William M. Burke, M.D.

Assistant Clinical Professor
Gynecologic Oncology

To schedule an appointment: (212) 305-3410

Practice Location(s)

Columbia Ob/Gyn Uptown

Herbert Irving Pavilion

161 Fort Washington Ave

(between 165th & 168th St)

New York, NY 10032


After completing undergraduate and medical training at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. Burke returned to Columbia, accepting a faculty position in the Gynecologic Oncology Division, leaving the faculty of the University of Michigan, School of Medicine, where he had completed a fellowship in 2000. He has won numerous teaching awards both at University of Michigan and at Columbia. Dr. Burke’s clinical interests include novel chemotherapeutic combinations and chemotherapy for advanced ovarian cancer, and minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic surgery for gynecologic malignancies. He currently trains both gynecologists and gynecologic oncologists around the country in robotic surgical techniques. At the University of Michigan, he and his colleagues published some of the first reports describing use of the DaVinci® Surgical System to complete laparoscopic myomectomies and gynecologic cancer stagings. Other research interests include Topotecan consolidation therapy in women with stage III or IV ovarian or primary peritoneal cancer Dr. Burke participates in national professional societies and conferences. He has earned recognition for recent national video presentations demonstrating laparoscopic and robotic procedures. He was also received a Basic Science Award for a recent paper on signal pathways in human ovarian cancer cells. Dr. Burke is currently based out of the Columbia-affiliated Valley Hospital. Interests: chemotherapy for advanced ovarian cancer, minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic surgery


Board Certified: American Board Of Obstetrics And Gynecology, Diplomate; Special Competence, Gynecologic Oncology, Diplomate
Medical School: Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, NY
Residency Training: Columbia-University Medical Center, New York, NY
Fellowship Training: University Of Michigan Hospitals, Ann Arbor, MI