John Burke, MD
Oncology, Internal Medicine
John M. Burke, MD, specializes in treatment of Bladder and Kidney Cancer, Leukemia, Lymphoma, Myeloma, and Prostate Cancer. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, followed by residency at the University of California, San Francisco Medical School, in San Francisco, CA, and a fellowship at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, in New York, NY. He is board certified in Hematology, Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology.
Dr. Burke believes that the role of physicians is to educate patients and to help them make the best decisions possible regarding their own care. The idea that "physicians know best" and should dictate treatment to patients is archaic. Instead, physicians serve as teachers by educating patients about their diseases and their treatment options and helping patients select the best treatment for their situation.
He focuses his clinical practice on patients with cancers of the blood (lymphomas, leukemias, and myeloma), genitourinary cancers (prostate, kidney, bladder, testis), and melanoma. He emphasizes to patients the importance of participating in clinical trials whenever possible - both to ensure that they are receiving the most up-to-date, cutting-edge treatments for their diseases and to help advance the field of oncology.