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 12/8/2019, 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.

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

168 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

55 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2020

Dr. Burke is an expert in the field of my colon cancer risk & has done my last 9 colonoscopies since 2009. She is exceptionally supportive and was gracious during this visit when I was trying to locate my ride when her phone malfunctioned. Dr. Burke knew the importance of this procedure to me and was able to work with me in my anxiety with the late time constraints my ride and I experienced.

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2020

Dr Burke was outstanding! so understanding! Explained things very well! so friendly and I felt so comfortable telling her my problems! so helpful! I willdefinitely recommend her.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2020

Cleveland CLinic has the best customer service in order to get 3 or more appointments with doctors and lab work/imaging done ALL IN THE SAME DAY. Congratulations for that. That's why we go to Cleveland Clinic instead of Ohio State University Hospitals.

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2020

I have recommended Dr. Burke many times to FAP patients via the FAP facebook page.

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2020

Dr. Burke and her staff are exceptional. I cannot say enough about them!

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2020

My family members and I come from out of state and have appointments on the same day. Margaret O'Malley has been wonderful helping us arrange appointments with Dr. Burke and with endricrinology

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2020

I have seen Dr. Burke for several years. She is always courteous, friendly and willing to discuss any questions.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2020

Dr Burke and Margaret O'Malley are informative, professional, and understanding. Carolyn belle at check in was awesome too

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2020

Dr Burke is an outstanding physician. She asked many many questions so to help her get a complete understanding of my problem.

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

I have a colonoscopy every year and Dr. Burke and her team are great every time. She's very personable and takes time for any questions.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2020

Dr. Burke was amazing. She made me feel so comfortable and answered all my questions. She reassured me about everything.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2020

This was the fourth colonoscopy dr. Burke has performed on me. I have great respect for dr Burke and her team. She is totally professional. She also has a manner in which makes the procedure almost pleasant. A great job.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

Always a good experience with Dr. Burke.

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2020

Dr. Burke is amazing

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2020

Dr Burke is excellent!!!!

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2020

just love Dr. Burke, she is very easy to talk with, remembers you from previous tests and follows up any questions or concerns you have.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2020

Dr Burke and team were very professional and made me feel at ease during my annual visit to the clinic

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2020

Appreciate that the doctor takes time and knows my interests and addresses y wife by name after the procedure

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2020

Dr. Burke could see me but I could not see her.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2020

Dr. Burke is a wonderful Dr, and I really felt both "seen" and "heard" in terms of the questions she asked, the space she gave me to speak about my condition and symptoms.

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2020

Dr. Burke is very personable and great at explaining issues.

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2020

Dr. Burke was outstanding!

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2020

awesome Doctor

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2020

Dr. Burke has been kind, extremely knowledgeable, and very careful and caring in her care. I appreciate her very much.

Reviewed on May 28, 2020

Dr. Burke was very prompt and helpful and professional. Very likeable.

Reviewed on May 28, 2020

Dr Burke has always listened well, thought out of the box, provided excellent insights and taken good care of me.

Reviewed on May 7, 2020

Doctor Burke was very thorough.

Reviewed on May 7, 2020

I have always found Dr Burke attentive, perceptive and well informed.

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2020

Dr Burks the BEST

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

Lisa LaGuardia and Margaret O'Malley are EXCELLENT assistants to Dr. Carol Burke. Twice now I have had to work with them, and they are always kind and caring, and make you feel important with whatever questions you may have. They are the BEST!

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

ALL EXCELLENT! I will always come back for Dr. Carol Burke, and her assistants, Lisa LaGuardia and Margaret O'Malley.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2020

I have seen a lot of doctors throughout my life for a variety of health issues, and Dr. Burke stands out as the gold standard. She personally comes to get me to take me to my procedures, and makes sure all my questions are answered before we begin. I'm never rushed and she always is unbelievably thoughtful. I hope she knows those extra moments are extremely meaningful. I would say I almost look forward to getting to see her each year, if not for the circumstances!

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2020

Again, I cannot day enough about Dr. Burke being the best doctor I've ever encountered.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2020

Dr. Burke always takes time to ask how I am doing and what, if any, issues I am having beforehand and always explains the procedure and follows up afterward.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2020

Requested to be notified of cancellations for a sooner appointment, but no contact was received. 6 months to schedule an appointment for a physician accepting new patients is excessive!

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2020

An outstanding history and discussion with Dr Burke. Never had a physician conduct such a thorough history with in-depth and detailed questions to understand my condition. Impressively handled.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2020

Dr. Burke was fantastic and made me feel extremely comfortable while discussing my condition and symptoms. Was a great visit.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2020

Dr. Burke is a caring, compassionate, highly skillful Doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2020

first appointment and dr Burke made me feel so comfortable with her from the knowledge she shared as well as how she treated me as a person

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2020

Dr. Burke was so great before, during, and after the procedures. She reassured me beforehand and answered all of my questions before beginning. I felt cared for and would definitely recommend Dr. Burke for anyone needing similar procedures.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2020

Dr Burke is superb

Reviewed on Dec 31, 2019

Dr. Burke and her staff are the best. She makes you feel very comfortable and relaxed during the procedure. she answered your questions and I never feel rushed.

Reviewed on Dec 31, 2019

Dr. Burke took her time and explained the procedure and what to expect. She answered all of my questions and always takes her time. never feel rushed and feel very educated on my illness.

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2019

Nothing but wonderful things to say about *Dr. Burke. Very caring and professional. Had a complicated scope due to large polyp she was excellent and also contacted me personally with radiology results.

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2019

Dr took her time explaining in detail procedures, tests and the next steps to take.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2019

We always recommend Dr Burke

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2019

Love Dr. Burke. She is such a great doctor and always very kind but straight-forward which is what I like!

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2019

Dr Burke is an absolutely incredible doctor. Her compassion, concern and ability to console are second to none.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2019

Dr. Burke is awesome!! She is very thorough. Also I was having some anxiety and she stood beside rubbing my feet, then in room for surgery she said what kind of music fo you like then played us a song. Very professional and caring.

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Reviewed on Dec 9, 2019

I was happy that Dr Burke instructed team that my sedation be light so I could remain awake and watch the procedure!

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2019

I like Dr Burke...professional, thorough and an all together kind and nice person.

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2019

The doctor is extremely busy and I was not able to get the time and day wanted.

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2019

request to get earlier date than Dec 9th at 4 pm as we are older and have difficulty driving after dark. The friendly appointment setter was able to change the date to 10-15-19. I am a first time patient with Dr. Burke and she was excellent. So glad to have chosen this Dr.

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