It is with great sadness and a profound sense of loss that we must announce the death of Michael Burke, MD, a beloved clinician, teacher, mentor, and faculty member here at Johns Hopkins and Chair of Pediatrics at St. Agnes Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland.
Dr. Burke received his MD from Syracuse University in 1983, and in 1986 he completed a residency in Pediatrics at the University of Wisconsin Medical School. He served as Chair of Pediatrics at St. Agnes Hospital since 1992 and was associate professor of Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Those of us who knew and treasured Michael know there is no way to fully sum up what an incredible clinician, teacher, and human being he was. He was chosen by the Pediatric residents to be the graduation speaker and gave a wonderful talk just a few weeks ago. He cared deeply for the people around him and won multiple teaching awards.
We wish to extend sincere condolences to his wife, Missy, and his 3 daughters and extended family.
—Tina L. Cheng, MD, MPH
Director, Department of Pediatrics
Given Foundation Professor of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Pediatrician-in-Chief, Johns Hopkins Children’s Center