Dr. G. Paul Burns
Paul Burns was born on a family ranch in Brown County, Texas, and served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. He received his undergraduate degree from The University of Texas at Austin and his medical degree from the Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Burns’s practice was in otolaryngology with major interest in head and neck cancer surgery and care of professional singers. He formerly served as medical chief of staff at Seton Medical Center Austin and founded the Austin Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic.
In addition to being on the Ambassadors Council, Dr. Burns is a founding member of the Director’s Circle at the Briscoe Center, as well as a trustee emeritus of Austin Opera. Dr. Burns has an interest in mapping and exploration of the western hemisphere and the ecological restoration of his family ranch in Brownwood, Texas. He and his wife, Toni, were recognized with a Lone Star Land Steward Award by Texas Parks and Wildlife in 2012. Recently, the Briscoe Center published his memoir Born to Be a Doctor.