Class of 2019
Dr. Matthew Burks was born and raised in Hot Springs, Arkansas. He attended Baylor University, graduating summa cum laude in 2008 with a BS in Biochemistry and a minor in Biology. He was also inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Society. Upon graduation, he performed research for a cancer research lab at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. Dr. Burks then attended Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, receiving his DDS and graduating third in his class in 2013. He was also inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Dental Society. Dr. Burks then entered the residency program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at UTHSCSA, beginning with courses at the School of Medicine for an expected MD in 2016. His interest in OMS comes from the unique blend of dentistry and medicine as well as the unique challenges presented by the specialty. His interests outside OMS include SCUBA diving, traveling, reading, running, and shooting sports.