Joseph E. Burns

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Professor of Clinical Radiology, Radiological Sciences
School of Medicine

MD: McGill University Faculty of Medicine, Montreal, Canada (2000)
PhD: University of California, San Diego, Theoretical Physics (1993)
Research Fellowship: National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Biomedical Imaging Sciences (2011)
Fellowship: University of Iowa, College of Medicine/Hospitals, Musculoskeletal Radiology (2006)
Residency: University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine/Medical Center, Radiological Sciences (2005)
Residency: Yale University School of Medicine/New Haven Hospital, Surgery (2001)

Phone: (714) 456-6921

University of California, Irvine
101 The City Drive South
Bldg. 1, Rt. 140
Mail Code: 5005
Orange, CA 92868
Academic Distinctions
2014 – 2015, 2017 – 2020: Physician of Excellence Award, Orange County (California) Medical Association
2018 – 2019: Fellow - University of California, Irvine, Medical Innovation Institute
February 2018: ACR Case-in-Point “Case of the Month”
2014 – 2018: Top Doctors Award, Orange Coast Magazine (California)
2016 – 2017: Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctor
2015 – 2016: Selected Awardee (competitive basis), Advanced Grant Writing Workshop, Radiological Society of North America
2014, 2015: CECI Travel Award Recipient, Academy of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging Research, Medical Technology Imaging Showcase, United States Congress, Washington, DC.
2014: Honorable Mention Award for Excellence in Scientific Exhibit: 5 of 83 exhibits given awards, 1 cum laude, 4 honorable mention. 2014 SPIE International Conference on Medical Imaging. San Diego, CA: “Vertebral Degenerative Disc Disease Severity Evaluation Using Random Forest Classification”
2012 – 2014: Castle Connolly Top Doctor
2013: Manuscript selected as cover/highlight article for July 2013 issue of Radiology: “Automated Detection of Sclerotic Bone Metastasis in the Thoracolumbar Spine on Computed Tomography.”
Glavis-Bloom J, Houshyar R, Ushinsky A, Liu H, Bui T, Bardis M, Fujimoto DK, Grant WA, Golshan-Momeni M, Burns JE. Musculoskeletal Findings on Prostate MRI: Beyond Metastases. Appl Radiol. 2020 Mar 17;49(2):21-28.

Burns JE, Yao J, and Summers RM. Artificial Intelligence in Musculoskeletal Imaging: A Paradigm Shift. Journal of Bone and Mineral Research. 2019 Aug 9. doi: 10.1002/jbmr.3849. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 31398274. Article summarized on national website “BioPortfolio.”

Houshyar R, Glavis-Bloom J, Ushinsky A, Bui TL, Liu H, Bardis M, Fujimoto DK, Grant WA, Nguyentat M, Burns JE. Beyond Metastasis: Musculoskeletal Findings on Prostate MRI. Applied Radiology. 2019. (Accepted 18 June 2019).

Graffy P, Liu J, Pickhardt P, Burns J, Yao J, Yao J, Summers R. Deep Learning-Based muscle segmentation and quantification at abdominal CT: Application to a longitudinal adult screening cohort for Sarcopenia assessment. Br J Radiol. 2019 Jun 14:20190327. doi: 10.1259/bjr.20190327. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 31199670.

Burns JE, Yao J, Chalhoub D, Chen JJ, Summers RM. A Machine Learning Algorithm to Estimate Sarcopenia on Abdominal CT. Acad Radiol. 2019 May 21. pii: S1076-6332(19)30165-5. doi: 10.1016/j.acra.2019.03.011. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 31126808.

Burns JE, Yao J, Summers RM. Vertebral Body Compression Fractures and Vertebral Bone Density: Automated Detection and Classification on CT Images. Radiology. 2017 Sep: 284:3, 788-797. doi: 10.1148/radiol.2017162100. PMID: 28301777 PMCID: PMC5584647. Article highlighted and reviewed on national websites “Health Imaging” and “Becker’s Spine Review.”

Yao J, Burns JE, Sanoria V, Summers RM. Mixed Spine Metastasis Detection through Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography Synthesis and Multi-classifier. J. Med. Imag. 4 (2), 024504 (June 05, 2017); doi: 10.1117/1.JMI.4.2.024504.

Von Borstel D, Taguibao RA, Strle NA, Burns JE. Giant cell tumor of the bone: aggressive case initially treated with denosumab and intralesional surgery. Skeletal Radiology. 2017 Apr;46(4):571-578. doi: 10.1007/s00256-017-2588-7. Epub 2017 Feb 11. PMID: 28188337.

Wang Y, Yao J, Burns JE, Liu J, Summers RM. Detection of Degenerative Osteophytes of the Spine on PET/CT Using Region-Based Convolutional Neural Networks. In: Computational Methods and Clinical Applications for Spine Imaging. CSI 2016. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 10182. Epub 1 Mar 2017. doi: ISBN: 978-3-319-55049-7.

Wang Y, Yao J, Roth HR, Burns JE, Summers RM. Improving Vertebra Segmentation through Joint Vertebra-Rib Atlases. Proceedings of the SPIE, Medical Imaging: Computer-Aided Diagnosis. 9785(2016): pp. 97853-97856. doi:10.1117/12.2217118. Published online arXiv, Cornell University, preprint arXiv:1602.00585 [Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition], Feb 2016.

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Professional Societies
American College of Radiology (ACR)
California Radiological Society (CRS)
International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE)
Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)
Society of Skeletal Radiology (SSR)
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