Dr. Umar BurneyOrthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. Umar BurneyDr. Umar Burney

Dr. Umar Burney is the founding and managing partner of Orthopaedic Specialists of Dallas which has several locations around the Dallas Metroplex. Dr. Burney serves on many hospital committees and is the Sports Medicine Director and Joints Program Director for Texas Health Presbyterian of Rockwall. His primary focus is sports medicine and joint replacement.

Dr. Umar Burney was born in Madison, Wisconsin. His parents were both in teaching profession and they inculcated an importance for learning and education. Living abroad during his high school years, he had the unique opportunity to graduate with a Secondary Education Certification from the University of Cambridge, England. He returned to University of Wisconsin to complete his undergraduate degree in Medical Microbiology and Immunology with a special interest in "Communicative Diseases of the Third World." Dr. Umar Burney attended Saint George's University School of Medicine, Grenada and was 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. After graduating from LSU, Dr. Umar Burney completed a Sports Medicine & Joint Replacement Fellowship under the Tutelage of Drs. Leland Winston and Thomas Clanton at the University of Texas Houston Medical School. Dr. Umar Burney is dual Board Certified in General Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Surgery.

Dr Umar Burney is married to Nazlee, an elementary educator, and they have three children. In his spare time, he enjoys philanthropy, family time, traveling, running, and soccer.

Professional Memberships:

  • Medical Executive Committee - Presbyterian Hospital of Rockwall - 2012-2015, 2017 to Current
  • Board of Managers -Texas Health Surgery Center Rockwall - 2017 to Current
  • Chairman of Board of Directors - Brighter Horizons Academy - 2016 to Current
  • Director of Sports Medicine - Presbyterian Hospital of Rockwall - 2015 to Current
  • Director of Joints Program - Presbyterian Hospital of Rockwall - 2015 to Current
  • Member Board of Directors - Brighter Horizons Academy - 2010 to Current
  • Director of Orthopaedic Trauma - Baylor Lakepointe Hospital - 2015-2018
  • Chief of Surgery - Presbyterian Hospital of Rockwall - 2012
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Fellow of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • Member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America

Team Physician and Sports Coverage:

  • Royse City High School - Current
  • Rockwall, North Forney High School - Former/ Still actively involved
  • Rice University, Houston Rockets, Houston Texans - 2006-2007

Honors and Awards:

  • Graduated undergraduate Summa Cum laude
  • Iota Alpha Epsilon Honors Society throughout Medical School
  • Member University of Wisconsin Men’s Soccer 1993-94
  • Voted Best Orthopedic Surgeon in 2013 by Lakeside Living Magazine
  • Voted Top Physicians in 2014 by D Magazine
  • Voted Best Doctor in Metro Dallas in 2014 by D Magazine
  • Voted Best Doctor in Dallas in 2015,2016,2017 by D Magazine

Community and International Involvement:

  • Member - Rockwall Chamber
  • Member - Wylie Chamber
  • Student Athlete Scholarship Sponsor for RCHS
  • Pakistan Medical Mission Trip - Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Visiting Faculty Indus Hospital Department¬† of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Karachi, Pakistan