On Secretary Kerry's Recovery, from Dr. Dennis Burke

Press Statement
John Kirby
Department Spokesperson
Washington, DC
June 12, 2015


The following is attributable to Dr. Dennis Burke, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Massachusetts General Hospital and Clinical Instructor in Orthopaedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School:

Secretary of State John Kerry had an uncomplicated recovery from surgery to repair his broken right femur.

He is ambulating independently on crutches and working hard with physical therapy toward a full recovery, which we anticipate will occur in several months’ time.