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Alessandro Brunelli

Alessandro Brunelli, M.D.

Department of Thoracic Surgery, St. James's University Hospital
Bexley Wing, Beckett Street
Leeds  LS7 9TF
United Kingdom
+44 113 2068776
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Surgeon - Cardiothoracic



Visiting Physician Dept. Surgery, Duke University, (1993)
Visiting Physician Division Cardiothoracic Surgery, UCSD (1994 and 1998)
Visiting Physician Dept. Thoracic Surgery, Washington University, St. Louis (1996)
Staff Surgeon,Div. Thoracic Surgery Ospedali Riuniti Ancona (2000-2014)
Director of ESTS Database and Audit (2008-2012)
ESTS Executive Committee (2008-current)
Visiting Clinician Program, Division General Thoracic Surgery, Mayo Clinic (Nov. 2009-May 2010)
Vice-Director, Div. Thoracic Surgery Ospedali Riuniti Ancona (2008-2014)
Chief, Section of Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery, Ospedali Riuniti, Ancona, Italy (2010-2014)
Consultant Thoracic Surgeon, St. James's University Hospital, Leeds, UK (2014-current)
Honorary Clinical Associate Professor, University of Leeds, UK (2015-current)
European Society of Thoracic Surgeons Secretary General (2012-2021)
European Society of Thoracic Surgeons President-Elect (2019-2021)
European Society of Thoracic Surgeons President (2021-2022)
European Society of Thoracic Surgeons Past-President
European Society of Thoracic Surgeons Nominating Committee
Society of Thoracic Surgeons International Director, Board of Directors (2022-current)

Other Interests

Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery
VATS anatomic segmentectomy
Thoracic Oncology
Patient-centred care
Quality of care
Empathy in Healthcare


Quality of Care and Clinical Audit

Patients reported outcome measures

Health Economics

Preoperative functional evaluation

Fast track-Enhanced Recovery Program

Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery



Additional Educational Information

ECFMG certified (Sept. 1994. #0-499-913-2)
University of Ancona, Italy, Thoracic Surgery Residency (1994-1998)
University of Ancona, Italy, Medical School (M.D. 1992)