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James Burks, MD

Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program

Subspecialty: Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Administrative Office: 432-335-5250

Patient Appointments / Odessa:

Patient Appointments / Midland:


Fellowship Training: Barnes/ Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO
Fellowship Training: Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY
Residency Training: Vanderbilt University Hospital (IM)
Medical School: University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Undergraduate School: Texas Technological College

Presentations and Publications:

  • Lingvay I., Brailita DM, Loewenstein JE, Burks J, and Aung K..De Quervain thyroiditis. eMedicine Journal 3(1), 2002
  • Sharifi M, Burks J. Efficacy of clopidogrel in the treatment of post-ASD closure migraines. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2004 Oct; 63(2):255.
  • Sharifi M, Dehghani M, Mehdipour M, Al-Bustami O, Emrani F, and Burks J. Intense migraines secondary to percutaneous closure of atrial septal defects. J Interv Cardiol. 2005 Jun; 18(3): 181-3.
  • Al-Bustami O, Sharifi M, Hijazi ZM, Burks JT, Bacha EA. Necessity for evaluation of anomalous pulmonary venous return before percutaneous closure of atrial septal defects-a case report. Angiology. 2005 Sep-Oct; 56(5):647-50.
  • Burks, J. K., and Gopalan. Hypoglycemia caused by trimethoprim/ sulfamethazoxizole in a patient with HIV and acute renal failure. Resident and Staff 2006
  • El-Husseini A, Chemitiganti R, Burks J. Hypothyroidism and simvastatin as a combined cause of rhabdomyolysis and acute renal failure. Am J Case Reports 2009; 11:7-9.
  • Hooper Sam, Alexander Matthew, Allbright Terry, Wan Christine, Burks James, Lenahan Patricia. The professional and personal self of the physician In Cinemeducation, a comprehensive guide to using film in medical education, Radcliffe Publishing Ltd.
  • Lingvay I., Brailita DM, Loewenstein JE, Burks J, and Aung K.  De Quervain thyroiditis. eMedicine Journal, 2009.
  • Gopalan, M, Burks J. Thyroid Dysfunction Induced by Amiodarone Therapy. eMedicine Journal, 2009.


  • Best Teacher Award – Odessa / 2002-2003
  • Best Teacher Award – Odessa / 2004-2005
  • Best Teacher Award – Odessa / 2005-2006
  • ACGME Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award / 2008-2009
  • Dean’s Clinical Teaching Award Texas Tech University Health Sciences Centers / 2008-2009
  • Best Faculty Teacher Award – Odessa / 2009-2010