Gregory L. Burns, MMS, PA-C
Assistant Professor of Medical Education
Operations Director St. Petersburg
In May 2011, Professor Burns joined the Barry University Physician Assistant Program as the Associate Director of Clinical Education for the Miami Shores Campus. He is a native of High Point, North Carolina but has lived in the state of Florida since high school. In 1997, he graduated in with a B.A. in Psychology from University of North Florida-Jacksonville. For nearly six years, he worked in Jacksonville, FL as an Inpatient and Outpatient Psychiatric Case Manager. In 2005, he graduated from the Nova Southeastern University-Ft. Lauderdale Campus PA Program with a B.S. in Physician Assistant Studies and a Master of Medical Sciences (M.M.S.). As a Physician Assistant (PA), he worked in the field of Cardiology and Internal Medicine for over three years and then switched to Family Medicine for an additional 2.5 years.
Professor Burns was elected as the South Regional Director of the Florida Academy of Physician Assistants (FAPA) in 2006 and served until December 2008. He was then elected as the President-Elect of FAPA in 2009 and had the honor to be elected as the President of FAPA in 2010. Since 2008, he has been on the Board of Directors of the Broward County Medical Association (BCMA). BCMA was the first County Association in the State of Florida that have allowed PAs as Members. He also has had the privilege to be on numerous other committees in FAPA such as the Elections and Nominations Committee, Legislative/Government Committee, Student Reference Committee, Political Action Committee, and Conference Planning Committee.
Professor Burns has been on the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) House of Delegates for the State of Florida since 2009 and was the Chief Delegate of this group in May 2010 at the HOD Meeting in Atlanta, GA.
Professor Burns's interests include traveling, swimming, triathlons, running, and tennis.