Professor Conor Burke was educated in Blackrock College and graduated in Medicine from University College Dublin (UCD).
Professor Conor Burke was trained in General Internal Medicine in Dublin Teaching Hospitals.
He then completed a three-year Fellowship in Respiratory Medicine in Stanford University in California.
Professor Burke returned to Ireland on his appointment as a Consultant Respiratory Physician in Connolly and Mater University Hospitals and subsequently as Professor of Medicine in UCD.
He served a three-year term as Clinical Director in Connolly Hospital/Royal College of Surgeons Hospital Group.
Professor Conor Burk is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland, a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in London, a Fellow of the College of Chest Physicians (U.S.A.) and a Fellow of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine (RCSI).
He served four terms as International Regent and later International Governor of the College of Chest Physicians, U.S.A.
Professor Conor Burke has established international collaborations and post-graduate training programmes with his Alma Mater in Stanford University, Imperial College, London, London University and the University of Western Australia.
He has delivered over 200 invited presentations to international medical and scientific societies and published over 100 papers in peer reviewed international medical and scientific journals.
His post-doctoral thesis was awarded by UCD for his original contributions in Human Lung Transplantation.
Professor Burke delivered the 38th Annual Graves Lecture by invitation of the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland. He is the recipient of Research Awards in particular from the American College of Chest Physicians and the EU.
His specialist interests in Respiratory Medicine include asthma, bronchitis and inflammatory disease, occupational lung disease and lung transplantation.
Professor Burke has authored medical, legal and occupational health reports for twenty years. He has served as an expert witness in many High Court Litigations. He has completed the Harvard University Law School Dispute Mediation Programme allowing him to offer additional mediation services.