Wayne Burkhead Jr, MD
Wayne Burkhead Jr, MD
Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
Areas of Interest:
Shoulder Fractures, Shoulder Replacement, Shoulder Sports Injuries, Shoulder Surgery
A graduate of Southern Methodist University, Dr. W. Z. (Buz) Burkhead joined the W. B. Carrell Clinic™ in 1983. He earned his MD degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He then completed a residency in Orthopedic surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. This was followed by a fellowship in shoulder reconstructive surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio under Charles A. Rockwood, Jr., MD, one of the premier shoulder surgeons in the world. The author of scientific articles, book chapters, and textbooks on the rotator cuff and dislocating shoulder, Dr. Burkhead has lectured at national, as well as international conferences. He was selected 1991 Presidential Guest Lecturer of the Japanese Shoulder Society and was a 1997 Traveling Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Most recently Dr. Burkhead was elected and served as President of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons.
Dr. Burkhead is widely known for the creation of modular replacement for the shoulder, and the development of advanced techniques to improve the results from rotator cuff repair and surgery for the dislocating shoulder. Dr. Burkhead has a special interest in arthritis of the shoulder, athletic and industrial injuries of the shoulder. He has performed thousands of arthroscopic, reconstructive, and replacement surgeries of the shoulder on patients ranging from the professional athlete to the manual laborer. Dr. Burkhead served as consultant Shoulder Surgeon to the Dallas Cowboys from 1990 until 1998 under head team physician Robert Vandermeer. Mostly he takes care of regular folks and has prided himself in taking care of several generations of family members. He has operated to replace the shoulder of the grandfather, repaired the rotator cuff of his son or daughter and restored stability to the shoulder of the grandson in several families. Other areas of interest include revision of previously failed shoulder surgery, rotator cuff repair with graft material, advanced shoulder replacement designs and application.
Board certified, he is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and a member and past President of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons. He is also a Clinical Professor of Orthopedics at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Burkhead has privileges at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas and North Central Surgical Hospitals. Dr Burkhead has trained 38 shoulder surgeons over the last 23 years. The Fellows and their research are funded by the WB Carrell shoulder and Elbow Foundation.
The father of three, Dr. Burkhead is the lead singer and founder of the all-doctor classic rock band Doctor. The band continues to play for charitable benefits. It is the only rock and roll band that takes insurance. Dr Burkhead has 3 CDs of original music which are available in the office and online at ITunes and Spotify. Cd sales are donated to his Foundation.
Medical Degree University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
Orthopedic Surgery Residency University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Reconstructive Shoulder Surgery Fellowship University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Travelling Fellowship Royal College of Surgeons of England, 1997
Presidential Guest Lecturer of the Japanese Shoulder Society, 1991
Professional Affiliations American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Fellow
American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, Past President
Academic Affiliations University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Clinical Professor of Orthopedics
Hospital Affiliations Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas
North Central Surgical Hospital
Sports Affiliations Dallas Cowboys, Former Shoulder Surgeon Consultant
Shoulder pain for over a year and in one visit Dr. Burkhead nailed what the issue was. Once inside he found more and had 4 tendons repaired and more. I am back playing competitive tennis at 100%. Could not have asked for better care than what Doc Buzz provided. His skill is unmatched. Have referred well over a dozen fellow tennis players and everything has been thrilled with the results.Every step was well explained and results were as expected.
From our first meeting I knew I was in confident hands. Every step was well explained and results were as expected. Surgery was exactly one year ago. After 6-months I was about 99%. Today 100%. Friends that used other docs have not had such great results. Dr Burkhead likes to joke but he is totally serious when operating. Highly recommended by family and friends.