Dr. Burkholder strives to provides excellent care to each person in a compassionate and professional manner. He is a board certified colon and rectal surgeon, also known as a proctologist, who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of benign and malignant diseases involving the colon, rectum, and anus. This field of medicine was formerly known as proctology. He is proficient in minimally invasive laparoscopic surgical techniques. Dr. Burkholder is on staff at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center in Brooklyn.
Prior to opening a private practice in Brooklyn, NY, Dr. Burkholder worked for four years at Alaska Colorectal Surgery in Anchorage, Alaska. He was one of three colorectal surgeons providing specialized care in the state of Alaska. During this time he also served as General Surgery Sub-Section Chair at Providence Hospital and Trauma Director at Alaska Regional Hospital.
Dr. Burkholder received his B.A. with Honors in 1999 from the University of Manitoba. He received his M.D. from New York University School of Medicine in 2003. He completed his general surgery residency at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga in 2009. He then completed a colorectal surgery fellowship in 2010 at the University of Texas, Houston. He is board certified in General Surgery and Colon and Rectal Surgery.
Koontz CS, Smith LA, Burkholder HC, Higdon K, Aderhold R, Carr M. Video-assisted transumbilical appendectomy in children. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2006 Apr; 41(4): 710-712.
Cofer JB, Petros PJ, Burkholder HC, Clark PC. General surgery at rural Tennessee hospitals: A survey of rural Tennessee hospital administrators. American Surgeon. 2011 Jul;77(7):820-825.
Arnold JD, Dart BW, Barker DE, Maxwell RA, Burkholder HC, Mejia VA, Smith PW, Longley JM. Unfractionated heparin three times a day versus enoxaparin in the prevention of deep vein thrombosis in trauma patients. American Surgeon. 2010 Jun;76(6):563-70.
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