Francesco Guerrera

Dr. Francesco Guerrera is a qualified Thoracic Surgeon at Turin University Hospital in Turin (Italy). He received his MD Degree in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Torino in Turin (Italy). He completed his Thoracic Surgery Residency at the University of Torino in Turin (Italy). He received his Ph.D. Degree in Bioengineering and Medical-Surgical Sciences at Politecnico di Torino and the University of Torino, in Turin (Italy). He was a clinical fellow at the Thoracic Surgery Department of the Strasbourg University Hospital in Strasbourg, France.

He has been a researcher for AIRC, The Italian Foundation for Cancer Research (Fondazione AIRC per la Ricerca sul Cancro), since 2020.

From 2021, he is a Member of the Staging and Prognostic Factors Committee for the Thymic Domain of the IASLC (The International Association for the Study of Lung – TNM)

In 2016, he was awarded the European Young Investigator Award for the best research in the field of thoracic surgery presented during the 24th ESTS Annual Congress. The project was entitled: Epidermal growth factor receptor mutations are linked to skipping N2 lymph node metastasis in resected non-small-cell lung cancer adenocarcinomas.

In 2018, he was awarded with the Robert Ginsberg Lectureship Award for the best research in the field of surgery presented during the 18th World Conference on Lung Cancer. The project was entitled: Risk of Recurrence in Stage I Adenocarcinoma of the Lung: A Multi-Institutional Study on Interaction with Type of Surgery and Type of Nodal Staging.

In 2022, he was honored by the Vogt-Moykopf Lecture during the 30th ESTS Annual Congress for the research entitled: Video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) or thoracotomy for lung cancer surgery in obese patients? An analysis of the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons database.

He has published or co-authored over 150  papers in peer-reviewed journals, is an Academic Editor for PLOS One, and is a reviewer of many scientific journals.