About Me

“My long-time interest in pediatric neurosurgery and research inspired my choice of specialties.”

Dr. Burke is an assistant professor of neurosurgery and pediatrics at Wake Forest University School of Medicine.

She is a pediatric neurosurgeon. She specializes in brain tumors, spinal cord tumors, hydrocephalus, Chiari malformations, spasticity, epilepsy, tethered cord, intracranial and spinal vascular malformations and intraventricular hemorrhages of prematurity.

Dr. Burke’s research interests include pediatric intracranial vascular malformations and neuro-oncology.

She spent 2 years in Auckland, New Zealand, where she dedicated a year to pediatric neurosurgery at Starship Children's Hospital and a year to adult neurosurgery at Auckland City Hospital. Her international experience reinforced her commitment to pediatric neurosurgery and increased her passion for providing care and support to pediatric patients and their families.

Dr. Burke completed her undergraduate studies in molecular biology at Kenyon College. She received her medical degree and Doctor of Philosophy in experimental pharmacology and biomedical neuroscience at Boston University. She completed residency at the University of Virginia and a pediatric neurosurgical fellowship at the University of Utah.