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Eric Burdge, MD

Eric Burdge, MD, PhD

General Surgery Forty Fort, PA

Surgical Breast Oncology

Office Address

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  • 190 Welles Street
    Forty Fort, PA 18704
    Phone: (570) 283-2323
    Fax: (570) 283-1290

Summary

  • 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 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.

Dr. Burdge's Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • General Surgery: Breast, General Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Colon & Rectal
  • Clinical Interests: Breast Neoplasms; Breast; Breast Implants; Segmental Mastectomy; Mammaplasty; Breast Diseases; Mammary Ultrasonography; Breast Self-Examination; Mastectomy; Modified Radical Mastectomy; Radical Mastectomy; Simple Mastectomy; Subcutaneous Mastectomy; Extended Radical Mastectomy

Dr. Burdge's Faculty Appointments & Work History

  • ATLS InstructorUnited States Air Force, Medical Corps
    Instructor, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (2008-2012); Instructor, Advanced Pediatric Life Support (2006-2008)
  • Chief of Aerospace Medicine (SGP) & Senior Flight SurgeonArkansas Air National Guard
    Little Rock, AR
    LtCol Burdge is a board certified general surgeon currently serving as Chief, Aerospace Medicine (SGP) and the Senior Flight Surgeon for the 189th Airlift Wing of the Arkansas Air National Guard in Little Rock. As the SGP, he iskey to the integration of Aerospace Medicine Team and the Human Weapon.
  • Attending Surgeon and Surgical Breast OncologistWilkes-Barre General Hospital
    Wilkes-Barre, PA
    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.
  • Instructor of Surgery and FellowWinthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
    Little Rock, AR
    The goal of the Fellowship in Diseases of the Breast is to further the experience of surgeons who wish to pursue careers in the multi-modality clinical care specific to the breast patient and who want additional training in breast cancer research.
  • Chief of SurgeryUnited States Air Force
    Al Udeid AB; Qatar
    United States Air Force Achievement Medal: LtCol Eric C. Burdge distinguished himself by outstanding achievement as Chief, General Surgery, 379th Expeditionary Medical Group, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. During this period, LtCol Burdge provided stellar surgical support for 11,500 coalition forces.
  • Attending General SurgeonUnited States Air Force
    Joint Base Balad, Iraq
  • Ward Rounds AttendingKeesler Medical Center
    Keesler AFB, MS
    Clinical Professor, General Surgery Residency Program (2007-2012); Member, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (2008-Present)
  • Attending Surgeon and Clinical ProfessorKeesler Air Force Base
    Keesler Air Force Base, MS
  • Attending General Surgeon and Medical Director374th Medical Operations Squadron
    Yokota Air Base, Japan
  • Deputy SGH (chief of medical staff) in TrainingUnited States Air Force
    Yokota AB, Japan
    Chairman, Morbidity & Mortality Conference; Deputy SGH (chief of medical staff) in Training (2005)

Dr. Burdge's Education & Medical Training

  • University of Arkansas for Medical SciencesUniversity of Arkansas for Medical SciencesFellowship, Breast Surgical Oncology
  • USAF School of Aerospace MedicineUSAF School of Aerospace MedicineOther Training, Flight Surgeon, Primary Aerospace Medicine Curriculum (AMP 101 Fundamentals of Aerospace Medicine, AMP 201 Clinical Aerospace Medicine, and AMP 202 Operational Aerospace Medicine), Awarding of Aeronautical Wings and Flight Surgeon Status
  • Long Island Jewish Med CtrLong Island Jewish Med CtrChief Residency, General Surgery
  • Long Island Jewish Med CtrLong Island Jewish Med CtrResidency, General Surgery
  • Cornell Univ Med CollWeill Cornell Medical College of Cornell UniversityMedical School, MD, HONOURS in Research
  • University of WashingtonUniversity of WashingtonOther Training, Ph.D, Bioengineering
  • University of WashingtonUniversity of WashingtonOther Training, BSME, Mechanical Engineering
  • University of WashingtonUniversity of WashingtonOther Training, BSME, Mechanical Engineering
  • Panama Canal CollegePanama Canal CollegeOther Training, Pre-Engineering

Dr. Burdge's Certifications & Licensure

  • PA State Medical LicensePA State Medical License2013 - 2014
  • AR State Medical LicenseAR State Medical License2012 - 2013
  • WA State Medical LicenseWA State Medical License2006 - 2014
  • MI State Medical LicenseMI State Medical License2005 - 2015
  • NY State Medical LicenseNY State Medical License2003 - 2005
  • American Board of SurgeryAmerican Board of SurgerySurgery, 2010, Current
  • Society for Surgical OncologySociety for Surgical OncologySSO Approved Surgical Oncology Breast Fellowship, 2013, Current

Dr. Burdge's Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Consumers’ Research Council of America, Washington, D.C, 2011, 2012Guide to America’s Top Surgeons, (Profiled in the 8th, 9th, and 10th Editions)Consumers’ Research Council of America, Washington, D.C, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • Marquis Who’s WhoMarquis Who’s Who in America (Profiled in the 67th Edition). Berkeley Heights, NJ.Marquis Who’s Who, 2013
  • Peer Reviewed PhysiciansCharter Member Peer Reviewed PhysiciansPeer Reviewed Physicians, 2013
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Dr. Burdge's Publications & Presentations

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Journal Articles

  • Nipple Skin-Sparing Mastectomy is Feasible For Advanced Disease <http://link.springer.com/article/10.1245%2Fs10434-013-3174-4>Burdge EC, Yuen J, Hardee M, Gadgil P, Das C, Klimberg VS, Annals of Surgical Oncology, 10/2013

Abstracts/Posters

  • A finite-element analysis of the effects of the redistribution of the mitral valve’s principal microstructural components on its biomechanical behavior.Burdge EC, Reinhall PG, Tuttle ME, et al, Ninth Annual Symposium for the Fellowship Program in Academic Medicine, http://books.google.com/books/about/A_microstructural_and_biomechanical_anal.html?id=KLiCNwAACAAJ
  • Digital analysis of mitral valve microstructure.Burdge EC, Kunzelman KS, Schmidt RA, et al, ASAIO, 23: 28
  • Determining the expected mean squares and subsequent power calculations: an application to biostatistics.Lindenauer JM, Burdge EC, Philpot JW, Twenty-First Annual SAS® Users Group International Conference, pp. 1426–1430, http://www.sascommunity.org/sugi/SUGI96/Sugi-96-234%20Lindenauer%20Burdge%20Philpot.pdf
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Other

Research History

  • Nipple Skin-Sparing Mastectomy is Feasible For Advanced Disease <http://link.springer.com/article/10.1245%2Fs10434-013-3174-4>2012 - 2013
    Skin-Sparing Mastectomy (SSM) or Nipple Skin-Sparing Mastectomy (NSSM) are procedures commonly offered as part of the surgical treatment for breast cancer. Each involves a mastectomy with preservation of the skin overlying the breast (in SSM) and often also the skin overlying the nipple areolar comp
  • A Microstructural and Biomechanical Analysis of the Mitral Valve1991 - 1996
    PhD Dissertation Research on the Microstructural and Biomechanical Analysis of the Mitral Valve in both the normal and diseased states.

Dr. Burdge's Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Spanish

Hospital Affiliations

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Health Net HMO - Employer Group
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
  • Anthem Blue Access Choice PPO
  • Anthem Blue Access PPO
  • Anthem Blue Preferred Plus POS
  • Anthem HealthKeepers HMO/POS
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Empire BCBS HMO
  • Empire BCBS PPO

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