Gianluca Lucchese

Gianluca Lucchese graduated in 2002 as a medical doctor at the University of Siena (Italy). In 2008 he obtained his postgraduate degree in cardiac surgery and was awarded a PhD in cardiovascular sciences from the University of Verona (Italy) in 2011. Gianluca underwent extensive training in both Italy and the UK, specializing in congenital cardiac, heart transplant, and mechanical circulatory support surgeries, showcasing a broad and well-rounded expertise.

Following his cardiac surgery residency, Gianluca pursued specialized training in congenital heart disease, valve repair, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, and complex thoracic aortic surgery, focusing on aortic valve-sparing root replacement surgery and the Ross operation.

Currently, he is a consultant cardiac surgeon at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in London and holds a senior clinical lecturer position at King’s College London. In 2022, he was invited to join the faculty of the cardiovascular institute at the Cleveland Clinic London. With over 50 peer-reviewed articles and roles as associate and review editor for various journals and meetings, his research delves into bio-mechanisms of myocardial hypertrophy, aortic root hemodynamics, syndromic heritable thoracic aortic disease and treatment of valvular heart disease, with particular interest to the isolated tricuspid valve dysfunction. His areas of clinical interest are minimally invasive coronary and heart valve surgery, complex aortic surgery, structural intervention and adult congenital cardiac surgery.

Heritable Thoracic Aortic Disease Task Force Member 2024-2026