Senior Investigator Profile

First NameGianni
Award StatusEmeritus
Current PostBritish Heart Foundation Chair of Cardiac Surgery
DepartmentUniversity of Bristol School of Medical Sciences
InstitutionUniversity Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust
NHS TrustUniversity Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust
Region NameSouth West
Primary Research FieldCardiology & Cardiovascular Disease
Secondary Research FieldSurgery
BiographyProfessor Gianni Angelini 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 six months 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 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 and 2011 he led the successful bid for the NIHR Biomedical Research Unit in Cardiovascular Medicine in Bristol and he was appointed as Director. In January 2010 he was appointed to the British Heart Foundation Chair of Cardiac Surgery at 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 revascularisation.


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