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Prof Stephen Clark


Department: Applied Sciences

Stephen Clark

Stephen Clark is a Consultant Cardiothoracic and Transplant Surgeon at Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne and is the Director of Cardiopulmonary Transplantation. He is also a Medical Examiner.

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 Clinical Director for Quality and Patient Safety.

Stephen represents the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain and Ireland on CORESS and is a member of the SCTS Transplantation Sub-Committee. He has a long standing interest in medicolegal practice, 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 last year.


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  • Enhancing surgical performance in cardiothoracic surgery with innovations from computer vision and artificial intelligence: a narrative review, Constable, M., Shum, H., Clark, S. 14 Feb 2024, In: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • A human model of bilateral pulmonary vein sampling to assess the effects of one-lung ventilation on neutrophil function, Funston, W., Ruchaud-Sparagano, M., Scott, J., Powell, J., Cooles, F., Shelmerdine, L., McDowell, C., O’Leary, D., Booth, K., Clark, S., Ledingham, S., Rostron, A., Dark, J., Simpson, A. 26 Jul 2022, In: PLoS One
  • Do older surgeons have safer hands? A retrospective cohort study, Rizzo, V., Caruana, E., Freystaetter, K., Parry, G., Clark, S. 1 Sep 2022, In: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Feasibility and acceptability of a physical activity behavioural modification tele-coaching intervention in lung transplant recipients, Hume, E., Muse, H., Wallace, K., Wilkinson, M., Marshall Heslop, K., Nair , A., Clark, S., Vogiatzis, I. 2022, In: Chronic Respiratory Disease
  • Is there a renoprotective value to leukodepletion during heart valve surgery?: A randomized controlled trial (ROLO), Khoshbin, E., Spencer, S., Solomon, L., Tang, A., Clark, S., Stokes, E., Wordsworth, S., Dabner, L., Edwards, J., Reeves, B., Rogers, C. 26 Mar 2021, In: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Long-term follow-up of a patient with JAG1-associated retinopathy, Cheema, M., Stone, L., Sellar, P., Quinn, S., Clark, S., Martin, R., O'Brien, J., Warriner, C., Browning, A. 1 Oct 2021, In: Documenta Ophthalmologica
  • The impact of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic and COVID-19 on lung transplantation in the UK: Lessons learned from the first wave, Hardman, G., Sutcliffe, R., Hogg, R., Mumford, L., Grocott, L., Mead-Regan, S., Nuttall, J., Dunn, S., Seeley, P., Clark, S., Quigley, R., Al-Attar, N., Booth, K., Dark, J., Fisher, A. 1 Mar 2021, In: Clinical Transplantation
  • Exercise training for lung transplant candidates and recipients: a systematic review, Hume, E., Ward, L., Wilkinson, M., Manifield, J., Clark, S., Vogiatzis, I. 31 Dec 2020, In: European Respiratory Review
  • Infective endocarditis in intravenous drug users in Europe: A clean start?, Chilvers, N., Clark, S. 1 Sep 2020, In: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Patient safety checklists in heart and lung transplantation, Clark, S. 7 Sep 2020, In: Trends in Transplantation

  • Medicine PhD June 30 1999
  • Fellow Royal College of Physicians 2014

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