Mr Francesco Vergani is a Consultant Neurosurgeon specialising in neuro-oncology with almost a decade of experience. Mr Vergani graduated with a degree in medicine from the University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy in 2003. He began his neurosurgical training in Milan then moved to the UK to complete his training in Newcastle upon Tyne. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Neurosurgery in 2013 and received a PhD for his work in Brain Connectivity from Newcastle University. Mr Vergani also completed a research fellowship surrounding brain tumour surgery in Montpellier, France supervised by Professor Hugues Duffau.
His clinical practice is focused on the treatment of spinal tumours as well as primary and secondary brain tumours. He has expertise in the use of several techniques to manage brain and spinal tumours, such as 5-ALA for high grade glioma detection, minimally invasive surgery and neuro-navigation. He has special interests in using brain mapping and neuromonitoring as well as awake surgery techniques.
Alongside his clinical practice, Mr Vergani lectures in national and international centres on brain mapping, neurosurgery and neuro-oncology.
He is a Member of the Society of British Neurosurgeons and has over 60 publications in peer-reviewed journals and numerous book chapters. He has won awards for his work, including the Young Neurosurgeon Award from the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies.