Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia and Intensive Care

Specialist Clinical Interests

Transthoracic Echocardiography
Transoesophageal Echocardiography
Extra-corporeal membranous oxygenation
Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia & Intensive Care
Patient Safety Lead

Research Interests

Transthoracic Echocardiography, Ultrasound in Intensive Care

Professional Profile

Dr Antonio Rubino completed his training in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care in Italy in March  2012.  Subsequently, he moved to the UK in April 2012 and commenced his post of Anaesthetic Senior Clinical Fellow and ECMO fellow at Papworth Hospital. He was appointed as a Locum Consultant in Papworth Hospital in September 2013 and got a substantive post in February 2014. 

Dr Rubino is currently working as a Consultant Anaesthetist where he specialises in cardiac and thoracic surgery, heart and lung transplantation, pulmonary thromboendarterectomy and ECMO. 
He is also the clinical lead for patient safety. 

Education and Training

Medical Degree 2007
Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training - CCST (Anaesthesia and Intensive Care) 2012
European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI) – Accreditation in Adult Transthoracic Echocardiography- 2013
European Association of Cardiothoracic Anaesthesiologists (EACTA) & European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EAE) – Accreditation in Adult Transesophageal Echocardiography – 2014

Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies and university posts

General Medical Council 7087723 (Specialist Register: 14/12/2013)
Royal College of Anaesthetist (RCoA)
Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (AAGBI)
Focused Intensive Care Echo (FICE)
Focused Echocardiography in Emergency Life Support (FEEL-UK)

Recent and Important Publications

Rubino A, Vuylsteke A, Jenkins DP, Fowles JA, Hockings L, Valchanov K.
Direct complications of the Avalon bicaval dual-lumen cannula in respiratory extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO): Single-center experience. Int J Artif Organs. 2014 Oct 31;37(10):741-7.

Sangalli F, Rubino A . Intraoperative transthoracic echocardiography: another arrow to the bow of perioperative medicine. Minerva Anestesiol. 2014 Sep 15.

Rubino A, Haddon R, Corti F, Sangalli F. "Complications of Extracorporeal Support and their Management" book chapter in F. Sangalli, ECMO. Extracorporeal Life Support in Adults Spring 2013.

Giunta F, Di Salvo C, Rubino A, Marini E. Does choise of inhaled anesthetic agent matter? book chapter in Leykin Y, Brodsky J. Controversies in the anesthetic Management of Obese Patients. Spring eds 2012.