Dr. Burnside is a native of San Antonio and attended Lee High School. After receiving a BA degree at the University of Texas, Austin, he attended medical school at UTMB in Galveston. He returned to San Antonio for his residency training in general and child psychiatry and is board certified in both General Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He began his private practice in 1985. He is on the Santa Rosa Family Practice clinical faculty.For approximately 10 years, in addition to his private practice, he was a principle investigator in clinical research for more than 30 studies, mostly centered around ADHD. In December 2011, he discontinued his clinical research duties to focus solely on caring for his private patients.
He and his lovely wife, Lisa, have 3 children. His family has done a remarkable job of keeping him humble.
Dr. Burnside has done hundreds of presentations on ADHD and related topics. His special interests include ADHD, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and eating disorders. Although most of his patients are between the ages of two and twenty-two, he sees adults as well. He spends a significant amount of his time doing individual and family therapy.