Dr. Robert Burke

Board-Certified Cosmetic Surgeon Serving Ann Arbor, Plymouth-Canton, Brighton & Nearby Michigan

board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Burke

DUnited States Air Force sealr. Burke is the founder of the Michigan Center for Cosmetic Surgery. He served in United States Air Force, attaining the rank of Captain in the Air Training Command.

A multiple board-certified surgeon, he has a worldwide professional reputation as a surgeon, educator and journal editor. He is on the clinical faculty of Michigan State University (Clinical Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Clinical Professor of Facial Plastic Surgery).

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His patients love his skills and the personal touch provided by him and his staff. Many of his patients have referred their family and friends. Patients and their families from around the world have traveled to Ann Arbor for his expertise.

Dr. Burke’s biography appears in: Who’s Who in the World; Who’s Who in America; Who’s Who in the Midwest; Who’s Who in Science and Engineering; Who’s Who in American Education; Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare.

Dr. Burke completed two terms as Treasurer of the Executive Board of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.

Dr. Burke was recognized for his decade of service as trustee, member of the executive board of directors, secretary, and two-term treasurer of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery at their annual meeting in San Diego February 11, 2017.

American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Board of Trustees plaque for Dr. Robert Burke

  • Examiner and Trustee of the Board of Directors of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery.
  • Trustee, Secretary,  and Two Term Treasurer of the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery 2008-17.
  • A regular contributor to the medical scientific literature and presenter at national meetings. His original scientific studies on temperature changes and monitoring during laser assisted liposculpture in men and women to appear in the March 2012 and the March 2014  issues of the American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery. His research findings “Permanent tattoo removal using a Ruby laser with a unique oval beam for removal of resistant green and blue colors” (Astanza laser) were presented at the AACS annual scientific meeting in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
  • Editorial board of the American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery  (2007-16) and Maxillofacial Surgery section editor for the International Journal of Cosmetic Surgery.
  • American Association of Orthodontics Award of Special Merit for research.
  • Dr. Burke completed a 7-year study of the teardrop-shaped saline breast implant and presented his final results at the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery annual scientific meeting in Orlando Florida.
  • Researcher, FDA pre-approval study of cohesive gel silicone breast implants. A ten year FDA approved study of these implants has just been completed.
  • Researcher in Mentor and Allergen FDA post-approval silicone breast implant studies.
  • Principal investigator of IRB approved pilot study of the use of the cold Erconia laser for TMJ pain control.
  • ”Miembro de Honor” of the Asociacion Argentina de Medicina y Cirugia Cosmetica.
  • The Meso American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (MSACS), invited Dr.Burke to be an “Invited Professor” in San Salvador, El Salvador.

Education

  • University of Michigan College of Pharmacy
  • University of Michigan School of Dentistry – D.D.S., 1971
  • University of Michigan Horace H. Rackham Graduate School – M.S.,1976
  • Michigan State University College of Human Medicine –M.D., 1980

Postgraduate Education

  • St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • University of Michigan Medical Center (Chief Resident)
  • Newman Cosmetic Surgery Center (an affiliate of Graduate Hospital Philadelphia)

AUniversity of Michigan logocademic Appointments

  • Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Department of Surgical Services, Clinical Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Clinical Professor of Facial Plastic Surgery
  • University of Michigan, Maxillofacial Surgery, Adjunct Clinical Professor 2001-2016

American Medical Association logoProfessional Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow
  • American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Fellow, Life Member,  and Past President
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, Fellow (Past Board Member, Secretary, Two Term Treasurer)1992-2017
  • American Society of Cosmetic Breast Surgery
  • American Medical Association
  • Chalmers J. Lyons Academy of Oral Surgery
  • International College of Surgeons, Fellow, Former Vice Regent Michigan Chapter
  • Michigan Chapter American College of Surgeonslogo for International College of Surgeons - United States section
  • Michigan State Medical Society
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Society
  • Washtenaw County Medical Society (Past President)
  • Webster Surgical Society 2005-2012

Elected Offices

Editorial Boards

  • Editorial board American Health and Beauty
  • Editorial board American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery 2007-16.
  • Editorial board “New You” magazine 2008-10.
  • Maxillofacial Surgery Section Editor International Journal of Cosmetic Surgery
  • Guest Editor American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery
  • Editorial Advisory Board Topics in Pain Management
  • Founding Editor “SURGE” 2007-2010.

Awards and Honors

  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Society
  • Great Lakes Society of Oral Surgeons Award
  • Award of Merit, American Association of Orthodontists
  • Delta Sigma Delta life member (alpha chapter)
  • President’s Award Michigan State Medical Society (2 time recipient)
  • European Society of Aesthetic Surgery, Award of Merit
  • Master Certificate, American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • President’s Award American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Award for Excellence in Cosmetic Surgery Education (American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery)
  • “Miembro de Honor” of the Asociacion Argentina de Medicina y Cirugia Cosmetica

Board Certifications

  • Board Certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Board Certified by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery: General Cosmetic Surgery; Facial Cosmetic Surgery; Dermatologic Cosmetic Surgery; Maxillofacial Cosmetic Surgery
  • Board Certified by the American Board of Facial Cosmetic Surgery and Founding father 2015-17

Hospital Affiliations

  • St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor
  • Herrick Memorial Hospital, Tecumseh
  • Bixby Medical Center, Adrian