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Solitary pulmonary nodules - task force

Members

Giuseppe Cardillo

Solitary Pulmonary Nodules - Task Force

Chair 2022-2025

BIOGRAPHY

Professor Giuseppe CARDILLO, FRCS, FETCS is the chair of Thoracic Surgery at Azienda Ospedaliera San Camillo Forlanini in Rome, Italy. He is The President of the Italian Society of Thoracic Endoscopy ( SIET) ; the Chair of ERS( European Respiratory Society) Thoracic Surgery Group 08.1; the Director of EACTS ( European Association for CardioThoracic Surgery) Academy Thoracic Surgery Course 1. He is councillor of ITMIG ( International Thymic Malignancies Interest Group) and member of the “ Staging and Prognostic Factors Committee” of the IASLC , involved in Nodal Staging update . He is co-chair of The “Pneumothorax “ ERS-EACTS-ESTS joint task force, of the “GGO “ EACTS-ESTS task force, and of the ERS Benign pleural effusion task force. He has been co-chair of the ERS-EACTS -ESTS-ESTRO Malignant pleural Mesothelioma task force. He is Associate Editor of Frontiers in Oncology , and Guest Editor of Journal of Clinical Medicine ; he is also editorial board member of European Respiratory Journal (ERJ) ( IF 33.8) In the past, he has been Locum Consultant Thoracic surgeon at University Hospitals of Leicester , Glenfield Hospital , Leicester(UK)( 2007) and Fellow Thoracic Surgeon at Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg (S) ( 1996). His main clinical interest is minimally invasive thoracic surgery either by VATS and by RATS ( robot Da Vinci Xi), locally advanced NSCLC , Mesothelioma, Thymoma, and tracheal surgery. He is also involved in lung cancer screening

Vincent Fang

THORACIC DISEASE DOMAIN

Member 2022-2025

Solitary Pulmonary Nodules - Task Force

Member 2022-2025

BIOGRAPHY

Vincent (Wentao) Fang is the chief thoracic surgeon at the Shanghai Chest Hospital, Jiaotong University Medical School in Shanghai, China. He routinely performs open and minimally-invasive surgery including VATS and robotics for pulmonary, mediastinal and esophageal diseases. His research focuses on thoracic malignancies, including lung cancers, thymic tumors, and esophageal cancers. He is currently a Steering Committee member of the IASLC SPFC, Thoracic Domain member of the ASCVTS, Chairman of the Mediastinal Tumor committee and Vice Chairman of the Esophageal Cancer committee of the Chinese Anti-Cancer Association.

Akshay Patel

Solitary Pulmonary Nodules - Task Force

Member 2022-2025

BIOGRAPHY

Akshay is a specialist registrar in thoracic surgery and clinical lecturer at the University of Birmingham. He is one of the Royal College of Surgeons Associate Surgical Specialty Leads (aSSL) in thoracic surgical research. Most recently he has completed his CRUK clinical training research fellowship in lab-based research exploring the immunobiology of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. He is an active researcher in Thoracic Surgery with particular interest in the translational aspect of lung cancer immunobiology and the impact of checkpoint blockade, minimally invasive surgery, thymic malignancy as well as disorders of the chest wall and airway.

Sara Ricciardi

Solitary Pulmonary Nodules - Task Force

Member 2022-2025

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Sara Ricciardi is a consultant thoracic surgeon at San Camillo Forlanini Hospital in Rome and PhD student at Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna, Italy. She finished her residency program at University of Pisa in December 2019, then she worked as fellow in Robotic Multidisciplinary Centre at University Hospital of Pisa, one of the most important centres in Europe, and spent three months at Toronto General Hospital to improve her skills on lung transplant and general thoracic surgery. She worked also at University Hospital of Bologna (May 2020-November 2021), one of the most important national centres for advanced thoracic oncologic surgery and lung transplant. She is an active researcher in Thoracic Surgery with particular interest in NSCLC, minimally invasive surgery, therapy of malignant pleural mesothelioma, thymic malignancies, pneumothorax, lymph nodal upstaging and lung transplant. She has attended at many conferences both as speaker and as moderator panelist. Thanks to her study on prognostic impact of N2 involvement in lung cancer she was a Young investigator award recipient at World conferences of Lung Cancer in 2016 and 2017 (IASLC-WCLC2016, 2017). Furthermore, her study on the prognostic role of the resection margin on long-term outcomes after lung metastasectomy, was awarded, in October 2020, with the Young Investigator award during the annual meeting of the European Society of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS). Dr Ricciardi has been selected as the 2023 Francis Fontan Fund VATS in General Thoracic Surgery Fellow and she is going to spend three months in Odense University Hospital, Denmark. She is an active member of international society as International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC), European Association for Cardio Thoracic Surgery (EACTS), European Respiratory Society (ERS), European Society of Thoracic Surgeon (ESTS) and of Italian society of thoracic surgery and endoscopy. She is a Junior Editorial board member of AMJ (AME Medical Journal) and Minimally invasive Surgery (MIS), she is also a reviser of several journals.

Eric Roessner

Solitary Pulmonary Nodules - Task Force

Member 2022-2025

BIOGRAPHY

Eric Dominic Roessner graduated in 1999 as a medical doctor at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany. After graduation he moved to the University Medical Center in Mannheim, Germany and started his surgical training. In 2005 he took the German board for general surgery. Subsequently he started his training in advanced abdominal surgery with a focus on upper GI surgery. He interrupted his training in 2007 and started his Thoracic surgery training. In 2009 2010 he changed to start a senior fellowship in the Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK. In 2010 he returned to Mannheim and was appointed as a Consultant Surgeon for Thoracic and General Surgery. In 2014 he took the European Boards of Thoracic Surgery and completed his GI training in 2017 and took the German Boards for Advanced Abdominal Surgery. His academic activities in the field of tissue engineering lead to his appointment as an assistant professor in 2014, in 2018 he was appointed as a full professor now focusing in the field of hybrid operating technologies. In 2019 he was appointed as the head of Thoracic Surgery in the University Hospital Mainz, Germany, and became the Speaker of the Steering Committee of the Department of Cardio- Thoracic Surgery. He clinical focus is the minimal invasive treatment (uniportal VATS) of lung cancer, thoracic sarcoma and tumours of the mediastinum with a focus on robotic surgery.

Pietro Bertoglio

Solitary Pulmonary Nodules - Task Force

Member 2023-2026

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Pietro Bertoglio is a staff surgeon of the University Hospital of Bologna, Italy. His clinical, surgical and research interest is mainly focused on lung cancer multimodal treatment, minimally invasive techniques (both VATS and RATS) and malignant pleural mesothelioma. Dr. Bertoglio graduated cum laude at the Catholic University of Sacred Heart in Rome (Italy) in 2010 and he attended his residency in General Thoracic Surgery at the University Hospital of Pisa (Italy). He assumed a staff position in 2016 at the Sacro Cuore Don Calabria research Hospital in Negrar di Valpolicella (Verona, Italy) where he worked until May 2020. Since then he has been working at the University Hospital of Bologna, where is also attending a PhD program on Circulating Tumor Cells. In 2014 he was awarded with the EACTS Francis Fontan Prize; in 2015 he attended a clinical fellowship focused on lung transplant and airways surgery at the General Hospital of Vienna, Austria (director prof. Walter Klepetko) and in 2016 he attended a clinical fellowship focused on surgical and multimodal treatment of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma at the University Hospital of Leicester, United Kingdom (director mr. David A. Waller). He has published numerous original and review articles in peer-reviewed journals. He is an active member of IASLC, ESTS and EACTS.

Michael Gooseman

Solitary Pulmonary Nodules - Task Force

Member 2023-2026

BIOGRAPHY

Michael R. Gooseman is a consultant thoracic surgeon at Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. His clinical interests include minimally invasive and robotic thoracic surgery. He is also a consultant for his trusts major trauma team with a further interest in thoracic trauma. He has a wide and busy practice undertaking all aspects of thoracic surgery with the exception of transplantation.

Savvas Lampridis

Solitary Pulmonary Nodules - Task Force

Member 2023-2026

BIOGRAPHY

Dr Savvas Lampridis is a cardiothoracic surgeon and Major in the Greek Army Medical Corps, with a particular focus on military medicine and minimally invasive surgery. His medical journey began at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, followed by graduation with honours from the Military Medical Academy of Greece. His surgical training spanned across Greece and the UK, including esteemed institutions, such as the Royal Brompton Hospital and University College London Hospital. After completing his specialty training in cardiothoracic surgery, Dr Lampridis worked at leading UK centres, including the Guy's & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. His commitment to continuous learning is evident through his master’s degrees in Translational Cardiovascular Medicine (University of Bristol, UK) and Health Policy and Planning (Open University of Cyprus), both achieved with Distinction. A prolific contributor to the medical field, Dr Lampridis has authored over 60 articles and book chapters and has presented his research at numerous international conferences. He is Editor-in-Chief of Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery, serves on the editorial board of multiple other scholarly journals, and has guest-edited several special issues. In addition, he has peer-reviewed more than 500 articles that have been published in over 90 biomedical journals, further demonstrating his dedication to the advancement of medical knowledge. As an enthusiastic medical educator, he has taught diverse audiences, developed learning materials, and organized courses ranging from basic surgical skills to advanced minimally invasive techniques. Beyond his clinical and academic practice, Dr Lampridis is an active member of several professional societies, including the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery. Dr Lampridis’ steadfast commitment to patient care, research, and training is aimed towards continually advancing the field of cardiothoracic surgery.