Dark, Professor John H

Professor John H DarkProfessor of Cardiothoracic Surgery

  • Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Tel: 0191 223 1450
  • GMC Code: 2304995
  • Qualifications: MB BS, FRCS Eng, FRCS Edin, FRCP Lond, FRCP Edin, FETCS
  • Special Interests

    Aortic Surgery

    Heart and Lung Transplantation

  • Biography

    Prof John Dark trained in Newcastle, Glasgow, London and Toronto. He headed the cardiac and pulmonary transplant programme at the Freeman hospital for over20 years, building it into the most active in the UK. His research and clinical interests centre around brain death and it's sequelae, and acute lung injury. 

    He is a past-President of the European Society for Organ Transplantation and of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, and serves on the Council of the British Transplantation Society. Since April 2013 he has been the National Clinical Lead for Governance within Organ Donation and Transplantation at NHSBT.

  • Directorate


  • Hospital Base


  • Clinics Provided

    Alternate Monday Morning’s, Freeman

  • Name of Secretary
    Ms Linda Fellowes
  • Professor John Dark 
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