Specializing in sports medicine and orthopedic surgery

Charles J. Burke III, MD

Charles J. Burke III, MD


Charles "Chip" J. Burke III, MD, graduated from Harvard University, and the University of Cincinnati Medial College. Dr. Burke completed a residency program in orthopedic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh and completed a fellowship in traumatology at the AO International Institute in Graz, Austria. Dr. Burke has been named to Pittsburgh Magazine's "Top Doctors" list.


Dr. Burke was the team physician for the Pittsburgh Penguins for 24 years and served as team physician for the U.S. hockey team at the 2002 Winter Olympics. He is past president of the National Hockey League (NHL) Team Physicians Society and served on both the executive committee and the Injury Analysis Panel of the NHL. Dr. Burke developed, and is the past director of, the NHL Concussion Program, the world’s largest study investigating the effects of head injuries in sports.


Board-certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, Dr. Burke is clinical associate professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Department of Orthopedic Surgery. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy Association of North America, and the American Medical Association.