Education and Training

  •     Bachelor of Science, United States Air Force Academy (with honors)
  •     Doctor of Medicine, Tulane University School of Medicine
  •     Harvard Basic Science Course in Ophthalmology
  •     Residency in Ophthalmology, Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center
  •     Fellowship, Eye Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  •     LASIK certification by VISX and Alcon LADARVision (instructor)

Teaching Appointments

  •     Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, Director of Residency Training, Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center
  •     Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology,
  •     University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas
  •     Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, Uniformed Services
  •     University of Health Sciences, Washington, D.C.

Professional Appointments

  •     Board Certified, American Board of Ophthalmology
  •     Fellow, American Academy of Ophthalmology
  •     Fellow, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  •     Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  •     Chief of Staff, Outpatient Surgery Center at Coral Springs
  •     Past President, Broward County Ophthalmology Society
  •     Past Chairman, Board of Trustees, Northwest Medical Center
  •     Chief of Surgery, Northwest Medical Center Personal

Dr. Burks participates in charitable surgical eye missions, leading teams of surgeons into developing countries in Central and South America to help fight blindness. He is married to Karen Mann and has three daughters, Amber, Jessica, and Erica.