A/Prof David McCormack is a Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon and Associate Chief Medical Officer of Waikato DHB. He is former Clinical Director and Head of Department of Waikato Cardiothoracic Unit. A/Prof McCormack is also an Honorary Associate Professor of Surgery at The University of Auckland with a clinical interest and expertise in 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 innovative research.

A/Prof McCormack completed formal training in Cardiothoracic Surgery in leading centres. Below is a collection of central London centres within which A/Prof 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

Fellowships and Qualifications 

  • New Zealand Medical Council

Cardiothoracic Surgery - Vocational Registration

  • Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of England

Cardiothoracic Surgery 

  • Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Cardiothoracic Surgery 

  • Fellowship Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand

  • Fellow of American College of Surgeons

  • Member of Faculty of Surgical Trainers of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

  • Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (Distinction)

University of London 

  • Bachelor of Science (Honours)

King’s College – University of London 

 

Positions & Memberships

  • Associate Chief Medical Officer

Waikato District Health Board​​

Past - Head of Department

Waikato Cardiothoracic Unit​

Past - Clinical Director

Waikato Cardiothoracic Unit

  • Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Waikato District Health Board

  • Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Braemar Hospital 

  • Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Southern Cross Hospital​​

  • Associate Professor of Surgery (Hon), 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

 

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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

The ROQAS Project 

  • Transforming Patient Care Using Technology (2012 Finalist)

British Medical Journal Awards 

 

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
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

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

Click below to view A/Prof McCormack's profile on LinkedIn:

Click below to view A/Prof McCormack's full academic profile on ResearchGate:

 

Telehealth

At Heart Surgeon Group, we are able to accommodate teleconsultations. This option will allow you to meet with your surgeon through our online waiting room. Telehealth must be requested and booked in advance.

To start your teleconsultation with A/Prof McCormack, click on the link below: