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Mark J. Burish, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Mark BurishNeurologist
Interventional Pain Management Specialist
Mischer Neuroscience Institute
Clinical Assistant Professor, Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery

UTHealth Medical School

Mark J. Burish, M.D., Ph.D., who is board certified in neurology and fellowship trained in pain medicine, specializes in the treatment of neck pain, back pain and neuropathic pain. His research interests focus on headaches and facial pain.

A cum laude graduate of Princeton University, Dr. Burish received his M.D./Ph.D. in the Vanderbilt Medical Scientist Training Program at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in neurology at the University of California at San Francisco, where he was co-chief resident of the UCSF Moffitt-Long Service and was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. During his residency, he was also honored with the Core Clerkship Teaching Award, voted by third-year medical students as one of five residents who went “above and beyond in terms of dedication to teaching, mentorship, community-building, patient care and medical student development and support.” He completed his fellowship in interventional pain management in the department of Anesthesiology at UCSF.

Dr. Burish is a co-author of articles that have appeared in the Journal of Comparative Neurology, The Neurohospitalist, Brain Behavior and Evolution, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Cerebral Cortex, Journal of Neurophysiology and the Journal of Neuroscience, among others.

In addition to his membership in Alpha Omega Alpha, he is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, American Pain Society, American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, and the North American Neuromodulation Society.

Dr. Burish is committed to providing superior care at Mischer Neuroscience Associates-Texas Medical Center. His clinical interests include:

  • Low back pain such as injuries of the nerve roots (radiculopathy), facet joints (facet arthropathy) or sacroiliac joints (sacroiliac dysfunction)
  • Neck pain, including radiculopathy and facet arthropathy
  • Neuropathic pain conditions, including painful diabetic neuropathy, post-herpetic neuralgia and central post-stroke pain

He also enrolls patients who qualify in clinical trials for the treatment of headaches.

To Refer a Patient:

P: (713) 704-7100
F: (713) 704-7150

Mischer Neuroscience Institute Spine Center at the Texas Medical Center
6400 Fannin St.
Suite 2150
Houston, TX 77030