Allen Burris
Allen S Burris. MD, FACP

Dr. Allen S. Burris was born and raised in New Jersey and graduated from the University of Virginia in 1977. He received the M.D. degree from New York Medical College in 1981 and was elected to the AOA Medical Honor Society while in medical school. Dr. Burris completed an Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine at Emory University from 1981 to 1984. He was then selected to serve as the Chief Medical Resident at the VA Medical Center in Atlanta and as a junior faculty member at the Emory University School of Medicine from 1984 to 1985. Subsequently, he completed a clinical and research fellowship in Endocrinology and Metabolism at the National Institutes of Health in 1988.

Dr. Burris is board certified in Internal Medicine (1984) and Endocrinology & Metabolism (1987) and was elected to Fellowship in the American College of Physicians in 1989. He is a member of the Endocrine Society, American Diabetes Association, National Lipid Association, and the Medical Society of Virginia. He is in private practice and was a founding partner of Virginia Diabetes & Endocrinology, PC. From 1989 to 2000 he served as the Medical Director of the Columbia Diabetes Care Center at Johnston-Willis Medical Center in Richmond. He was awarded the honor of being one of Richmond Magazine’s “Top Docs” in 2004, 2006, and 2008.

Dr. Burris is an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at the VCU School of Medicine (Medical College of VA) and has been a member of the clinical faculty since 1992. He has been a faculty preceptor for medical students with the Foundations of Clinical Medicine since 1995 and also teaches internal medicine and family practice residents in the office. In 2004 Dr. Burris was honored with the Outstanding Clinical Teaching Award from the VCU School of Medicine.

While in residency and fellowship training Dr. Burris authored over a dozen publications and has remained active as a speaker for continuing medical education programs, with over sixty presentations in the past two decades.

In addition to the practice of medicine, Dr. Burris enjoys outdoor activities and has remained active as a professional musician, performing jazz and other music in the Richmond, VA area.

Accepting new patients:

New consultations by referral only

Primary Specialty:

Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism

Secondary Specialty:

Internal Medicine

Undergraduate Education:

-University of Virginia : 1973-1977
Bachelor of Arts: Chemistry

Medical Education:

-New York Medical College : 1977-1981
Doctor of Medicine


-Emory University Hospitals VA Medical Center : 1984-1985
Chief Resident
-Emory University Affiliated Hospitals : 1981-1984


-National Institutes of Health : 1985-1988
Fellowship in Endocrinology and Metabolism

Academic Appointments:

-Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine : 2005-present
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine-Department of Internal Medicine
-Preceptor, Foundations in Clinical Medicine : 1995-present
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
-Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine : 1992-2005
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine-Department of Internal Medicine

Board Certifications:

-Endocrinology & Metabolism : 1987
-Internal Medicine : 1984


-American College of Physicians
-National Lipid Association
-American Diabetes Association
-Richmond Academy of Medicine
-The Endocrine Society
-Medical Society of Virginia

Honors and Awards:

-“Top Docs” : 2004, 2006, 2008
Richmond Magazine
-Outstanding Clinical Teaching Award : 2004
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
-Recognition with Distinction : 1999
American Diabetes Association
-Radiology Award : 1981
New York Medical College
-Alpha Omega Alpha : 1980