Tatnai L. Burnett, M.D.

  1. Gynecologist

Tatnai L. Burnett, M.D., is an assistant professor in obstetrics and gynecology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Following medical school and residency at the University of Michigan, he completed a 2 year fellowship in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery at Southern Illinois University before joining the faculty in his current position, and holds joint appointments in the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Surgery. He is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Clinically, Dr. Burnett specializes in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery with a focus on endometriosis and pelvic pain. He coordinates a complex endometriosis program, the center of which is an interdisciplinary MRI and endometriosis conference co-chaired with radiology that has advanced endometriosis care at Mayo Clinic. His research interests include endometriosis and its relationship to varying patient phenotypes and its coexistence with other pelvic pain generating diseases such as adenomyosis. He is actively involved in education, training residents and fellows.

  1. Ablation
  2. Birth control pill method
  3. CO-2 laser treatment
  4. Colposcopy
  5. Conization
  6. Diagnostic hysteroscopy
  7. Diagnostic laparoscopy
  8. Endometrial ablation
  9. Endometriosis surgery
  10. Female hormone replacement therapy
  11. Focused ultrasound surgery for uterine fibroids
  12. Gynecological surgery
  13. Hysteroscopy
  14. Intrauterine device method
  15. Loop electrosurgical excision procedure
  16. Minimally invasive surgery
  17. Myomectomy
  18. Pelvic exam
  19. Polypectomy
  20. Radiofrequency ablation
  • Excisional treatment of endometriosis
  • Surgical treatment of benign uterine pathology — uterine fibroids, adenomyosis, abnormal uterine bleeding
  • Pelvic pain
  1. 2015
    Fellow - Minimally Invasive Gynecologic SurgerySouthern Illinois University
  2. 2012
    Residency - Obstetrics & GynecologyUniversity of Michigan Health System
  3. 2008
    MDUniversity of Michigan Medical School
  4. 2003
    BSAndrews University


  1. 2014
    Obstetrics & GynecologyAmerican Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Awards and honors

  1. 2019
    Magna Cum Laude Poster Award: Case Based Review of Missed Finding of Endometriosis on Routine Pelvic Ultrasound and MR ExaminationsSociety of Abdominal Radiology
  2. 2015
    First place award, 25th Annual Trainee Research SymposiumSouthern Illinois University School Of Medicine
  3. 2012
    Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching, selected by 3rd year medical students on the OB/GYN clerkship for teaching excellence.University of Michigan
  4. 2012
    Society for Laparoendoscopic Surgeons Resident Achievement Award for showing promise in operative laparoscopy.University of Michigan
  5. 2011
    Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching, selected by 3rd year medical students on the OB/GYN clerkship for teaching excellence.University of Michigan
  6. 2004
    Ferdinand and Ripley Schemm Endowed Scholarship, merit based admission scholarship.University of Michigan
  7. 2004
    Longway Scholarship, merit based admission scholarship.University of Michigan
  8. 2003
    Magna Cum LaudeAndrews University

Professional memberships

  1. 2019 - present
    Medical EditorMayo Clinic Global Business Solutions (GBS)
  2. 2018 - present
    MemberSociety of Abdominal Radiology - Endometriosis Disease Focus Panel
  3. 2018 - present
    MemberSociety of Endometriosis and Uterine Disorders
  4. 2017 - present
    MemberOB/GYN Quality Committee
  5. 2017 - present
    MemberMinimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Special Interest Group
  6. 2016 - present
    MemberInternational Pelvic Pain Society
  7. 2011 - present
    MemberAAGL, Advancing Minimally Invasive Gynecology Worldwide
  8. 2004 - present
    MemberAmerican Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists


Research activities

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