CHICAGO, March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Thomas W. Burke, MD, Executive Vice President and Physician-in-Chief at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, has been elected the 40th President of the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists (SGO) at the organization's 39th Annual Meeting, held March 9-12, 2008 in Tampa, Florida.
Dr. Burke received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. He served both his internship and residency in Obstetrics/Gynecology at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, followed by a two-year fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center/Bethesda Naval Medical Center in Washington, DC.
Joining M.D. Anderson in 1988, Dr. Burke is responsible for oversight and strategic planning for patient care delivery throughout the hospital, clinics and outreach programs. Committed to clinical excellence, Dr. Burke's major goal is to enhance patient services through increased efficiency of human, fiscal and space resources.
A noted clinical researcher, Dr. Burke's focus has been on vulvar and endometrial cancers. His work has been instrumental in developing conservative surgical options for women with vulvar cancer, including lymphatic mapping, surgical reconstruction and combined modality therapy for advance tumors. His interest in uterine cancers has involved surgical staging procedures, adjuvant chemotherapy, treatment of recurrent disease and management of high-risk groups; and he currently leads M.D. Anderson's Uterine Cancer SPORE grant team.
Dr. Burke has written and contributed to chapters on vulvar and
endometrial cancers for several textbooks and has authored and co-authored
more than 130 original medical articles. He is a reviewer and editorial
board member for several medical journals including Gynecologic Oncology,
Cancer, Annual of Surgical Oncology, American Journal of Obstetrics and
Gynecology and Lancet among others. In additio
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