Cat N. Burkat
MD, FACS

  • Eye Care Services (Ophthalmology)
  • Cosmetic Surgery (Transformations)
Cat N. Burkat, MD, FACS

About

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.

Languages spoken
  • English
  • Vietnamese
University affiliation
  • Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Practice locations

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  • University Station Eye Clinic - Ophthalmology
    • 2880 University Ave. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 263-7171
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  • UW Health Eye Clinic - Rockford (Ophthalmology)
    • 7019 Rote Road, Suite 101 / Rockford, IL
    • (815) 399-1141
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    Transformations - Cosmetic Surgery
    • 2349 Deming Way, Suite 100 / Middleton, WI
    • (608) 836-9990
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    • Located on the far west side of Madison in Middleton, Wisconsin, Transformations Surgery Center, Inc., has been certified by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Our certification underscores our long-standing commitment to provide the highest possible quality care to the community we serve. We are pleased and proud to have our efforts recognized with this certification.

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  • University Hospital - Facial Nerve Clinic
    • 600 Highland Ave. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 263-6190
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    • We provide a unique approach bringing together experts from multiple medical specialties including.This combined expertise provides the highest level of facial reconstruction and helps remove confusion about which specialists to see.

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  • American Family Children's Hospital - Birthmarks and Vascular Anomalies Clinic (Pediatric)
    • 1675 Highland Ave. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 263-6420
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  • American Family Children's Hospital - Birthmarks and Vascular Anomalies Clinic (Adult)
    • 1675 Highland Ave. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 263-6420
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Education & credentials

Board certifications
  • Ophthalmology
Medical School
  • University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY
Fellowships

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

Residencies
  • Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY
Internships
  • Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY

Specialties

Additional conditions and treatments
  • Asian 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 Disorders
  • Eyelid and Facial Reconstruction after Skin Cancer
  • Facial Aging
  • Facial Nerve Disorders
  • Facial Rejuvenation
  • Gender Services - Facial Feminization/Eyelid Surgery
  • Lacrimal (Tear Duct) Surgery
  • Oculofacial Plastic Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Orbital Decompression
  • Orbital Fracture Repair
  • Orbital Tumor Surgery
  • Pediatric Eyelid Surgery
  • Ptosis Surgery (Drooping Lids)
  • Retraction Repair
  • Scar Revision
  • Thyroid Eye Disease
  • Thyroid Eyelid Retraction Surgery

Research and publications

Dr. Burkat has been uniquely dual-fellowship trained in both ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery, as well as cosmetic facial surgery, which allows her to offer an approach that combines the microsurgical precision of ophthalmology with the concepts of aesthetic facial surgery. She graduated from Harvard University and University of Rochester, followed by a dual-fellowship at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Throughout her training, and continuing in addition to her patient care activities, Dr. Burkat has been active in clinical research, studying outcomes of surgical techniques and facial anatomy. She has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and more than 40 book chapters, and is on the review board of many prestigious journals. She is active in several education and leadership committees in the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Society and American Board of Ophthalmology, and leads skills courses and breakfast expert roundtables at the annual AAO scientific meeting. She has been invited to speak at numerous national and international courses, and is the Lead Section Editor of the Oculoplastics and Orbit Section for the American Academy of Ophthalmology EyeWiki educational website. She has received multiple awards including the American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award, the American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery Richard B. Aronsohn Founder’s Award for the year’s Best Scholarly Manuscript published.