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 Vizcaychipi completed her training in Medicine in 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 her CCT in Anaesthetics in the UK and strengthened her knowledge of neurosciences with Professor Giffard at Stanford University, USA. Marcela joined the Imperial School of Anaesthesia in 2002, completed her PhD at Imperial College in 2012 and has been working as a Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital since November 2009.




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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