Background & Education

Dr. Burroughs grew up in Colorado Springs and graduated from Air Academy High School. He then graduated with honors from the University of Texas. He completed his medical degree in 1993 at the highly selective Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine) in Maryland on a full Air Force scholarship.

His follow-on transitional internship was surgically concentrated and was followed by an ophthalmology residency in San Antonio, Texas. He served as a Chief Resident and as an instructor at the School of Aerospace Medicine. His skills and abilities in ophthalmic plastic surgery were recognized early in his training, and he was encouraged by his professors to seek subspecialty oculoplastic surgery training. In addition to his ophthalmic training, he received plastic surgery training from ophthalmic, ENT, and Facial Plastic surgeons in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.

Between 1999-2004, he practiced in Florida as Chief of Ophthalmology and Assistant Professor of Surgery at Eglin, AFB. Owing to his extensive oculoplastics experience, he became the military oculoplastics referral source for the multi-state region.

In 2004, he received a meritorious service medal and honorable discharge from the USAF. He then completed a highly selective two-year American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery fellowship in Facial and Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery in Salt Lake City, Utah.  He trained under Richard L. Anderson, one of the most respected oculoplastic surgeons in the world and a pioneer in the development of the subspecialty of Oculofacial Plastic Surgery.

He served as Chief of Oculoplastics and Orbital Surgery at the Salt Lake VA Hospital and as an Adjunct Professor of Ophthalmology for the University of Utah. Dr. Burroughs was heavily recruited by numerous academic centers and his Utah practice enticed him to permanently join, but he instead returned to Colorado Springs in 2006. Since being back in Colorado, he was appointed an adjunct professor for Rocky Vista University Osteopathic Medical School.


Dr. Burroughs is board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a Fellow of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Burroughs has been a member of the Christian Medical and Dental Association since 1989. He is also a member in good standing with other medical societies that include the El Paso County Medical Society and the Colorado Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons.

Dr. Burroughs has been a Professor of Surgery for the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine), the University of Utah, and is currently an Adjunct Professor of Surgery for Rocky Vista University.


Dr. Burroughs is a life-long learner, and continues to both learn from others and teach them as well.  His dad was an academic university engineering professor, and his step-dad a physician.  They instilled a passionate drive to constantly be learning and becoming better.  

Dr. Burroughs wanted to master the art of oculoplastic surgery.  He has truly become a specialist in the eyelids, orbits, and face. Dr. Burroughs has treated tens of thousands of patients, and he is a “doctor’s doctor,” frequently requested by other physicians and nurses to perform surgery on themselves or their family members. He has performed thousands of periocular and facial procedures and surgeries.

He has 20 years of botulinum neuromodulator (“Wrinkle Blocker”) experience, and he also offers at the Springs Aesthetics Medspa non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments with dermal fillers, chemical peels, fractionated resurfacing, skin tightening, cellulite reduction, photofacials, laser hair removal, and feminine rejuvenation.

Dr. Burroughs is often asked to lecture upon, write, and review professional publications on topics of eyelid, facial rejuvenation, and reconstruction. He is frequently consulted, by other surgeons, to repair complications arising from surgery performed around the eyes. He performs over 1000 surgical procedures on over 600 patients annually.

Dr. Burroughs is on the invited faculty of several national and international cosmetic surgery meetings.  Internationally, he has taught in Brazil, Mexico, and multiple Caribbean islands. He is among a few select oculofacial plastic surgeons teaching other plastic surgeons and cosmetic dermatologists both on eyelid surgery and periocular cosmetic treatments such as the “filler blepharoplasty” and “filler sculpting.”  He is also a key opinion leader for Inmode aesthetic technologies.

Artistry & Compassion

Dr. Burroughs has come from a family of artists including his brother, a professional illustration artist and former Disney feature animation illustrator.  His mother was a painter, and had a keen eye for fashion apparel and professional makeup consulting.  His dad is an accomplished academician but also as recreational carpenter.  His daughter is studying Art and Graphic design at Baylor University.  She has been described by her uncle as far superior to his illustration skills at a much younger age.

Dr. Burroughs loves art and aesthetics whether in the outdoors, created works, or amongst his patients.  He sees his practice as a vocation to serve others as a surgeon, but to also help them look better and physically and emotionally feel better.  He has an aesthetic eye, and strives for the greatest possible cosmetic outcomes for all his surgeries to include reconstructive.  Many of his patients have thanked him over the years for his artistry as a plastic surgeon.  He has humbly been gifted by postop patients, who are gifted artists of various disciplines, many works of art they have created.   One is nationally known presidential portrait painter with her works displayed at the capital building in Washington, D.C.  Another has been a hugely successful graphic designer of items sold throughout retail stores and on gift cards throughout the U.S.  Dr. Burroughs loves to help others look their best and feel the best whenever possible.  This is sometimes through procedures or surgery, but oftentimes complemented or on their own just by a warm smile, handshake, hug, or a kind word.


Dr. Burroughs received many decorations during his military tour that include the Aerial Achievement and Meritorious Service medals. He received a full scholarship for medical school and a Taylor Fellowship grant.

Dr. Burroughs’ surgical results, satisfied patients, and advancement of the field of oculofacial plastic surgery has been widely recognized. Dr. Burroughs has been a multi-year peer-selected member of Best Doctors in America, which represents the top 5 percent of physicians nationwide. These are the doctors that other doctors recognize as the best in their fields. Doctors cannot pay a fee and are not paid to be listed and cannot nominate or vote themselves.

He has additionally been peer-selected to Colorado Springs Top Docs, and Best Doctors for Executives in Colorado, Colorado Top 10 Plastic Surgeons, America’s Best Physicians, and to America’s Top Ophthalmologists for his work as an Oculofacial Plastic Surgeon.


Dr. Burroughs deeply cares for his patients and aims to provide the most competent, ethical, and compassionate care possible. He has participated in many humanitarian and medical mission trips. He views his practice of medicine as a calling and treats patients across the entire economic spectrum. Because of his compassion and competence, colleagues often refer him “charity” patients with the toughest situations. His “word of mouth” practice quickly grew because of his genuine concern to help patients and his surgical and clinical expertise.  He philanthropically supports numerous outreach and help ministries in Colorado Springs and abroad.  He is a proud partner of Springs Rescue Mission and Eye For Sight.  His professional mission is to strive daily to serve his patients as if he is serving the Lord (Col. 3:23-24).  The Springs Aesthetics mission is to provide world-class care and customer experience to serve our teammates, clients, patients, and community with grace as we would family.


Dr. Burroughs is honored to have a hardworking team that cares about excellence and customer service for his patients and the Springs Aesthetics clients as much as he does.

Best Doctors - 2013

Publications Dr. Burroughs Has Written

Dr. Burroughs has over 100 publications spanning both journals and textbooks.

Pearls and Pitfalls in Oculoplastic Surgery
Cosmetic Oculoplastic Surgery
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