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Mark J. Burish, MD, PhD

Dr. Mark Burish

Neurologist and Pain Medicine Specialist
Assistant Professor
Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery
McGovern Medical School, UTHealth

Dr. Burish Sees Patients at:
UTHealth Neurosciences–Headache and Pain Clinic
6400 Fannin Street, Suite 2010
Houston, TX 77030
(713) 486-8100

Map to UTHealth Neurosciences Texas Medical Center

Mark J. Burish, MD, PhD, 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 MD/PhD 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. He also enrolls patients who qualify in clinical trials for the treatment of headaches.


Medical School
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, 2008

Graduate School
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, 2010

University of California – San Francisco, 2015

University of California – San Francisco, 2014

Clinical Interests

The treatment of chronic headaches and other pain management techniques.

Board Certification

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Pain Medicine

Collaboration with Referring Physicians

Physicians at UTHealth Houston Neurosciences engage referring physicians in the care of their patients, keeping them informed about patient progress throughout the evaluation and treatment process. After a patient’s treatment, referring physicians receive a summary and a plan for follow-up. Our physicians encourage continued communication about each patient.

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