Dr. Dean Burke, a 1981 graduate of MCG and OB/GYN, will become the Department of Community Health’s Chief Medical Officer for the Medical Assistance Plans. In this role, Dr. Burke will lead the department’s efforts related to health performance and quality reporting within the Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids® populations.
Most recently, Dr. Burke served as the Chief Medical Officer for Memorial Hospital and Manor in Bainbridge, Ga. In addition, he has served as a state Senator for Senate district 11, representing Colquitt, Decatur, Early, Grady, Miller and Seminole counties along with portions of Mitchell and Thomas counties. During his service, he has served as Chairman of the Insurance and Labor Committee, Vice-Chairman of the Health and Human Services Committee and Ethics Committee, an Ex-Officio of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs, the Secretary of Appropriations, and was a member of the Reapportionment and Redistricting Committee and the Rules Committee. He also served as the Chairman of the Community Health sub-committee.