Eric Burdge, MD

Eric Burdge, MD, PhD

General Surgery Forty Fort, PA

Surgical Breast Oncology

Office Address

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

Eric Burdge, MD, PhD

General Surgery Forty Fort, PA

Surgical Breast Oncology


  • 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 State Air Surgeon (SAS) for the 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.) As the State Air Surgeon (SAS), I ensure the State maintains a viable and healthy force for worldwide deployment. I coordinate with the State’s Army National Guard Surgeon as well as other ANG SASs within the Federal Emergency Management Agency region to identify military medical capabilities. I facilitate appropriate use of medical assets mobilized for state or national emergencies and exercise staff oversight of ANG medical activities. As the senior ANG medical officer in the State, I serve as consultant to the the Adjutant General (TAG) for all medical issues. I also liaison between NGB/SG and all medical units within the State. 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: Surgical Breast Oncology, Breast Diseases (benign and malignant), General Surgery, Aerospace Medicine.

Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • General Surgery: Breast, Colon & Rectal, Surgical Oncology (Other than Breast), Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • 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

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)

Education & Medical Training

  • Air University of the United States Air Force
  • Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell UniversityWeill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University
  • Long Island Jewish Med Ctr
  • Panama Canal College
  • University of Arkansas for Medical SciencesUniversity of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
  • University of Washington
  • USAF School of Aerospace Medicine

Certifications & Licensure

  • PA State Medical LicensePA State Medical License2013 - 2016
  • AR State Medical LicenseAR State Medical License2012 - 2013
  • WA State Medical LicenseWA State Medical License2006 - 2014
  • MI State Medical LicenseMI State Medical License2005 - 2018
  • NY State Medical LicenseNY State Medical License2003 - 2005
  • American Board of SurgerySurgery, 2010, Current
  • Society for Surgical OncologySSO Approved Surgical Oncology Breast Fellowship, 2013, Current

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Guide 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 Who in America (Profiled in the 67th Edition). Berkeley Heights, NJ.Marquis Who’s Who, 2013
  • Charter Member Peer Reviewed PhysiciansPeer Reviewed Physicians, 2013

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Nipple Skin-Sparing Mastectomy is Feasible For Advanced Disease <>  Burdge EC, Yuen J, Hardee M, Gadgil P, Das C, Klimberg VS, Annals of Surgical Oncology, 10/2013


  • 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,
  • 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,


Research History

  • Nipple Skin-Sparing Mastectomy is Feasible For Advanced Disease <>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.

Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Spanish

Hospital Affiliations

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • 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
  • Health Net HMO - Employer Group
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO


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