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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Cat Burkat is a board-certified ophthalmologist with expertise in plastic and reconstructive surgery and aesthetic surgery around the eyes. Dr. Burkat has been uniquely, dual-fellowship trained in both ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery as well as cosmetic facial surgery. The anatomy around the eyelids and orbit is both delicate and complex, and therefore her training in ophthalmology, plastic and reconstructive surgery, and cosmetic facial surgery, with an emphasis in the tissues surrounding the eyes, allows her to offer an approach that combines the microsurgical precision of ophthalmology with the concepts of aesthetic facial surgery.


Dr. Burkat specializes in a broad range of conditions, including surgical repair of droopy eyelids, eyelid and eyelash abnormalities, correction of congenital eyelid abnormalities, tear duct abnormalities, socket conditions, orbital and periocular tumors, cancer reconstruction and thyroid eye disease. She also offers a wide array of non-surgical and surgical cosmetic procedures for enhancing the natural beauty of the face, including cosmetic eyelid and forehead surgery, cosmetic Botox ® and soft tissue filler injections, facial laser resurfacing and other related procedures.


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Cosmetic Surgery (Transformations)

Eye Care Services (Ophthalmology)

UW Health Clinics

University Station Clinic
(608) 263-7171 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
UW Hospital and Clinics
(608) 263-6190 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
2349 Deming Way Clinic (Transformations)
(608) 836-9990 | (866) 447-9990 | Map

Regional Specialty Clinics

UW Health Eye Clinic - Rockford (Rockford)
(815) 399-1141 |  Map

Hospital Affiliation(s)

University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (primary)
Veterans Hospital - Wm. S. Middleton Memorial (secondary)

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Ophthalmology

Ophthalmic Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Facial Cosmetic Surgery, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI, 2003-2005

Residency Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY
Internship Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY
Medical School University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY, 1999

Languages Spoken

English, Vietnamese
Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.


Our doctors provide a wide range of services. The following list represents some, but not all, of the procedures offered by this physician.

  • Asian Eyelid Surgery
  • Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)
  • Botox® and Fillers
  • Brow Lift
  • Correction of Trichiasis
  • Cosmetic Laser Services
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy (Tear Duct Surgery)
  • Ectropion Repair
  • Entropion Repair
  • Enucleation/Evisceration
  • Eye Socket Reconstruction
  • Eyelid and Facial Reconstruction after Skin Cancer
  • Facial Laser Resurfacing
  • Intense Pulsed Light
  • Lacrimal (Tear Duct) Surgery
  • Midface Lift
  • Mole and Skin Tag Removal
  • Oculofacial Plastic Surgery
  • Orbital Decompression
  • Orbital Fracture Repair
  • Orbital Tumor Surgery
  • Ptosis Surgery (Drooping Lids)
  • Retraction Repair
  • Scar Revision
  • Sciton Facial Skin Rejuvenation
  • Thyroid Eyelid Retraction Surgery

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