Mrs Cecilia Pompili


Cecilia joined the group in 2015 during the preparation of a successful application for funding to the Yorkshire Cancer Research Grant.The grant entitled “Curative treatment modalities of early stage Non Small Cell Lung Cancer: Effect on Patient Reported Outcomes of Video Assisted Thoracoscopic (VATS) Resection and Stereotactic Ablative Body Radiotherapy (SABR)”, which she is currently working on. Cecilia trained in medicine and specialized in Thoracic Surgery in Italy with a Thesis investigating the residual quality of life after lung cancer surgical treatment. She is in the GMC Specialist Registry since 2014. She worked as Trust Doctor in the Thoracic Department of Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust where she was able to combine her clinical skills with the research drive, implementing and standardizing the routine collection of quality of life information in lung cancer patients.Cecilia Pompili; Patient Centred Outcome;Profile of Cecilia Pompili.

Published chapters

Brunelli A, Pompili C, Salati M. General Risk Assessment of patients for thoracic surgical procedures. In Shield’s General Thoracic Surgery 8th edition. Eds J Lo Cicero, R Feins, Y Colson, G Rocco. Wolters Kluwer, Philidephia, PA, 2019.

Pompili C. Air leak and chest drain management. In Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery – Principles and practice of Thorascopic Technique. Scarci M, Solli P, Sihoe A. JP Medical Ltd, 2017.


  • MBChB
  • Postgraduate: (CHT) Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialty exams
  • (MSc) Master in Robotic Thoracic Surgery
  • PhD: University of Leeds

Professional memberships

  • Co-chair: European Socety of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS) Patient-Centred Working Group
  • Society of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery in Great Britain and Ireland (SCTS)
  • Women in Thoracic Surgery (WTS)
  • European Organisation for Research and Treatment and Cancer (EORTC) Quality of Life Group
  • European Respiratory Society

Research groups and institutes

  • Leeds Institute of Medical Research at St James's