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

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 12/9/2018, 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 as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Salix Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Fiduciary Role. Dr. Burke serves in a fiduciary capacity, such as an elected officer, director or chief medical officer, for the following companies or other entities:

  • American College of Gastroenterology

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

192 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
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

42 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2019

The Cleveland Clinic is the best. Dr. Burke is absolutely outstanding.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2019

Dr. Burke is outstanding. Truly a 5 star doctor on every measure

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2019

Dr Carol Burke is a true professional. I trust her. Kind and empathetic.

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2019

Dr. Burke is a very caring and understand doctor. She takes time to explain and answer any questions I may have. I feel very comfortable asking and discussing any of my concerns.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2019

Dr.Burke, procedure nurses were awesome!

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2019

Dr Burke is an exceptional doctor who along with her exceptional team take great care of their patients. I am here every year as a patient in the Weiss Institute and always have nothing but the utmost confidence in the care I receive and truly appreciate her kindness and patience with me.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2019

Dr Burke is top notch for me

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2019

love Dr Burke, I feel she is very knowledgeable and knows her stuff. I have a high level of confidence in her and Clinic's staff.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2019

Dr. Burke was very caring and explained both the EGD and the possible bariatric surgery option very well.

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2019

Dr Burke rocks! She was kind, informative, and funny. She asked me what I needed, and I said, "humor and distraction." She provided it! She also introduced me to her team, which I greatly appreciated.

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2019

Dr Carol Burke was one of the best experiences I have had with the medical profession. She went out of her way to make me comfortable, she did a great job, and her team acted as a team. she cares about her patients and she care about what she is doing. you need more people like her at all levels.

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2019

*Dr. Burke is excellent & caring. I appreciate her skill set & compassion. I am thankful to be under her care.

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2019

Dr Burke made me feel comfortable about the procedure & everything went great. I will be asking for her for my next procedure!

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2019

Dr. Burke and her team are excellent - very thorough, knowledgeable, and caring.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2019

Loved Dr. Burke. She apologized for the hour and a half wait. I appreciated it.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2019

It was a pleasure to meet the staff with Dr. Burke as she and they were extremely caring and efficient.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2019

Dr. Burke provided detailed information and respected my concerns, answering all questions with confidence and supportive caring nature.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2019

I was extremely pleased with Dr. Carol Burke. She put me at ease, was professional and I would highly recommend her and already have.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2019

Dr,. Burke is excellent, one of top doctors who has treated me.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2019

Dr Burke is able to give straight forward explanations while still showing care and compassion.

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2019

We love Dr. Carol Burke. She's so knowledgeable, caring and wonderful to work with in achieving optimal health.

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2019

Dr Burke is an excellent caring doctor.

Reviewed on May 30, 2019

Dr. Burke is one of the best doctors I have seen at the clinic. She shows a great amount of care not just about me and the reason for my visit, but also my family.

Reviewed on May 23, 2019

Kellie and dr Burke were very attentive and informative.

Reviewed on May 15, 2019

Dr Burke is a phenomenally experienced and knowledgeable physician and very friendly physician; I adore her!!!!!!

Reviewed on May 15, 2019

fantastic physician!

Reviewed on May 14, 2019

Very positive, intelligent, and open minded. I left feeling hopeful because of one conversation with Dr. Burke.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2019

Dr Burke takes wonder care of me, answers all questions and makes the EGD so easy

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2019

always very happy with Dr.Burk, very kind.

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2019

Although Dr. Burke was running almost two hours behind with my procedure because of the patient before me, I am still very grateful to be under her care and have the upmost confidence in her professional knowledge, experience and skill. Well worth the wait.

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2019

Overall, the staff could have been in better communication with me regarding the two hour delay, but once I saw Dr. Burke and she explained the situation, I understood. Overall I was very satisfied with the treatment I received - Dr. Burke is an exceptional care provider.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2019

Margaret O'Malley is a huge help for our family in organizing and coordinating our procedures. Dr. Burke is very easy to talk to and explains everything well.

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2019

Dr. Burke always shows concern for your well being and takes time to discuss any concerns and answer any questions I have.

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2019

Dr. Burke is an excellent physician. She is skilled and knowledgable and sincerely cares about her patient as a person.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2019

I am always anxious for these procedures. Dr. Burke was very kind and comforting throughout the process.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2019

Dr. Burke and her team are awesome. I truly appreciate how well they took care of me.

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2019

Dr Carol Burke is the best. would recommend her to everyone

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2019

Dr. Burke and her staff are truly the best, they really take that time to listen and answer any question or concerns that I had. I felt like a person and not a number in line to get scoped for the day.

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2019

The whole procedure staff was great. Dr. Burke was simply wonderful, and Ivanka was outstanding as well. A great team for an otherwise challenging procedure, but they made it very non-threatening and "normal" in the most professional and personal way I can imagine.

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2019

*Dr. Burke was great.

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2018

Felt very comfortable with Dr. Burke. She cares about her patients, she puts you at ease. She's the BEST!

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2018

I found Dr. Burke to be very knowledgeable, thorough and professional in her approach. I feel I am in good hands.

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