Burn, Professor Sir John

Professor Sir John BurnProfessor of Clinical Genetics

  • Professor of Clinical Genetics
  • Tel: 0191 241 8759
  • GMC Code: 2311834
  • Qualifications: B Med Sci (Hon); MBBS; MD; FRCP; FRCPE; FRCPCH; FRCOG; FMed Sci
  • Special Interests

    Cancer Genetics

    Health Service Management

  • Biography

    Born and educated in north-east England

    1970-80: Medical training and postgraduate qualification in Medicine and Paediatrics

    1980-84: Senior Registrar in Clinical Genetics, Great Ormond Street, London

    1984 to date: Consultant in Clinical Genetics in Newcastle upon Tyne

    1989-2001: Clinical Director, Northern Genetics Service

    1991 to date: Professor of Clinical Genetics, Newcastle University

  • Directorate


  • Hospital Base

    Institute of Genetic Medicine, International Centre for Life, Newcastle upon Tyne

  • Clinics Provided

    General/cancer at Institute of Genetic Medicine (2 weekly)

    General/cancer at Whitehaven (3 monthly)

  • Name of Secretary
    Lea Lewis
  • Any other Information

    Lead Clinician NHS North East

    Innovation chair Human Genomics Strategy Group

    Genetics lead, National Institute of Health Research

  • John Burn 
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