Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Bourke has made it his life’s work to cure obesity, the number one cause of preventable death in the United States. Recognizing obesity’s devastatingly personal consequences, he says, “Our greatest loss is a life misspent, and being obese or overweight causes people to miss out on so much. At JumpstartMD, we’re giving the gift of life back to people, together with all its joy and potential.”
The son of a Navy aviator, Dr. Bourke graduated from Yale University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history. He traveled to Calcutta to work at Mother Theresa’s Home for the Destitute and Dying. Realizing that he wanted to spend his life helping others, he returned to the University of Southern California to attend medical school on an Air Force scholarship. After graduating with highest honors, Dr. Bourke completed his residency training in emergency medicine at Stanford University. He then served for three years of active duty in the U.S Air Force, including two tours in the Middle East.
In addition to his role at JumpstartMD, Dr. Bourke is a member of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians, the American College of Emergency Physicians and the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society.
Dr. Bourke lives with his wife, a gastroenterologist, and their three children in Portola Valley.
Dr. Bourke founded JumpstartMD in 2007 and is a Board Certified Diplomate in Obesity Medicine.