John Bourke

Consultant Cardiologist

Freeman Hospital

Position in Extended Committee - Clinical Representative
John Bourke

John graduated from the University College Dublin, Ireland in 1979. He is currently a Consultant Cardiologist (Electrophysiologist) at the Department of Cardiology, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, Senior Lecturer at Newcastle University & an Associate Member of Institute of Genetic Medicine, International Centre for Life, Newcastle.

Over the years John has developed a highly successful, dedicated Cardiology-Muscle Clinic at Freeman Hospital providing surveillance and treatment for patients with cardiac involvement in their inherited neuromuscular disorder, served as a panel member on international DMD Care Considerations guideline formulation project convened by Centre for Disease Prevention & Control, Atlanta, USA (2008-09) and contributed to the European Guidelines (2009). He was also a Co-convenor on 107th ENMC workshop on Cardiac Involvement in Muscular and Myotonic Dystrophy in 2002.

John is research active in clinically-based subjects in cardiac electrophysiology / arrhythmia management and cardiac aspects of neuromuscular disorders.