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Giants of Cardiothoracic Surgery: An Interview With Franca Melfi

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Nardini M, Melfi F. Giants of Cardiothoracic Surgery: An Interview With Franca Melfi. October 2019. doi:10.25373/ctsnet.9992096.

In this Giants of Cardiothoracic Surgery interview, Marco Nardini of the University Hospital of Catania in Italy speaks with Franca Melfi, Professor of Thoracic Surgery, Chief of Robotic Multispecialty Center for Surgery, and Chief of Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery at the University of Pisa in Italy. They discuss her work developing robotic thoracic surgery programs and her ongoing experience with robotic technology. Dr Melfi talks about her presidency at the Italian Society of Thoracic Endoscopy, and she provides tips for new surgeons entering the field. Learn more about Dr Melfi's work with robotic technology for thoracoscopic surgery in this journal article from the European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, "Early Experience With Robotic Technology for Thoracoscopic Surgery." 

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