In September, TOC will welcome three new physicians to care for patients across the Tennessee Valley. Please join us in giving a warm welcome to Drs. Corey Burke, Thompson McMurtrie, and Zachary Moore!
About the Physicians
Dr. Corey Burke received a bachelor’s degree in biology from Judson University in Elgin, IL, where he graduated summa cum laude. He graduated medical school and completed his residency at Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, CA, before completing his fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis, MO.
Dr. Burke is passionate about working with kids. As a parent of five vibrant children of his own, he has the ability to relate and empathize with families as they navigate care for their children. He uses his strengths of compassion, integrity, and communication to build trust and give parents confidence in the care their child is receiving as he shares prognoses and treatment plans. He finds great reward in helping kids return to their full function.
When he is not practicing, you can find Dr. Burke spending time with his wife and five young children as they are either fishing, camping, or bike riding.
He will be caring for patients at the TOC’s Huntsville, Madison and Scottsboro clinics.
Dr. Thompson McMurtrie is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon specializing in arthroscopy and treatment of sports related-injuries. His goal is to provide excellent and thoughtful care to his patients based on sound research and experience to help patients meet their goals. Dr. McMurtrie focuses on arthroscopic and open reconstruction of the shoulder, elbow, hip, and knee, including tendon and cartilage repair, ligament reconstruction, and joint replacement.
Dr. McMurtrie is a Huntsville native and received a bachelor’s degree in biomedical sciences from Auburn University, where he graduated summa cum laude with honors. He completed medical school and orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Following residency, he completed a fellowship in sports medicine and arthroscopy at Mississippi Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center in Jackson, MS, and Tulane University in New Orleans, LA, where he trained with several renowned sports medicine surgeons.
Dr. McMurtrie has provided orthopaedic care to athletes since 2016. He has served as the team physician for multiple high school and college teams and had the opportunity to work with UAB and Ole Miss athletics during his training. Dr. McMurtrie has over 30 publications and presentations, with an interest in arthroscopic procedures and sports medicine. He is a member of the America Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, Arthroscopy Association of North America, and American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.
Dr. McMurtrie and his wife, Amy Claire, enjoy the outdoors, athletics, and raising their family. They are excited to be in Huntsville and looking forward to becoming part of the community.
He will be caring for patients at TOC’s Huntsville, Madison, and Ardmore clinics.
Dr. Zachary Moore received a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Alabama, where he graduated magna cum laude. He graduated medical school and completed his residency at the University of South Alabama before completing his fellowship at American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, Alabama.
Dr. Moore is passionate about medical mission work. Since 2012, Dr. Moore has provided medical assistance in Peru and Rwanda, and he has invested in local high school students who are interested in entering the medical field.
Dr. Moore was the team physician for University of West Alabama and helped take care of the Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2021 season, providing his services on the sidelines. As part of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine program, he was faculty on the surgical skills assessment program for new sports fellows. Throughout his academic career, he has also done extensive research in orthopaedic medicine.
When he is not practicing, you can find Dr. Moore backpacking through national parks, restoring Jeep Gladiator pickup trucks or traveling.
He cares for patients at TOC’s Guntersville and Boaz clinics.