Jack S. Burks, MD

Jack S. Burks, MD, is an international leader in multiple sclerosis, neurology, and chronic disease management. For more than 40 years, he has been involved in comprehensive care, research, and education in multiple sclerosis. Currently, Dr. Burks is Chief Medical Officer of the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America, Cherry Hill, New Jersey; President of Burks & Associates Health Care & Education Consultants, Plantation, Florida; and Clinical Professor of Neurology, College of Medicine, Florida International University, Miami, Florida. A graduate, with honors, from West Virginia University, School of Medicine, he continued his training in Internal Medicine at the University of Cincinnati and Neurology at the University of Colorado.

Following a postdoctoral fellowship in virology and immunology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, Dr. Burks was a founder and president of one of the nationís first comprehensive MS centers, the Rocky Mountain MS Center at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Subsequently he was a founder of the Colorado Neurological Institute in Englewood, Colorado, which included over 100 neuroscientists, 3 hospitals, and 23 tertiary neuroscience programs. Later, he was a founder and Medical Director of the Renown Institute for Neurosciences, Reno, Nevada, and Clinical Professor of Neurology, at the University of Nevada, School of Medicine.

Dr. Burks has been a member of the board of directors of the American Academy of Neurology, leading its chronic disease management initiative. He was a founder and President of the American Society for Neurological Rehabilitation and a founder/board member of the Consortium of MS Centers. He has been a member of the National Medical Advisory Committee of the National MS Society. Dr. Burks is a member of the American Neurological Association, the American Medical Association, and the American College of Physician Executives. He has written and edited textbooks on multiple sclerosis management and research, including Multiple Sclerosis: Diagnosis, Medical Management and Rehabilitation, and published over 200 scientific articles, abstracts, and reviews. He has been a medical and scientific consultant to many healthcare related companies, Universities, MS Centers, and Neuroscience Institutes. He has lectured to healthcare professionals, patients, and the public in over 40 countries on six continents.

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