Mr John Riordan



Mr Riordan is a Senior clinical lecturer in Cardiothoracic Surgery, Wellington School of Medicine.


Specialist Training: 

Trained in Wellington and completed specialist training at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney. Gained further postgraduate experience in adult cardiac and thoracic surgery at the Royal Brompton National Heart Hospital London, and in Portland Oregon.


Interests include

  • Coronary surgery valvular replacement/repair
  • Thoracic aortic surgery
  • Lung and chest surgery. 


MB ChB 1980 Otago; FRACS 1990

Title or Designation

Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Full NZ Registration Date

4 December 1981

Vocational Scope

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Healthlink EDI


Contact Details

Mr John Riordan is available at the following services:

Private Services

Wakefield Heart Centre

This service is available at the following location:

Wakefield Heart Centre

  • Phone

    (04) 381 8115

  • Fax

    (04) 381 8116

  • Healthlink EDI


  • Email


Located from the Rintoul Street entrance, Newtown, Wellington

Wakefield Heart Centre

Public Services

Capital & Coast DHB Cardiothoracic Service

This service is available at the following location:

Wellington Hospital - Nga Puna Waiora

If you are a patient on the Cardiothoracic surgery waiting list then you will have already been supplied with the contact number for the Cardiac Liaison Nurse.

For inpatient services:
Ward 6 South telephone number is (04) 806 0650
Ward 6 South Fax number is (04) 806 0651

Private Surgical Services

Wakefield Hospital - Cardiothoracic Surgery

This service is available at the following location:

Wakefield Hospital

Toll Free Phone: 0800 WAKEFIELD (0800 925 334)