The opportunity to provide patient care is an honor and a privilege. At our clinic we appreciate this on a daily basis and we feel that this compels us to perform at our best at all times and bestows us with a responsibility that is never to be taken lightly.
Dr Umar Burney was born in Madison, Wisconsin. His parents were both in teaching profession and they inculcated an importance for learning and education. Dr Umar Burney attended Saint George's University School of Medicine, Grenada and as voted member Iota Epsilon Alpha International medical honors society his sophomore year. He then completed his internship and orthopaedic surgical residency at Louisiana State University Shreveport, where he received several awards for excellence in Basic Science Research and Anatomy.
Dr. John Zavala grew up in Dallas, Texas and attended middle and high school at the Cistercian Preparatory School in Irving, Texas. He completed his college education at Kenyon College in Gambier. Dr. Zavala earned his medical degree from the University of Texas - Southwestern Medical School where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. He subsequently completed his Internship and Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC. While in residency, he served as administrative chief resident and was elected to participate in the American Orthopaedic Association Resident Leadership Forum.
Dr. Dan Volpini was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil and moved to Dallas, Texas at the age of 17. Growing up, Dr. Volpini had a strong passion for sports, especially for playing soccer from a young age. He graduated from North Mesquite High School, where he played in the varsity team during his junior and senior years. Dr. Volpini then went on to attend the University of North Texas and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Biology in 2006. Dr. Volpini earned his medical degree at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas, all under a full scholarship.
Dr. Kushal Patel originally from Houston, Texas performed his undergraduate studies at Baylor University in Waco, Texas majoring in the University Scholars Program. He then matriculated to Texas A&M College of Medicine where he graduated with honors, earning acceptance into Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, and was awarded the James A. Knight Leadership in Medicine award. He continued his professional goals by completing a residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Scott and White Memorial Hospital in Temple, Texas.
Dr. Tanamachi is certified with the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and has been since 1978. He earned his medical degree from the University Medical School at San Antonio. He completed an internship at Baylor University in Dallas and his residency at St. Francis Hospital in Wichita, Kansas. He also completed a fellowship at Kontons Hospital in Basel, Switzerland. Dr. Tanamachi is active in the community, serving as school board trustee for the Mesquite Independent School District for the last 32 years.
Branden Lassen was born in Greenville, South Carolina. At a young age his family relocated to Houston, Texas where he spent the majority of his youth. During his time in Houston he became heavily involved in sports which provided the opportunity to play soccer throughout the country and internationally. Branden later attended The University of North Carolina Asheville, on a Div. I Athletic scholarship. While at UNCA he obtained his Bachelor of Science degree. He later achieved his Masters Degree in Physician Assistant Studies from South College in Knoxville Tennessee. In his spare time he enjoys hiking, camping, and playing soccer.
Kara grew up in Fredonia, Pennsylvania and attended high school at Reynolds Jr-Sr High School in Greenville, PA. She completed her college education as a student-athlete at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she majored in Nutrition, Exercise, and Health Science and competed as a long jumper on the track and field team. Kara earned her Physician Assistant degree from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, Tennessee.
Lauren Podina, MSPT, DPT, CKTP, OCS was born and raised in Houston, Texas. Lauren attended Huntington College located in Montgomery, Alabama on both academic and athletic scholarships. She graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Human Performance and Kinesiology with a Minor in Psychology in 2003.
Master of Physical Therapy, California State University, Northridge. B.Sc. Kinesiology with emphasis in Pre-Physical Therapy, San Diego State University.
Victor Moya, PT, DPT was born and raised in San Diego, California. Victor attended Harding University located in Searcy, Arkansas where he played 4 years of collegiate soccer in NCAA Division 2.
Madison graduated with a B.S. in Exercise Sports Science from Texas Tech University in 2011 and went on to earn a Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) from The University of St. Augustine in 2016 with a concentration in manual therapy.
I am thrilled at my 6 week check up from my minimally invasive bilateral hip replacement surgery! I am recovering according to schedule and headed back to work....walking normally...after having both of my hips replaced. Thank you Dr. Burney and your team for taking great care of me and getting me back to living pain free in my hips!!
Dr. Burney is fantastic. I couldn't be more pleased with the level of care. He preformed surgery on a broken bone. He is professional and so is his staff. I would recommend him to anyone.
I was introduced to Dr. Burney by my primary physician. The 1st knee was done 2 yrs ago, the 2nd in January of this year. The past few months have been worth it, knowing once the pt was done, I would be able to walk and live a normal life, without pain. I would recommend this procedure to anyone who is trying to decide.