Benjamin Burko

MDCM

Pediatrics

I am currently accepting new patients

Primary specialties

Consultative Pediatrics, Urgent Care

Locations

Biography

Dr. Burko began his professional life as a full-time emergency pediatrician at the Montreal Children’s Hospital. He then managed and owned the West Island branch of Tiny Tots Medical Centre. As an Assistant Professor of Medicine, he has trained well over a thousand medical students and residents from McGill University and Université de Montréal. Many of the best trainees enjoyed pediatrics so much that they joined Tiny Tots, prompting the building of a second location at Décarie Square. Both locations of Tiny Tots have expanded a collective 5 times in the last 10 years in order to accommodate the growing demands of patients and doctors who wish to join the ELNA team!

Dr. Burko has created and commercialized medical practice management software (Canada’s first on-line medical appointment-making software) and has also created innovations in electronic medical record software. He is an active lecturer in pediatrics and practice management at a national level. He has sat on and chaired many boards, including co-chairing the McGill Faculty of Medicine’s advisory board from 2016-2018.

Dr. Burko still enjoys practicing medicine every day. He usually sees patients (by written consultation only) at the request of other doctors for particularly complex problems. He has a particular interest in dermatology, newborn feeding and growth issues, gastroenterology, asthma, and Attention Deficit Disorder.  He is often the quicker route to hospital-based subspecialists who have long waiting lists, or the even better option of avoiding the hospitals altogether. He is married and has two teenage boys. When he’s not working, he is involved in fundraising with several philanthropies and enjoys playing keyboards and singing in a band for kicks.

Education

BSc Biology, Human Genetics Major, McGill University, 1984;
Undergraduate, Medicine, MDCM, McGill University, 1988

Languages Spoken

English, French

Residency

General Pediatrics, Montreal Children’s Hospital, 1988-1992; Emergency Pediatrics, Boston Children’s Hospital and Montreal Children’s Hospital, 1992-1993

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