The Power List 2016
Professor of Ophthalmology and Chairman, University Eye Hospital Bochum
Throughout his career, Burkhard has covered the full spectrum of eye surgery, and regularly performs cataract surgeries, LASIK procedures, phakic IOL implantations, glaucoma operations, corneal transplants and pars plana vitrectomies. One of the first surgeons in Europe to adopt the femtosecond laser for cataract surgery, Burkhard is a world authority on its use.
The author of several books and more than 300 articles, he is an active member of numerous ophthalmologic associations, and has received a number of international awards such as the Waring Medal in 2014, and the Visionary Award of AECOS in 2015.