Imperial College London

Dr Marcela P. Vizcaychipi

Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Surgery & Cancer

Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer



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Chelsea and Westminster HospitalChelsea and Westminster Campus





Dr Marcela  P. Vizcaychipi (MPV) completed her training in Medicine in the University of the Northeast, Corrientes, Argentina.  She obtained a broad range of clinical experience and research training which included a fellowship in trauma and Intensive Care Medicine at the Shock Trauma Centre, University of Maryland, Baltimore, USA. She qualified in Intensive Care in Spain, obtained the Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthesia in the UK. MPV completed a scholarship in neuroscience and completed a scholarship at Stanford University, USA and by 2012 she obtained her PhD at Imperial College London.  

Dr Vizcaychipi enjoys clinical science and working in the NHS.

MPV's current positions:

Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine (ICM): Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London. November 2009 – Present. Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer: Imperial College London. February 2008 – Present.

Research & Development Lead for Planned Care & Clinical Support Services, Chelsea & Westminster Hospital. April 2015 – Present.

Clinical Information Officer for Planned Care & Clinical Support Services, Chelsea & Westminster Hospital. April 2017 – Present.

MPV's most recent publications are clinical in nature as she felt strongly about sharing knowledge and experience on managment patients with COVID-19 infections.

  1. Implications for COVID-19 triage from the ICNARC report of 2204 COVID-19 cases managed in UK adult intensive care units. Emergency Medicine Journal. 2020-06. DOI: 10.1136/emermed-2020-209791
  2. COVID-19 genomic susceptibility: Definition of ACE2 variants relevant to human infection with SARS-CoV-2 in the context of ACMG/AMP Guidance2020-05-18 | other. DOI: 10.1101/2020.05.12.20098160
  3. Early detection of severe COVID-19 disease patterns define near real-time personalised care, bioseverity in males, and decelerating mortality rates.2020-05-11 DOI: 10.1101/2020.05.08.2008839
  4. Let's not forget our female front lineBMJ (Clinical research ed.) 2020. DOI: 10.1136/bmj.m2167EID: 2-s2.0-85085908757Part of ISBN: 17561833
  5. The contribution of frailty, cognition, activity of daily life and comorbidities on outcome in acutely admitted patients over 80 years in European ICUs: the VIP2 study Intensive Care Medicine 2020. DOI: 10.1007/s00134-019-05853-1EID: 2-s2.0
  6. Effect of Intraoperative High Positive End-Expiratory Pressure (PEEP) with Recruitment Maneuvers vs Low PEEP on Postoperative Pulmonary Complications in Obese Patients: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association 2019. DOI: 10.1001/jama.2019.7505

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Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Vizcaychipi MP, Watts HR, O'Dea KP, et al., 2014, The Therapeutic Potential of Atorvastatin in a Mouse Model of Postoperative Cognitive Decline, Annals of Surgery, Vol:259, ISSN:0003-4932, Pages:1235-1244

Vizcaychipi MP, Xu L, Barreto GE, et al., 2011, Heat Shock Protein 72 Overexpression Prevents Early Postoperative Memory Decline after Orthopedic Surgery under General Anesthesia in Mice, Anesthesiology, Vol:114, ISSN:0003-3022, Pages:891-900

Pac-Soo C, Lloyd DG, Vizcaychipi MP, et al., 2011, Statins: The Role in the Treatment and Prevention of Alzheimer's Neurodegeneration, Journal of Alzheimers Disease, Vol:27, ISSN:1387-2877, Pages:1-10


Vizcaychipi MP, Alce T, Page V, 2014, Delirium, Oh’s Intensive Care Manual, Editor(s): Soni, Bersten,, Elseiver, ISBN:9780702047626

Thesis Dissertations

Vizcaychipi MP, 2012, Identifying the preventive cellular mechanisms of memory decline after surgery

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