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Professor Paolo De Coppi elected Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences

Professor Paolo De Coppi, NIHR Professor of Paediatric Surgery and Consultant Paediatric Surgeon at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), and Head of the Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine Section at UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health (ICH), has been elected to the prestigious Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences.

Professor De Coppi has been chosen for his exceptional contributions to advancing biomedical science via world-leading research discoveries and translating scientific advances into benefits for patients and the public. The Academy recognised his innovation in the fields of regenerative medicine, and pre and postnatal treatment of congenital malformations.

Professor Paolo De Coppi said:

“I am honoured to have been elected. I feel very privileged to be able to combine clinical and research work for the benefit of infants and children affected by congenital and/or acquired diseases. I would like to thank all my colleagues and the British Association of Paediatric Surgeons (BAPS) for being so supportive. In the last 15 years working at Great Ormond Street Hospital and University College London, I have been inspired by colleagues, children and their families all dedicated to advancing care. Thanks to the work done with family associations I have appreciated the direct impact that research has on our patients, and the unique environment offered by GOSH Children’s Charity, the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre and the Institute of Child Health is second to none in driving innovation. I will dedicate my future work to help BAPS fostering basic and translational research within surgery. Having paediatric surgical colleagues able to combine research and clinical work will help developing innovative treatments with clear benefit to the children and their families.”

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