Consultant Profile

Mr Raimondo Ascione

Mr Raimondo Ascione MD, MS, MCh, FETCS
Practicing at:
Spire Bristol Hospital
  • Cardiothoracic surgery
    • Cardiac surgery
Special clinical interests:
Coronary surgery without heart-lung machine
Arterial graft revascularisation
Mitral valve repair/ replacement
Aortic valve surgery
End-stage heart failure
Research interests:
Beating heart coronary surgery
Oxidative stress and endothelial dysfunction
Bone marrow derived stem cell
Myocardial protection of ischemic and hypertrophic hearts
Current NHS and /or university posts:
Consultant Senior Lecturer in Cardiothoracic Surgery, Bristol Royal Infirmary & University of Bristol
Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
The European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery
Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
European Board of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons
Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0117 980 4070
Private secretary:
Ismay Lefanu-Collins
Private secretary telephone number:
0117 3426618 / 07909 008275
Private secretary email address:
Personal email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:
Mr Ascione was born in Torre del Greco, a city close to Pompei, Italy in 1964. He obtained his degree in medicine and surgery at the University Hospital Federico II of Naples, Italy in 1993. He then entered a five-year training scheme in cardiothoracic surgery at the same university hospital. He spent 16 months of this five-year training scheme in the UK as seconded specialist registrar in cardiothoracic surgery at the Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bristol, UK.

Following completion of the Italian five-year training scheme, Mr Ascione moved permanently to the UK in November 1999, being in the position of senior registrar/lecturer in cardiothoracic surgery up to July 2002. In August 2002 Mr Ascione was appointed to a permanent consultant senior lecturer position in cardiothoracic surgery at the University of Bristol/United Bristol NHS Healthcare Trust.

During this time Mr Ascione has lectured at conferences and international meetings on several topics including beating heart coronary surgery, for which he was awarded a Master of Surgery by the University of Bristol in May 2002 and the John Parker Gold medal by the Society of Cardiothoracic Surgery of Great Britain and Ireland in 2001.

His other surgical interests include arterial coronary revascularisation, mitral valve repair, ablation of chronic atrial fibrillation, aortic surgery and end-stage heart failure. He is a permanent senior member of national and international learned cardiothoracic societies.
Personal profile:
In his spare time, Mr.Ascione enjoys opera, painting and cooking.

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Mr Raimondo Ascione

Mr Raimondo Ascione Cardiothoracic surgery Consultant, Bristol, private hospital specialist.

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