year, the Duke teamwork award for the Surgical Care Improvement Project, and induction into the Chapel Hill High School Sports Hall of Fame.

He lives in Chapel Hill with his wife and two children.

He has been in practice since 2000 and his primary specialty includes wound care, hyperbaric medicine, and venous disease.

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  • Undergraduate Education: Davidson College
  • Graduate Education: Wake Forest University School of Medicine
  • Residency: University of North Carolina Hospitals


  • American College of Surgeons
  • North Carolina Surgical Association
  • Nathan Womack Surgical Society
  • North Carolina Medical Society
  • Durham-Orange County Medical Society
  • Wound Healing Society

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Great friendly and knowledgeable staff Dr. Burns is super.

Barbara H


Just wonderful, all I can say we need more of him. Just a wonderful man and doctor.

Vanessa R


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