Dr. Cecilia Pompili MD, PhD, FHEA, FACS, Consultant Thoracic Surgeon, Verona, Italy and Visiting Associate Professor, University of Leeds, UK Cardiothoracic Surgery
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Dr. Cecilia Pompilia is a Consultant Thoracic Surgeon in Verona, Italy and a Visiting Associate Professor at the University of Leeds after having spent 8 years at the Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust. She obtained a Master's in Robotic Thoracic Surgery in 2017. During her surgical training, she has been a visiting physician of foreign Institutions such as the Division of Thoracic Surgery, Washington University, St. Louis, USA and the Department of Thoracic Surgery, University de Paris - Hotel Dieu Hospital, Paris, France.

She has been awarded a PhD at the University of Leeds in 2019 on The Role of Patients Reported Outcomes (PROMS) In Risk Assessment and Treatment Outcomes in Early-Stage Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer.

She is chairing the ESTS Women in General Thoracic Surgery Committee (@ests_womenThor), and she is a member of the SCTS Women in Cardiothoracic Surgery (WiCTS) committee (@SCTSWiCTS). She has been an advocate for Diversity and Inclusion in her specialty and also participated as a member of several initiatives of the Women in Thoracic Surgery Society (WTS) since her residency period.  

She is co-chairing the ESTS Patient-Centred Working Group developing a European Quality of Life App for surgical patients and patient-focused initiatives. She is also part of the EORTC Quality of Life Group, participating in an initiative focusing on validating the Lung Cancer specific PROs questionnaires.

Her research focuses on two areas a) evidence-based practice in thoracic surgery with a particular interest in risk-stratification and postoperative morbidities and b) patient-centered and personalized care for complex lung oncological conditions. She has over 120 peer-reviewed articles published in international and impactful Journals, with an H-Index of 35.