Dr. Burk is a board certified Ophthalmologist who was born in Bay City. He received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the University of Michigan. A Doctor of Medicine Degree from Michigan State University was granted in 1990. A medical internship was completed at the Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, and his ophthalmology training was completed at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.
Dr. Burk is a member of the Michigan Ophthalmological Society, the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. He is also a Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners.