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Danny Keenan

Professor Daniel Keenan

Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon; National Clinical Advisor to the Care Quality Commission



Special Interests:

All aspects of adult cardiac surgery but with a special interest in complex revision surgery. Valve surgery including all heart valves but in particular mitral valve repair procedures and surgery to the ascending aorta. Coronary artery bypass including complete arterial revascularisation and the application of minimally invasive techniques.


Graduated from the Queens University of Belfast and trained there at the Royal Victoria Hospital and in various centres in the United Kingdom and North America. Surgically he has a very busy adult practice which encompasses all cardiac surgery.

He lectures on arterial grafting and minimally invasive surgery. He helped found the Manchester Heart Centre at the Manchester Royal Infirmary and served as clinical director from 1998 until 2002. He is a co-principal investigator within the cardiovascular research group in the University of Manchester. He has several additional roles both in the Trust and Nationally. In the Trust he is Associate Medical Director, dealing with appraisal and revalidation.

Nationally he chairs the Clinical Reference Group, advising NHS England on setting standards for adult cardiac surgery. He chairs for NICE, the Clinical Commissioning Group Outcome Indicator Set Committee, which is translating the NICE Quality Standards into outcomes for the Commissioners to assess the quality of the services they are commissioning. He has been appointed as part-time medical director of the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) leading on the development of clinical audit and in particular, the use of audit to improve our services.


Email: Daniel.Keenan@cmft.nhs.uk

Secretary: Elaine Daly

Tel No: 0161 276 8907

Email: Elaine.Daly@cmft.nhs.uk