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School of Medicine Columbia

Faculty and Staff

Anna Kathryn Rye Burch, M.D.

Title: Clinical Associate Professor
Department: Pediatrics
School of Medicine Columbia
Phone: 803-434-7995

Nine Medical Park, Ste 210

Medical Education

University of South Carolina, MD, 2002


Greenville Hospital System, 2005


University of Tennessee Health Science Center, 2008


Pediatric-Infectious Diseases

Board Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics, 2006


Dr. Anna-Kathryn Rye joined the faculty of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in 2008 after completing a research fellowship. Her fellowship was served in the Department of Pediatrics' Division of Infectious Disease at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center and St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee. 

A cum laude graduate of the College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, Dr. Rye earned a doctor of medicine from the University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina. She completed a pediatric residency at Greenville Hospital System University Medial Center, Greenville, South Carolina. 

Board certified in pediatrics, Dr. Rye's clinical special interests are Group A streptococcal infections, bacterial infections, antibiotic resistance, and infections in the intensive care unit. Her research interests are mechanisms of the Eagle Effect and the effect of antimicrobial classes on host inflammatory responses to gram-positive bacteria. She was recognized by
the Southern Society for Pediatric Research in 2007 as a finalist for the Basic Scientist Young Investigator Award. 

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