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Department Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
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
  • Fundic Gland Polyps
  • Hereditary Non Polyposis 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 USA

Residency - Riverside Methodist Hospital
Internal Medicine
Columbus, OH USA

Internship - Riverside Methodist Hospital
Internal Medicine
Columbus, OH USA

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

Undergraduate - University of Colorado
Exercise Physiology
Boulder, CO USA

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

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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 1/4/2023, Dr. Burke 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.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

123 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

36 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2022

I've known and have had procedures with Dr. Burke before. She is very good at explaining the procedure and findings, and relates in a very personable way.

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2022

Dr. Burke is an exemplary physician. I always feel very confident while in her care. She is personable and her expertise in her field is excellent. It's clear that she's prepared for my appointment and knows my medical history. She explains the procedure clearly and Introduces her team members to me which makes the whole process less stressful. She Is an excellent role model of effective physician behavior-highly skilled clinician with excellent interpersonal skills.

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2022

Dr. Burke is skilled as a team builder and it's evident that she understands the value of a well-functioning team, not only for her team members, but for her patients as well. Her team focus creates a positive environment which telegraphs to her patients and is a stress reducer.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2022

I was very impressed with the thoroughness that Dr. Burke demonstrated during our zoom appointment. She was aware of the statistics supported in the literature about my particular condition. Dr. Burke's questions were very insightful. She allowed me ample time to express my own concerns and provided sound answers to my questions. Dr. Burke put me at ease by providing Information and discussing a reasonable plan for future care concerning my health issue.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2022

Dr. Burke is the best. I come to her because of her skill and experience as a Lynch syndrome provider but she is much more than that. She makes an undesirable visit the best it can be. She always is warm, reassuring and kind. I would recommend her to anyone and I hope she knows how much I appreciate her.

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2022

Dr. Burke is an excellent dr. She explained what she was going to do during the procedure. She has a pleasant personality.

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2022

Excellent physician

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2022

Dr. Burke is very professional, skilled, caring, and understanding.

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2022

Doctor Burke is very personable and friendly. She was greeting me while I was still in the hallway. I have been seeing her for many years and feel comfortable discussing any issues that I have. She is definitely the gold standard.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2022

Dr Burke is an Excellent, Caring Person

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2022

Dr. Burke is a wonderful physician. She is not only very knowledgeable but her bed side manner is incredible. I would highly recommend Dr. Burke. Made an uneasy situation so much better.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2022

She was understanding, professional, and explained any of my concerns.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2022

I have found It worthwhile to fly 2500 miles to recieve the expert care provided by The Cleveland Clinic staff. This goes double for my physicians.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2022

Dr Burke made it easier to understand and was very thorough and answered all questions. Very nice person and would highly recommend her to others.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2022

Dr. Carol Burke is a superb doctor, both from a professional perspective and from a patient communication perspective. She has even called me at home several times to check in on how I am doing!!! She is a real credit to the Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2022

Dr Burke is always caring, respectful, listening and professional. I would recommend her to anyone I know!

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2022

I only gave less than Very Good because Dr Burke has so few times available to do procedures under anesthesia. In every other way, she and her team are stellar!

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2022

When coming to Cleveland Clinc for my health care I know they are always welcoming and very caring with the needs of my health. My surgeon is very compassionate about what he does. So glad I have him as my doctor!!

Reviewed on May 19, 2022

Best experience with her, I enjoyed speaking to her and she was very easy to talk to.

Reviewed on May 18, 2022

Dr Burke is excellent

Reviewed on May 16, 2022

She's great!

Reviewed on May 9, 2022

Dr Burke is the best. She makes a not-so-great procedure much better. I wouldn't go to anyone else.

Reviewed on May 5, 2022

I would not go to any other doctor other than Dr Carol Burke

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2022

Dr. Burke is the best communicator I've come across in the health care environment, and the most compassionate, too.

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2022

I had a very good tele-visit with Dr. Burke. She was easy to understand and very caring. I couldn't ask for more. She was great!!!

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2022

Staff and Dr. Burke very efficient.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2022

Dr. Burke is extremely thorough , attentive and caring

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2022

Dr. Burke made me feel a lot less anxious and talked to me one on one about the procedure. She was very genuine. She is very through is addressing and concerns. She is the best!!

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2022

Dr. Burke is one of a kind in all respects. When I come to the clinic, I know I am receiving the best possible care. I am so very blessed.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2022

Dr Burke is amazing and so is her staff

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2022

Dr Burke is respectful, personable and competent. I trust her with my care and would highly recommend her to friends and family.

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2022

Dr. Burke made me feel very comfortable and I appreciate having such a great doctor

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2022

Dr Burke was exceptional. She cared for me as an individual and a whole person, took plenty of time, was very thorough in talking me through the procedure, and answered all my questions. She has a wonderful bedside manner.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2022

*Dr. Burke and the entire Cleveland Clinic staff are beyond wonderful! We come from NT for my son's FAP care. WE wouldn't go anywhere else. Truly amazing!

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2022

Dr. Burke, was very attentive to our questions and answered our questions with patience and kindness

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2022

Dr. Burke is a wonderful doctor. Very caring and competent.

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