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Greg Burke PA-C, MMSc, DFAAPA

Academic Society Leader

Email: glburke@emory.edu

Biography

Education: 

Emory University School of Medicine, Physician Assistant Program  Master of Medical Science:  December 1995

 Georgia Institute of Technology -Bachelor of Science in Applied Biology (Microbiology):  September 1988

 

 Professional Experience:         
  • Physician Assistant Innovations:  Atlanta, GA                               Owner/President
                                  August 2010 - Present
    Providing Ultrasound guided Central Venous Catheters
    Northlake Pediatrics:  Atlanta, GA Physician Assistant in General Pediatrics July 2000 – Sept 2004; July 2009 – Present
    Radiology Associates of Atlanta:  Atlanta, GA  Physician Assistant in Interventional Radiology                          Sept 2004 – July 2009  
       
     The Emory Clinic:  Atlanta, GA
                                  Physician Assistant in Cardiothoracic Surgery
                                  January 1996 – July 2000
        REMEL Microbiology:  Lenexa, KS
          Technical Sales Representative:  December 1998 – August 1993
    Student Athletic Trainer: Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
    September, 1984 – September, 1988
     Certifications/Licenses:              
     National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants;
     Certified in Surgery and Primary Care, December 1995 – Present
     Licensed Physician Assistant: Georgia Composite State Board of Medical Examiners, January 1996 – Present
     Advanced Cardiac Life Support
     Academic Affiliations:        
      Emory University School of Medicine; Atlanta, GA
          Adjunct Faculty; Clinical Instructor; Department of Family and Preventive Medicine Appointment 04/2008
          Director Clinical Microbiology Course 2007-2011
                                        Physician Assistant Program, 1996 – Present
                                                    Learning Society Facilitator
                                                    Guest Lecturer
                                                    Clinical Preceptor
                                                    Admissions Committee
                                                    Progress and Promotions Committee
                                                    Physical Examination Lab Instructor / Proctor
                                                    Clinical Skills Instructor- Suturing, Knot Tying, Sterile Techniques
     
                                  Mercer University
                                        College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
                                        Physician Assistant Program, 2007-Present
                                                    Guest Lecturer
                                                    Clinical Preceptor
                                                    Clinical Decision Making Facilitator
     
                                  Emory University; Atlanta, GA
                                        Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Clinical Preceptor 2006
     
                                  Midwestern University; Glendale, AZ
                                        College of Health Sciences, Clinical Preceptor 2006
    Professional Organizations:    
                                  American Academy of Physician Assistants, 1993 – Present
                                  Distinguished Fellow Awarded 2009            
                                  Georgia Association of Physician Assistants, 1993 - Present
                                  American Academy of Pediatrics, 2000 – 2004
                                  Georgia Chapter – American Academy of Pediatrics, 2000 – 2004
    Lectures:             

     “Rapid Methods in Bench Microbiology”

  • Empyemas and the Role of the Elloesser”

  • “Chest Tubes and Chest Suction Devices – Principles of Insertion and Maintenance”

    “ICU Care of the General Thoracic Surgery Patient”

    “Management Options in Malignant Ascites and Malignant Pleural Effusions”

    “Introduction to Arterial Blood Gasses”

    “Acid Base Disturbances – Respiratory and Metabolic Disorders”

    “Problem Solving Acid Base Disturbances”

    “Post Operative Care of the ICU Patient: Fluids, Electrolytes and Blood Products – Evaluation and Replacement”

    “Respiratory Failure”

    “Pediatric Infectious Exanthems and Pediatric Infectious Diseases”

    “Update on the Treatment of Acute Otitis Media”

    “Pulmonary Function Testing”

    “The Wheezing Child”

    “Update on the Treatment of Acute Asthma”

    “Thoracic Trauma”

    “Critical Care Medicine:  Approach to the ICU Patient”

    “The Basics of Sleep”

    ”Developmental Pediatrics”

    “Outline of Well Child Visits”

    “Pediatric Gastroenterology”

    “Pediatric Genitourinary”

    “Pediatrics Emergencies- Dehydration, Sepsis and Poisoning”

    “Pediatric Board Review”

    Biochemistry Clinical Correlation Lecture- “Understanding Acid Base Disorders”

    “Current Strategies in the Treatment of Acute Asthma”

    “GERD:  What’s All the Fuss?”

    “Updates in Gastroenterology”

    Board Review Lecture- “Review of Common Surgical Problems”

    “Bioterrorism for Primary Care Providers”

    “Antimicrobial Resistance”


    “Interstitial and Autoimmune Lung Diseases”


    “Overview of Radiology for Athletic Trainers”


    “Thoracic Imaging”

    “Troubleshooting Dialysis Accesses”

    “TransArterial ChemoEmbolization of Liver Tumors”

    AAPA Workshop – “Chest and Abdominal Imaging”

    “Pneumonia”

    “Introduction and Overview of Radiology”
    Awards/Honors:  Ciba-Geigy Professional Achievement Award, December 1995

    GAPA Emory University Faculty Achievement Award; July 2003, July 2011 

    Key note speaker for Emory University School of Medicine, Physician Assistant Program Inaugural White Coat Ceremony; August 2004 

    Emory University School of Medicine, Physician Assistant Program Didactic Teacher of the Year as recognized by the graduating class of 2004 

    Distinguished Fellow American Academy of Physician Assistants, 2009

Personal Profile:  I grew up on a farm in rural South Georgia in a town named Fitzgerald, GA.  The values of hard work and personal responsibility were instilled at an early age and have served me well in my career.  After high school, I received a scholarship to attend Ga. Tech as a Student Athletic Trainer where I received my degree in Applied Biology.  From Tech, I worked as a microbiology technical representative while preparing for PA School.  In 1993, I began PA School at Emory and began a position with The Emory Clinic in Cardiothoracic Surgery.  I have also had the pleasure of a diverse career including positions in Interventional Radiology and General Pediatrics.  I am currently working in General Pediatrics and teaching part time at both Emory’s and Mercer’s PA Programs. Additionally, I have my own company where I place Ultrasound guided venous access devices for metro Atlanta hospitals. 

Interests:              I enjoy spending time with my wife and 2 daughters in our RV and you can usually find us at a softball complex as both of my girls play travel softball.  I also love outdoor cooking for my friends and family.  I enjoy teaching and sharing my experiences with the students around me.  I am also an amateur shutterbug and enjoy sports photography.

 

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