Dr Glenn McKay is a Cardiothoracic Surgeon located in Canberra, ACT. He currently consults at the National Capital Private Hospital, Canberra Hospital, and Canberra Vascular Surgery.

Dr McKay completed his Bachelor of Science followed by a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand. Throughout this time he received a number of undergraduate academic awards including the BM Colls Prize, McGraw Hi Read More...

Procedures & Conditions

Procedures Performed
  • Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery with Total Arterial Revascularisation
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Aneurysms
  • Aortic Root Surgery
  • Ventricular Assist Devices
  • Cardiac Transplantation
  • Atrial Arrhythmia Surgery
  • Arrhythmia Surgery
Conditions Treated
  • Adult Valvular Heart Disease
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Arrhytmias
  • Aortic Valve Disease


  • Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon and Senior Staff Specialist
    Canberra Hospital 2014 - Present
  • Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon
    National Capital Private Hospital 2014 - Present
  • Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon
    Capital and Coast DHB, Wellington, New Zealand 2008 - 2014
  • Senior Clinical Fellow, Cardiovascular Surgery
    Emory Crawford Long Hospital & Emory University Hospital 2008
  • Senior Clinical Fellow, Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
    University of Virginia, Virginia, USA 2007


Professional Memberships and Affiliations
  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) General Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery

  • 2007

    Hugh Johnston Travel Grant

  • 2005

    Green Lane Research Trust Travelling Fellow Grant

  • 2004

    Edwards Lifesciences Travelling Scholarship

  • 1995

    JM Watt Prize - Paediatrics and Child Health

  • 1994

    Charles Hastings Memorial Medal (Medicine), Denis Stewart Prize (Pathology)

  • 1993

    BM Colls Prize (Medicine), McGraw Hill Prize

  • 1992

    University of Otago Senior Scholarship in Medicine, Sydney Champtaloup Memorial Prize in Medical Microbiology

  • 1990

    University of Otago Award in Science

Research & Publications


1. Bissett IP, McKay GS, Parry BR, Hill GL. Results of Extrafascial Excision and Conventional Surgery for Rectal Cancer at Auckland Hospital.  Aust N.Z. J. Surg (2000) 70, 704-9.

2. McKay GS, Bunton R, Galvin I, Shaw D, Singh H.  Infectious Endocarditis – a Twelve year Surgical Outcome Series.  NZ Med J. (2002) March 124-126.

3. McKay GS, Finucane AK, Kerr AR, Kasahara, Raudkivi PJ, Gentles TL, Wilson NJ, Skinner JR. Outcome Monitoring of Congenital Cardiac Surgery in Auckland, New Zealand.  Re-submitted to Aust. N.Z. J. Surg. (revision requested)

4. McKay GS, Arlet V, Kern J, Lau C, Jones D, Kozower B.  A Bilobed Thoracic Outlet Mass: Options for Resection. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2008:1-2.

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