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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
+44 113 2068824 (fax)
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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-current)


Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery
Transcervical VATS thymectomy for Myasthenia Gravis
Biportal Fissureless VATS Lobectomy and Segmentectomy
Thoracic Oncology
Uniportal VATS for pneumothorax
Mediastinal tumors
Uniportal Bilateral VATS Sympathicotomy for hyperhidrosis


Quality of care and Clinical Audit

Patients reported outcome measures

Preoperative functional evaluation

Postoperative management of thoracic surgery patients

Fast track

Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery




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)

Practice Areas

  • General Thoracic Surgery
  • Thoracic Guidelines
  • Mediastinum - Thymus
  • Mediastinum
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • VATS
  • Thoracic
  • Surgery
  • Lung
  • Lung - Metastases
  • Lung - Other
  • Lung - Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Lobectomy