Professor Stephen Clark is a consultant cardiothoracic and transplant surgeon at Freeman Hospital. He is the director of the heart and lung transplant program.
Professor Clark was appointed as a consultant cardiothoracic Surgeon in 2000 after training in Newcastle, Cambridge, London and Toronto. I have a special interest in heart and lung transplantation and am the director of the transplant program.
Within cardiac surgery my major interests include coronary artery surgery, aortic valve and root surgery and mitral valve replacement. He has a special interest in minimally invasive surgery for atrial fibrillation and other heart rhythm abnormalities.
He is the Chairman of the European Board of Cardiothoracic Surgery and a former Examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons of England. In addition, he is the Specialty Advisor in Cardiac Surgery for NICE and act as an expert for the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman. Recently, he has concluded his term on the Executive of the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain and Ireland and the Specialist Advisory Committee in Cardiothoracic Surgery.
He has a keen interest in clinical research, a track record in surgical innovation and am Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at the University of Northumbria.
I have an ongoing interest in developing transplant programs in Asia, especially India and Sri Lanka where I contributed to the performance of their first ever heart transplant.
- Director of Cardiopulmonary Transplantation
- Chairman of the European Board of Cardiothoracic Surgery
- Member of the Cardiothoracic Transplantation Advisory Group
- Specialist Advisor to NICE
- Specialty Program Director for the Confidential Reporting System for Surgery (CORESS)
- Expert reviewer for NIHR Health Technology Assessment Program
- Medical Examiner
- Health Foundation Q Fellow
- Fellow of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers
- Advisor in Cardiac Surgery to the Parliamentary and Healthcare Ombudsman
- Chairman – International Surgical Aspects of Cardiopulmonary Transplantation Course
- Member for the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management