qualified in Medicine from Queen's University
Belfast in 1995. He did his general medical training
in the Royal Victoria Hospital Belfast, becoming
a member of the Royal College of Physicians of
London in 1998, and elected as a fellow of the
Edinburgh College in 2008.
Dr Warke entered higher specialist training in
Respiratory Medicine later in 1998 and trained
in the Belfast City Hospital, the Royal Victoria
Hospital and the Mater Hospital.
In 2002, during this period of training, he was
awarded his MD from Queen's University Belfast
for his thesis on asthma. He also received the
European Respiratory Society Young Investigator’s
Award First Prize in September 2001 following
presentation of aspects of his research.
Further specialist training in interventional
bronchoscopy and lung cancer was undertaken at
the North West Lung Centre in Manchester before
he was awarded his Certificate of Completion of
Specialist Training in 2004.
In November 2004, Dr Warke joined the Respiratory
Team at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast,
having been appointed as Consultant Respiratory
Physician. Dr Warke has interest in all respiratory
diseases with specialist interest in lung cancer
Dr Warke is involved in undergraduate medical
education as he supervises final year medical
student attachments to the Respiratory Unit in
the Royal. In his role as an Educational Supervisor,
he is heavily involved in the postgraduate
medical education of junior doctors.
From August 2007, Dr Warke was been the Clinical
Lead for Respiratory Medicine for the Belfast
Health & Social Care Trust and he was then
appointed to the role of overall Clinical Director
for Respiratory Medicine for the Belfast Trust
in May 2017. In April 2011, he was appointed
as an honorary lecturer for Queen's University
Dr Warke has been seeing private patients at
Hillsborough Private Clinic since September 2005.