Primary Office

Address:
Nicklaus Children's Cardiovascular Surgery
3100 SW 62 Avenue ACB - 2nd Floor
Miami, FL 33155
Phone Number: 305-663-8401

Education

Residency - Brigham & Women's Hospital
Fellowship - Brigham & Women's Hospital
Fellowship - Brigham & Women's Hospital
Internship - Brigham & Women's Hospital
Medical School - Harvard University
Chief Resident - Children's Hospital - Boston

Board Certifications

American Board of Thoracic Surgery (Congenital Cardiac Surgery) - Certified
American Board of Thoracic Surgery - Certified


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 LogoThe 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.


Publications

Tirotta, C.F., Lagueruela, R.G. , ..., Burke, R. (2020). Three-year Experience With Immediate Extubation in Pediatric Patients After Congenital Cardiac Surgery . Journal of cardiothoracic surgery, 15(1), 1. View in Pubmed

Rhodes Jr J.F., Patel, M., Burke, R.P. (2019). Smart Graft Monitoring After the Fontan Operation. World journal for pediatric & congenital heart surgery, 10(5), 628-631. View in Pubmed

Tirotta, C.F., Lagueruela, R.G., Madril, D., ..., Burke, R. (2019). Correlation Between ROTEM FIBTEM Maximum Clot Firmness and Fibrinogen Levels in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Patients. Clinical and applied thrombosis/hemostasis , [Epub ahead of print](), . View in Pubmed

Tirotta, C.F., Lagueruela, R.G., Salyakina, D., ..., Burke, R. (2019). Interval changes in ROTEM values during cardiopulmonary bypass in pediatric cardiac surgery patients. Journal of cardiothoracic surgery, 14(1), 139. View in Pubmed

Sasaki, J., Tirotta, C., Lim, H., ..., Burke, R., et al (2018). Comparison of stored red blood cell washing techniques for priming extracorporeal circuits. Perfusion, 33(2), 130-135. View in Pubmed

Tirotta, C.F., Lagueruela, R.G., ..., Burke, R. (2017). Non-invasive cardiac output monitor validation study in pediatric cardiac surgery patients. Journal of Clinical Anesthesia, 38(), 129-132. View in Pubmed

Fundora, M.P., Sasaki, J., ..., Burke, R., et al (2017). Evaluation of Residual Coarctation in Infants with a Single Right Ventricle after Stage I Palliation. Pediatric Cardiology, 38(1), 115-122. View in Pubmed

Guariento, A., Burke, R., Fedrigo, M., et al (2016). Novel valve replacement with an extracellular matrix scaffold in an infant with single ventricle physiology. Cardiovascular Pathology, 25(2), 165-168. View in Pubmed

Sasaki, J., Dykes, J.C., ..., Burke, R., et al (2016). Risk Factors for Longer Hospital Stay Following the Fontan Operation. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, 17(5), 411-419. View in Pubmed

Fundora, M.P., Aregullin, E.O., ..., Burke, R., et al (2016). Echocardiographic and Surgical Correlation of Coronary Artery Patterns in Transposition of the Great Arteries. Congenital Heart Disease, 11(6), 570-577. View in Pubmed

Iliopoulos, I., Burke, R., Hannan, R., et al (2016). Preoperative Intubation and Lack of Enteral Nutrition are Associated with Prolonged Stay After Arterial Switch Operation. Pediatric Cardiology, 37(6), 1078-1084. View in Pubmed

Fundora, M.P., Sasaki, J., ..., Burke, R.P., et al (2016). Evaluation of Residual Coarctation in Infants with a Single Right Ventricle after Stage I Palliation. Pediatric Cardiology, 38(1), 115-122. View in Pubmed

Berman, D.P., Burke, R., Zahn, E.M. (2012). Use of a novel hybrid approach to salvage an attempted transcatheter pulmonary valve implant. Pediatric Cardiology, 33(5), 839-842. View in Pubmed

Rossi, A.F, Checchia, P.A., Lopez, L., Seiden, H.S., Burke, R.P. (2012). Web-Based Survey of Current Trends in Hemodynamic Monitoring After Congenital Heart Surgery.. World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery, 3(3), 301-309.

Ojito, J.W., Hannan, R.L., ..., Burke, R.P. (2012). Comparison of point-of-care activated clotting time systems utilized in a single pediatric institution. Journal of Extra-Corporeal Technology, 44(1), 15-20. View in Pubmed

Dobrolet, N.C., Nieves, J.A., ..., Burke, R.P., et al (2011). New approach to interstage care for palliated high-risk patients with congenital heart disease. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 142(4), 855-860. View in Pubmed

Hannan, R.L., Zabinski, J. A., Salvaggio, J.L., ..., Burke, R.P. (2011). The fontan operation: the pursuit of associated lesions and cumulative trauma. Pediatric Cardiology, 32(6), 778-784. View in Pubmed

Kutty, S., Burke, R.P., Hannan, R.L., Zahn, E.M. (2011). Hybrid aortic reconstruction for treatment of recurrent aortic obstruction after stage 1 single ventricle palliation: medium term outcomes and results of redilation. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, 78(1), 93-100. View in Pubmed

Burke, R.P., Rossi, A.F., Wilner, B.R., et al (2010). Transforming patient and family access to medical information: utilisation patterns of a patient-accessible electronic health record. Cardiology in the Young, 20(5), 477-484. View in Pubmed

DeCampli, W.M., Argueta-Morales, I.R., ..., Burke, R.P. (2010). An institutional approach to, and results for, patient with tetralogy with pulmonary atresia and major systemic-to-pulmonary collateral arteries. Cardiology in the Young, 20(Suppl 3), 128-134. View in Pubmed

Welch, E.M., Hannan, R.L., ..., Burke, R.P. (2010). Urgent permanent pacemaker implantation in critically ill preterm infants. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 90(1), 274-276. View in Pubmed

Burke, R.P., Hannan, R.L., Zabinsky, J.A., et al (2009). Hybrid ventricular decompression in pulmonary atresia with intact septum. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 88(2), 688-689. View in Pubmed

DeCampli, W.M., Burke, R.P. (2009). Interinstitutional comparison of risk-adjusted morality and length of stay in congenital heart surgery. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 88(1), 151-156. View in Pubmed

Hannan, R.L., Zabinsky, J.A., Hernandez, A., Zahn, E.M., Burke, R.P. (2009). Hybrid treatment of superior vena cava syndrome in a child. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 88(1), 277-278. View in Pubmed

Hannan, R.L., Zabinsky, J.A., ..., Burke, R.P. (2009). Midterm results for collaborative treatment of pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 87(4), 1227-1233. View in Pubmed

Jacobs, J.P., Quintessenza, J.A., Burke, R.P., et al (2009). Analysis of regional congenital cardiac surgical outcomes in Florida using the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Congenital Heart Surgery Database. Cardiology in the Young, 19(4), 360-369. View in Pubmed

Rossi, A.F., Fishberger, S., Hannan, R.L., Neives, J.A., Bolivar, J., Dobrolet, N., Burke, R.P. (2009). Frequency and indications for tracheostomy and gastrostomy after congenital heart surgery. Pediatric Cardiology, 30(3), 225-231. View in Pubmed

Rossi, A.F., Hannan, R.L., Burke, R.P. (2009). Point of care testing after congenital heart surgery. Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, 26(1), 57-64.

Tirotta, C.F., Munro, H.M., Salvaggio, J., Madril, D., Felix, D.E., Rusinowski, L., Tyler, C., DeCampli, W., Hannan R.L., Burke, R.P. (2009). Continuous incisional infusion of local anesthetic in pediatric patients following open heart surgery. Paediatric Anaesthesia, 19(6), 571-576. View in Pubmed

Welch, E.M., Hannan, R.L., DeCampli, W.M., Rossi, A F., Fishberger, S B., Zabinsky, J.A., Burke, R.P. (2009). Urgent permanent pacemaker implantation in critically ill preterm infants. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 90(1), 274-276. View in Pubmed

Davenport, J.J., Lam, L., Whalen-Glass, R., Nykanen, D.G., Burke, R.P., Hannan, R., Zahn, E.M. (2008). The successful use of alternative routes of vascular access for performing pediatric interventional cardiac catheterization. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, 72(3), 392-398. View in Pubmed

Fishberger, S., Rossi, A., Bolivar, J., Lopez, L., Hannan, R., Burke, R. (2008). Congenital cardiac surgery without routine placement of wires for temporary pacing. Cardiology in the Young, 18(1), 96-99. View in Pubmed

Luo, J., Melnick, S., Rossi, A., Burke, R.P., Pfeifer, J.D., Dehner, L.P. (2008). Primary cardiac alveolar soft part sarcoma. A report of the first observed case with molecular diagnostics corroboration. Pediatric and Developmental Pathology, 11(2), 142-147. View in Pubmed

Stanfill, R., Nykanen, D.G., Osorio, S., Whalen, R., Burke, R.P., Zahn, E.M. (2008). Stent implantation is effective treatment of vascular stenosis in young infants with congenital heart disease: acute implantation and long-term follow-up results. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, 71(6), 831-841. View in Pubmed


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