William M. Burke, MD

Gynecologic Oncology (Board Certified, Primary Specialty)
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Office Phone: (212) 305-3410
One of America's Top Doctors


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 DaVinciĀ® 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.

Area of Expertise

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Aetna [HMO, Medicare, NY Signature, POS, PPO, Signature Administrators, Student Health]

Affinity [Essential (Exchange), Medicaid, Medicare]

CIGNA [Great West, HMO, POS, PPO]

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Blue Priority, Child Health Plus, EPO, HMO, Medicare (Mediblue), Pathway (Exchange), POS, PPO]

Fidelis Care [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid, Medicare]


Health First [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid, Medicare]

Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [ConnectiCare, EPO, HMO, Medicaid, Medicare, PPO, Select Care (Exchange), Vytra]

Health Plus - Amerigroup [Medicaid]

Local 1199



Medicare [Medicare]


Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty, Medicare]


UnitedHealthcare [Compass (Exchange), HMO, Medicaid (Community Plan), Medicare, POS, PPO, The Empire Plan (NYSHIP)]

VNSNY CHOICE [Select Health]


Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Fellowship: University of Michigan Hospital


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Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at CUMC