Mr David O'Regan



GMC number: 3082788

Practicing since: 1985


Cardiothoracic Surgery

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Mr O’Regan has now been a consultant in Leeds for sixteen years and has past the three thousand operations milestone. He has a national bronze award for clinical excellence. His overall mortality is 2.77% and elective mortality 1.53% with a stroke rate of less than 0.43%


We are entering an era where the patient is looking beyond mortality as a marker of good practice. Mr O’Regan has only had two wounds problems out of more than 1500 sternal wound closures since introducing a wound care bundle in 2009. These results have been presented nationally and internationally.


Mr O’Regan has been running a ‘fit to admit’ process since 2003 and has realised significant clinical and operational benefits that has been published in peer review journals. 95% of his elective coronary artery bypass patients go home by day five post op and many of those have elected to go home on the evening of day four. His readmissions rates are some of the lowest on the country.

Through Mr O'Regan's patient satisfaction research - 96.36% of new patients feel that he treats them with dignity and respect, 90.91% feels he listens to their concerns and 92.73% feels he explains everything they want to know.

Mr O'Regan specialises in the following treatments, tests and scans at Nuffield Health Leeds Hospital:

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Special interests

All aspects of cardiac surgery

Other interests

Teaching: Mr O’Regan runs two internationally recognised training courses for valve and coronary artery surgery. He also runs a national Black Belt Academy for Surgical Skills.

Personal interests

11 year old son, two dogs (black Labrador and deer hound greyhound cross).

Martial Arts Black Belt Academy in Karate holding the rank of 1st Dan.

Treatments and tests offered by Mr David O'Regan at Nuffield Health

  • Aortic aneurysm repair
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG)
  • Arterial Surgery

Locations Mr David O'Regan works with

Related experience


Research - acquisition of motor skills, human factors in error and vascular biology

Research Grants: Clinical collaborator- three current grants with Vascular Biology team (Dr KE Porter)(14 publications last 5 years) I participated in the National ERRICA (remote preconditioning trial) and the TITRE (Transfusion Study) Studies.

Tissue Protection Bundle: This has reduced wound problems. It is safe and effective to discharge well post-operative cardiac patients on day 4 and admit preoperative patients on the day of surgery (Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 2011)

In the last 5 years, author on 14 x Scientific Publication, 3 x Clinical Papers and 3 x Training papers and 5 x National/International presentations. and 1 x Book (A Simpler NHS) available on Amazon.


  • Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeon of UK and Ireland (SCTS)
  • Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management (FMLM)
  • European Association of Cardiothoracic Surgeons (EACTS)
  • Southern Thoracic Society (STS)
  • Faculty of Surgical Trainers of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (FFSTEd)

Other posts held

  • Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Deputy Director of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Insurers Mr David O'Regan works with

Mr David O'Regan works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • AXA PPP International
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • HealthFund
  • Medical Care Direct
  • PHC
  • SecureHealth
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Childsure
  • ESMI
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Freedom Health
  • Health-on-Line
  • Simplyhealth
  • Tesco Bank
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Westfield Health WPA


Mr David O'Regan does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr David O'Regan does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Mr David O'Regan does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.