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Professor Raimondo Ascione

Professor Raimondo Ascione

Professor Raimondo Ascione
MD(Naples), MSc, ChM (Bristol), FETCS, FRCS ad eundem

Professor of Cardiac Surgery and Translational Research and Director of TBRC

Area of research

Developing and testing new CV drugs and biomedical devices, clinical trials, regulatory experimental trials

Office Room 145
Level 7,
Bristol Royal Infirmary, Upper Maudlin Street BS2 8HW
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 34 23286

Research summary

Research Grant and Capital Bid Awards:

Prof Ascione has a total awarded funding as PI or co-PI in excess of £49M based on an extensive national and international network.Of these, £8.5M are BHF grants he holds as PI or co-PI since 2012. A selection of all grants held since 2012 includes:

 2018-21: MRC Reg Med: Vascular constructs using human pluripotent stem cells in the therapy of peripheral arterial disease. PI: G Foldes, co-PIs: R Ascione, S Harding. MRC £340,916

2018-2021: BHF Translational Award: 11βHSD1 inhibition (ASTRAZENECA): a distinctive acute-MI intervention for promotion of peri-infarct vascularization ...

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Professor Ascione was born in the village of S. Maria la Bruna, near Pompei, Italy.  He graduated in Medicine and Surgery in 1993 at the University Hospital "Federico II", Naples, Italy. He completed his 5 year specialist surgical training in Cardiac Surgery in 1999. He moved to UK at the end of 1999 to stay. 

He is the Chair of Cardiac Surgery & Translational Research and the Founder and Director of the Translational Biomedical Research Centre (TBRC) at the University of Bristol. He is also a Consultant Adult Cardiac Surgeon at the Bristol Heart Institute (BHI) University Hospital Bristol ...

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Selected publications

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