Dr. Burgess is board–certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and American College of Surgeons. Dr. Burgess is a skilled and compassionate physician dedicated to the preservation and restoration of his patients’ vision.
Dr. Burgess specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of retinal diseases, including the management of macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy , retinal tears and detachments, macular holes, uveitis, ocular tumors, and ocular trauma, He was one the first retinal specialists to offer the advanced treatments for macular degeneration, including anti–VEG F agents, *Lucentis® and Avastin. He is also involved in clinical studies of the latest treatments of retinal diseases.
Dr. Burgess is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and American College of Surgeons. Dr. Burgess is a skilled and compassionate physician, dedicated to the preservation and restoration of his patient’s vision.
Dr. Burgess grew up in Palm Beach County. While an undergraduate at Tulane University in New Orleans, he conducted and published research at Louisiana State University Eye Center. He attended medical school at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital, earning an M.D. degree in 1991. Dr. Burgess then completed his residency in ophthalmology at Cornell University’s North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, New York, where he was chief resident in ophthalmology.
After residency, Dr. Burgess went on to complete a two–year subspecialty fellowship in medical and surgical treatment of retinal and vitreous diseases at the University of California San Diego, Shiley Eye Institute. During the fellowship, he was involved in innovative research studying diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and macular holes.
Dr. Burgess joined the Fort Lauderdale Eye Institute in 1999 as the group’s retinal subspecialist. He then formed our affiliate Fort Lauderdale Retina Institute in 2006. He is a member of the American Society of Retinal Specialists and the Broward County Ophthalmology Society. His work has been published in several peer review journals and he has been a presenter at national ophthalmic meetings.
- Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
- Bachelor of Science, 1983-1986
- University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL
- Doctor of Medicine, 1987–1991
- Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation, New Orleans, LA
- Internal Medicine, 1991–1992
- Cornell University North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, NY
- Ophthalmology, 1992–1995
- Chief Resident, 1995
- University of California, San Diego
- Department of Ophthalmology
- Clinical Instructor, Diseases of the Vitreous and Retina, 1995–1997
- Florida State License
- California State License
- American Academy of Ophthalmology
- Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
- Vitreous Society
- American Board of Ophthalmology, Diplomat October, 1996
- National Board of Medical Examiners, Diplomat July, 1992
- WARVO/Retina Research Foundation/Lawrence Fellowship, 1996
- Tulane University Academic Scholarship
Current Hospital & Outpatient Affiliations
- Imperial Point Medical Center
- Foundation for Advanced Care
- Holy Cross Hospital
- Available upon request