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.