Angelo Carretta

Biography

Dr Angelo Carretta, thoracic surgeon, is the head of the Functional Unit of Thoracic Endoscopy at the Operating Unit of Thoracic Surgery of IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele directed by Professor Giampiero Negri and associate professor of thoracic surgery at Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele.

In 1988, he received his Degree in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Parma; in 1993, he specialized in thoracic surgery at the University of Milan, where he obtained his PhD in technological applications and experimental methodologies in 1997. He had some training periods abroad at the Thoracic Surgery Operating Units of Harvard University - Boston, USA, and the University of Vienna.

The clinical activity of Dr. Angelo Carretta concerns general thoracic surgery, mainly minimally invasive. In particular, he deals with pathologies of the trachea, emphysema surgery, pulmonary and mediastinal neoplasms and interventional bronchoscopy.

The research activity concerns in particular the pathologies of the airway, pulmonary neoplasms, the use of imaging methods in the diagnosis of pleural and pulmonary diseases and emphysema surgery. He is the author of 100 publications; his H-index is 21. He is a constant participant of national and international congresses in the sector.

Education

University of Parma
Degree in Medicine and Surgery - 1988

University of Milan
Specialization in Thoracic Surgery - 1993

University of Milan
PhD in technological applications and experimental methodologies - 1999

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Publications

Latest publications

Surgery following neoadjuvant MPV chemotherapy (mitomycin, cisplatin, vinblastine) in locally advanced (IIIa and IIIb) non-small cell lung cancer.
Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 1994; 8(9): 457-61.
Carretta A, Chiesa G, Zannini P, Villa E, Verusio C, Fumagalli F, Melloni G, Grossi A.
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Improvement of pulmonary function after lobectomy for non-small cell lung cancer in emphysematous patients.
Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 1999 ; 15(5): 602-7.
Carretta A, Zannini P, Puglisi A, Chiesa G, Vanzulli A, Bianchi A, Fumagalli A, Bianco S
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18-FDG positron emission tomography in the evaluation of malignant pleural diseases - a pilot study.
Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2000; 17(4): 377-83
Carretta A, Landoni C, Melloni G, Ceresoli GL, Compierchio A, Fazio F, Zannini P.
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Diagnostic and therapeutic management of neuroendocrine lung tumors: a clinical study of 44 cases.
Lung Cancer. 2000; 29(3): 217-25
Carretta A, Ceresoli GL, Arrigoni G, Canneto B, Reni M, Cigala C, Zannini P.
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Evaluation of radiological and pathological prognostic factors in surgically-treated patients with bronchoalveolar carcinoma.
Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2001; 20(2): 367-71
Carretta A, Canneto B, Calori G, Ceresoli GL, Campagnoli E, Arrigoni G, Vagani A, Zannini P.
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Therapeutic strategy in patients with non-small cell lung cancer associated to satellite pulmonary nodules.
Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2002; 21(6): 1100-4.
Carretta A, Ciriaco P, Canneto B, Nicoletti R, Del Maschio A, Zannini P.
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The value of switching from cyclosporine to tacrolimus in the treatment of refractory acute rejection and obliterative bronchiolitis after lung transplantation.
Transpl Int. 2002; 15(1): 24-8.
Sarahrudi K, Carretta A, Wisser W, Senbaklavaci O, Ploner M, Neuhauser P, Dobrovits M, Miwai Marta G, Papp A, Klepetko W.
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Therapeutic strategy in patients with non-small cell lung cancer associated to satellite pulmonary nodules
Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2002; 21(6): 1100-4.
Carretta A, Ciriaco P, Canneto B, Nicoletti R, Del Maschio A, Zannini P.
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Preoperative assessment in patients with postintubation tracheal stenosis : Rigid and flexible bronchoscopy versus spiral CT scan with multiplanar reconstructions.
Surg Endosc. 2006;20(6):905-8
Carretta A, Melloni G, Ciriaco P, Libretti L, Casiraghi M, Bandiera A, Zannini P
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Solitary fibrous tumors of the pleura: Immunohistochemical analysis and evaluation of prognostic factors after surgical treatment.
J Surg Oncol. 2006 1;94(1):40-4.
Carretta A, Bandiera A, Melloni G., Ciriaco P., Arrigoni G, Rizzo N, Negri G, Zannini P.
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Surgical treatment of multiple primary adenocarcinomas of the lung.
Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2009;57(1):30-4.
Carretta A, Ciriaco P, Melloni G, Bandiera A, Libretti L, Puglisi A, Giovanardi M, Zannini P.
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Montgomery T-tube placement in the treatment of benign tracheal lesions.
Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2009;36(2):352-6.
Carretta A, Casiraghi M, Melloni G, Bandiera A, Ciriaco P, Ferla L, Puglisi A, Zannini P.
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Correlation of computed tomography densitometry and pathological grading of emphysema with the variation of respiratory function after lobectomy for lung cancer
Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2010;10(6):914-7.
Carretta A, Ciriaco P, Melloni G, Ballarin A, Bandiera A, Sestini S, Giovanardi M, Zannini P
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Conservative and Surgical treatment of acute posttraumatic tracheobronchial injuries.
Carretta A, Melloni G, Bandiera A, Negri G, Voci C, Zannini P
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Veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in the surgical management of post-traumatic intrathoracic tracheal transection.
J Thorac Dis. 2018 Dec;10(12):7045-7051
Carretta A, Ciriaco P, Bandiera A, Muriana P, Pappalardo F, Broman LM, Montisci A, Negri G.
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