Erin Burke, MD

4.92 out of 5


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

Procedures Performed

  • Hidden Scar Breast Cancer Surgery
  • 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


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 Statment

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
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    Erin Burke, MD - UK HealthCare

Training & Education


Doctor of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville
Master of Science in Clinical Outcomes Research, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Minneapolis


Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis


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

Certifications and Special Training

American Board of Surgery

Insurance Information

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Ratings & Reviews

4.92 out of 5
13 Reviews

The star rating is a calculation based on feedback from our patients using our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more about our survey process. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

  • Patient Review

    Dr Erin Burke is a great physician, she is caring and respectful and she is a wonderful person!

    Patient Review

    They are awesome.

    Patient Review

    Dr. Burke admitted real life scenario low chances of the surgery risks are only 3% with the complications. Her honesty and knowledge gives me full confidence and trust in my upcoming surgery with her.

    Patient Review

    Mische was the nurse practitioner who saw me first. She was very thorough in explaining my disease and the possible treatments. Dr Burke saw me after. She seemed unhurried and compassionate. She was able to answer all of our questions completely. She even consulted with the oncologist for answers that she was unsure of.

    Patient Review

    Dr. Burke is fantastic! She takes so much time to listen to your concerns, explains everything incredibly well, and makes you feel so comfortable.
    • Patient Review

      The PA and doctor were both patient, answered all of my questions and provided me with all of the info I needed.
    • Patient Review

      *Dr. Burke made me feel at ease immediately. She listened to my concerns, asked questions, & I felt she genuinely cared.
    • Patient Review

      I also loved how *Dr. Burke took the time to help prop open the door for me to be rolled in by the nurse. Calling me "friend" to let me know she was there right next to me before knocking myself out with anesthesia. Just shows how passionate she is for the care of her patients.
    • Patient Review

      Very good experience.
    • Patient Review

      I would like to say that *Dr. Burke is the best doctor that I have ever had in my life her knowledge about my cancer and the different treatments available. And she is one of the most caring doctors I have ever been treated by.
    • Patient Review

      Dr. Burke is a great doctor. She listens to you and has a great personality.
    • Patient Review

      When she was taking out the drain tubes she didn't warn me that it was going to hurt so much. I thought the tubes were shorter than what they were.
    • Patient Review

      I appreciate having a paper delineating how the breast cancer is "staged."