Dr. Carol A. Burke, MD, FACG, FASGE, AGAF, FACP is a past president of the American College of Gastroenterology, and the Collaborative Group of the Americas on Inherited Gastrointestinal Cancer. She is Vice Chair of the Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at the Cleveland Clinic. She has been a staff member in the Department since 1993 after completion of her GI fellowship there. She holds joint appointments in the Taussig Cancer Center and the Department of Colorectal Surgery. She is the Director of the Center for Colon Polyp and Cancer Prevention and leads the section of Polyposis in the Sanford R. Weiss MD Center for Hereditary Colorectal Neoplasia. She is a member of the Unites States Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.
She is internationally known for her expertise in inherited colon cancer syndromes and the prevention of both sporadic and hereditary gastrointestinal neoplasia. Her clinical and research interests include prevention of colorectal neoplasia in sporadic individuals and those with inherited colorectal cancer syndromes. She has funded research through the NCI, NIH, USDA, and industry. She has been involved in education of medical students, residents, and fellows since 1991, and has developed and coordinated the digestive disease curriculum for trainees in the in- and out-patient and is currently the Chair of the GI Fellowship Clinical Competency Committee. She has authored over 200 publications. She is a visiting professor and invited speaker at national and international conferences on the prevention of colorectal neoplasia and the inherited colon cancer syndromes. She is past associate editor for The American Journal of Gastroenterology, reviewer for many journals including Gut, Gastroenterology, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, PLOS one, Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Digestive Disease and Sciences, and The American Journal of Gastroenterology, to name a few. Her passions include her family, yoga, and improving the wellness of herself, patients, and co-workers.