Prof Michael Bourke
Prof Michael Bourke MD, PHD
Westmead Hospital Sydney, Australia
Professor Michael Bourke is Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Sydney and Director of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy at Westmead Hospital. He is Co-editor of the journal Endoscopy. He is the convenor of the Sydney International Endoscopy Symposium, now in its 7th year with a delegation of more than 600 registrants and Australia's second largest gastroenterology meeting.
His clinical and research interests encompass many different facets of diagnostic and interventional endoscopy. Endoscopic resection for advanced mucosal neoplasia at all sites in the gastrointestinal tract has been a focus. Patients referred to Westmead with early Barrett's neoplasia, duodenal and ampullary lesions, and large sessile polyps or laterally spreading tumours of the colon are invited to participate in prospective studies and randomised trials designed to validate, assess and enhance the safety and efficacy of endoscopic resection for advance mucosal neoplasia.
Work in the animal laboratory augments the clinical research. He is also active in ERCP research. Original research is published regularly in the leading international journals in Gastroenterology and Endoscopy.