|Phone Number||Clinical Office Address|
Huntsman Cancer Institute
Patient Care Center
2000 Circle of Hope
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Gastroenterology Endoscopy Center
50 N Medical Dr , Suite B050
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
Dr. Burt is Professor of Medicine and holder of the Barnes Presidential Endowed Chair in Medicine. He received his medical degree from the University of Utah College of Medicine, did his internal medicine residency at Barnes Hospital, Washington University, in St. Louis, Missouri, and returned to the University of Utah for his GI Fellowship. He then worked with Dr. Eldon Gardner, Dr. Mark Skolnick and others to develop expertise in familial risk and inheritance of colorectal cancer.
Dr. Burt is an MD clinical investigator (gastroenterologist) and practicing physician whose central research and clinical interest has been familial and hereditary colorectal cancers. He was involved with identifying the APC gene, the major disease gene involved in both inherited and common colorectal cancers. He has also done extensive work in clarifying the cancer risk in both the inherited colon cancer syndromes and common familial colon cancer.
Clinically, Dr. Burt has central expertise and interest in caring for patients with familial risk for colon cancer. This includes both those with a simple family history of colon cancer and those with any of the inherited syndromes of colon cancer. These syndromes include familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP), Gardner syndrome, Lynch syndrome (hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer), Peutz-Jegher disease, familial juvenile polyposis syndrome (including HHT), Cowden syndrome, serrated polyposis syndrome (hyperplastic polyposis syndrome) and many others. Familial risk for common or inherited colorectal cancer is precisely quantified for patients, genetic testing is done when appropriate and individualized screening and surveillance is determined and recommended. Patients may then return to referring physicians for follow-up or obtain endoscopy procedures by Burt and colleagues as requested by referring physicians and patients.
Dr. Burt also continues the practice of general gastroenterology and endoscopy as a part of his University and Cancer Institute practice.
Board Certification and Academic Information
|Academic Departments||Internal Medicine - Adjunct Professor
Internal Medicine - Professor Emeritus
|Board Certification||National Board of Medical Examiners
American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Gastroenterology)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)
|Cancer Center Programs||Cancer Control & Population Sciences