Dr Alessandro Brunelli is a Consultant Thoracic Surgeon and Honorary Clinical Associate Professor at the Department of Thoracic Surgery, St. James’s University Hospital, in Leeds, UK. He moved to UK in 2014 after spending 15 years in Italy as staff thoracic surgeon in Ancona, leading the Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery Unit from 2010 to 2014.
Dr Brunelli is the current President Elect and Secretary General of the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS). He is member of the ESTS Board of Directors since 2008. He has been the Director of the ESTS Database from 2008 to 2012 and is a member of the Educational Committee and faculty of the ESTS School of Thoracic Surgery. Dr Brunelli is leading the European Institutional Accreditation programme. He is a member of the Thoracic Oncology and Thoracic Surgery HERMES task forces organized by the European Respiratory Society to standardize education in thoracic oncology across Europe.
He is the Author of more than 300 scientific papers published in peer-reviewed impact factored scientific journals with a personal impact factor of 1350, a Scopus H-index of 45 and more than 10,000 citations.