Amy Burke

amy burkeAmy Burke, MD, MPH, is the director of the combined Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Residency Training Program at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. In addition, she is an assistant professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Georgetown University School of Medicine. As a primary care physician, Dr. Burke’s focus is on maintaining physical and mental health through prevention, as well as management of acute and chronic conditions. In her role as an educator, she strives to foster a commitment to excellence in the delivery of medical care in her students and residents.

Dr. Burke has been selected to participate in the MedStar Teaching Scholars program. Her medical education research is focused on teaching residents and students how to improve upon their performance in the provision of primary care.

Dr. Burke has been awarded the Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Award for Excellence in Teaching at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, and she has been listed as a Top Doctor in Pediatrics by Washingtonian Magazine. She has recently published an article, “Reproductive Health in Transitional Care: Do Ask. Do Tell,” in the Society of General Internal Medicine Forum. This article details psychosocial and medical concerns associated with reproductive health in young adults with special healthcare needs.

Dr. Burke is a member of the Medicine-Pediatrics Program Directors Association and serves on numerous committees at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and within the department of Internal Medicine/Pediatrics. She is certified in Pediatrics and Internal Medicine.

Her medical degree is from Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans. While at Tulane, she also completed a master’s degree in Public Health and Tropical Medicine. She completed an internship at Georgetown University Medical Center and a residency at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.

Research Interests

Dr. Burke’s research interests include

  • Quality improvement in ambulatory care
  • Innovations in medical education
  • Women’s health
  • Family care
  • Pediatric and adolescent health

Selected Research

Promoting adherence to medications

Dr. Burke is currently studying medication non-adherence and ways that residents can become more aware of their efficacy in counseling patients about new medications.

  • Research Areas
  • Medical Education
  • Primary Care/Pediatrics