Treatment & Services
- Adult Ent/Otolaryngology
- Airway Reconstruction
- Airway Stenosis Treatment
- Cancer Center
- Clinical Trials
- Craniomaxillofacial Surgery
- Diagnostic head and neck
- Endoscopic Zenker's Diverticulum Surgery
- Facial Reconstruction
- Flexible Fiberoptic Laryngoscopy
- Flexible Fiberoptic Nasal Endoscopy
- Head and Neck Cancer Surgery
- Head And Neck Cancer Treatment
- Head and Neck Endocrine Surgery
- Head and neck reconstructive surgery
- Jaw Reconstruction
- Laser Surgery
- Lateral Skull Base Surgery
- Microvascular Reconstruction
- Microvascular Surgery
- Neck Surgery
- Parathyroid Surgery
- Reconstructive Head And Neck Surgery
- Skull Base Surgery
- Voice And Larynx Surgery
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Adult Airway Reconstruction
- Aerodigestive Tract Disorders
- Benign Bone Tumors
- Benign Tumors Of The Head
- Benign Tumors Of The Neck
- Carotid Body Tumor
- Congenital Head and Neck Disease
- Eagle Syndrome
- Facial Nerve Paralysis
- Goiter and Thyroid Nodules/Tumors
- Head and Neck Cancer
- Head and Neck Masses
- Head and Neck Paragangliomas
- Head and Neck Trauma
- Head And Neck Tumors
- Hypopharyngeal Cancer
- Immobile Vocal Folds
- Laryngeal Cancer
- Laryngeal Stenosis
- Laryngeal Tracheal Reconstruction
- Lip and Oral Cavity Cancer
- Malignant Head and Neck Disease
- Malignant Tumors Of The Head
- Malignant Tumors Of The Neck
- Minor Salivary Gland Cancer
- Mouth Lesions
- Nasal Cavity Cancer
- Nasopharyngeal Cancer
- Oropharyngeal Cancer
- Parathyroid Cancer
- Parathyroid Disease Description
- Parotid Cancer
- Parotid Masses
- Parotid Tumors
- Pediatric Head And Neck Cancer
- Pediatric Parathyroid Disorders
- Pediatric Salivary Gland Tumors
- Pediatric Thyroid Cancer
- Pediatric Thyroid Disorders
- Pediatric Thyroid Masses
- Pituitary Tumors
- Rare Cancer and Blood Disease Program
- Salivary Gland Cancer
- Salivary Gland Diseases
- Skin Cancer
- Skull Base Cancer
- Subglottic And Tracheal Stenosis
- Subglottic Stenosis
- Submandibular Gland Cancer
- Swallowing Disorders
- Thyroid Cancer
- Thyroid Disease
- Thyroid Nodule
- Tracheal Stenosis
- Tracheoesophageal Fistula
- Vocal Cord Paralysis
- Zenker's Diverticulum
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Graduate - Cleveland State University
Adult Learning and Development
Cleveland, OH USA
Graduate School - Cleveland State Univeristy
Cleveland, OH USA
Fellowship - The Ohio State University Hospitals
Reconstructive & Microvascular Surgery
Columbus, OH USA
Residency - University of Michigan Health System
Ann Arbor, MI USA
Internship - St. Joseph Mercy Hospital
Ypsilanti, MI USA
Medical School - University of Virginia School of Medicine
Charlottesville, VA USA
Undergraduate - Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD USA
- Master's in Adult Learning and Development, with an emphasis on health professions education from Cleveland State University, August 2014
- Member, Otolaryngology Residency Review Committee, ACGME, 2003-2010
- Chair, Otolaryngology Residency Review Committee, ACGME, 2008-2010
- Adjunct Professor, Department of Otolaryngology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
- Secretary, American Head and Neck Society, 2013-present
adult airway reconstruction, aerodigestive tract disorders, airway stenosis, congenital and malignant head and neck disease, craniomaxillofacial, Facial Nerve Paralysis, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, gland/thyroid gland tumors/chemodectomas of the head and neck, head and neck cancer, head and neck endocrine (thyroid and parathyroid) surgery, head and neck paraganglioma, head and neck reconstructive surgery, head and neck surgery, head and neck trauma, Head And Neck Tumors, larynx and tracheal reconstruction, malignant/benign tumors of the head and neck, Microvascular Reconstruction, Microvascular Surgery, pediatric and adult thyroid/parathyroid disorders, reconstructive head and neck surgery, skull base neoplasms, skull base surgery, soft tissue and bony facial reconstruction, thyroid and salivary gland masses and pediatric neck masses, tracheotomy, Vocal Cord Paralysis
Awards & Honors
- Best Doctors and America's Top Doctors, since 2001
- America's Top Doctors for Cancer, since 2005
- America's Top Surgeons, since 2008
- Distinguished Service Award of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 2009
- American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
- American College of Surgeons, Fellow
- American Head and Neck Society
- Society of University Otolaryngologists
- American Broncho-Esophagological Association
Research & Publications
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As of 2/25/2019, 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.
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141 Patient Satisfaction Reviews
The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.
Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.
The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.9|
|Knows Medical History||4.9|
|Time Spent with Patient||5|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.9|
18 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Mar 20, 2019
Dr. Burkey is an excellent listener and explains things very well. He patiently answers questions and has been exceptional in his care from my initial appointment in 2018 through last weeks' appointment. Highly recommended.
Reviewed on Mar 6, 2019
Dr Burkey is personable, caring, extremely knowledgeable.
Reviewed on Feb 27, 2019
Dr. Burkey is the best.
Reviewed on Feb 27, 2019
Dr. Burke has been great throughout this whole process.
Reviewed on Feb 6, 2019
Dr. Burkey goes above and beyond any dr I have seen to deliver excellent care and put a plan in place for the future. Very much appreciated.
Reviewed on Feb 6, 2019
*Dr. Burkey & *Dr. Ku are both amazing besides being excellent surgeons they are very caring and explained everything in detail and are very thorough.
Reviewed on Jan 9, 2019
Great doctor and staff
Reviewed on Jan 9, 2019
Love Dr Burkey and staff
Reviewed on Oct 24, 2018
Dr. Burkey was very polite and informative. I highly recommend him
Reviewed on Oct 17, 2018
this visit Ang all visits with Dr Burkey was excellent in every respect.
Reviewed on Oct 2, 2018
Dr Berkey is kind and compassionate. I appreciate his care.
Reviewed on Sep 25, 2018
Dr. Burkey was very clear & thorough, I am truly grateful for him & recommended him to a few friends who have similar health issues
Reviewed on Aug 20, 2018
Cleveland Clinic is the place to go. Dr Burkey is the BEST.
Reviewed on Jul 11, 2018
I felt as if I had the best care possible there and the reputation of Cleveland clinic was very true. I trusted my doctors and was very impressed with the whole experience. very kind and knowledgeable staff
Reviewed on Jun 18, 2018
I went to doctor Burkey for a second opinion on a surgery I need to have done on August 30th and he's going to be the man to do the job..... he seems like a really wonderful Doctor and I feel safe having him do my surgery
Reviewed on Jun 6, 2018
It has been a very good experience being a patient of Dr. Burkey. I have always been treated with the utmost respect by everyone in his practice.
Reviewed on May 9, 2018
Awesome. Dr. Burkey and staff are excellent.
Reviewed on May 2, 2018
Dr. Burkey is simply the best. When I was diagnosed with cancer 5 years ago he took the time to explain everything to me and more importantly to my wife. His skill and compassion are amazing. He is one of the key reasons I am here 5 years later.
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