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Department Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
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Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cancer Center
  • Chemoprevention
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening Strategies
  • Endoscopy
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Ileoscopy
  • Inherited Colon Cancer Risk Assessment
  • Polypectomy
  • Pouchoscopy
  • Push Enteroscopy
  • Wireless Capsule Endoscopy
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Colon Polyps
  • Colonic Neoplasia
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Duodenal Polyps
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP)
  • Fundic Gland Polyps
  • Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer
  • Juvenile Polyposis
  • Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome
  • Polyposis Syndromes
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About Carol Burke, MD

Carol Burke, MD, completed medical school at the Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health, and residency at Riverside Methodist Hospital, both in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Burke performed her Gastroenterology Fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic in 1993 and has been on the professional staff since that time.

Dr. Burke enjoys patient care, medical education and research, particularly in the area of colorectal polyp and cancer prevention. She is internationally known for her work in the polyposis syndromes and is the Director of the Center for colon polyp and cancer prevention and has been awarded research grants from the National Cancer Institute, American College of Gastroenterology, and Industry to name a few,  to study the effects of chemopreventive agents on the prevention of intestinal neoplasia.

She is the co-director of the multi-disciplinary Hereditary Cancer Clinic and provides consultations including risk assessment, and endoscopic evaluation and treatment for individuals with a hereditary predisposition to cancer.

She is the author of numerous peer reviewed manuscripts, abstracts, book chapters, and is a frequent reviewer for many digestive disease journals.

She has served as a committee member, or chairperson in the American College of Gastroenterology, American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and is currently on the Board of Trustees for the American College of Gastroenterology.
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Residency - Riverside Methodist Hospital
Internal Medicine
Columbus, OH

Internship - Riverside Methodist Hospital
Internal Medicine
Columbus, OH

Medical Education - The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health
Columbus, OH

Undergraduate - University of Colorado
Exercise Physiology
Boulder, CO

Professional Highlights

  • Associate Editor for the American Journal of Gastroenterology
  • Reviewer for the journals: Gastroenterology, Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Archives of Internal Medicine


  • Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

Specialty Interests

chemoprevention of colorectal neoplasia, colonic neoplasia, colorectal cancer screening strategies, hereditary polyposis and nonpolyposis colorectal cancer, Colon cancer prevention, colon cancer screening, Colonoscopy

Awards & Honors

  • Dr. Burke is on the Board of Trustees of the American College of Gastroenterology.

    Dr. Burke is a member of the National Medical Honor Society, Alpha Omega Alpha


  • Fellow, American College of Gastroenterology
  • Fellow, American College of Physicians
  • Member, American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • Member, American Gastroenterologic Association
  • Member, International Society on Inherited Gastrointestinal Hereditary Tumors
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

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 3/18/2024, Dr. Burke has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Burke receives fees of $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) as a paid consultant, speaker or as a member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • LumaBridge 

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.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

144 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.

Overall Star Ratings
5 out of 5
Explains 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

32 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2024

I have already recommended Dr. Burke. She and her entire team were excellent.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2024

Dr. Carol Burke is a phenomenal, extraordinary, and wonderful Doctor and person

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2024

Dr. Burke was excellent and caring. A great listener.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2024

My yearly check up are a must to keep my health in check, and Doctor Burke does excellent job n my scopes

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2024

Over 10 years of scopes with Dr Burke and would Recommend her to anybody that needed to be scoped

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2024

I cannot stress the exceptional care Dr. Burke and her Fellow, Lady Katherine, provided. Even though I have been in for this procedure many times, I am always nervous and they make it as good as it can be--trust is everything and they have mine! Thanks so much!

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2024

The physician and staff were great! The instructions for prep before the procedure were very good.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2024

Dr. Burke was fantastic. Even with her busy schedule the day of, she came and takes to my wife and me about her initial findings

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2024

Dr Burke took time with me prior to procedure and after.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2024

Dr. Burke was exceptional! She listened to my silly fears and didn't make me feel silly she even helped ease them she is awesome!

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2024

The ENTIRE staff working with Dr. Burke were awesome! Such an embarrassing exam, for me, but they were all wonderful! Nurses, NPs, anesthesia and especially Dr burke

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2024

Dr. Burke's team were awesome. I felt very confident in their abilities.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2024

It is clear Dr. Burke truly cares. She both manages the patient and also has a diagnostic/investigative mindset when trying to determine problems, and the course of action. Compassion and empathy in spades, too.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2023

I wanted to also mention the nice women in the procedure room/ Surgery room. The man that was in there wasn't very nice but the women who prepped me and the anesthesiologist were very nice. As well as Dr Burke

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2023

The appointment was set for me. It was far enough out that it was easy to make work though. I understand dr. Burke is in high demand and was glad to get any appointment I could.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2023

Was immediately comfortable with Dr. Burke-which is not easy to make happen with me, so this was really great. She was professional and direct, but also warm and engaging and very kind. This was appreciated immensely.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2023

Dr Burke and her staff are amazing

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2023

Dr Burke called and moved my visit up from the original appointment time. I was able to get in approximately 3 months earlier

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2023

I am grateful for Dr. Burke and staff that helped me get an appointment in an already filled schedule. Telehealth worked perfectly.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2023

Dr. Burke is both caring and very good at her specialty, which is treating polyposis. Without her expertise and recommendation for medication, I would still be suffering from PUE. I came to Cleveland Clinic because Dr. Burke has superior credentials and my physicians In NJ had never seen a problem as serious as mine. Besides that she Is very kind and likable.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2023

Carol Burke is incredible - just the best in every aspect. So fortunate to have her as my physician.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2023

I absolutely love Dr Burke. She is so kind and knowledgeable. I have been seeing her annually since 2004. I actually feel like she is my friend as well as my dr.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2023

Dr Burke was excellent

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2023

Dr. Carol Burke is thorough, communicative, competent -- THE BEST!!!

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2023

Excellent Doctor

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2023

Excellent experience; Dr. Burke is the best doctor; kind, gentle and very knowledgeable, very patient!

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2023

I'm so pleased with the way that I was cared for by all the nurses and anesthesiologist. Special thanks to Dr Burke

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2023

Very good care from Dr Burke and her team.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2023

Dr. Burke is one of the nicest physicians I have ever encountered. I like her very much.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2023

Great staff and great doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2023

I cannot say enough wonderful things about Dr. Burke. She's so great to me.

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2023

Dr. Burke and her colleagues are exceptional. I cannot imagine this process being handled any more effectively or comfortably, both physically and mentally. Truly outstanding.

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