Piergiorgio Solli, MD, PhD

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Maggiore Hospital and Bellaria Hospital, Bologna, ITA

Dr. Solli is currently Senior Consultant Thoracic Surgeon in Bologna, Italy and a Senior Honorary Lecturer at the University of Bologna, Italy.

He completed his General Surgery and then Thoracic Surgery residency programme at the University of Parma, Italy and subsequently obtained a PhD Diploma in Cardio-thoracic Surgery at the University of Modena, Italy.

He further enhanced his experience with one year Thoracic Surgery Fellowships at the Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK (under the supervision of Professors Peter Goldstraw ) in 1996 and with a 4-months fellowship in the Hôpital Pasteur CHU Nice, FRA (under the supervision of Professors Jerome Moroux) in 1998.

He has been working as Staff Surgeon at the National Cancer Center in Milan, Italy under the supervision of Prof Ugo Pastorino, then as a Consultant in the European Institute of Oncology (Clinical Lead Prof Lorenzo Spaggiari).

He was successfully appointed as Consultant Thoracic Surgeon in Papworth Hospital, Cambridge , UK in 2014 and as Chief Thoracic Surgeon Consultant in ASL Romagna, Italy in 2016.

Since 2010 he has always spearhead the development of programs of minimally invasive Thoracic Surgery program focusing on VATS Lobectomy and in 2013 was co-founder of the Italian VATS Group. This is a National VATS Interest group of dedicated clinicians and researchers with a common goal of establishing and promoting a standardized surgical technique for VATS (https://vatsgroup.org).

He is a member of several International Societies including ESTS, EACTS, IASLC, ERS and reviewer for peer reviewed journals. He has published several papers with over 1200 citations and an H-Index of 19. He has been lecturer or invited speakers on numerous International meetings and educational events. 

Main clinical interests:

Innovation in Thoracic Surgery
Minimally invasive Thoracic Surgery
Mesothelioma and Lung cancer
Chest wall resections and reconstructions
Enhanced Recovery Pathway in thoracic surgery

Terms of Appointment: Sept 2017 - Sept 2019