Linda Hammer Burns, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health (OBGYN)

Linda Hammer Burns

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-676-4200

Office Address:
Cancer Clinic (Masonic Cancer Clinic)
Clinics and Surgery Center
Floor 2
909 Fulton St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Mailing Address:
Dept. of OB/GYN & Women’s Health
MMC 395 Mayo
420 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

PhD, Family Social Science, 1989


Dr. Hammer Burns is the Director of Counseling Services at Reproductive Medicine Center. Her practice is primarily women’s health psychology with special interest in reproductive health, perinatology, and sexuality.

Dr. Hammer Burns received a master’s degree in counseling psychology at the University of St. Thomas in 1983 and a doctorate in family social science from the University of Minnesota in 1989. She is the co-author of Miscarriage: A Shattered Dream a book for consumers. In addition, she is co-editor of the only textbook for professionals on reproductive health counseling, Infertility Counseling: A Comprehensive Handbook for Clinicians, now in its second edition.



For a list of publications, see PubMed.



  • Gynecologic Oncology
  • Mental Health Services
  • Reproductive Medicine


Gynecologic Cancer Clinic

Clinical Interests

Psychological aspects of infertile couples; Women's Health Psyhology