Dr. Carol A. Burke, MD, FACG, FASGE, AGAF, FACP, vice chair of the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Cleveland Clinic Cleveland is the president of the American College of Gastroenterology and past president of the Collaborative Group of the Americas on Inherited Colorectal Cancer. She is the department director of the center for colon polyp and cancer prevention and head of the polyposis section in the Sanford R. Weiss MD Center for Hereditary Colorectal Neoplasia in the Digestive Disease and Surgical Institute at the Cleveland Clinic. She is internationally known for her expertise in management of the inherited colon cancer syndromes and the prevention of sporadic and hereditary colorectal neoplasia.
Her area of clinical and research interests include the prevention of colorectal neoplasia both in sporadic individuals and those with the inherited colorectal cancer syndromes. She has had continual funding over the last 25 years for her research through the NCI, NIH, USDA and industry. She has been involved in the 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 setting in the Department. She has authored over 100 peer reviewed publications. She is a visiting professor, and invited speaker at national and international conferences on the prevention of colorectal neoplasia and the diagnosis and management of the inherited colon cancer syndromes. She serves on the Board of Trustees for the American College of Gastroenterology and the Hereditary Colon Cancer Foundation. She is past associate editor for the American Journal of Gastroenterology and is reviewer for many journals including Gut, Gastroenterology, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and the American Journal of Gastroenterology to name a few.