Dr. James A. Burks Jr., MD

Dr. James A. Burks Jr., MD

Vascular Surgery | Male | 48 years old

Board certification: Vascular Surgery, American Board of Surgery Undergraduate: Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA Medical...Read more

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Board certification: Vascular Surgery, American Board of Surgery Undergraduate: Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA Medical School: New York University School...
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Specialties

  • Vascular Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • Vascular Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Cerebral Vascular Disease
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Heart Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency

Procedures Performed

  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Visceral Aorta
  • Heart Surgery
  • Lung Surgery
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Peripheral Artery Bypass
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Revision of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Venous Sclerotherapy

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    Sanctions

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    New York University School of Medicine

    Graduated in 1995

  • Internship Hospital
    Columbia Presby Med Center

    Completed in 1996

  • Residency Hospital
    Columbia Presby Med Center

    Completed in 2000

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Mt Sinai Med Center

    Completed in 2002

  • Undergraduate School
    Carnegie Mellon U

    Graduated in 1991

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Specializes in Vascular Surgery
  • Board certified in Vascular Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Burks Jr. says...

Board certification:

Vascular Surgery, American Board of Surgery

Undergraduate:

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

Medical School:

New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York

Residency in Surgery:

New York / Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Campus, New York, New York

Fellowship in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery:

Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York, New York

Dr. James A. Burks, Jr, MD, FACS, specializes in the treatment of vascular diseases including abdominal  aortic aneurysms, carotid artery blockages, peripheral arterial disease (PAD)  and varicose veins. He has a special interest in preventing amputation of the legs and feet using minimally invasive techniques for the treatment of blocked leg arteries. He is married and is the proud father of two teenagers.