Dr John Bourke is a Consultant Cardiologist at the Department of Cardiology, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK and Honorary Clinical Lecturer at the Institute of Genetic Medicine at Newcastle University.

John has a highly successful, dedicated Cardiology-Muscle Clinic at Freeman Hospital providing surveillance and treatment for patients with cardiac involvement in their inherited neuromuscular disorder. John is research active in clinically-based subjects in cardiac electrophysiology / arrhythmia management and cardiac aspects of neuromuscular disorders.

John is the lead investigator in the DMDheart protection study - a randomised trial of ACE-inhibitor and beta-blocker therapy in preventing cardiomyopathy.