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Joy E. Burke, M.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 341-7500

Office: (585) 341-7500

Fax: (585) 756-5189

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Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Settings

Cancer, Neurology


As a neuro-oncologist, I have expertise in treating cancers of the nervous system or cancers that have spread to the brain, as well as helping patients through the neurological side effects of cancer treatment such as neuropathy, cognitive changes and seizures.

I enjoy supporting patients and their families as they learn to cope with a serious illness. My goal is to help patients who are dealing with neurological disabilities due to cancer and to improve their quality of life. I also have a general neurology clinic where I see patients with a wide variety of neurological disorders.

In my spare time, I enjoy the outdoors, running and spending time with my family.

Conditions I Treat

- Brain cancer
- Spinal cord cancer

Professional Background

Joy E Burke, MD, is an assistant professor of neurology at the University of Rochester Medical Center. She received her undergraduate training at Hamilton College and post baccalaureate pre medical program at the Harvard Extension School. Her medical degree is from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Her neurology residency and fellowship in neuro-oncology were all completed at the University of Rochester.

Dr Burke is board certified in Neurology by the ABPN and in Neuro-Oncology by UCNS. Her subspecialty focus is in Neuro-oncology and she sees patients at the Wilmot Cancer Center who have brain and spinal tumors as well as neurologic complications of chemotherapy and radiation. She also maintains a general neurology clinic where she sees patients with a variety of neurologic issues.



  • Neurology - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology


MD | University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2009 - 06/30/2011
Fellowship in at University of Rochester Medical Center

09/01/2006 - 06/30/2009
Residency in Neurology at University of Rochester Medical Center

09/01/2005 - 06/30/2006
Internship in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center

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International Research Award
Location: University of Rochester Medical School

2001 - 2005
Hoffman scholarship
Location: University of Rochester Medical School

Phi Beta Kappa
Location: Hamilton College

Senior Prize, thesis in Neuroscience
Location: Hamilton College

Psi Chi
Location: Hamilton College

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Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Neurologic Complications of Respiratory Disease
Book Title: Neurology and Systemic Disease, Neurologic Clinics
Author List: Dreibelbis ( Burke), JE and Jozefowicz, RF.
Published By: Elsevier 2010