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PLP Welcomes Back Dr. Kelly Burak

Updated: Jan 16

PLP would like to welcome back Dr. Kelly Burak as Assistant Dean.

Dr. Kelly Burak received his BSc (Biology), MD and Internal Medicine training at the University of Saskatchewan before completing training in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the University of Calgary and a fellowship in Liver Transplantation at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. In 2005, Dr. Burak was awarded his MSc in Epidemiology from the University of Calgary, and in 2012 he obtained a Graduate Certificate in Clinical Education from Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia.

Dr. Burak is a Professor in the Cumming School of Medicine and is cross-appointed in the Departments of Medicine and Oncology and the Divisions of Gastroenterology & Hepatology and Transplant Medicine, where he serves as the Scientific Director of the new Transplant Wellness program. Dr. Burak has more than 100 peer-reviewed publications, which include several clinical practice guidelines. He has a passion for Medical Education and has won a number of awards, including the 2020 Canadian Association for the Study of the Liver Education Award and the 2021 Medical Council of Canada Outstanding Achievement Award for an Assessment of Clinical Competence (received with Dr. Lara Cooke and the PLP team).

Dr. Burak served as the Associate Dean of Continuing Medical Education & Professional Development and the Co-Lead of the Physician Learning Program at the University of Calgary from 2017-2021 and rejoined the PLP team in Calgary in January 2023 as the Assistant Dean.

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