We would like to introduce Professor Francesco Torella who has joined the LABB team and is now actively involved in our research efforts.
Francesco was appointed Consultant vascular/endovascular surgeon in 2003. He works at the Liverpool University Hospitals and at the Liverpool Heart & Chest Hospital. He studied in Italy, Belgium and the United Kingdom and qualified in Medicine in 1992. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of surgeons of England in 1997 and subsequently trained in general/vascular surgery in Merseyside and Manchester. He was awarded his Doctor of Medicine postgraduate degree in Manchester with the thesis “Development and Evaluation of a Blood Transfusion Trigger by Near Infrared Spectroscopy”. He is a founding member of the Liverpool Cardiovascular Service, in which cardiac and vascular surgeons combine their skills to deliver treatment to patients with complex aortic disease. He has a research interest in aortic disease, as it can be seen from his numerous publications (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=torella%20f&sort=date&page=2; https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/mathematical-sciences/staff/francesco-torella/publications/). He is an advisor to the Medicine and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) on aortic endoprostheses. He has been an invited speaker at national and international meetings and learned societies on topics related to aortic disease, most recently the Vascular Society of Great Britain & Ireland, Royal College of Anaesthetists, Multidisciplinary European Endovascular Meeting, Perspectives in Vascular Surgery, Critical Issues in Aortic Endografting.