Mr. Lars Nolke


Cardiothoracic Surgery

Sub specialties

Cardiothoracic Surgery, Heart Lung Transplant Surgery, Congenital heart disease


Clinical Director Cardiothoracic, Vascular, Respiratory, Renal and Endocrine Directorate, MMUH 2020 - Present

Head of Department of Cardiothoracic surgery and Heart and Lung transplantation unit at the MMUH 2015 - 2020


Lars grew up in Killarney where he went to to primary and secondary school in St Brendan’s College.  He then studied medicine at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and graduated with Honours in 1993. He completed Basic Surgical training and subsequently Higher Surgical Training in cardiothoracic surgery in Ireland in 2003.

He then worked as Visiting Ass. Prof at UCSF Children’s Hospital in San Francisco 2003-2005, where he also participated in the heart and lung transplantation program, before being appointed as consultant cardiothoracic and transplantation surgeon at the MMUH in 2005.


MB, BCh, BAO, LRCP&SI, MMedSc, FRCS C-Th, DSM, HDip Quality of Healthcare

Current Appointments:     

Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon in the Prof E O’Malley, National cardiothoracic and Heart / Lung transplantation Unit and Children’s Health Ireland at Crumlin.

Responsible Person / Head of the National Heart Valve Bank in the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital.

Clinical Director Cardiothoracic, Vascular, Respiratory, Renal and Endocrine Directorate, MMUH.

Clinical Lead of the Extra-Corporeal Life Support Program in Children’s Health Ireland at Crumlin.

Special Interests:   

Congenital cardiothoracic disease and its management. Information technology and quality of health care. Arterial revascularisation. Valve repair and preservation. Heart and Lung transplantation.