Imperial College London

Dr Michael Fertleman MD(Res)

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Bioengineering

Visiting Professor



+44 (0)20 7594 9046m.fertleman




6.27Building 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, 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



Park C, Sugand K, Aframian A, et al., 2022, Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on hip fractures: the central London experience COVID-related urgent geriatric hip trauma (COUGH) study COVERT ( COVid Emergency-Related Trauma and orthopaedics) collaborative, Irish Journal of Medical Science, Vol:191, ISSN:0021-1265, Pages:1005-1012

Pereira C, Dani M, Taylor-Robinson S, et al., 2022, Putative involvement of cytokine modulation in the development of peri-operative neurocognitive disorders, International Journal of General Medicine, Vol:15, ISSN:1178-7074, Pages:5349-5360

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

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


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

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