Education : Current Residents

Stephen “Shelby” Burks, M.D.


Started in 07/2014
Graduate in 06/2021

Shelby Burks grew up in Orlando, Florida. He attended Rollins College graduating with magna cum laude distinction in Biology. After college he was offered a scholarship at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine where he subsequently graduated with AOA honors distinction. As a first year medical student he developed an early interest in Neurosurgery. His research interests include peripheral nerve repair, traumatic brain injury, minimally invasive and endoscopic spine surgery, spinal cord injury, and hypothermia, among others. He has two articles featured on the covers of JNS and JNS: Spine in April 2015 and March 2016, respectively. Shelby’s interests include basketball, running, Miami cultural events, and healthcare policy.