(Philadelphia, PA) - Dr. Anne Burke has been appointed an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

Dr. Burke earned her medical degree in 1988 from University College in Dublin, Ireland. From 1988 to 1991 she completed an internship and residency at St. Vincent's Hospital in Dublin. From 1992 to 1995 she completed an internship and residency at Boston City Hospital in Boston, MA. Dr. Burke completed a fellowship in gastroenterology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) from 1995 to 1999.

From 1999 to 2002, Dr. Burke served as Instructor in Gastroenterology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

Dr. Burke's research interests focus on a chemical imbalance called oxidative stress and its association with liver disease and liver transplantation. She also studies NASH (non-alcoholic steatohepatitis), a type of liver disease found in the obese and diabetics.

Dr. Burke has co-authored original research studies and abstracts in peer-reviewed journals, and has co-written reviews and chapters for print publications. She holds memberships in professional associations including the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease, the American Gastroenterology Association and the American Society of Transplantation.

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The Perelman School of Medicine has been ranked among the top five medical schools in the United States for the past 20 years, according to U.S. News & World Report's survey of research-oriented medical schools. The School is consistently among the nation's top recipients of funding from the National Institutes of Health, with $392 million awarded in the 2016 fiscal year.

The University of Pennsylvania Health System's patient care facilities include: The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center -- which are recognized as one of the nation's top "Honor Roll" hospitals by U.S. News & World Report -- Chester County Hospital; Lancaster General Health; Penn Wissahickon Hospice; and Pennsylvania Hospital -- the nation's first hospital, founded in 1751. Additional affiliated inpatient care facilities and services throughout the Philadelphia region include Good Shepherd Penn Partners, a partnership between Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network and Penn Medicine.

Penn Medicine is committed to improving lives and health through a variety of community-based programs and activities. In fiscal year 2016, Penn Medicine provided $393 million to benefit our community.

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