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Professor Raimondo Ascione

Professor Raimondo Ascione

Professor Raimondo Ascione
M.D.(Naples), MSc, Ch.M (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

Pre-Clinical Research to develop and test new Drug and Devices

Prof Ascione is developing and testing new cardiovascular drugs and biomedical devices in preclinical models operated at NHS standards. This work is carried out at TBRC, a GLP MHRA accredited research facility that he founded in 2013 and that he now leads as Director ( He is the academic Clinical Lead  of >10 collaborative national/international developmental projects translating the following novel treatments: two CV drugs to treat heart attack, four new stem cell types for cardiac repair, a new heart valve, 4 ...

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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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