"Dear David, you changed my life. Six weeks later I'm back functioning well. My deepest thanks for your skill and care."

"A great big thank you to yourself and the heart team. I, my wife, and family are most grateful for your skills and care while in the Waikato Hospital Cardiac Unit."

"I'd like to personally thank David and his team for their skill and expertise, kindness and humanity in dealing with us during our stressful time."

"I am most appreciative to you and the team for the skills and care shown to me. Thank you for my second chance."

© 2019 by Heart Surgeon Ltd.

David McCormack is a Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon in Waikato Cardiothoracic Unit & Honorary Senior Lecturer at The University of Auckland with a clinical interest and expertise in complex aortic surgery. He is skilled in the management of ischaemic heart disease and heart valve surgery. Active in the generation and utilisation of technology to advance surgical practice, healthcare delivery and innovate research.

Mr McCormack completed formal training in Cardiothoracic Surgery in leading centres. Below is a collection of central London centres within which Mr McCormack was trained: 

Barts Heart Centre

Guy’s Hospital

Harefield Hospital

St Thomas’ Hospital

St Georges’ Hospital

King’s College London

Hammersmith Hospital

The London Chest Hospital

Qualifications

  • Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of England

Cardiothoracic Surgery 

  • Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Cardiothoracic Surgery 

  • Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (Distinction)

University of London 

  • Bachelor of Science (Honours)

King’s College – University of London 

 

Positions & Memberships

  • Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Waikato District Health Board

  • Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Braemar Hospital 

  • Senior Lecturer in Surgery, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences

University of Auckland 

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialist

New Zealand Medical Council - Vocational Registration

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialist 

General Medical Council (UK) - Certificate of Completion of Training

  • Faculty of Surgical Trainers

Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

  • Fellow of Royal Society of Medicine 

  • Australian & New Zealand Society of Cardiac & Thoracic Surgeons

  • Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand 

  • European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery

  • Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain & Ireland

 

Recent Prizes and Awards

  • Sustaining Excellence in Patient Safety Award (2018)

Waikato District Health Board​​

  • Ethicon Travelling Fellowship (2016)

Ethicon - Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain and Ireland

 

  • ASiT Cardiothoracic Research Prize (2016)

Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain and Ireland

Association of Surgeons in Training

 

  • ASiT National Surgical Education and Training Prize (2016)

T-Log / Association of Surgeons in Training

  • Patient Safety Awards (2016 Finalist)

Technology & IT to Improve Patient Safety

Patient Safety Awards - The ROQAS Project 

  • Transforming Patient Care Using Technology (2012 Finalist)

British Medical Journal Awards 

 

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DAVID MCCORMACK HEART SURGEON CARDIOTHORACIC WAIKATO HAMILTON NEW ZEALAND PRIVATE SURGERY VALVE AORTA
DAVID MCCORMACK HEART SURGEON CARDIOTHORACIC WAIKATO HAMILTON NEW ZEALAND PRIVATE SURGERY VALVE AORTA

Publications

​Mr. McCormack is experienced in research and academia. He has presented scientific and clinical work worldwide over the last 15 years.

Click below to view Mr. McCormack's full academic profile on ResearchGate: