Dr. Burroughs grew up in Colorado Springs graduating from Air Academy High School. He then graduated with honors from the University of Texas. He completed his medical degree in 1993 at the highly selective Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine) in Maryland on a full Air Force scholarship. His follow-on transitional internship was surgically concentrated and was followed by an Ophthalmology residency in San Antonio, Texas.
He served as a Chief Resident and as an instructor at the School of Aerospace Medicine. His skills and abilities in ophthalmic plastic surgery were recognized early in his training, and he was encouraged by his residency professors to seek subspecialty oculoplastic surgery training. In addition to his ophthalmic training, he received plastic surgery training from ophthalmic, ENT, and Facial Plastic surgeons in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Between 1999-2004, he practiced in Florida as Chief of Ophthalmology and as an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Eglin, AFB. Owing to his extensive oculoplastics experience, he became the military oculoplastics referral source for the multi-state region. In 2004, he received a meritorious service medal and honorable discharge from the USAF. He then completed a highly selective 2-year American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery fellowship in Facial and Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery in Salt Lake City, Utah. He served as Chief of Oculoplastics and Orbital Surgery at the Salt Lake VA hospital, and as an Adjunct Professor of Ophthalmology for the University of Utah. Dr. Burroughs was heavily recruited by numerous academic centers and his Utah practice enticed him to permanently join, but he instead returned to Colorado Springs in 2006. Since being back in Colorado, he was appointed an adjunct professor for Rocky Vista University Osteopathic Medical School.
Melissa Payton, Practice Manager
Melissa Payton is Springs Aesthetics Practice Manager – Melissa has over 20 years of extensive experience of working as a manager in the healthcare sector. She received her Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.
Melissa is a Licensed Practical Nurse and has spent most of her career working for the Department Of Defense. Melissa has 3 grown children, 3 grand~children and 2 Fur~babies (dogs). She loves spending time with her family. She also enjoys traveling and learning new things. Melissa is always up for a new adventure.
Stephanie Rabines, Master Esthetician
Stephanie Rabines is our Master Esthetician and Laser Technician. Stephanie has been a licensed esthetician for 8 years working in medical spas, salon & spas and with Ulta Beauty. Stephanie had the pleasure of being a part of the very first group of Esthetic Educators for Ulta Beauty where she got to travel all over the country to train as well as assist with grand openings. Stephanie loves working at deeper layers of the skin to give her clients the results they are looking for, while always trying to make her clients as comfortable as possible with a gentle hand. Her treatments are results driven with a little sprinkle of spa. Stephanie says, “My love for beauty and makeup is what originally led me to this career and throughout the years my passion grew and grew more for the skin side and to educate people about my passion and offer hope to those struggling with their own skin.