I am a board-certified general surgeon who has completed an Interdisciplinary Surgical Oncology Breast Fellowship at UAMS-Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute under the tutelage of Dr. V. Suzanne Klimberg. I also serve as the Chief of Aerospace Medicine and Senior Flight Surgeon (SGP) for the 189th Combat Airlift Wing-Arkansas Air National Guard.

As a surgeon interested in breast disease, I am educated in a multimodality fashion, developing knowledge of benign and malignant conditions. I am trained in molecular epidemiology; genetics; screening and detection; breast imaging; benign breast disease/breast pain; behavioral, medical, surgical, pathological and radiation oncology; biostatistics, and clinical trial design and analysis.I also specialize in Laparoscopic Minimally Invasive Surgery, and General Surgery. Additionally, I conduct advanced Endoscopic and Colonoscopic procedures. My practice has included pediatric surgical cases (i.e., appendectomies, circumcisions, herniorrhaphies, etc.)

The Chief of Aerospace Medicine (SGP) is key to the integration of a Team Aerospace both within the medical group, and to the entire wing and higher headquarters. As the SGP I assure the quality of key elements of the aerospace medicine program, direct their integration for maximum mission accomplishment, and bring particular knowledge of the "human weapon system."I serve as the authority, consultant, and subject matter expert in the medical specialty of aerospace medicine and am a member of the medical treatment facility Executive Committee. This position is held by the most qualified flight surgeon and is an essential element of the command and control to Team Aerospace.Finally, for five years I served as a Clinical Professor for general surgery residents at the Keesler Medical Center in Biloxi, MS which is the largest surgical residency program in the United States Air Force.

Specialties: Breast Surgical Oncology, Breast Diseases, Breast Cancer, General Surgery, Aerospace Medicine.

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Dr. Burdge Office Locations

190 Welles Street
Forty Fort Pennsylvania   18704 UNITED STATES


Board Certification

Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery
American Board of Surgery


Marquis Who’s Who in America (Profiled in the 67th and 68th Editions). Berkeley Heights,
Charter Member Peer Reviewed Physicians. Berkeley Heights, NJ
Guide to America’s Top Surgeons, (Profiled in the 8th, 9th, and 10th Editions). Consumer
How Surgeons Were Selected
Marquis Who’s Who in Science and Engineering (Profiled in the 4th and 5th Editions). Berk
1998, 1999
Air Force Achievment Medal



PhD BioEngineering
The University of Washington-College of BioEngineering

Med School

MD Medicine & Surgery
The Cornell University Medical College

Academic Appointments

Clinical Professor of Surgery
USAF-Keesler Medical Center
Instructor of Surgery
UAMS-Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute


Surgical Breast Oncology Fellow & Instructor of Surgery
UAMS-Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute


General Surgery Internship
The Long Island Jewish Medical Center


The Long Island Jewish Medical Center
Chief Resident
The Long Island Jewish Medical Center

Hospital Affiliations

Wilkes-Barre General Hospital
UAMS-Winthrop Rockefeller Cancer Institute
Keesler Medical Center


2013– Society of Surgical Oncology (Candidate Member).
2012– The American Society of Breast Surgeons (Active Member).
2012– American Society of Breast Disease (Active Member).
2011– Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (Active Member).
2011– The American Legion (Active Member).
2008– Society of Air Force Clinical Surgeons.
2006– Military Officers Association of America (Lifetime Member).
2006– Association of Military Surgeons of the United States.
1997– American Medical Association (Active Member).
1996– SIGMA XI The Scientific Research Society (Elected a Full Member).
1996– New York Academy of Sciences.
1994– American Society for Artificial Internal Organs.
1993– Biomedical Engineering Society.
1993– Society for Experimental Mechanics, Inc
1992– American Heart Association.
1990–2005 Medical Society of the State of New York.