David T Burke

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Professor, Chief physician, M.D.
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Dr. David Burke is the Chairman of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, at Emory University. Dr. Burke received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Colorado and a Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology at Wichita State University. He served as the Director of Psychology at the Georgia Retardation Center, specializing in adolescents with acquired brain injury and development disabilities. He received his medical degree at the Medical University of South Carolina, and his residency training at Louisiana State University, New Orleans. He joined the Harvard Medical School faculty in 1994 as a founding member of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, where he served as the inaugural Residency Program Director. His research has focused on the assessment and treatment of patients with traumatic brain injury, with further emphasis on the functional progression of a wide variety of patients including elite athletes.
Dr. Burke joined Emory University in 2007, and is the Department Chairman and Chairman of the Board of the Emory Rehabilitation Hospital. His clinics are at the Brain Health Center where he specializes in the medical care of patients with neurological and musculoskeletal issues resulting from traumatic brain injury. He has more than 100 publications and presentations and is nationally and internationally recognized for his educational contributions to the field as well as his research into understanding the mechanisms and the environmental/chemical influences on the functional outcomes of patients with injuries to the brain.
Dr Burke is board certified by the American Association of Integrative Medicine, and is among the founding members of the Emory University Integrative Medicine Center. He is a third degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and has spoken nationally and internationally on the integration of Eastern and Western Medicine.

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Emory University School of Medicine

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