Cat Burns, MD, BA

Cat Burns, MD, BA



Undergraduate School: Saint Louis University
Medical School: Indiana University
PubMed name(s): Catherine Burns


Why did you choose WashU for your residency?
I always knew that I wanted to train at an institution that was committed to tackling healthcare disparities. During my interview at WashU, it was made clear just how much the program valued research and action aimed at dismantling healthcare barriers. The faculty and residents were able to give me concrete examples of how they were improving their practice and the lives of their patients.

What are you looking forward to the most by being a resident here at WashU?
I am excited to be a part of such a tight-knit group of people who share the same goal of advocating for women while providing equitable, excellent care.

What goals do you hope to accomplish during your residency?
One goal is that I hope I come out of residency feeling confident in my skills as a generalist even if I end up pursuing a fellowship. Having a strong foundation in every aspect of OBGYN is extremely important to me.

What are your research interests?
Healthcare disparities, surgical outcomes, cost-effective care

Awards & Honors

Alpha Omega Alpha
AMWA Glasgow-Rubin Citation for Academic Achievement


Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
Pronouns: she/her/hers

What do you do outside of work?    
I love all things exercise! I do everything from weight lifting to cycling, swimming, running or yoga. I also love spending time with my boyfriend, family and friends whether it’s cooking up a delicious or trying out new restaurants and bars.

We know it’s early, but do you have any fellowship plans for after residency?
I’m very undecided still!

What advice would you give medical students applying for a residency in OBGYN?
Find an application buddy! Having someone that you speak candidly with will be a lifeline during the stress of application season.