Faculty & Staff

· Abdel Aziz Shaheen
· Bertus Eksteen
· Carla Coffin
· Cathy Lu
· Chris N. Andrews
· Christian Turbide
· Cynthia H. Seow
· Eldon Shaffer
· Gil Kaplan
· Humberto Jijon
· Joan Heatherington
· Jon Meddings
· Jonathan Love
· Jose G.P. Ferraz
· Kelly Burak
· Kerri Novak
· Lawrence Price
· Maitreyi Raman
· Marie-Louise Martin
· Mark Swain
· Meredith Borman
· Nauzer Forbes
· Paul James Belletrutti
· Paul L. Beck
· Puja Kumar
· Remo Panaccione
· Ronald Bridges
· Samuel Lee
· Stephen Congly
· Yasmin Nasser

Foothills Medical Centre

Kelly Burak, MD, MSc (Epid), FRCPC

Professor of Medicine
Associate Dean (CME and Professional Development), Director Southern Alberta Liver Transplant Clinic

Administration Office:
Phone: 403-592-5049  Fax: 403-592-5090

Phone: 403-944-5180  Fax: 403-944-6559

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Kelly Burak received his BSc (Biology), MD and Internal Medicine training at the University of Saskatchewan before completing training in Gastroenterology in Calgary. He completed a CASL/MRC Research Fellowship in Hepatology at the University of Calgary followed by a Clinical Fellowship in Hepatology and Liver Transplantation at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. In 2005, Dr. Burak was awarded his MSc in Epidemiology from the University of Calgary for his thesis entitled “Does the MELD score predict mortality before and after liver transplantation at the University of Alberta?” In 2012, Dr. Burak obtained a Graduate Certificate in Clinical Education from Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia.

Dr. Burak is currently a Professor of Medicine at the UofC where he serves as the Director of the Southern Alberta Liver Transplant Clinic. He has served as the Chair of the Undergraduate Gastroenterology Course taught at the UofC Medical School and nationally has chaired the Gastroenterology Residents In Training (GRIT) Program held at Canadian Digestive Diseases Week. He has won a number of teaching awards, both locally and nationally, including the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology Young Educator Award in 2010.


Clinical/Research Interests

His clinical and research interests include liver transplantation and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). He has served as the principal investigator on more than 20 clinical trials in the areas of viral hepatitis, HCC, autoimmune hepatitis and cholestatic liver disease and has more than 50 peer reviewed publications, including the Canadian HCC guidelines which he co-authored. He is an Associate Editor for the Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and has served as the Chair of the Data Committee for the Canadian Liver Transplant Group and Liver Data Working Group for Canadian Blood Services. 

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