Bourke, Dr John P

Dr John P BourkeConsultant Cardiologist & Senior Lecturer, Newcastle University

  • Consultant Cardiologist & Senior Lecturer, Newcastle University
  • Tel: 0191 213 7131
  • GMC Code: 122398
  • Qualifications: MD, BCh, BAO, DCH, FRCPI, FRCP(Lond)
  • Special Interests

    Heart rhythm problems


    Pacemaker & other device therapies

  • Biography

    ■   Medical School:  University College Dublin, Ireland (1973-’79)

    ■   Cardiology Training:  Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne

    ■   Cardiac Electrophysiology Training:          

                Freeman Hospital, UK & Westmead Hospital, Sydney, Australia

    ■   Research: Freeman Hospital, UK & Westmead Hospital, Australia

    ■   Society Memberships:  Heart Rhythm Society, USA; Heart Rhythm UK;

               Arrhythmia Alliance; British Cardiovascular Society;  European 

               Society of Cardiology; World Muscle Society; Royal Colleges of

               Physicians (Dublin & London).

    ■   Special clinical & research interest in:

                Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation & ventricular tachycardias in

                damaged hearts;  Cardiac involvement in patients with inherited

                muscle conditions (eg: DMD / BMD, myotonic dystrophy, etc).

  • Directorate


  • Hospital Base


  • Clinics Provided

    Specialist heart rhythm clinic (Tuesday mornings)

    Specialist cardiology-inherited muscle disorder clinic (Friday afternoons)

  • Name of Secretary
    Ms Sharon Francis & Ms Claire Jamieson
  • Any other Information

    The Cardiac Rhythm Management team (adult & paediatric) at Freeman Hospital has long had an international reputation for expertise & clinical innovation in cardiac electrophysiology & ablation - attracting patients from wide areas of the England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

  • Dr. John P Bourke 
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