Welcome to Alta East Bay Pathology


Dr. Jerome S. Burke

As a surgical pathologist for more than 45 years, I have witnessed a dramatic change in the discipline from one of pure morphology to a specialty that now routinely employs immunologic techniques, particularly immunohistochemistry and flow cytometry, supplemented by molecular and cytogenetic analyses. Whereas the excitement of a solving the genesis or mystery of an unknown neoplasm has never abated over the years, the use of the new techniques has led to a remarkable improvement in the accuracy of pathologic diagnoses and the discovery of new clinicopathologic entities. It’s been a great ride!

Board Certification:
Anatomic Pathology


University of Chicago (Neoplastic Hematopathology)

University of Toronto

Medical School:
University of Toronto

American Society of Clinical Oncology (emeritus)
American Society of Hematology (emeritus)
Arthur Purdy Stout Society of Surgical Pathologists
Society for Hematopathology
United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology

Facility Privileges:
Alta Bates-Summit Medical Center- Ashby Campus
Berkeley, CA

Alta Bates-Summit Medical Center- Summit Campus
Oakland, CA

Professional Interests:
Neoplastic hematopathology with particular interest in diagnosing and writing about Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphomas, extranodal lymphomas and pathology of the spleen.

Personal Interests:
Spending anytime with my wife Gloria, travelling, reading (especially spy thrillers, e.g., John le Carre, Olen Steinhauer, Philip Kerr), hiking (when knee and Achilles cooperate), movies, pinot noirs and zinfandels, ethnic restaurants and being Zayde to my grandchildren Lillian and Landry.