Imperial College London

Prof Michael Fertleman

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Bioengineering

Professor of Practice



+44 (0)20 7594 9046m.fertleman




6.24Building E - Sir Michael UrenWhite City 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. 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. 


Mrs Shelley Brier



Hudson MAJ, Ehsanullah J, Lee A, et al., 2023, In healthy volunteers the Miami-J® cervical collar causes swallow dysfunction. This may increase the risk of aspiration; of particular potential consequence in older people with neck injury, Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery, Vol:33, ISSN:2214-7519, Pages:1-6

Parkinson ME, Doherty R, Curtis F, et al., 2023, Using home monitoring technology to study the effects of traumatic brain injury in older multimorbid adults., Ann Clin Transl Neurol, Vol:10, Pages:1688-1694

Parkinson M, Dani M, Fertleman M, et al., 2023, Using home monitoring technology to study the effects of traumatic brain Injury in older multimorbid adults: protocol for a feasibility study, Bmj Open, Vol:13, ISSN:2044-6055

Shrestha A, Dani M, Kemp P, et al., 2022, Acute sarcopenia after elective and emergency surgery, Aging and Disease, Vol:13, ISSN:2152-5250, Pages:1759-1769

van der Kruk E, Strutton P, Koizia LJ, et al., 2022, Why do older adults stand-up differently to young adults?: investigation of compensatory movement strategies in sit-to-walk, Npj Aging, Vol:8, ISSN:2731-6068

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