Dr. John Robert Burroughs MD Ophthalmologist

Dr. John Burroughs is an ophthalmologist in Colorado Springs, Colorado and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Memorial Hospital and Penrose-St. Francis Health Services. He received his medical degree from Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and has been in practice for 21 years. Dr. Burroughs accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 18 doctors at Memorial Hospital and one of 18 at Penrose-St. Francis Health Services who specialize in Ophthalmology.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Ophthalmologist: Oculo-Plastic & Orbital Reconstructive Surgery

Clinical Interests: Cosmetic surgery, Reconstruction, Cosmetic medicine, cosmetic and reconstructive oculo-facial plastic surgery

Education & Medical Training

San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium
Residency, Ophthalmology, 1996–1999

Malcolm Grow Medical Center
Internship, Transitional Year, 1993–1994

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Class of 1993

University of Texas at Austin
Other Training, 1985–1989

United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine
Fellowship, Aerospace Ophthalmology, 1994–1996

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Ophthalmology
Certified 14 years in Ophthalmology

CO State Medical License
Active through 2015

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Fellow (FAAO), American Academy of Ophthalmology

Best Doctors, Best Doctors

Meritorious Service Medal

Top Knife Fighter Surgeon School, Kingsley ANG

USAF Commendation Medal

Awarded Southwest Asia Service Medal

Man in the Arena Award

Aerial Achievement Medal

Awarded USAF Flight Surgeon Wings

Awarded French Parachutist Brevet

Awarded United States Army Airborne Jump Wings

Awarded National Defense Service Medal

Awarded US Army Physical Fitness Badge

Awarded Expert Marksmanship Ribbon

Outstanding College Students of America

Magna Cum Laude Dean's Honor List

Cum Laude Dean's Honor List

Publications & Presentations

Autologous dermis graft at the time of evisceration or enucleation.
Vagefi, M. R., McMullan, T. F., Burroughs, J. R., Isaacs, D. K., Tsirbas, A., White, G. L., Anderson, R. L., McCann, J. D.

Management of intractable postoperative blepharoplasty bleeding after thrombolysis for a pulmonary embolism.
Burroughs, J.R.

Re: "Correction of anophthalmic enophthalmos with injectable calcium hydroxylapatite (Radiesse)".
Burroughs, J.R., Anderson, R.L., Vagefi, M.R., McCann, J.D.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna HMO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Anthem PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Cofinity PPO
  • Coventry Missouri - HMO/POS
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Rocky Mountain Group/Indiv - HMO/Private Pay
  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
  • BCBS Texas BlueChoice
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS

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