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Prof. Stephen Clark

Last updated: 1 Dec 2023

GMC: 3406881
Areas of Practice: Adult Cardiac
Region: North East
Hospitals: Freeman Hospital

Stephen Clark is a Consultant Cardiothoracic and Transplant Surgeon at Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne and a Clinical Director in the Cardiothoracic Services Directorate . He is also a Medical Examiner for the Trust and former Director of Cardiopulmonary Transplantation.

He is Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Transplantation in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, University of Northumbria.

He was appointed in 2000 after training in Newcastle, London, Cambridge and Toronto. He is Chairman of the European Board of Cardiothoracic Surgery and is a Fellow of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers. He is a former Trust Clinical Director for Quality and Patient Safety. He is a Member of the Academy of Master Surgeon Educators of the American College of Surgeons.

Stephen represents the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain and Ireland on CORESS and is a member of the SCTS Transplantation and also Patient Safety Sub-Committees. He has a long standing interest in medicolegal practice (Diploma in Legal Medicine), human factors, fatigue effects, patient safety checklists and protocols.

He has an ongoing commitment to setting up heart and lung transplant programs in Asia, especially Sri Lanka where he guided the first heart transplant there in 2017.


Training Attended

University of Nottingham Medical School - 1989

Basic surgical training in Bristol, Leicester and London

Royal College of Surgeons of England Research Fellowship - 1996

Speciality training in Cambridge, Newcastle and Toronto

Qualifications & Accreditations

BMedSci(Hons) - First Class Honours


BS with Commendation











Adult Cardiac Surgery

SCTS Committees

This consultant is or was a member of the following committees, click on any committee to see more information:

CommitteeOfficeTerm of Office
Academic & ResearchSAC2019 - 2022
Board of RepresentativesCardiac Surgery Representative2022-2025
Board of RepresentativesMember-
Executive CommitteeElected member2017 - 2020
Patient Safety & Quality Improvement Working GroupAppointed Member2022-2025
TransplantationAppointed Member2020 - 2023


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