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Cynthia Anne Burns, M.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

Doctor Rating

4.7 out of 5

70 Ratings

Cynthia Anne Burns, M.D.

Associate Professor,

Clinical Interests

Adrenal Gland Disorders, Pituitary Gland Disorders, Thyroid Disease

Contact Information

Returning Patient Appointments: 336-713-7251
Department: 336-713-7251

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Education & Training

  • B.A., Princeton University, 1989
  • M.D., WFU School of Medicine, 2000
  • Residency, WFUSM Affiliated Hsps, 2003
  • Fellowship, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, WFU School of Medicine, 2005


  • Am Coll Of Physicians
  • Endocrine Society

NPI Number

  • 1629055041
Cynthia Anne Burns, M.D.

Doctor Rating

4.7 out of 5

70 Ratings

Cynthia Anne Burns, M.D.

Associate Professor, Endocrinology and Metabolism
Office of Women in Medicine and Science

Research Interests

Education, Medical, Undergraduate; Students, Medical; Absenteeism; Observation; Peer Group
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Contact Information

Academic: 336-713-7251 | Department: 336-713-7251

Recent Publications

Preclinical medical student observations associated with later professionalism concerns. Burns CA, Lambros MA, Atkinson HH, Russell G, Fitch MT.. Med Teach. 2017;39(1):38-43.

Stress-dosed glucocorticoids and mineralocorticoids before intensive endurance exercise in primary adrenal insufficiency. Bonnecaze AK, Reynolds P, Burns CA.. Clin J Sport Med. 2017;():.

Ovarian thyroid cancer. Rebowe RE, Randle RW, Persad P, Zhao T, Kelly M, Burns C, Cannon J.. Am Surg. 2016;82(7):E160-E161.

. Burns CA, Weitz HH, Collins J, Hairston KG, Johnston-MacAnanny EB, Lakey WC, Mayson S, Sipos J Masters PA, eds.. In: Medical knowledge self-assessment program: endocinology and metabolism. 17th ed. American College of Physicians;2015: .

NEW lifestyle: a downloadable teaching and learning program for Nutrition, Exercise, and Weight management [tutorial]. Miller DP, Crandall SJ, Davis S, Ip E, Jamback G, Burns C, Kronner D, Marion G, Spangler JG, Vaden K, Vernon J, Vitolins MZ.. MedEdPORTAL. 2012;():ID9256.

Adrenal disease. Burns CA. In: Alguire PC, ed. Internal medicine essentials for students: a companion to MKSAP for students 5. 3rd ed. Philadelphia: American College of Physicians: Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine;2011: 51-55.

Association of institutional financial support of a core teaching faculty with educational productivity [research letter]. Fitch MT, Atkinson HH, Burns CA, Lambros MA.. JAMA. 2010;304(11):1169-1170.

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Associate Professor, Endocrinology and Metabolism

Clinical Interests

Adrenal Gland Disorders, Pituitary Gland Disorders, Thyroid Disease
Cynthia Anne Burns, M.D.

Cynthia Anne Burns, M.D.

Associate Professor, Endocrinology and Metabolism
Office of Women in Medicine and Science

Doctor Rating

4.7 out of 5

Cynthia Anne Burns, M.D.70 Ratings


Doctor Ratings

The overall Patient Rating score is the average of responses to the nine questions listed below. The questions are from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a 1 to 5 scale, where 1 represents "very poor" and 5 represents "very good."
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CP concern for questions/worries
CP efforts to include in decisions
CP explanations of prob/condition
CP spoke using clear language
Friendliness/courtesy of CP
Likelihood of recommending CP
Patients' confidence in CP
Time CP spent with patient
Wait time at clinic

Patient Comments

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I feel extremely comfortable with Dr Burns as my endocrinologist.


The likelihood of recommending this provider to others is whether they need an endocrinologist for their medical problems. If that is their medical problem, then I could highly recommend Dr. Burns, but not if they needed a surgeon or some other specialist.


I feel like Dr. Burns took an inordinate amount of time with me, perhaps causing her schedule to be behind that day and for this I apologize.


Dr. Burns is the best. I have learned so much from her. I am Diabetes free and my health is excellent because of the care and concern she has shown. She took almost an hour to talk with me. She is the most professional doctor I have.


*Dr. Burns explained how a medication worked that was extremely helpful to me because I was questioning taking it because of side effects I was having. I felt she listened to my concerns & then explained things. I had not understood. She also validated my desire to manage my body & medications. I could choose how & when to take the medication in question. The added info. helped me be willing to continue taking the medication. I appreciate the way she handled it!


I have recommended *Dr. Burns to others on numerous occasions.


I was very impressed with Dr. Burns. She actually listened to my issues and concerns and gave me options for the best medical care.


I am very fortunate to be a patient of *Dr. Burns. Her professionalism, communication skills and sincerity rank very high on my list. I feel excellent after each appointment.


8. Unlimited. 9. 100%. 10. Very understanding.


Excellent physician!


seemed more concerned about the students than me.


*Dr. Burns is by far the most amazing doctor I've ever had. She takes the time to listen and answers all my questions. It is very clear she loves her job and cares about her patients. I look forward to my visit each year.

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