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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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  • Can ChatGPT transform cardiac surgery and heart transplantation?, Clark, S. 26 Feb 2024, In: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • 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
  • The coronary circulation in healthy and diseased states, Pathania, V., Clark, S. 1 Jun 2024, In: BJA Education
  • A distractions capture tool for cardiac surgery and lung transplantation: impact on outcomes, Arkley, J., Ong, L., Gunaratnam, N., Butt, T., Clark, S. 23 Jan 2023, In: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • A national pilot of donation after circulatory death (DCD) heart transplantation within the United Kingdom, Messer, S., Rushton, S., Simmonds, L., Macklam, D., Husain, M., Jothidasan, A., Large, S., Tsui, S., Kaul, P., Baxter, J., Osman, M., Mehta, V., Russell, D., Stock, U., Dunning, J., Saez, D., Venkateswaran, R., Curry, P., Ayton, L., Mukadam, M., Mascaro, J., Simmonds, J., Macgowan, G., Clark, S., Jungschleger, J., Reinhardt, Z., Quigley, R., Speed, J., Parameshwar, J., Jenkins, D., Watson, S., Marley, F., Ali, A., Gardiner, D., Rubino, A., Whitney, J., Beale, S., Slater, C., Currie, I., Armstrong, L., Foley, J., Ryan, M., Gibson, S., Quinn, K., Macleod, A., Spence, S., Watson, C., Catarino, P., Clarkson, A., Forsythe, J., Manas, D., Berman, M. 1 Aug 2023, In: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
  • Association between sternal wound complications and 10-year mortality following coronary artery bypass grafting, Gaudino, M., Audisio, K., Rahouma, M., Robinson, N., Soletti, G., Cancelli, G., Masterson Creber, R., Gray, A., Lees, B., Gerry, S., Benedetto, U., Flather, M., Taggart, D., Clark, S. 1 Aug 2023, In: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Combined heart–liver transplantation in the UK, Dronavalli, V., Clark, S. 1 May 2023, In: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • Early experience of a new national lung allocation scheme in the UK based on clinical urgency, Al-Adhami, A., Al-Aloul, M., Rushton, S., Thompson, R., Carby, M., Lordan, J., Clark, S., Spencer, H., Tsui, S., Parmar, J. 20 Nov 2023, In: Thorax
  • Heart and lung transplantation, Clark, S. 29 Mar 2023, Bailey and Love’s, Boca Raton, US, CRC Press
  • Lung injury in cardiopulmonary bypass, Pathania, V., Clark, S. 8 Feb 2023, Cardiopulmonary Bypass, Amsterdam, Academic Press

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

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