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About Dr Linda


A Champion for Pregnant Women

Dr. Linda Burke (formerly Burke-Galloway), is a board-certified OB-GYN on amission to prevent stillbirths and maternal deaths. Many ago, during herresidency training, she finished her shift and signed out a patient to a colleague who was on-call. The next day, she returned to work and discovered the patient had a stillbirth delivery. This was her 39 year old patient’s first pregnancy and Dr. Linda was infuriated and devastated. She has been on a mission to reduce preventable tragedies ever since. The first edition of her book, “The Smart Mother’s Guide to a Better Pregnancy: How to Minimize Risks, Avoid Complications and Have a Healthy Baby” was ranked as the #2 best prenatal book by the Preeclampsia Foundation.

Dr. Linda’s professional accomplishments include:

Reducing the infant mortality rate for Hispanic women from 8.1 to 2.9 during her tenure as a public health physician

  • Lowered the infant mortality rate from 4.8 to 3.44 
  • Reduced the stillbirth rate of public health patients by 10% through proper identification of patient risk factors and then referring them to high-risk specialists

Dr. Linda is a member of District 12 American College of OB-GYN Perinatal Morbidity Committee, a Diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrician-Gynecologists, is writing the 2d edition of her prenatal book and developing courses that teach pregnant women about the labor and delivery process and how to recognize their individual risk factors. She has been interviewed via several media platforms, including the CNN with Medical Correspondent, Elizabeth Cohen show.

Dr. Linda is a graduate of the City College of New York, Columbia University School of Social Work, Boston University School of Medicine. She completed her ob-gyn residency training at Harlem Hospital and received a post-residency certificate in Clinical Informatics from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Her greatest and most cherished achievement is being the mother of her sons, K & M.