Robert Burke, MD, MS is the Associate Division Chief for Research in the Division of General Internal Medicine and an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine. Dr. Burke’s research seeks to reduce unnecessary hospitalizations and long-term nursing home care for frail older adults. For example, he is leading a VA implementation science program center (the SAGE QUERI) seeking to implement evidence-based practices aligned with the “Age-Friendly Health System” model. He is also leading projects involving health policy and payment reform, including an AHRQ R01 evaluating differences in post-acute care use between Medicare Advantage and fee-for-service beneficiaries and a VA R01 intended to help the VA build a high-value post-acute care network in skilled nursing facilities.
Dr. Burke was selected as a 2017-8 Health and Aging Policy fellow working with the Centers on Medicare and Medicaid Services on programs for dual-eligible populations. He matriculated from Stanford University School of Medicine and completed residency training in internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. From 2011-2018, he served as an Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado and as a hospitalist at the Denver VA Medical Center, completing a Masters degree in Clinical Sciences at the University of Colorado in 2015.