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  • Diseases of the Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands
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Personal Info

Dr. Burkett is a Board Certified General surgeon.  He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois and completed his general surgery residency at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois.

He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.  This designation means that Dr. Burkett’s education, training, surgical aptitude, professional experience and ethical conduct have passed a thorough evaluation and are consistent with the high standards expected of Fellows by the College.  Dr. Burkett is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery.  Certification as a Diplomate is voluntary and exhibits a surgeon’s dedication to continuous learning and providing superior care to patients.


Dr. Burkett’s interests include laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery, endoscopy, surgical oncology, endocrine surgery, colorectal surgery, thoracic surgery, vascular surgery, endovascular surgery, and emergency trauma care.  He specializes in performing retroperitoneal spine exposures and has performed over 4,500 such procedures throughout his career.

Dr. Burkett’s interests outside of the operating room include spending time with his 4 children and 3 dogs, fly fishing, exercising, reading and traveling.

Education & Training

Bachelor of Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL. 1984

Medical School
Doctor of Medicine, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, IL. 1989

– College of Medicine Student Government President 1988-1989

– Edmund J. James Scholar

Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL. 1989-1994

– Chief Resident 1993-1994

Licensure and Certifications
  • License, Medicine and Surgery, State of Wisconsin
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support Certification
  • Verified Trauma Surgeon – American College of Surgeons
Hospital Associations
  • Theda Clark Regional Medical Center – Neenah
  • Theda Clark Regional Medical Center – Appleton
  • Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin – Fox Valley
  • Aurora Medical Center – Oshkosh
  • Ascension NE Wisconsin – Mercy campus
  • Orthopedic and Sports Institute of the Fox Valley – Appleton
  • Advanced Spine Center of Wisconsin – Neenah
Associations, Memberships & Organizations
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Wisconsin Medical Society
  • Wisconsin Surgical Society
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
  • Winnebago County Medical Society