Guenevere Burke Guenevere Burke
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management (Secondary)

Office Phone: 202-741-2911
Email: Email
Department: Emergency Medicine


  • BA, Western Conn State University, 2001
  • MBA, MIT, 2005
  • MD, UCLA, 2009


Dr. Guenevere Burke is an assistant professor of emergency medicine at the George Washington University (GW).  In this role, she is actively involved in medical education and interdisciplinary graduate programs in health policy, health equity and healthcare technology. She is co-director of the Health Policy Scholarly Concentration at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences and the Residency Fellowship in Health Policy. These unique programs capitalize on the extraordinary health policy resources available in the Washington DC region and have been featured in the popular media for their singular contributions to medical education.

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ollaboration with Kaiser Permanente, Dr. Burke pioneered new residency programs in health policy for the Southern California region. She is the director of the Leaders for Health Equity Fellowship, an international health sector fellowship funded by the Atlantic Philanthropies. Dr. Burke is a board certified emergency physician who provides clinical care in traditional and telemedicine encounters through the GW Department of Emergency Medicine's ConnectER program, a unique offering that expands access to care for emergency patients. She is president-elect of the District of Columbia American College of Emergency Physicians. 

Dr. Burke completed fellowship training in health policy at GW, working as a fellow with the Kaiser Family Foundation and serving as health policy advisor to Senator Grassley, a member of the Senate Finance Committee. She completed her medical education at UCLA and residency training at the University of Southern California, where she served as chief resident. She holds an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and previously worked in international healthcare consulting and hospital finance prior to her career in medicine.  


Health Policy
Emergency Medicine
Technology and Innovation
Vulnerable Populations
Health Equity


Atlantic Philanthropies: Leaders for Health Equity

Award from Atlantic Philanthropies to promote equity in the health care workforce.

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

Grant to provide specialty care for underserved patients in Washington, D.C.’s Wards 7 and 8 through creation of a telemedicine clinic at Unity Health Care’s Anacostia location.


Leaders for Health Equity:

The Leaders for Health Equity (LHE) is a new fellowship program offered by the George Washington University Health Workforce Institute through the generosity of the Atlantic Philanthropies. The vision of the program is to develop global leaders who understand the foundations of health inequity and have the knowledge, skills, and courage to build more equitable organizations and communities.

Residency Fellowship in Health Policy:

The Residency Fellowship in Health Policy (RFHP) is a special offering of the George Washington University’s Department of Health Policy, made possible through the combined resources of the Milken Institute School of Public Health and Health Services and the School of Medicine and Health Sciences.  The RFHP is available to residents from all disciplines who are interested in an intensive, short-term health policy fellowship as part of their graduate medical education experience.

The goal of the RFHP is to provide residents with an understanding of U.S. health policy and its implications for medical practice and health care in the US.  The program, sponsored by the nationally ranked GW Department of Health Policy, is not available in any other U.S. graduate medical education setting and capitalizes on GW’s Washington D.C. location and the extraordinary health policy resources available in the region.

Health Policy Scholarly Concentration:

The Scholarly Concentration is an educational program designed to enrich students' experiences and opportunities, and expose them to various concentrations of study. GW SMHS believes this program will further students' medical careers by providing a broader healthcare perspective and exposure to leadership opportunities.

The Health Policy Scholarly Concentration is designed to increase the interest, understanding, and capabilities of medical students in regard to the health policies (public, private, commercial, philanthropic, local, national, and global) that affect health and healthcare in the United States.

Centers and Institutes

GW Health Workforce Institute:

The GW Health Workforce Institute (GWHWI) is an university-wide initiative to strengthen health workforce policies in the United States and around the world. The health workforce is an essential component of health care systems;policies that address its quality, supply, distribution, and organization hold the keys to improving access to high quality and affordable health care.

Interest Section(s)

  • Health Policy
  • Innovative Practice and TeleHealth

Industry Relationships and Collaborations

This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has reported a financial interest with the health care related companies listed below. These relations have been reported to the University and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts.

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