Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Danny Keenan is a Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust.He has a vast experience in heart and lung procedures. He has worked in various roles in the health service during his career. He led several important innovations in cardiac surgery, both within his hospital and nationally. Professor Keenan has the distinction of chairing the first Clinical Reference Group in Cardiac Surgery for NHS England.

He has been a highly successful Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon at the Manchester Heart Centre, based at the Manchester Royal Infirmary for over 30 years and was Clinical Director of this large and successful unit in central Manchester from 1998 until 2002. He practiced the full range of adult cardiac surgery and has been heavily involved in thoracic (chest) trauma, managing closed and open injuries. He is honorary Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery to the University of Manchester. Professor Keenan also operated at The Alexandra Hospital Cheshire and consults in The Beeches Consulting Centre

His experience in dealing with medico-legal works spans his surgical career. He has been involved in this area of work, working both in the areas of personal injury but also, in the areas of malpractice and negligence. He represents both claimants and defendants and has worked for individual practitioners and Trusts and has appeared as an Expert Witness.

His experience encompasses a wide variety of professional activities. He was seconded from the Trust to the Healthcare Commission and the Care Quality Commission serving as the National Advisor on Hospital Services. He sat on the National Advisory Group on Clinical Audit and Enquiries (NAGCAE) and Chairs, for NICE, the Indicator Advisory Committee. He is the Associate Medical Director to the Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust dealing with appraisal and revalidation and has experience in dealing with doctors in difficulty.

Areas of Expertise include:
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Cardiac surgery
Heart Disease
Heart valve surgery
Thoracic aortic surgery
Aneurysm of the thoracic aorta
Coronary artery bypass grafting
Ischaemic heart disease
Left ventricular aneurysm
Mitral regurgitation
Aortic stenosis
Cardiothoracic Trauma
Thoracic/Chest Trauma
Fractured ribs
Flail chest


General Medical Council (Specialist Register 1382637), Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons, Clinical Forensic and Legal Medicine Section; The Royal Society of Medicine, Society of Cardiothoracic, Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland, Fellow, European, Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery.The Federation of Forensic and Expert Witnesses