DAVID J O’REGAN

Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon

DAVID J O’REGAN

Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon

HELLO MY NAME IS DAVID 

I graduated from Southampton University in 1985. I embarked upon a surgical career as an SHO in Bath. I became a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh (RCSEd) in 1990. I started my out training as a general surgeon on the numbered training program in Oxford. I was encouraged to do Cardiac Surgery by Professor Stephen Westaby and Mr Ravi Pillai. After eighteen months I was appointed to the Royal Brompton Hospital rotation. I have had the privilege of working for Professor Sir Magdi Yacoub. I passed the intercollegiate exam in 1999. I have been a practicing Consultant Cardiac Surgeon since 2001 and have now done over three thousand adult cardiac cases.

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Hello my name is David

I graduated from Southampton University in 1985.  I embarked upon a surgical career as an SHO in Bath. I became a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh (RCSEd) in 1990. I started my out training as a general surgeon on the numbered training program in Oxford. I was encouraged to do Cardiac Surgery by Professor Stephen Westaby and Mr Ravi Pillai. After eighteen months I was appointed to the Royal Brompton Hospital rotation. I have had the privilege of working for Professor Sir Magdi Yacoub. I passed the intercollegiate exam in 1999. I have been a practicing Consultant Cardiac Surgeon since 2001 and have now done over three thousand adult cardiac cases.


WHAT PEOPLE SAY

  • Extremely capable, understandable and he put me at ease
    Extremely fantastic and supportive to family, kept family informed of what had happened

     

  • Mr O’Regan achieves excellent clinical outcomes for his patients with very low complication rates.
    He ensures that his patients understand the nature of their surgery and are treated with respect.
    He leads a high quality and comprehensive audit programme

  • I have worked in the NHS for 25 years.
    During that time I personally have never worked with anyone who cares
    more passionately about the team around him than Mr O’Regan.
    He always puts the staff’s interests and well being before himself

  • Excellent mentor / teacher. Looks to positive things 

  • Progressive, very motivating and able to assess strengths and weakness

  • Excellent in all presentations, inspirational, reinforced principles in context very well

  • Terrific trainer with thought provoking ideas for practising basic skills

  • Hi David, Just thought you might like to hear of the most recent race that I completed last week.It was a 268 mile Ultramarathon called The Spine involving 42,000 ft of climb. The race started in Edale, Derbyshire and followed the complete length of the Pennine Way to finish in Kirk Yeltholm, Scotland. You have 7 days to complete it and I did it with 12 hours to spare. Everyday I was getting stronger and faster, and finished with a sprint and my fastest 5k of the race. Throughout I carried a 10kg rucksack. A testament to your surgical ability. Only 60 people have completed the Summer Spine and I am the first to do so following a triple heart bypass!So thank you once again for giving me a second chance at life and I am making the most of it  The last two New Years I have spent in the Arctic Circle – Greenland and Finland on adventure holidays also seeing the Northern Lights. I have also been gorilla trekking in Uganda and climbed the highest peak in Kosovo during a trekking holiday that included Albania and Montenegro. I do talks on my adventures and try to inspire others to live their lives to the full… Thanks again! Cllr Ryk Downes, Liberal Democrat (Otley & Yeadon Ward)


WHAT PEOPLE SAY

  • Extremely capable, understandable and he put me at ease
    Extremely fantastic and supportive to family, kept family informed of what had happened

     

  • Mr O’Regan achieves excellent clinical outcomes for his patients with very low complication rates.
    He ensures that his patients understand the nature of their surgery and are treated with respect.
    He leads a high quality and comprehensive audit programme

  • I have worked in the NHS for 25 years.
    During that time I personally have never worked with anyone who cares
    more passionately about the team around him than Mr O’Regan.
    He always puts the staff’s interests and well being before himself

  • Excellent mentor / teacher. Looks to positive things 

  • Progressive, very motivating and able to assess strengths and weakness

  • Excellent in all presentations, inspirational, reinforced principles in context very well

  • Terrific trainer with thought provoking ideas for practising basic skills

  • Hi David, Just thought you might like to hear of the most recent race that I completed last week.It was a 268 mile Ultramarathon called The Spine involving 42,000 ft of climb. The race started in Edale, Derbyshire and followed the complete length of the Pennine Way to finish in Kirk Yeltholm, Scotland. You have 7 days to complete it and I did it with 12 hours to spare. Everyday I was getting stronger and faster, and finished with a sprint and my fastest 5k of the race. Throughout I carried a 10kg rucksack. A testament to your surgical ability. Only 60 people have completed the Summer Spine and I am the first to do so following a triple heart bypass!So thank you once again for giving me a second chance at life and I am making the most of it  The last two New Years I have spent in the Arctic Circle – Greenland and Finland on adventure holidays also seeing the Northern Lights. I have also been gorilla trekking in Uganda and climbed the highest peak in Kosovo during a trekking holiday that included Albania and Montenegro. I do talks on my adventures and try to inspire others to live their lives to the full… Thanks again! Cllr Ryk Downes, Liberal Democrat (Otley & Yeadon Ward)

“Dogs don’t rationalize. They don’t hold anything against a person. They don’t see the outside of a human but the inside of a human.”
– Cesar Millan (dog trainer)

I too spend my life working in the inside of the body. What is striking, is that all hearts look the same – when a patient is draped it is impossible from the inside to determine age sex ethnicity or religion. Unlike a garment, there is no made in or made by label – we are all the same on the inside. Perhaps this is why dogs are so special; they are always delighted to see you and respond to kindness with wagging tails. Perhaps we could all do better by barking less and wagging more…

“Dogs don’t rationalize. They don’t hold anything against a person. They don’t see the outside of a human but the inside of a human.”
– Cesar Millan (dog trainer)

I too spend my life working in the inside of the body. What is striking, is that all hearts look the same – when a patient is draped it is impossible from the inside to determine age sex ethnicity or religion. Unlike a garment, there is no made in or made by label – we are all the same on the inside. Perhaps this is why dogs are so special; they are always delighted to see you and respond to kindness with wagging tails. Perhaps we could all do better by barking less and wagging more…


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