Thomas F. Burke, MD

Specializing in Arthroscopy & Sports Medicine

Dr. Burke

Dr. Thomas Burke specializes in arthroscopy and sports medicine. His main areas of interest include injuries to the shoulder and knee, but he also sees sports medicine injuries for other joints as well.

Dr. Burke’s specialty includes minimally invasive arthroscopic reconstructive procedures, shoulder replacement surgery and general orthopedic fracture care.

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Surgical Coordinator: Lydia
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Physician Bio

Dr. Burke is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and also maintains subspecialty certification in sports medicine. His clinical interests include bone and soft tissue injuries to the shoulder, knee, elbow, and ankle. He is also interested in general fracture care. He has advanced training in arthroscopic reconstructions of the shoulder and knee. He performs a high volume of shoulder replacement surgeries in addition to minimally invasive arthroscopic procedures.

Dr. Burke completed his orthopaedic residency at Temple University in Philadelphia where he participated in coverage of the Division 1 Temple Owls. In Philadelphia, he covered numerous high school football games for the legendary Philadelphia Catholic League. His Sports Medicine and Shoulder fellowship training continued at the University of Pennsylvania which included coverage of the Philadelphia Eagles, and Flyers as well as collegiate coverage for the University of Pennsylvania, University of Delaware, and Rowan University.

In Massachusetts, he has focused his care on high-level high school and collegiate athletes. He is a consulting sports medicine physician for MIT Athletics and has covered the Belmont Marauders and Wayland Warriors. Dr. Burke graduated from Lehigh with Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude honors. During his junior year, he was one of only twelve juniors selected as a Martindale Society Student Associate. Today, he is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery.


Shoulder Conditions, including surgical treatments such as shoulder replacement surgery, and arthroscopic surgery.

Knee Conditions including meniscus repair, and ACL tears.

Sports Medicine including trauma and fracture care, ankle conditions and shin splints.


Licensure and Certification

2007 Subspecialty Board Certification in Sports Medicine, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

2007 Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons

2006 Board Certified, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

2003 Mass Medical Society

Hospital Appointments

2006 Boston Outpatient Surgical Suites, Waltham

2003 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

2003 Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge

Professional Societies

2003 Massachusetts Medical Society

2003 American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons

Education: Hahnemann University School of Medicine, 1997

1997 MD Hahnemann Medical School at Drexel University

1993 BA, Biology Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA

Post Doctoral Training

2003 Fellow, Sports Medicine University of Pennsylvania / Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

2002 Chief Resident, Orthopedic Residency Temple, Philadelphia, PA

1998-2002 Orthopedic Resident Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia

1997 General Surgery Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia

Research & Publications

Burke, TF, Morgan CD. Tibial Side Pullout Strength of the Delta Screw. Presented at the Philadelphia Sports Medicine Society Meeting. Second Place. 2003.

Groeller MF, Burke TF, Valerte J, Kelly J. The Low Anteromedial Portal for Peripheral Meniscal Lesions: Visual Field Analysis. Presented at the Philadelphia Sports Medicine Society Meeting. 2000.

Burke, TF, McCarthy JM. Relative Growth of the Proximal Fibula After Epiphysiodesis in Leg Length Discrepancy. Accepted for Publication by the Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics.

Dr. Burke is a consultant for MIT Sports Medicine and team physician for the Belmont High School Marauders. He has affiliations with Mount Auburn Hospital, New England Baptist Hospital, Boston Outpatient Surgical Suites and MIT.

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