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Erin Burke, MD

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Specialties

  • Breast Cancer Team
  • Melanoma (Skin Cancer) Team
  • Sarcoma Team
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Conditions treated

    All forms of skin cancer,  Basal cell carcinoma,  Benign breast disease,  Breast cancer, including high-risk cases,  Breast cancer in young women,  Melanoma,  Merkel cell carcinoma,  Soft tissue sarcoma,  Squamous cell carcinoma of the skin
  • About

    Dr. Erin Burke joins UK HealthCare as a board-certified surgical oncologist. Dr. Burke treats breast cancer, skin cancer (with a focus on melanoma) and soft tissue sarcoma.

    After her surgical residency at the University of Minnesota, she completed her complex general surgical oncology fellowship at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla. Dr. Burke is experienced in performing procedures and treatments such as breast surgery, skin cancer excisions, radical resection of soft tissue sarcomas and isolated limb infusion for melanoma. She has an interest in outcomes-based research in the area of surgical oncology. 

    Additionally, Dr. Burke has volunteered in Honduras on surgical mission trips and has participated in professional surgical interest groups.

    Personal Statement

    It is my goal to provide the highest quality surgical cancer care with the ultimate focus being the quality of life of our cancer patients. In order to achieve this goal, I will work with all of our cancer care team members to ensure each patient has an interdisciplinary approach to their cancer care.

    Faculty Rank

    Assistant Professor of Surgery

    Degree

    Doctor of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville

    Master of Science in Clinical Outcomes Research, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Minneapolis

    Residency

    Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

    Fellowship

    Complex General Surgical Oncology, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Fla.

    Certifications and Special Training

    American Board of Surgery

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  • Procedures performed

    • Breast excisional biopsy
    • Complex oncology surgery
    • Isolated limb infusion for melanoma
    • Lumpectomy
    • Mastectomy
    • Nipple-sparing mastectomy
    • Onco-plastic surgery
    • Radical resection of soft tissue sarcoma
    • Regional lymphadenectomy
    • Sentinel lymph node biopsy and mapping
    • Skin-sparing mastectomy
    • Skin cancer excision