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Christopher A. Burks, MD

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Member

Specialties

  • Orthopaedic and Neurological Spine Surgery
  • General Orthopaedics

Board Certification

  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Biography

Dr. Christopher A. Burks joined Bienville Orthopaedic Specialists in August of 2015. He completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the Baylor College of Medicine Medical Center in Houston, Texas, and received his fellowship training in orthopaedic and neurological spine surgery at the University of Virginia. Dr. Burks earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biological Engineering from Mississippi State University, a Master of Science Degree in Biomedical Engineering from Tulane University, and his Doctor of Medicine Degree from the Tulane School of Medicine. Dr. Burks is licensed to practice medicine in Mississippi. In his free time, he enjoys golfing, fishing, and spending time with his family.

Education & Training

  • Fellowship: (Orthopaedic and Neurological Spine Surgery) University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
  • Residency: (Orthopaedic Surgery) Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
  • Medical School: Tulane School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA

Special Interests

  • Cervical Stenosis
  • Deformity
  • Spondylisthesis
  • Lumbar Stenosis
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Affiliations

  • Bienville Surgery Center – East Lake, MS
  • Singing River Hospital – Pascagoula, MS
  • Ocean Springs Hospital – Ocean Springs, MS
  • Merit Health – Biloxi, MS
  • Cedar Lake Surgery Center – Biloxi, MS

Locations

East Lake

East Lake

6300 East Lake Blvd., Gautier, MS 39565
Phone: 228-230-BONE (2663)
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Pascagoula

Pascagoula

3615 Hospital St., Pascagoula, MS 39581
Phone: 228-230-BONE (2663)
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Recognition

Publications
  • Burks CA, Werner BC, Yang S, Shimer AL.: Obesity is associated with an increased rate of incidental durotomy in lumbar spine surgery. Spine.(Phila Pa 1976). 40(7), April 2015. 500-504
  • Burks C, Bundy K, Fotuhi P, Alt E.: Characterization of 75:25 poly(l-lactide-co-epsilon-caprolactone) thin films for the endoluminal delivery of adipose-derived stem cells to abdominal aortic aneurysms. Tissue Engineering. 12(9), September 2006. 2591-2600
  • Shimko D, Burks C, Dee K, Nauman E.: Comparison of in vitro mineralization by murine embryonic and adult stem cells cultured in an osteogenic medium. Tissue Engineering 10(9-10), September/October 2004. 1386-1398
Memberships
  • AO Spine North America
  • North American Spine Society
  • International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • American Medical Association (AMA) – (inactive)
    • Region III Alternate Delegate to AMA House of Delegates ’06 – ‘07
  • Louisiana State Medical Society (LSMS) – (inactive)
    • Alternate Delegate to the AMA House of Delegates, ‘08
    • Member of the LSMS House of Delegates, ’06 – ‘08
    • LSMS Political Action Committee (LAMPAC) Board of Directors, ’06 – ‘08
Presentations
  • Valladares R, Burks CA, Werner BC, Yang S, Shimer AL.: Obesity is associated with an increased rate of incidental durotomy in lumbar spine surgery. Virginia Orthopedic Society Annual Meeting, April 24th-26th, 2015 in Hot Springs, VA
  • Valladares, R, Burks CA, Werner BC, Yang S, Shimer AL.: Incidental durotomy increases the risk for surgical site infection in lumbar spine surgery in both obese and non-obese patients. Virginia Orthopedic Society Annual Meeting, April 24th-26th, 2015 in Hot Springs, VA
  • Burks CA, Werner BC, Yang S, Shimer AL.: Obesity is associated with an increased rate of incidental durotomy in lumbar spine surgery. Lumbar Spine Research Society Annual Meeting #P13, April 9th-10th, 2015 in Chicago, IL
  • Burks CA, Werner BC, Yang S, Shimer AL.: Incidental durotomy increases the risk for surgical site infection in lumbar spine surgery in both obese and non-obese patients. Lumbar Spine Research Society Annual Meeting #P2, April 9th-10th, 2015 in Chicago, IL
  • Burks CA, Werner BC, Yang S, Shimer AL.: Obesity is associated with an increased rate of incidental durotomy in lumbar spine surgery. NASS Evidence and Technology Spine Summit #P12, February 26th-28th, 2015 in Snowbird, UT
  • Burks CA, Werner BC, Yang S, Shimer AL.: Incidental durotomy increases the risk for surgical site infection in lumbar spine surgery in both obese and non-obese patients. NASS Evidence and Technology Spine Summit #P13, February 26th-28th, 2015 in Snowbird, UT
Book Chapters
  • Burks CA, Moghimi MH, Shahrestani SN, Reitman CA.: Chapter 6: Complications of C1 – C2 wiring. In Complications of Spinal Instrumentation. Eds Vaccaro A, Kim D, and Radcliff K.
  • Burks CA, Burke LM, Shimer AL.: Chapter 53: Cervical Kyphosis. In Complications of Spinal Instrumentation. Eds Vaccaro A, Kim D, and Radcliff K.
  • Burks CA, Shimer AL.: Acute Neck Pain. In Clinical Decision Support – Spine Surgery. Eds. Vaccaro, Prasad, Rihn and Wang.
  • Burks CA, Shimer AL.: Upper Cervical Spine Trauma. In The Spine. Eds Vaccaro, Su, et al.
  • Burks CA, Singla A.: Thoracolumbar Spine. In Orthopedic Knowledge Update – Sports Medicine 5. Eds Miller, Shen, et al.

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