Meet Linda L. Burk, M.D.
Eye Care Specialist / Ophthalmologist

Linda L. Burk, M.D.

When it comes to your eyes it is very important that you choose the ophthalmologist with your best interests in mind. Dr. Burk is a specialist in lens surgery and has implanted over 11,000 AcrySof® lenses and has been featured on “The Operation” on TLC.. In addition to Cataract surgery with the AcrySof® ReSTOR®, Dr. Linda Burk treats patients suffering with Glaucoma and Corneal disease.

With over 26 years of proven eye care experience, Dr. Linda Burk continues to be the eye care choice for people seeking excellence when dealing with their eyesight. We are a full service ophthalmology practice and a leader in cataract and ReSTOR procedures. Other services we offer include comprehensive eye exams, glaucoma treatment, diabetic eye exams, contact lenses, and glasses.

Dr. Linda Burk is one of the most well-respected and experienced ophthalmologists in the country. She has been instrumental in the development and testing of new surgical techniques including revolutionary near vision correcting lens implant surgery. She is one of a only a few ophthalmologist that has been trained in both glaucoma and cornea disease. She has won countless awards and is well respected in the community.

Linda Burk, MD is a clinical professor at UT Southwestern Medical School and has received the “Champions of the Industry” award.

* Dr. Burk gives international presentations on the topic of glaucoma and cataract surgery/treatments.

Trust the ophthalmologist with the experience and education to improve your vision.

Eye Care (Ophthalmology) Services
  • 1972-1976 – University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan (B.S. with distinction)
  • 1976-1980 – University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan (M.D.)


  • 1980-1981 – Internal Medicine Internship, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois
  • 1982-1984 – Ophthalmology Residency, Duke University Eye Center, Durham, North Carolina
  • 1985 – Glaucoma Fellowship, Duke University Eye Center, Durham, North Carolina
  • 1985-1987 – Cornea and External Disease Fellowship, Emory University Eye Center, Atlanta, Georgia
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Managerial/Leadership Experience
  • Member of Transplant Services Center Advisory Committee, Institutional Standing Committee, The Univ. of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Texas 1995
  • Section Chief, Ophthalmology, Methodist Medical Center, Dallas, Texas 1995
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology Residency Teaching Program, Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas, Texas 1988 – Present
  • Chief of Ophthalmology, Medical City of Dallas, Texas 2001
  • Assistant Chief of Ophthalmology Medical City of Dallas, Texas 2002
  • Honorary Chairman Physicians’ Advisory Board in Texas, National Republican Congressional Committee, 2002
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Academic Awards & Honors
  • 1972 – University of Michigan Regents Alumnae Scholar
  • 1973 – Hopwood Literary Award, University of Michigan
  • 1973, 74, 76 – Academic Honors, University of Michigan
  • 1975-1976 – Mortar Board, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • 1977-1980 – Galens Medical Society, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • 1980 – Dean’s Award for Research, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • 1992 – Two Thousand Notable American Women
  • 2003 – Clinical Faculty 15 Years of Service Award, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
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Grants & Fellowships
  • 1977-1979 – University of Michigan Medical Student Research Grant, Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • 1985 – Heed Foundation Fellowship
  • 1985-1986 – Fight for Sight Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 1986-1987 – Heed Foundation/Knapp Fellowship
  • 1986-1987 – Southern Medical Association Research Grant
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  • 1981 – National Board of Medical Examiners
  • 1985 – American Board of Ophthalmology
  • 1986 – Federation of State Medical Boards of the United States (FLEX)
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State Licensure
  • 1981 – Illinois – (036-062538)
  • 1981 – Michigan – (044258)
  • 1985 – North Carolina – (28737)
  • 1985 – Georgia – (27355)
  • 1987 – Texas – (H2998)
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Professional Societies
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • International Society of Reftactive Keratplasty
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Dallas County Medical Society
  • Galens Medical Society
  • Texas Ophthalmology Association
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  • Burk, L., Planet, G., and Fox, I.H.: Pyrimidine nucleotide biosynthesis: A comparison of normal and purine enzyme deficiencies. Clin. Res. 25:581A, 1977.
  • Fox, I.H., Burk, L., Planet, G., Goren, M., and Kaminska, J.: Mechanisms ofimmWlodeficiency in purine enzyme deficiencies: A study of pyrimidine nucleotide synthesis. Clin. Res. 26:376A, 1978.
  • Fox, I.H., Burk, L., Planet, G., Goren, M., and Kaminska, J.: Pyrimidine nucleotide biosynthesis: A study of normal and purine deficient cells. J. BioI. Chem. 253:6794-6800, 1978.
  • Edwards, N.L., Gelfand, E.W., Burk, L., Dosch, H-M, and Fox, I.H.: Distribution of5′ nucleotidase in human lymphoid tissue. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 76:3474-3476, 1979.
  • Edwards, N.L., Burk, L., and Fox, I.H.: Purine metabolism in purine nucleoside phosphylase deficiency. IN: Pollara, B,. Neuwissen, H.H., and Porter, I.H. )Eds.), Inborn errors of specific immWlity. Birth Defects Symposium IX, Academic Press, Inc., 1979.
  • Edwards, N.L., Burk, L., Gelfand, E.W., Dosch, H-M, and Fox, I.H.: Variations 0[5′ nucleotidase activity in human mononuclear cells. Clin. Res. 27:324A, 1979.
  • Burk, L. Edwards, N.L., Gelfand, E.W., Dosch, H-M, and Fox, I.H.: 5′ nucleotidase: A marker for T-Iymphocyte populations. Clin. Res. 27:715A, 1979.
  • Burk, L. and McPherson , S.D., Jr.: Argon laser trabeculoplasty. Proceedings of Resident’s Day. Department of Ophthalmology, Duke University Eye Center and McPherson Hospital. 2:27, 1983.
  • Burk, L.L.Newton, C., and Klintworth, G.K.: Pathogenesis offibrocollagenous pannus in bullous keratopathy. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. ScL(Suppl.):ISO,1984.
  • Burk, L.L., Shields, M.B., Proia, A.D., and McCuen, B.: Intraocular pressure following intravitreal silicone oil injection. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 26 (Suppl.):159, 1985.
  • Newton, C., and Burk, L.L.: Glaucoma associated with keratoplasty. IN: Brightbill, F.S. (Ed.) Corneal Surgery: Theories, Techniques and Tissue. St. Louis, C.V. Mosby, 1986.
  • Burk, L.L., Redjaee, B., Stulting, R.D., and Waring, G.O.: Changes in astigmatism after removal of individual sutures in penetrating keratoplasty. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. ScL(Suppl.):92, 1986
  • Burk, L.L., Kindle, J.C., and Stulting, R.D.: Ocular Shedding ofHSV-l induced by iontophoresis of6-hydroxydopamine following lip inoculation. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. ScL(Suppl.):176, 1987.
  • Harris, D.J., Jr., Waring, G.O., and Burk, L.L.: Photokeratoscopy in the management of astigmatism following penetrating keratoplasty. Ophthalmology 94:(Suppl.)125, 1987.
  • Burk, L.L., Shields, M.B., Proia, A.D., and McCuen, B.: Intraocular pressure following intravitreal silicone oil injection for complicated retinal detachments. Ophthalmic Surgery 19:565, 1988.
  • Burk, L.L., Redjaee, B., Waring, G.O. and Stulting, R.D.: Changes in astigmatism induced by removal of a suture in penetrating keratoplasty. Ophthalmic Surgery 19:849, 1988.
  • Harris, D.J., Jr., Waring, G.O. and Burk, L.L.: Keratography as a guide to selective suture removal for the reduction of astigmatism after penetrating keratoplasty. Ophthalmology 96: 1597-1607, 1989.
  • Silverstone, D.E., Brint, S.F., Olander, K.W., Stewart, R.H., Brotherman, D., Merten, J., Kaufman, P.L., Burk, L.L., deFaller, J.M, McCarty, G.H., and Taylor , R.B.: Efficacy and safety of iopidine in controlling postJaser TOPrise after Nd:Y AG posterior capsulotomy: Combined results of two independent multicenter trials. Ophthalmology 96:(Suppl.), 1989.
  • Burk, L.L., Waring, G.O., and Harris, D.J., Jr.: Simultaneous and sequential selective suture removal after penetrating keratoplasty. Retract. Corneal Surg. 6: 179-187, 1990.
  • Silverstone, D.E., Briot, S.F., Olander, K. W., Taylor, R.B., McCarty, G.R., deFaller, J.M., and Burk, L.L.: Prophylactic use of apraclonidine for intraocular pressure increase after Nd:Y AG capsulotomies. Am. J. Ophthalmol. 113:401-405,1992.
  • Burk, L.L.: Clinical consultation: Cataract patient with chronic glaucoma. Ophthalmic Practice 10:3, 138-141, 1992.
  • Newton, C., and Burk, L.L.: Glaucoma associated with keratoplasty, IN: Brightbill, F.S. (Ed.) Corneal Surgery: Theories, Techniques and Tissue. Second Edition. St. Louis, C.V. Mosby, 1993.
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  • Burk, L.L.: The Operation: Corneal Transplant Surgery. The Learning Channel. Episode aired April 22, 1993.
  • Burk, D.W., and Burk, L.L.: Conjunctival autograft transplantation for primary and recurrent pterygium in Hispanic population.Presented at Texas Medical Association Annual Meeting, Section on Ophthalmology, May 14, 1993.
  • Burk, L.L.: The Dry Eye. Good Morning Texas television presentation. Episode aired October 14, 1994.
  • Harris, DJ., Jr., Seedor, J.A., Burk, L.L.: Alternatives to the full-thickness corneal allograft. Instroction Course, Amer. Acad. Of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, November 1,1995.
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