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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
View all 10 Specialties +


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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 12/13/2020, 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

181 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
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

52 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2021

Dr. Burke has a wealth of experience. I have the utmost confidence in her professional skills. She is very approachable has a great bedside manner. She demonstrates genuine concerned about her patients.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2021

Dr Burke is great. It's my third time to see her and she has been very professional. I hope she stays there until I come back in 5 years.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2021

*Dr. Carol Burke is a great person. She really listens to what you have to say.

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2021

Dr.Burke is outstanding.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2021

I really trust and like Dr Burke she is very professional but yet has a great bed side manor I recommend her highly.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2021

Dr Burke and staff were awesome!! Very good bedside manners!

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2021

I am very impressed with this doctor. She is very knowledgeable and, at the same time, very compassionate. She LISTENS. I know that what she proposed as the next step in my treatment is what's best; but, I guess, I'm just very reluctant to take that step. She did allow me to have the necessary procedure done in the area where I live. I have already made the appointment to proceed. I don't ever recommend doctors, businesses or products to family or friends; but, if I did, I would definitely recommend this doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2021

I very much liked Dr. Burke. I felt she was thorough. Looked at my records from University Hospital and brought up issues in a manner that showed me she was thorough. In addition, she was very personable and listened. I did not feel rushed. Nor did I feel my questions were ignored.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2021

I really liked Dr. Burke. My anxiety was pretty high but she helped me feel more relaxed.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2021

Very easy experience. Doctor was very nice and answered all my questions and concerns.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2021

I have total confidence in Dr. Burke!

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2021

Dr burke is awesome

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2021

Very Prompt on Appointments time. Dr Burke is the Best

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2021

Dr. Burke is amazing. She is very knowledgeable, kind and caring. She took an adequate amount of time to discuss my condition, explain the procedure and answer my questions. Great experience with her.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2021

Dr Burke is simply the best.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2021

I love Dr. Burke and Her asst. Margaret O'Malley. they are such an amazing, caring team!!!

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2021

dr. Burke is an outstanding and very caring clinician, I am grateful for her care.

Reviewed on May 20, 2021

Dr. Burke and Lisa LaGuardia make my appointments very pleasant and informative. I am so thankful for their assistance and expertise.

Reviewed on May 12, 2021

Dr Burke took time and care in helping me with my issue. ahi is an exceptional doctor.

Reviewed on May 10, 2021

great doctor, very open and explained everything.

Reviewed on May 3, 2021

Dr. Burke is exceptional in every way!

Reviewed on May 3, 2021

Dr. Burke is well prepared prior to performing procedures, reading Epic notes/patient history prior to procedure and does a small exam prior to onset of procedure.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2021

dr Burke was exceptional in every way

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2021

I've seen Dr. Burke in the past and specifically wanted her to do this procedure. She is terrific!

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2021

Dr. Carol Burke is an extremely caring and compassionate person. Her and her staff treat their patients with the upmost respect and courtesy.

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2021

Dr Burke is EXCELLENT! Wish all my providers were this good.

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2021

I LOVE Dr. Carol Burke and her team. She's the best doctor anyone could ask for.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2021

I always feel that Dr. Burke is exceptionally caring and committed to working with her parents. I am grateful that she provides these services for me.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2021

My colonoscopy was performed by Dr. Burke. All of the staff from the nurse that put the IV in, the Anesthesiologists, Dr. Burke and her team were wonderful. They were all attentive and comforting during my appointment. Dr. Burke's beside manner far exceeds any expectations. Her medical knowledge and ability to explain it in an understandable manner is second to none. Very thankful for the care given during my recent visit to Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2021

I was lucky to have found Dr. Burke from her video and patient reviews. I knew I'd be in very good hands for my procedure and I received excellent care.

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2021

My spouse is due for her colonoscopy in November and will be definitely be reaching out to Dr. Burke's office to get on her schedule.

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2021

excellent experience dr Burke even made a personal call to me

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2021

dr Burke is a very caring person, takes her time to fully explain things and excellent follow up

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2021

Dr. Burke was excellent, my husband has scheduled colonoscopy with Dr. Burke

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2021

Dr Burke has been my doctor for many years and is the best. she is highly skilled and very very caring.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2021

the Nurses that assisted Dr Burke we're excellent and very caring.

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2021

Dr.Burke and her staff were amazing! they made me feel very comfortable and at ease!

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2021

it is very good experience for me. dr. berk was very good with me. nurses are very good. I was very comfortable at Cleveland clinic. thank you

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2020

Dr. Burke is a very caring and personal physician. She has been such a blessing to me and my husband.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2020

Dr. Burke is awesome!

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2020

Dr Burke is PHENOMENAL. What a joy to have her and her bedside manner during my procedure.

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2020

I only waited 8-10 minutes beyond my appointment time for Dr. Burke. This was excellent in my opinion. I appreciate it when my time is valued by medical providers as I work from home and a delay in the video visit could cause me to miss it due to work commitments.

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2020

That was my very first virtual visit with a doctor ever. I confess I was a little nervous but my interaction with Dr. Burke was such that I felt very comfortable sharing with her my health conditions.I really appreciated the length of time she spent with me and I felt very confident about her evaluation of my case and suggestions going forward

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2020

I have nothing but great things to say she is the best and most professional doctor I have ever experienced.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2020

Doctor Carol Burke is a very good dr. Ive known her for years.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2020

I have excellent care from CCF yet ease of getting care is not very good. I do have regular appointments with my doctors yet sometimes I cannot reach my doctor when I am sick. This is general comment not related to Dr. Burke. This was my first visit to her. Since I was not able to see her in the reasonable time I had to accept virtual visit. She prescribed some medicine; she will decide to see me based on the impact of the medicines she prescribed. I am currently very happy with her. She is very through.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2020

A very caring, knowledgeable, and professional doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2020

dr Burke is one of the best at CCF, I wish there was more like her

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2020

Even in a stressful situation, I felt like a family member. Dr. Burke is the best! She listens very well and reacts immediately to what is being said , with ease and comfort. Every time that I see her, it's like catching up with a professional friend that has my back. A+

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2020

Dr Burke is hands down one of the most compassionate, knowledgeable, and personable doctors I've ever had! Her expertise and calm manner help put me at ease.

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2020

dr burke was very nice, and courteous, I think she's great

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2020

Dr Burke was exceptional. I have a complicated case and she asked a lot of questions to try to get a full picture of my history. She was knowledgable and thorough.

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