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James Burden MD

James Burden MD

(970) 642-4816
Primary Specialties
  • Ophthalmology

Primary Office

711 N. Taylor Street
Gunnison, CO 81230

Areas of Interest

Board Certified Fellow Trained cataract and glaucoma specialist

Physician Bio

Dr. James Burden is a Board Certified Fellowship Trained physician who specializes in medical and surgical treatment of glaucoma, cataract surgery and comprehensive ophthalmology. He served for 23 years in the military including a tour as a Squadron Commander at the Unisted States Air Force Academy. He completed his military service as the Chairman of the Department of Surgery and the Director of the Glaucoma Service at Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio, TX.

Dr. Burden graduated from Erskine College in Due West, SC. He obtained his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC and completed his ophthalmology residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC. At the University of Iowa, Dr. Burden conducted his glaucoma fellowship training.

Dr. Burden is married and has two children. He has lived or worked in five states and five countries. Originally from Anderson, South Carolina, he is happy to call Colorado Springs his home where he and his family can enjoy outdoor activities including cycling, hiking and skiing.