Dr Chris Bourke is a paediatric surgeon who has been practicing in Brisbane for more than a decade. He offers treatment for surgical disorders in children in both the private health system and public health system. The care is available at the Mater Children’s Hospital, Royal Children’s Hospital and Wesley Hospital.


Raised in Queensland Dr Bourke is a graduate of the University of Queensland. He entered training in  adult general surgery, working at hospitals throughout the state. Following completion of his training in 1999 Dr Bourke was awarded the FRACS(General Surgery). Dr Bourke commenced training in a second speciality , paediatric surgery,subsequent to this which entailed work in hospitals in both Queensland and Victoria .In 2002 he was awarded the FRACS (Paediatric Surgery). Dr Bourke furthered his training at The Bristol Children’s Hospital before returning to take up a position at John Hunter Children’s Hospital in 2003. In 2004 he returned to Brisbane to commence practice as a specialist paediatric surgeon.


His interests include abdominal and thoracic surgery, particularly minimal access (laparoscopic or keyhole) surgery .In addition he cares for children with oncology disorders and neonatal issues requiring surgery. He has an active interest in counseling people where a foetal disorder is present.


Dr Bourke is a member of:

  • The Royal Australian College of Surgeons
  • Australia and New Zealand Association of Paediatric Surgeons
  • International Paediatric Endosurgery group