Gianni D. Angelini

Bristol Heart Institute, United Kingdom


Gianni D. Angelini was qualified as a mechanical engineer prior to obtaining his degree in medicine from the University of Siena, Italy, in 1979. Following training in Florence he decided to pursue his career in the UK. After a six-month intensive language course, he obtained his first junior post in London and later became a Registrar at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff, where he undertook most of his training. After a year spent in Rotterdam at the Erasmus University training in pediatric cardiac surgery and transplantation, he was appointed as a Senior Lecturer/Consultant at the University of Sheffield. In 1992, he was appointed to the British Heart Foundation Chair of Cardiac Surgery in the University of Bristol, and when the Bristol Heart Institute was opened in October 1995, he became its Head. In 2003, he was awarded the "Cavaliere Order of Merit of Italy" in recognition of his contribution to medicine. In 2005, Professor Angelini and his team received the UK “Surgical Team of the Year Award.” In 2008, he led the successful bid for the NIHR Biomedical Research Unit in Cardiovascular Medicine in Bristol, and he was appointed as the Director. In 2009, he was selected as an NIHR Senior Investigator. In January 2010, Professor Angelini was appointed as the Clinical Chair of cardiothoracic surgery and Head of cardiac surgery in the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London. His main research interests are in the area of saphenous vein bypass graft failure, myocardial protection, coronary artery bypass surgery on the beating heart, and arterial revascularization.

Biography Updated on 4 March 2014

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