Steven A. Burka, MD, a Nephrologist in private practice

Get to know Nephrologist Dr. Steven A. Burka, who serves patients throughout the State of Maryland & Washington, D.C.

As a practicing nephrologist, Dr. Burka diagnoses, treats, and manages diseases and complications affecting the kidneys. He has been in private practice since 1981, seeing patients in Chevy Chase, Maryland. 

In his current capacity, he is also an attending physician at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland & the Section Chief of Nephrology/Medical Director of Inpatient Dialysis at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C. He makes himself exceptionally available, always presenting a calm demeanor while delivering well-reasoned and effective advice. His kindness is matched by his clinical excellence.

In regards to his educational background, Dr. Burka earned his medical degree from the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in 1976. He completed a residency in internal medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, followed by residencies in nephrology at NYC Health + Hospitals / Bellevue and New York University Medical Center. 

With a commitment to preserving adult health, he is board-certified in both nephrology and internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM). The ABIM is a physician-led, non-profit, independent evaluation organization driven by doctors who want to achieve higher standards for better care in a rapidly changing world. 

Nephrology is a specialty of medicine and pediatrics that concerns itself with the kidneys. It is the study of normal kidney function and kidney disease, the preservation of kidney health, and the treatment of kidney disease, from diet and medication to renal replacement therapy. Nephrologists have advanced training in treating kidney disease. They diagnose and treat kidney failure, as well as help patients by prescribing medications, offering special diet advice, and coordinating dialysis care when the time comes. 

As a testament to his success, Dr. Burka was named a Top Doctor in the Washington, D.C. and Washington-Baltimore areas by Castle Connolly in 2012.

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