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Professor Ascione

Professor Raimondo Ascione, ChM, FRCS

University of Bristol
Bristol Heart Institute, Bristol Royal Infirmary, level 7
Bristol  BS2 8HW
United Kingdom
44 117 3423286
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Surgeon - Cardiothoracic


Director Translational Biomedical Research Centre, University of Bristol (since Jan 2015)
Clinical Director Bristol Heart Institute Hospital UHBristol NHS Foundation Trust (Sept 2013, Aug 2015)
Chair Bristol Heart Institute Research Board, University of Bristol, 2010-2013
Consultant Adult Cardiac Surgeon, UHBristol NHS Foundation Trust (since Aug 2002)
Professor of Cardiac Surgery, University of Bristol (since Aug 2009)
Senior Lecturer/Reader in Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Bristol (Aug 2002-Jul 2006)
Fellow ad eundem Royal College of Surgeons of England (FRCS, 2004)
Fellow European Board of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (FETCS, Vienna, 2003)
Master of Surgery, University of Bristol (ChM, 2002)
John Parker Gold Medal for best oral presentation, SCTS (2001)
Senior Registrar/Lecturer in Cardiothoracic Surgery, Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bristol, UK (1999-02)
University-Hospital Federico II, Naples, Italy, Cardiac Surgery Residency (1994-1999)

Other Interests

Mitral Valve Repair for degenerative or endocarditis disease (>600 procedures undertaken; national expertise, repair rate >90%, survival 99%)
Beating Heart Coronary Bypass Surgery (>1000 procedures undertaken, worldwide expertise, survival 99%);
Use of arterial grafts during coronary surgery (>30% two or more arterial conduits);
Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation (>100 procedures undertaken, 70% success rate);
Ischemic Heart Failure Surgery (>60 procedures undertaken, survival 96%);
Redo operations in adults: coronary bypass, aortic or mitral valves disease;
Opera, Painting, Cooking;