Dr. Michael Burnstine, MD

Dr. Michael Burnstine, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
52 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Michael Burnstine, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Pasadena, CA. He is 52 years old and has been practicing for 25 years. Dr. Burnstine is affiliated with California Hospital Medical Center and Huntington Memorial Hospital.


625 S Fair Oaks Ave Ste 265

Pasadena, CA 91105
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • LACare
  • Molina Healthcare

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Care Philosophy

Dr. Michael A. Burnstine earned his MD from Harvard Medical School. He completed an internship in medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. He completed his ophthalmology residency at W.K. Kellogg Eye Center, at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor where he also served as chief resident in ophthalmology. He received his fellowship training in Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery under Allen Putterman, MD at the University of Illinois at Chicago Eye and Ear Infirmary and Michael Reese Hospital. Dr. Burnstine was previously the director of Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery at Doheny Eye Institute at the University of Southern California from 1996 to 2002 prior to joining Eyesthetica.
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Dr. Burnstine's Experience

Dr. Burnstine's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Ophthalmology
  • Board certified in Ophthalmology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Chalazion
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Eye Defects - Arachnodactyly - Cardiopathy
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Graves' Disease
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Keratitis
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Orbit Tumor
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Vascular Disease


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  • Biopsy of Cornea
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
  • Canthotomy
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Dacryocystectomy
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Enucleation of Eye
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Orbit Evisceration
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Lid Retraction
  • Tear Duct Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University of Michigan / Ann Arbor
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1989
  • Harvard Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1992
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • University of Michigan / Ann Arbor
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
  • University Ill Ee Infirm
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Burnstine has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Burnstine's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Burnstine to family and friends
based on 12 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Burnstine's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
Pasadena, CA |
He was smart, intuitive, & kind. I have referred 2 patients to him recently & they were pleased with his care.
Covina, CA |
When I needed eye surgery, I was referred to Dr Burnstine by my ophthalmologist, who thinks highly of his care & surgical skill. I researched his credentials & license status before making an appointment. Dr Burnstine is intelligent, caring, and skilled. He Is confident and instills confidence in his patients. His staff is attentive and efficient, making the surgery process smooth. The results are outstanding! Dr Burnstine is a terrific surgeon. I recommend him highly.
Pasadena, CA |
I am thankful to Dr Burnstine! He is highly skilled and truly cares for his patients. My eyes were constantly tearing. I spent 5 years and was sent to many ophthalmologists who prescribed me steroids and ointments, claimed that I had dry eyes and prescribed me Restasis, but it would not work. A quick look into my health history and Dr Burnstine identified the cause of my lacrimal glands blockage; he performed successful surgery that cured the problem and left no scarring. Thank you Dr Burnstine!
in Los Angeles, CA |
An expert in his field with a great sense of humor. My mother had a puzzling eye condition for at least 2 years and was seen by two other Ophthamologist who performed various procedures with no success of fixing the problem. Dr. Burnstine was the only Ophthalmologist that accurately identified the issue and performed surgery to correct the problem. We finally had a successful outcome and value his expertise.
in Prescott, AZ |
Due to an injury of my left upper eye lid I was referred to Dr. Burnstine at Eyesthetica in Pasadena. Burnstine convinced me that because I was in my sixties I would have a better outcome if I paid him $5,000. to do the upper and lower lids on both eyes. (in addition to the amount Medicare and my PPO paid him). I trusted in his expertise. On the day of the surgery he had another less skilled resident do the surgery. It required to painful revisions in the office. It is still a bad outcome.
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Dr. Burnstine accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Basic HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
    Vitalidad Plus California Con Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Priority Select HMO
    Select Plus HMO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Access Plus Savenet
    Local Access Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • LACare
  • Molina Healthcare

Hospitals where Dr. Burnstine has admitting privileges

California Hospital Medical Center
1401 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90015
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Huntington Memorial Hospital
100 W California Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91105
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