Imperial College London

Gianluca Fontana

Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Surgery & Cancer

Operations Director and Senior Policy Fellow







1022Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Wing (QEQM)St Mary's Campus





Gianluca is the Director of Operations and a Senior Policy Fellow at the Centre for Health Policy. The Centre is part of the Institute of Global Health Innovation.

He leads a multidisciplinary team of academics, clinicians and practitioners focused on creating evidence for health policy in the areas of patient safety, digital health, end-of-life care, diffusion of innovation and global health. The Centre is also the content partner for the World Innovation Summit for Health, one of the most prominent global events for healthcare policymakers.

He has advised health systems, providers and pharmaceutical companies in over 20 countries.

He joined Imperial in 2014 from McKinsey and Company, where he was a member of the Health Systems and Services practice and he helped start and run the Leading Health Systems Network, a global network of health systems, and the UK Advanced Healthcare Analytics Group. 

He holds MSc and Bachelor Degrees from Bocconi University in Milan.



Fontana G, Ghafur S, Torne L, et al., 2020, Ensuring that the NHS realises fair financial value from its data, The Lancet Digital Health, Vol:2, ISSN:2589-7500, Pages:e10-e12

Fontana G, Flott K, Dhingra-Kumar N, et al., 2019, Five reasons for optimism on World Patient Safety Day, The Lancet, Vol:394, ISSN:0140-6736, Pages:993-995

Vuik SI, Fontana G, Mayer E, et al., 2017, Do hospitalisations for Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions reflect low access to primary care? An observational cohort study of primary care utilisation prior to hospitalisation, Bmj Open, Vol:7, ISSN:2044-6055

Wadge H, Roy R, Sripathy A, et al., 2017, How to harness the private sector for universal health coverage, Lancet, Vol:390, ISSN:0140-6736, Pages:E19-E20

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