Felice Granato graduated in medicine with honours at the University of Naples, Italy, in 2005, specialising in Thoracic Surgery at the University of Siena, Italy in 2010. He has worked in United Kingdom since October 2010 and became a Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS) of London in 2013. He graduated with a PhD in Oncology and Genetics in 2015 at University of Siena, Italy. He has worked as a consultant thoracic surgeon in the United Kingdom since April 2014 and at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust as a consultant since February 2017. Mr Granato was appointed as Clinical Lead in Thoracic Surgery at MFT in April 2022.

Mr Granato has performed over 2000 thoracic surgical procedures and has an interest in minimally invasive surgery (70% of his practice), including advanced VATS resection and more recently robotic surgery. Additionally, his interests are in thymic surgery and mediastinal tumours, pulmonary aspergillosis, hyperhidrosis, airway interventions, pneumothorax surgery, and lung volume reduction.

Mr Granato is heavily involved in clinical research and has published more than 30 peer reviewed original articles to date. He has also co-founded the North West Thoracic Surgery Collaborative (NWTSC) and is the chair of its steering committee. The NWTSC has collected data from over 20,000 patients undergoing thoracic surgery across the UK and has produced a large number of presentations and publications since its inception, as well as supporting a UK cardiothoracic NTN to obtain a PhD. Furthermore, the NWTSC has been working closely with the Thoracic Committee of the SCTS to develop and validate a new risk prediction model, previously identified as one of the key strategic targets of the Subcommittee. A model has been successfully produced and recently externally validated, and we hope and anticipate that the model will be suitable for roll-out across the UK.

Felice Granato

Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester

Topic: Role of Surgery for Early-Stage NSCLC