Dr. Burk

Present Position: Private Practice, Texas Pulmonary & Critical Care Consultants, P.A.
Medical Director, Sleep Consultants, Inc.


  • Premedical: Washington & Lee University, Lexington, Virginia, B.S., 1966
  • Medical: University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, Virginia, M.D., 1970
  • Internship: Ochsner Foundation Hospital, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1970-1971
  • Residency: Internal Medicine, Ochsner Foundation Hospital, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1971-1973
  • Fellowship: Pulmonary Diseases, University of Texas Health Science Center, Dallas, Texas 1975-1977

Licensure: Texas, 1975; Alabama, 1973-2009; Virginia, 1970

Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, 1973

Positions Held:

Baylor All Saints Medical Center:

Chairman, Department of Medicine, 1983-1985
Medical Director, Cardiopulmonary Department, 1978-2008
Medical Director, Critical Care Area, 1978-1994
Medical Co-Director, All Saints Sleep Disorders Diagnostic and Treatment Center, 1982-1996
Local Physician Champion, Baylor Health Care System, 2005-2007

Cook Children’s Medical Center:

Medical Director, Adult Cystic Fibrosis Clinic, 2008-present

American Heart Association:

Co-Director, Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider and Instructor Courses, 1986-1999
Affiliate Facility, 1987-1999
ACLS Advisory Committee, American Heart Association, Texas Affiliate, Inc., 1992-1998

Medical Director, Sleep Consultants, Inc., 1996-present
Emergency Physicians Advisory Board, City of Fort Worth, Tarrant County, 1989-2009
Executive Committee, 1993-2009
Clinical Instructor, Department of Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, June 14, 1975-November 15, 1991
Adjunct Professor, Department of Integrative Physiology, University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, December 1, 1995-present
Adjunct Professor, Cardiovascular Research Institute, January 1998-present
Tarrant County Public Health Ambassador, May 16, 2007-present

Government Service:

Center for Disease Control: Epidemic Intelligence Officer assigned to the State of Alabama as Assistant State Epidemiologist, 1973-1975
World Health Organization: Consultant, Southeast Asia Smallpox Eradication Program, assigned to Bihar, India, June to September, 1974

Professional Memberships:

American Thoracic Society
American College of Chest Physicians
American College of Physicians
American Society of Internal Medicine
Society of Epidemiologic Research (past member)
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Tarrant County Medical Society
Texas Medical Association
American Medical Association
Society for Health and Human Values (past member)
National Association of Medical Directors of Respiratory Care


Baylor All Saints Medical Center: Executive Committee, Infection Control Committee, Credentials Committee, Special Care Committee, Utilization Review Committee, Strategic Planning Committee, Ethics Committee
Baylor All Saints Medical Center Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee, service ended January 2008
Baylor Research Institute, Institutional Review Board – 2002-present
Plaza Medical Center Ethics Committee 2002-present
Harris Methodist Fort Worth Cancer Committee 1997-present
Tarrant County Academy of Medicine, Tarrant County, Board Member, 1989-1994; President 1993-1994
Community Ethics Consortium of the Tarrant County Academy of Medicine, Chairman 1993-2003; Member 1993-present
Tarrant County Junior College, Advisory Committee to School of Respiratory Therapy, 1977-1990
All Saints Physician Association, Board Member, 1985-1992; President, 1987-1992
American Lung Association of Texas, Board Member, 1986-1989
Trinity Health Network, Board Member, 1986-1992; Chairman, Credentials Committee, 1986-1987
National Task Force on the Role of Physicians in Voluntary Hospitals of America, 1986-1989
National Medical Advisory Board for CountDown USA: The National Blood Pressure and Cholesterol Check, 1988-1989
All Saints Episcopal Parish Day School, School Committee Member, 1984-1987
Koppa Conference Steering Committee, 1989-1992
El Tesoro de la Vida, Camp Counselor, July 1989, 1990, and 1991
Foster Family for the Edna Gladney Center, 1992-1999
The Hunter Group, Physician Advisor, 1989-1994
HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital, Executive Committee, 1992-1993
Health Volunteers Overseas, Internal Medicine Overseas Division, Steering Committee, 1993-1995
Community Cancer Program, Institutional Review Board, 1995-1997


Honorary Chair, American Lung Association Breath of Life Celebration, 2007
Distinguished Service Award, St. Andrews Episcopal Church Lecture Series, 2003
Life and Breath Advocate Award, American Lung Association of Texas, 1988
Chairman, Alabama State Advisory and Coordinating Council on Hypertension, 1974-1975
Trustees Award for Excellence in Medical Writing, Ochsner Foundation Hospital, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1973
Intern of the Year, Ochsner Foundation Hospital, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1973
President, Walter Reed Society, University of Virginia School of Medicine, 1969-1970

Present Medical Staff Appointments:

Baylor All Saints Fort Worth
Cook Children’s Medical Center (Adult Cystic Fibrosis Clinic)
Harris Methodist Fort Worth
Harris Methodist Southwest
Huguley Memorial Medical Center
Kindred Fort Worth
LifeCare Hospital
Texas Rehabilitation Hospital of Fort Worth
Weatherford Regional Medical Center