Dr. Thomas J. Burnett graduated cum laude from the University of Dayton in 2002 with a degree in pre-medicine. In 2007, he graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine after receiving the United States Air Force HPSP (Health Professions Scholarship Program) scholarship. After completing his intern year of residency at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, he served 3 years as a flight surgeon for the 178th Fighter Wing and 445th Airlift Wing at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. He was awarded the Commendation Medal in June 2011for his achievements while deployed to Afghanistan in 2010, where he served as a validating flight surgeon of Regional Command South.
After his honorable discharge, he returned to Pittsburgh and UPMC to complete his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Physiatry). His concentration and passion has centered on sports and running medicine as well as concussion management. Also having worked with professional athletes in his career, Dr. Burnett continues to serve the local communities and by offering free baseline concussion screenings to athletes of all ages.
After graduating in 2014, he joined the staff of Burnett Family Chiropractic and Sports Performance to expand into Legacy Medical Centers. As a fully integrated traditional and alternative medical practice, the primary objective of Legacy Medical Centers is providing the most advanced and comprehensive, literature-backed sports medicine and musculoskeletal care to the tri-state area. He currently serves as acting medical director of Legacy Medical Centers’ two locations.
He lives in Peter’s Township with his wife Nancy and boys Colin and Keaton.