Prof Sean Galvin


I am a consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon practising in Wellington, New Zealand. I am a graduate of The University of Otago, my Cardiothoracic surgical training was initally undertaken in New Zealand and then completed in Melbourne Australia.  My post-fellowship training focused on surgery of the thoracic aorta,  the use of arterial conduits in coronary surgery and both general and minimally invasive thoracic surgical techniques. I am actively involved in clinical research and teaching with honorary appointments at a number of academic institutes,  I also currently hold  editorial positions with 2 international cardiothoracic surgical journals and i regulary review for 12 internatioanl peer reviewed pub-med indexed journals.  I am actively involved in surgical education and I am the Cardiothoracic Surgical Supervisor of Training at Wellington Hospital. 

Cardiothoracic Surgery
Areas of Practice
  • Cardiac
  • Thoracic
  • Research
Professional Associations
  • Adjunct Professor, School of Biological Sciences, Victoria University Wellington
  • Supervisor of Cardiothoracic Surgical Training Wellington Regional Hospital
  • Chair Cardiothoracic Surgical Sciences and Principles (CSSP) Examination Committee, RACS
  • Younger Fellows Committee, NZ representative, RACS
  • New Zealand National Board, RACS
  • Centre for Translational Physiology, University of Otago Wellington
  • Honorary Research Associate, Gilles Mcindoe Research Institute
  • Honorary Senior Medical Research Fellow, Medical Research Institute of New Zealand
  • Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of Otgao
  • Australian and New Zealand Society of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgeons
  • European Association of Cardiothoraciuc Surgery
  • Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • New Zealand national cardiac surgery network
  • Expert advisory group, surgical site infection programme, Health Quality and Safety Commission of New Zealand
  • Academy of Surgical Educators, RACS
  • Member, New Zealand Resuscitation Council
Professional Qualifications
  • University of Otago, New Zealand
  • Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
Consulting Rooms & Hospitals