Join us this week as Dr. Augusto Zani shares more about his CDH research.
Tune in to at 6:00 pm EST, November 11, 2021 to https://www.blogtalkradio.com/cdh/2021/11/11/november-11-2021-guest-dr-augusto-zani.
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After completing his Pediatric Surgical training in Italy, Dr. Zani moved to the United Kingdom for a 3-year full-time dedicated research post leading to a PhD at University College London to refine his academic training. Following this period, he was offered to advance his clinical training in the UK working in world famous teaching institutions like Great Ormond Street Hospital and King’s College Hospital, London, where he focused on neonatal and pediatric surgery. During those years, he maintained a high academic interest, which also led to his initial appointment as honorary Assistant Professor in Pediatric Surgery at Sapienza University of Rome, promoted in 2014 to Associate Professor in Pediatric Surgery by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research.
Presently, Dr. Augusto Zani is a Neonatal and Paediatric Surgeon at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Associate Professor at the Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, and Scientist in the Development and Stem Cell Biology Program at the Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning, SickKids, Toronto, Canada. Dr. Zani serves as a committee member in the Translational Research Program of the Department of Surgery, University of Toronto.
Dr. Zani’s research focuses on two neonatal surgical conditions with a very high mortality, congenital diaphragmatic hernia and necrotizing enterocolitis. Dr. Zani founded the RESPIRE Program, Regeneration via Stem Cell Products for the Improvement of Respiration. His lab is researching strategies to regenerate fetal lungs. The Zani Lab at Sick Kids at the University of Toronto has achieved what CDH researchers have tried to do for decades – find a way to grow lungs restricted by Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. Tune in this Thursday to hear more from Dr. Zani and his ground breaking research.