Give Online: Help shape patient care for generations to come.
Cleveland Clinic Logo

Brent Burkey, MD


No Patient Satisfaction Reviews
Brent Burkey, MD
Department: Regional Hospital Administration
Location: Fairview Hospital
Mail Code Administration
18101 Lorain Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44111
Brent Burkey, MD
Department: Information Technology
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code FV Administration
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Brent Burkey, MD
Department: Hospital Medicine
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code FV Administration
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Type of Doctor:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Brent W Burkey, MD, is Assistant Clinical Professor at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. He is a faculty member at Fairview Hospital, Internal Medicine Residency Program in Cleveland Ohio. In addition, Dr. Burkey is a member of the Staff in the Department of Hospital Medicine and serves as the Vice President of Medical Affairs at Fairview Hospital. He is board-certified in internal medicine with a focused practice in hospital medicine.  Dr Burkey is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and a Senior Fellow in Hospital Medicine.

Dr. Burkey received his medical degree from MCP Hahnemann University School of Medicine in 2001. He completed his graduate work at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Dr. Burkey's graduate concentration included the study of tropical medicine and the clinical features, diagnosis and treatment of disease in the tropics. His specialty interests include the clinical management of adult patients inpatients, with a subspecialty focus on international health.

He has been a faculty member at Fairview Hospital for the Internal Medicine Residency program and a Longitudinal Clinic Preceptor at Cleveland Clinic since 2005. Dr. Burkey serves on several professional committees, such as the Inpatient Patient Advisory Committee for EPIC Implementation and the Transitions of Care Taskforce Committee at Cleveland Clinic. 

Dr. Burkey has participated in leadership activities including the Physician Leadership Academy I and II at the Cleveland Clinic Health System Western Region from 2005 to 2007. He received the Physicians Recognition Award from the American Medical Association in 2004 and the Departmental Service and Achievement Award from MCP Hahnemann University in 1997.

Professional Highlights

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine

Education & Fellowships

Graduate - Cleveland State University
Executive Business Administration
Cleveland, OH USA
Residency - MetroHealth Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
Fellowship - Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
Tropical Medicine
New Orleans, LA USA
Internship - MetroHealth Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
Medical School - MCP Hahnemann University School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA USA
Undergraduate - Hahnemann University
Philadelphia, PA USA


  • Internal Medicine with Focused Practice in Hospital Medicine

Specialty Interests

Hospital Medicine, tropical & travel medicine

Additional Training

  • MBA, Cleveland State University
  • Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene


  • Society of Hospital Medicine
  • American Association for Physician Leadership
  • American College of Physicians

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 10/2/2015, Dr. Burkey has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers’ discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Languages Spoken

  • English