Dr. Burke was a kind, generous, compassionate man who cared deeply and was passionate in his desire to improve the lives of all children. One example of his generous and caring nature was the establishment of the Reach Out And Read (ROAR) program at St. Agnes Hospital. Dr. Burke saw an opportunity to encourage the development of children’s reading skills by providing a free book to a child as part of the doctor visit. He gathered a team of St. Agnes Hospital staff, inspired them with his vision, and ROAR was off and running. Michael Burke was an amazing man, and I feel lucky to have worked with him. An inspiration to all!
University of Maryland School of Medicine