Imperial College London

Dr Michael Fertleman MD(Res)

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Bioengineering

Visiting Professor







Cambridge WingSt Mary's Campus





I am a consultant physician with a specialist interest in the medical management of older surgical patients. With my team, I supervise the medical care of elderly trauma and surgical patients at St Mary's Hospital London.

I am the leader of the Cutrale Perioperative & Ageing Group. We focus on using bioengineering tools to reduce the risk of surgery and improve the lives of older people. 

I currently supervise seven doctoral students, with an eighth due to start in September 2022. In addition I am the Vice Chair of the SAC for geriatric medicine, which coordinates the training of over 800 specialist registrars in geriatric medicine across the UK.

Third year Imperial College medical students are welcome to attend my weekly lectures at 4pm on Mondays at St Mary's (currently suspended due to Covid-19). 


Mrs Shelley Brier



Varma S, Wilson MSJ, Naik M, et al., 2022, The associations of psoas and masseter muscles with sarcopenia and related adverse outcomes in older trauma patients: a retrospective study, Aging Clinical and Experimental Research, ISSN:1594-0667

Hudson M, Koizia L, Fertleman M, 2022, We must consider a growing opioid epidemic in older people, Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation, Vol:13, ISSN:2151-4585

Hillier M, Dani M, Fertleman M, et al., 2022, Weight loss surgery in the elderly: is this the future, Clinics in Surgery, Vol:7, ISSN:2474-1647, Pages:1-5


Parkinson M, Doherty R, Curtis C, et al., Exploring interactions between traumatic brain injury, Association of British Neurologists

Hudson M, Luo R, Reese G, et al., Limited geriatrician input is better than none: Geriatrician led team meetings improve understanding of frailty and medical management of older general surgical patients, meeting NELA standards of care., Association of Surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland

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