Federico Rea, MD

Thoracic Surgery, Department of Cardio-Thoracic and Vascular Sciences, University of Padua, via Giustiniani 2, 35128, Padua, Italy

Prof. Federico Rea is the chief of Thoracic Surgery and Lung Transplantation Unit at Padua University Hospital.

He graduated at Padua University School of Medicine, where he also completed his residency in general thoracic surgery. He has been visiting doctor at Toronto General Hospital and Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, MO, to complete his formation in the field of lung transplantation.

Former Associate Professor of Thoracic surgery, he currently is Full Professor of Thoracic surgery at Padua University and Director of Postgraduate School of General Thoracic Surgery.

His research interests have ranged from general thoracic surgery to organ transplantation. Main fields of interest are tracheal surgery and bronchoplastic procedures, lung cancer surgery, Pancoast tumour surgery, mediastinal surgery particularly involving the thymic tumours, robotic surgery, Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) and lung transplantation.

He is member of the Italian Society of Thoracic Surgery (SICT), European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS), International Society for Heart Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) and International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC).