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Scott Emery Burk, M.D., Ph.D., age 45 of Cincinnati, OH passed away on March 21, 2013 after a long illness. A loving husband to Andrea Da Mata, devoted father to Alec, Ana and Scott, loving brother to Perry and the late Todd, dear son to Bill & Carol Burk. Scott was born on April 12, 1967 in Akron, OH. He attended Walsh Jesuit H.S., graduated Summa Cum Laude from Akron University, valedictorian of the U.C. College of Medicine completing his M.D., Ph.D. in molecular genetics, residency in ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School and fellowship in cataract & refractive surgery at the Cincinnati Eye Institute where he entered into medical practice. A consummate physician and scientist, he had profound impacts on the fields of neuroscience, immunology & ophthalmology. He was loved by patients who he treated with exemplary compassion, dignity & respect. Scott's intellect, kindness and profound life force were an inspiration to all. The family would like to thank everyone for the outpouring of love and support. Family and friends will be received from 5-7 PM on Monday, April 8 at Christ's Church at Mason, 5165 Western Row Road, Mason, Ohio 45040, where services will be held at 7 PM with a reception to follow. Memorial donations may be sent to Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy, Cincinnati Eye Institute Foundation, or Dr. Linda Liau, UCLA Medical Center. www.tuftsschildmeyer.com
Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer on Apr. 5, 2013