Angela De Palma, MD, PhD

Section of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Emergency and Organ Transplantation, Medical School, University of Bari “Aldo Moro”, Bari, Italy

Dr. De Palma is currently Researcher and Assistant Professor of Thoracic Surgery at the Medical School of the University of Bari “Aldo Moro” in Bari, Italy and received her medical degree from the University of Bari “Aldo Moro”, Bari, Italy. She completed his Thoracic Surgery Residency at the Section of Thoracic Surgery, Medical School of the University of Bari “Aldo Moro” in Bari. During her residency she attended for a period the Department of Thoracic and Vascular Surgery and Cardiopulmonary Transplantation of the Centre Chirurgical Marie Lannelongue, Paris, France, directed by Prof. P. Dartevelle. She got a PhD in Pathophysiology and Clinics of Cardiovascular and Respiratory System at the University of Foggia, Foggia, Italy.

In 2006, Dr. De Palma joined the faculty staff at the Medical School of the University of Bari, where she became Assistant Professor in Thoracic Surgery and deputy-chief of the Section of Thoracic Surgery in 2010.

Dr. De Palma’s research focuses on early diagnosis and staging of lung cancer, oncological thoracic surgery, rare chest tumors, thoracic trauma, chest wall diseases, mesotelioma, thymic malignancies and minimally invasive thoracic surgery, with special dedication to robotic thoracic surgery and she has been Principal Investigator or Co-PI on over 10 multicentric studies.

She has published over 70 papers, has written over 20 book chapters and been editor of two books about Thoracic Surgery topics.

Articles Published in the Journal of Thoracic Disease

Chest wall stabilization and reconstruction: short and long-term results 5 years after the introduction of a new titanium plates system

Pulmonary and mediastinal paragangliomas: rare endothoracic malignancies with challenging diagnosis and treatment