Jack S. Burks, MD

Some of Dr. Burks’ past achievements

  • Established one of the nations first comprehensive MS centers, the Rocky Mountain Multiple Sclerosis Center, at the University of Colorado Health Science Center (Denver, Co) (1978) and the Colorado Neurological Institute (Englewood, Co) (1988)
  • Faculty:
    • John Hopkins School of Medicine (Baltimore, Maryland)
    • University of Colorado School of Medicine (Denver Colorado)
    • University of Nevada School of Medicine (Reno, NV)
    • FIU, College of Medicine (Miami, FL)
  • Director: Comprehensive MS center and Neurovirology & Immunology laboratories, Denver Veterans Administration Medical Center
  • A founder and Board of Directors: Colorado Neuroscience Institute (Englewood, Co)
  • A founder and Board of Directors: Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers
  • A founder and President: Multiple Sclerosis Council
  • A founder and Medical Director: Washoe Institute of Neurosciences (Reno, NV)
  • A founder and past President: American Society of Neurorehabilitation
  • Executive Board member: American Academy of Neurology

Speedy award: Paralyzed Veterans of America (for work with Veterans and helping to establish Multiple Sclerosis Centers in VA Hospitals)

  • Lifetime Achievement: An editor of 3 text books on Multiple Sclerosis
    • Interdisciplinary Rehabilitation of Multiple Sclerosis and Neuromuscular Disorders
    • Multiple Sclerosis: Diagnosis, Medical Management, and Rehabilitation
    • PPMS book
    • Author of hundreds of scientific medical articles, abstracts, webcasts on Multiple Sclerosis
  • Lecturer/Consultant on Multiple Sclerosis in over 40 countries

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