Mr Malcolm Dalrymple-Hay



GMC number: 3480874

Practising since: 1995


Cardiothoracic Surgery

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Mr Dalrymple-Hay graduated from the Royal London Hospital Medical School in 1990, having completed a BSc (1st Class Hons) as an undergraduate. He obtained a PhD whilst training in Cardiac Surgery at Southampton General Hospital and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney before becoming a consultant in 2001.

Malcolm has been responsible for the introduction of a number of new procedures or treatments in the South West and he lectures both nationally and internationally on his specialist areas of interest.

He is committed to open and transparent reporting of clinical outcomes. His independently analysed risk stratified results demonstrate that he remains one of the clinically most active surgeons in the UK with a lower than expected operative mortality.

Specialising in:

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Coronary Artery bypass and graft
  • Atrial Fibrillation Surgery
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Mitral valve surgery
  • Aortic Surgery

To make an appointment with this consultant please contact his secretary directly on 01392 979000 or follow the link to his website Private Heart Consulting Exeter ( 

Other interests

Mr Dalrymple-Hay performs all aspects of Cardiac Surgery & has specialist expertise in Aortic & Mitral valve surgery (including minimally invasive techniques – keyhole), surgery for heart rhythm disturbances (atrial fibrillation) & transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI).

Languages spoken


Treatments and tests offered by Mr Malcolm Dalrymple-Hay at Nuffield Health

  • Echocardiogram
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Event monitor
  • Family history screening
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG)
  • Aortofemoral bypass
  • Left atrial appendage occlusion
  • Mitral valve balloon dilation

Locations Mr Malcolm Dalrymple-Hay works with

Related experience


To Mr Dalrymple-Hays credit are over 35 publications including a book, book chapters and scientific research papers. Malcolm has experience as a principal investigator in research trials & has also contributed to both commercial and non-commercial, including NIHR sponsored clinical trials.


  • Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh
  • European Board of Cardiovascular Surgeons
  • Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery GB and Ireland

Other posts held

  • Consulant Cardiac Surgeon, Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust


Mr Malcolm Dalrymple-Hay does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr Malcolm Dalrymple-Hay has the following interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital:

Sir Malcolm Dalrymple-Hay is one of five directors of Exeter Heart, which owns non-invasive cardiology equipment. Consultants who use this equipment charge their own fees for doing so. A fee for use of the equipment is negotiated between Exeter Heart or Nuffield Health Exeter Hospital and patients' private medical insurer by reference to the investigatory procedure undertaken. Exeter Heart's staff, maintenance and other running costs come out of this hospital fee.

Mr Malcolm Dalrymple-Hay holds the following paid advisory role(s) either at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health:

Sir Malcolm Dalrymple-Hay is one of five directors of Exeter Heart Limited, which as a company is paid £30,000 per year for identifying specialist personnel, managing aspects of the catheter laboratory and advising the hospital on clinical quality processes and outcome reporting in relation to specialist cardiac services and care. Exeter Heart receives no payment for any care delivered to NHS patients.