Angelini Gianni

GMC: 2542162


Special Interests: Adult Cardiac Surgery

Professor Gianni D Angelini MD MCh FRCS FETCS FMedSci

He qualified as a mechanical engineer prior to obtaining his degree in medicine from the University of Siena, Italy, in 1979.

Following training in Florence he decided to pursue his career in the UK.  After six months intensive language course he obtained his first junior post in London and later became a Registrar at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff, where he undertook most of his training.  After a year spent in Rotterdam at the Erasmus University training in pediatric cardiac surgery and transplantation he was appointed as a Senior Lecturer/Consultant at the University of Sheffield. 

In 1992 he was appointed to the British Heart Foundation Chair of Cardiac Surgery in the University of Bristol, and when the Bristol Heart Institute was opened in October 1995 he became its Head.

In 2003 he was awarded the ”Cavaliere Order of Merit of Italy” in recognition of his contribution to medicine.

In 2005 Professor Angelini and his team received the UK “Surgical Team of the Year Award”

In 2008 and again in 2011 he led the successful bid for the NIHR Biomedical Research Unit in Cardiovascular Medicine in Bristol and he was appointed as Director. In 2009 he was selected as an NIHR Senior Investigator.

In 2011 he was elected Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences.


From 2010 to 2016 Professor Gianni Angelini was Clinical Chair of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Head of Cardiac Surgery in the National Heart and Lung Institute based at the Hammersmith Campus.

Training Attended
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01/01/81-30/06/81                   Senior House Officer, Cardiothoracic Surgery

                                              Llandough Hospital, Cardiff


01/07/81-31/07/82                   Senior House Officer, General Surgery

                                              University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff        


01/08/82-31/01/83                   Senior House Officer, Casualty/Accident

                                              Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport, Gwent


01/02/83-28/02/86                   Registrar, Cardiothoracic Surgery

                                              University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff


01/03/86-31/05/88                   Senior Registrar, Cardiothoracic Surgery

                                              University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff


01/06/88-31/03/89                   Senior Registrar, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Thoraxcenter, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands


01/04/89-31/10/89                   Lecturer/British Heart Foundation Intermediate Research Fellow Cardiothoracic Surgery, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff




01/11/89-30/09/92                   Senior Lecturer/Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgery, 

                                                  University of Sheffield

 01/01/10-31/12/15                    British Heart Foundation

Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery and

Head of Cardiac Surgery NHLI

                                              Hammersmith Hospital Campus

                                              Imperial College London,

Qualifications & Accreditations
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1972   Diploma in Mechanical Engineering Istituto T. Sarrochi, Siena


1979   Degree in Medicine and Surgery (MD), University of Siena                       


1984   Fellowship in Thoracic Surgery, University of Siena


1986   FRCS, Glasgow


1986   MCh, University of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff


1998   FETCS, European Board of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons


2011   FMedSci, Fellowship Academy of Medical Sciences



Additional Information
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Risk-adjusted in-hospital survival rate

This graph shows the “in hospital” survival rate of patients who are operated on by the individual surgeon/unit you have selected. “In hospital” means time the patient is in the hospital where they have had their operation. It does not include any time that patients may have spent in other hospitals, either before or after their heart operation.

The data has been through a complex methodology, including the variations in patient risk factors in order to give you a comparative base from which to work from. This means that the survival rates take into account the type and risk of patients being operated on for each surgeon/unit. This is known as risk adjusted survival.

The vertical axis shows the GMC number of the surgeon or the Hospital identifier. In brackets is the total number of patients operated on by the surgeon/unit and the percentage of patients for whom the survival is known. The horizontal axis is the percentage survival. The dashed vertical line shows the risk adjusted survival rate for the UK as a whole. The solid black horizontal line represents the surgeon/unit. What is important here is that the horizontal line crosses the vertical dashed line. If this occurs, it means that the surgeon/unit are within the expected outcomes given the case-mix and risk factors of the patients they operate on.

The icons that sit on the horizontal line should give you more information about your surgeon/team.

For example

The open square is the survival rate with no risk adjustments:
The X is the predicted survival with adjustments
The solid dot is the survival probability after the methodology has been applied.

  • If the solid dot is red it means survival is worse than expected
  • If the solid dot is black it means that it is within limits
  • If the solid dot is green it means that there is significantly higher survival than expected

There is a lot of information on these plots, but the takeaway message is that if the solid black line crosses the dashed vertical line then the survival rate for the surgeon/unit is within expectations and that there is no reason for any concern.

A more detailed explanation about these graphs and methodology can be found here: Graph Explanations

Data for period April 2016 – March 2019.
Risk Adjusted In-Hospital Survival Rate