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Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility Faculty

Heather Burks, MD

Assistant Professor,
Obstetrics and Gynecology


Education:

  • MD degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in 2008
  • Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at University of Oklahoma 2011-2012
  • Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, 2012-2015


Board Certification(s):

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2013-present
  • Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, 2017-present


Fellowship:

  • Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at University of Oklahoma 2011-2012
  • Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, 2012-2015


Clinical/Research Interests:

  • Assisted Reproductive Technologies, including IVF
  • Reproductive surgery including tubal sterilization reversal
  • Uterine anomalies
  • Menstrual cycle abnormalities including polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • Donor egg and donor sperm
  • Fertility preservation
  • Premature Ovarian Failure
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Fertility preservation
  • Assisted reproductive technologies


Select Honors & Accomplishments:

  • University of Oklahoma College of Medicine Alumni Association Grant Recipient, University of Oklahoma (Received), 2017-2018
  • Faculty Teaching Award, University of Oklahoma, 2017 and 2018
  • Research Fellowship in Menopause, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2014-2015
  • Excellence In-Training Award for research presentation, Pacific Coast Reproductive Society 2015
  • Pacific Coast Reproductive Society Scholarship Recipient, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • NAMS/Teva Women's Health Medical Residents Excellence Award, 2010


Select Publications:

Burks, H. R., Baker, M., Quaas A. M., Bendikson, K. A., Chung, K., Paulson, R. J. (2017). The dilemma of counseling patients about poor prognosis: live birth after IVF with autologous oocytes in a 43-year-old woman with FSH levels above 30 mIU/mL. J Assist Reprod Genet. Sep;34(9):1185-1188. DOI: 10.1007/s10815-017-0986-3.​

Burks, H. R., Paulson, R. (2015). Cryopreserved Embryo Transfer: Endometrial Preparation and Timing. Seminars in Reproductive Medicine, 33(02), 145-152. DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1546302.​

Burks, H. R., Baker, M. Z., Quaas, A. M., Bendikson, K. A., Chung, K., Paulson, R. J. (2017). The dilemma of counseling patients about poor prognosis: live birth after IVF with autologous oocytes in a 43-year-old woman with FSH levels above 30 mIU/mLJ Assist Reprod Genet. Sep;34(9):1185-1188. DOI: 10.1007/s10815-017-0986-3.​

Burks, H. R., Buckbinder, J., Francis-Hernandez, M., Chung, K., Jabara, S., Bendikson, K., Paulson, R. (2015). Developmentally delayed cleavage-stage embryos maintain comparable implantation rates in frozen embryo transfers. Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics, 32(10), 1477-1481. DOI: 10.1007/s10815-015-0561-8​

Buckbinder, J., Mucowski, S., Burks, H. R., Stanczyk, F.Z., Hodis, H.N., Mack, W., Bendikson, K.A., Shoupe, D. (2015). The detection and clinical utilization of anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH) in postmenopausal women using the new highly sensitive ELISA. Fertility and Sterility, 104(3), e135-e136. DOI: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2015.07.419​

Burks, H. R., Ross, L. B., Opper, N., Paulson, E., Stanczyk, F. Z., Chung, K. (2015). Can highly sensitive antimüllerian hormone testing predict failed response to ovarian stimulation? Fertility and sterility, 104(3), 643-8. PMID: 26158904. DOI: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2015.06.018​

Burks, H. R., Buckbinder, J., Bendikson, K., Chung, K., Jabara, S., Paulson, R.J. (2015). Developmentally Delayed Cleavage-Stage Embryos Maintain High Implantation Rates in Frozen Embryo Transfers. Fertility and Sterility, 103(2), e15-e16. DOI: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2014.12.021​

Park, A., Quaas, A. M., Hansen, K. R., Porter, B., Burks, H. R., Craig, L. B. (2014). Predictors of Pain Associated With Hysterosalpingography (HSG): A Prospective Cohort Study. Austin Journal of Women's Health, 1(2), 4