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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Dr. Burke is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon and maintains Subspecialty Certification in Orthopaedic 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, 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. He is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery.
– Shoulder conditions including shoulder replacement surgery.
– Knee including meniscus repair, 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
2006 Boston Outpatient Surgical Suites, Waltham
2003 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge
2003 Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge
2003 Massachusetts Medical Society
2003 American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
Practicing Since: 1997
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 to other joints as well. His specialty includes minimally invasive arthroscopic reconstructive procedures, shoulder replacement surgery and general orthopedic fracture care.
He is double board certified which includes General Orthopedic Surgery and Subspecialty Board Certification in Sports Medicine.
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.