Director, Division of Cardiovascular Surgery
Prior to joining Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, Dr. Burke was an attending cardiac surgeon at Children’s Hospital Boston where he pioneered minimally invasive interventions for infants and children with congenital heart disease. After graduating from Stanford University, he received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and served as chief resident in cardiovascular surgery at Children’s Hospital Boston. He is a diplomate of the American Boards of Thoracic Surgery and General Surgery and a fellow in the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Burke has published numerous articles and has lectured extensively on his new surgical methods. His current focus is in the research of web-based information technologies and discovering new ways to minimize the cumulative trauma of surgery.
The Heart Program at Nicklaus Children’s, a world leader in pediatric cardiology and cardiovascular surgery for the care of children with congenital heart disease, serves as a beacon to families confronting the reality of a child or newborn with a heart defect. The Heart Program offers the most innovative and least invasive approaches to the treatment of congenital heart disease, including many first-in-the-world procedures that were pioneered right here by The Heart Program’s own internationally renowned cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons.