Dr. Christopher Burke
Dr. Christopher Burke
Main Hospital, 1959 NE Pacific St.
Seattle, WA 98195
About Dr. Christopher Burke,
Heart Valve Surgeon
Hello! My name is Dr. Christopher Burke and I am a cardiac surgeon having graduated from University of Michigan in 2011. To date, I have performed approximately 1,500 cardiac surgeries, of which 1,000 involved heart valve procedures. I regularly perform surgery at UW Medicine Heart Institute. Read more...
I believe my greatest strength is an innovative approach towards the treatment of aortic valvular disease.
I am a strong proponent of valve-sparing approaches and valve repair for certain aortic conditions. I also started an adult Ross Procedure program at UW Medicine for the treatment of young and middle-aged adults with aortic valvular pathologies not amenable to valve repair. This program has quickly become one of the highest volume Ross Procedure programs in the Western United States.
6 Patient Reviews for
"Amazing! Wonderful! Awesome!"
-- Lindsay Huck, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, Ross Procedure, 01/19/2023
"Dr. Burke is simply the best - personable, professional and caring!"
-- Robert Redding , Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 01/17/2023
"Dr. Burke literally saved my life. I was on my last stage of heart failure waiting to pass away.
Prior to the surgery I had already 2 open-heart surgeries within the last 6 month. But, my endocarditis kept coming back and destroying my heart. No other surgeons would give me a third chance. I was sent home to die in pain and suffering.
Dr. Burke made a hard decision, took a risk and won! I am alive because my surgeon is a real professional and a great human being. He will be in my prayers for the rest of my life that he gave me. Thank you my dear doctor!"
-- Garry Aganesyants, Aortic Valve, Mitral Valve, Valve Replacement, 12/02/2022
"I had the most positive experience receiving the Ross Procedure surgery from Dr. Burke.
The pre-surgery interview went super well – he is so knowledgeable about all aspects of heart valve surgery and answered all of my questions. The surgical procedure and recovery in the ICU went smoothly and I appreciated Dr. Burke’s attentiveness in conveying surgery outcomes to my family and checking in with me in recovery. His bedside manners are excellent. Dr. Burke and his team are very responsive to messaging via My Chart.
I’m now four months past my surgery and back to trail running 25 miles/week. I’m so very grateful to Dr. Burke and the whole medical team at the UW Heart Institute."
-- Dan Salzer, Aortic Valve, Pulmonary Valve, Valve Replacement, Ross Procedure, 07/19/2022
"Dr. Burke is a perfectionist with his work, and I could tell that from the first time I spoke with him. He has a true passion for what he does. My Ross Procedure went exceptionally well, and I couldn’t be more grateful for Dr. Burke and his team for extending my life, really, and for making the worry go away that I had prior to surgery. I highly recommend him to anyone with a heart valve disease. "
-- Andy Dial, Aortic Valve, Pulmonary Valve, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, Root Replacement, Ross Procedure, 06/15/2022
"Dr. Burke is great at what he does. When I first met him, he had excellent bedside manner and thoroughly explained my diagnosis in a way I could understand. All and all, he is an excellent surgeon in my book."
-- Steven Barry, Aortic Valve, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Valve Replacement, 04/28/2020
My Specialities &
My heart surgery specialties include:
- Aortic valve replacement and repair
- Ross Procedure
- Aortic aneurysm therapy
In addition, I have research and clinical interests specific to:
- Aortic valve reparative techniques
- Advanced aortic endovascular interventions
- Extracorporeal life support (ECLS)
Education, Training & Certificates
Dr. Christopher Burke, heart surgeon, graduated from University of Michigan in 2011.
After medical school, Dr. Burke completed his Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency and a Fellowship in the Department of Extracorporeal Life Support at UW Medicine.
At the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Burke completed a Fellowship in Advanced Aortic Surgery. Today, Dr. Burke is the Co-Director of the Multidisciplinary Thoracic Aortic Program at UW Medicine Heart Institute.
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- Call (206) 222-7672 right now
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The office of Dr. Burke is located at Main Hospital, 1959 NE Pacific St., Seattle, WA 98195. To get driving directions to this office, please click the map below.
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Page last updated: February 6, 2023