Dr. John Burnett grew up in Bakersfield, California and has been in practice in Fresno for over 25 years. He has built a trusted reputation as the area’s most caring and experienced board-certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Burnett believes looking good and feeling good are closely connected. He will listen to your concerns and will help you discover the many surgical and nonsurgical options available to help you reach your beauty potential.
After graduating from San Jose State University with a degree in business, Dr. Burnett attended the University of California, Davis for his pre-med studies. His first two years of medical school were in Mexico where he quickly learned the language and to this day is fluent in Spanish. Dr. Burnett transferred to the Medical College of Virginia and completed his medical degree in 1980.
Surgery was of particular interest to Dr. Burnett. Following the completion of a general surgery residency in Fresno, California, Dr. Burnett spent two years at Southern Illinois University training under Dr. Elvin Zook in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. After completing his training, Dr. Burnett returned to Fresno and has been practicing since 1988. As a Board-Certified General and Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Burnett’s practice includes reconstructive, cosmetic and hand surgery. In addition, he offers an array of non-surgical treatments including injectables and laser treatments.
Dr. Burnett is a car and sports enthusiast and speed is of no concern to him. In the summer you can find him competing in time trials in his sand dragster and in the winter you will find him racing down the mountain side at our local ski resort. Restoring old cars is also a passion of Dr. Burnett’s as well as partaking in all of the local car shows and exhibits. Golf is another favorite past-time of Dr. Burnett’s and he’s always proud to boast his 10 (?) handicap with his patients.
Giving back to his patients and others is of great importance to Dr. Burnett. Over the course of his time practicing, Dr. Burnett saw firsthand the intense financial and emotional struggles of single mothers undergoing cancer treatment. Out of his concern and desire to assist these women, Dr. Burnett founded Mighty Moms Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides resources and financial assistance for women struggling to maintain their households during this very difficult time.
With more than 25 years of experience in the medical field, Cathy has played a huge roll in Plastic Surgery for over 12 years. She has extensive knowledge in all aspects of the Plastic Surgery business, which have helped her pave the way to managing Dr. Burnett’s practice. She recently re-joined Dr. Burnett at his new location.
In addition to managing the office, she also discusses financial details and options with the patient’s and schedules surgeries.
She is passionate about helping patients have a full understanding and feel comfortable with the information they receive. She also loves spending the extra time with them, answering questions leaving them with little to no concerns once they leave the office.
Cathy has 2 children, one of whom will be entering college this next fall, and a 4 year old grandson. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Connie recently took on the position of Back Office Coordinator. Previously covering the front office, her smiling face would greet our patients as they walked through our door. With extensive training and constant shadowing of Dr. Burnett, she has now become his “right hand gal”.
Her 4 years of Medical Administration experience have helped her to develop a strong sense of devotion to the practice. Her compassion has helped her build strong, trusting relationships with our patients. She will assist you every step of the way from the initial consultation through to the recovery process after surgery.
Connie started her “medical” journey in the Veterinary field, later transitioning into Workman’s compensation, and most recently landing her roll in Plastic Surgery and becoming a very vital part of Dr. Burnett’s office.
Connie is very family oriented and stays busy with her family during her spare time.
Esmeralda is the newest addition to Dr. Burnett’s office and has seamlessly stepped into the role as Front Office Administrator. Esmeralda (Esme) has 11 years of working as an Administrative Assistant. Her most recent employment was working for a prominent veterinary clinic in Fresno. Over the years Esme has acquired many skills and attributes that have not only helped her become a true asset to those she has worked with, but has also helped influence her daily life. She prides herself in being compassionate and easy going.
Esme recently made the decision to seek out a new journey in her career. This decision led her to becoming a vital part of Dr. Burnett’s practice. Not only is she appetent to expand her knowledge base, but also excited to build relationships with our patients and help provide excellent patient care.
With Esme’s refreshing presence, we are happy to welcome her aboard.