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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

Cardiac Regeneration and Stem Cell, Cardio-pulmonary protection in adult high-risk patients undergoing cardiac surgery, Diabetes Mellitus

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

Professor Ascione is Chief Investigator of clinical trials and experimental work aimed at protecting adult high-risk patients from complications during cardiac surgery. Some examples include:

Cardiac Regeneration and Stem Cell: Professor Ascione is leading two ongoing world-first trials using autologous bone-marrow derived stem cells for myocardial repair in patients with acute or chronic MI undergoing either coronary or dilated left ventricular ischemic surgery (TransACT 1 &2 trials; >60% completed). His group had recently identified a novel methodological sequence to expand and transdifferentiate in vitro human cord blood derived CD133+ cells into cells with a cardiomyogenic phenotype. These cells are now ...

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Biography

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 was appointed as Senior Registrar in Cardiothoracic surgery with the University Hospital Bristol NHS Foundation Trust in January 2000 and hon. Lecturer in Cardiac Surgery with the University of Bristol. He was awarded a Master of Surgery (ChM) by the University of Bristol in ...

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Selected publications

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