Maura E. Burke, RRT, BS, MPH, AE-C

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  • Professional Information

    Job Title :
    MPH, RRT, AE-C

    Specialties :
    Respiratory Therapist

    Hospital Affiliation :
    Hartford Hospital, UMASS Memorial Health Center

    Practice Name :
    UMass Memorial Health Center

    Practice Website :

    Years in Practice :

    Description of Practice :

    Interventional Pulmonary Procedures (EBUS, REBUS, Navigational Bronchoscopy)


    PH Probe

    Pulmonary Rehabilitation

    Asthma Education

    Cystic Fibrosis Airway Clearance Teaching

    Pulmonary Function testing

    Areas of Expertise :
    Pulmonary Diagnostic Respiratory Therapy

    Education/Degree :
    University of Massachusetts at Amherst MPH; Charter Oak College, Hartford CT, BS; Manchester Community College AS

    Year Graduated :
    1997,1980, 1987

    Board Certification :
    RRT (Registered Respiratory Therapist), BS (Bachelor of Science in Health Studies),MPH (Master of Public Health), AE-C (Asthma Educator Certified, ACLS and BCLS certification

    Faculty Appointments :

    • Local Public Speaking

    How do you try to make a difference in the lives of your patients?

    Caring, Compassion, and Knowledge

    Professional Society Memberships :
    American Association for Respiratory Care, Massachusetts Society for Respiratory Care

    Honors and Awards :

    • Grant, American Lung Association for Asthma Education, 1985
    • Education Scholarship, MA Society for Respiratory Care, 1995
    • Glaxo Welcome Fellowship, Asthma Education, Great Brook Valley Health Center, American Association for Respiratory Care, International Meeting, 1996
    • Excellece Award, Ambulatory Employee of the Month, UMass Memorial Health Center, 2003
    • MA Champions of Excellence, Team Award, Lung and Allergy Center, 2008

    Articles/Publications :

    Curley F.J., MD, FCCP, Johal J.S., MD and Burke M.E., RRT and Fraire A.E., MD, FCCP.  

    • Published in Chest, 1998
    • Modern Pulmonary Journal, 1996

    Research Interests :

    Research Coordinator:

    An Epidemiological Study of Xolair: Evaluating clinical effectiveness and Long Term Safety (EXCELS)

    An Observational Study of the Epidemiology and Natural History of Asthma: Outcomes and Treatment Regimens (TENOR)

    National Emphysema Treatment Trial (NETT)

    Overholt-Blue Cross Emphysema Surgery Trial (OBEST)


    Attributes Success To:

    Determination, Responsible, Positive work ethic

    Gender :

    Favorite Medical Journal :
    American Association for Respiratory Care Journal

    Hobbies/Sports :
    The Ocean, Reading, Walking, Nature

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