Dr. Burke’s educational journey began with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, pre-med, from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Her dedication to pediatrics led her to achieve an MD with Honors from Ross University. She completed her Internship and Residency in Pediatrics at Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, NJ. Her post-doctorate years were marked by a Clinical and Research Fellowship in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at Robert Wood Johnson and St. Peter University Medical Centers in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Dr. Burke’s impressive career included four years as the Associate Medical Director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at University Hospital in Newark, NJ, and a remarkable 25-year tenure as the Medical Director of the Sub-Acute Transitional Care Unit at Children’s Specialized Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ.

Her innovative contributions to pediatric care were truly remarkable. She played a pivotal role in designing the Specialized Care unit for newborns experiencing opioid withdrawal, garnering national recognition and publishing research in the field. Additionally, Dr. Burke was instrumental in developing specialty care programs for children requiring long-term ventilation, hyperalimentation, and those dealing with spinal cord disease. She also designed therapy programs to support children with metabolic and neurodevelopmental disorders such as Autism Spectrum and feeding disorders. Notably, she served as the director for the largest post-cardiac, liver, and intestinal transplant program in the country.

Dr. Burke’s dedication to pediatric healthcare extended to both outpatient medical homes and long-term care facilities, using telemedicine to reach and care for her young patients. Her commitment to children is unwavering, as she believes that “children are my life,” and Kidzcare has provided her the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of these precious young individuals.

Outside of her medical career, Dr. Burke is an active and engaged member of the community. She currently serves as the President of the Brunswick Forest Women’s Book Club, which generously provides reading bags for the children of Kidzcare. She is also a member of the Wilmington Choral Society and shares her life with her husband, John, and their 90-pound rescue Labrador named Shadow.