Imperial College London

Dr Marcela P. Vizcaychipi

Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Surgery & Cancer

Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer



+44 (0)20 3315 8903m.vizcaychipi Website




3.21Chelsea and Westminster HospitalChelsea and Westminster Campus




Recent Publications

Most recent publications on perioperative research into memory

1. Continuous Non-Invasive Eye Tracking In Intensive Care.
Al-Hindawi A, Vizcaychipi MP, Demiris Y. Annu Int Conf IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2021 Nov;2021:1869-1873. doi: 10.1109/EMBC46164.2021.9630999.
PMID: 34891652.

2. Management and outcomes in critically ill nonagenarian versus octogenarian patients. Bruno RR, Wernly B, Kelm M, Boumendil A, Morandi A, Andersen FH, Artigas A, Finazzi S, Cecconi M, Christensen S, Faraldi L, Lichtenauer M, Muessig JM, Marsh B, Moreno R, Oeyen S, Öhman CA, Pinto BB, Soliman IW, Szczeklik W, Valentin A, Watson X, Leaver S, Boulanger C, Walther S, Schefold JC, Joannidis M, Nalapko Y, Elhadi M, Fjølner J, Zafeiridis T, De Lange DW, Guidet B, Flaatten H, Jung C; VIP2 study group.
BMC Geriatr. 2021 Oct 19;21(1):576. doi: 10.1186/s12877-021-02476-4.
PMID: 34666709.

3. Inflammation Disrupts the Brain Network of Executive Function After Cardiac Surgery. Zhu Y, Zhou M, Jia X, Zhang W, Shi Y, Bai S, Rampes S, Vizcaychipi MP, Wu C, Wang K, Ma D, Yang Q, Wang L. Ann Surg. 2021 Jul 2. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000005041. Online ahead of print.
PMID: 34225294.

4.Lactate dehydrogenase activity staining demonstrates time-dependent immune cell infiltration in human ex-vivo burn-injured skin.
Cuddihy J, Wu G, Ho L, Kudo H, Dannhorn A, Mandalia S, Collins D, Weir J, Spencer A, Vizcaychipi M, Takats Z, Nagy I. Sci Rep. 2021 Oct 28;11(1):21249. doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-00644-5. PMID: 34711882.

5. Prognosis and antibody profiles in survivors of critical illness from COVID-19: a prospective multicentre cohort study. Yang X, Li Z, Wang B, Pan Y, Jiang C, Zhang X, Yang Y, Zhou C, Hu C, Zhang Z, Xu H, Liao W, Vizcaychipi MP, Sanders RD, Li Y, Ma D, Peng Z. Br J Anaesth. 2022 Mar;128(3):491-500. doi: 10.1016/j.bja.2021.11.024. Epub 2021 Nov 26. PMID: 34980470.

6. The iCareWean protocol on weaning from mechanical ventilation: A Single-blinded multi-centre randomised control trial comparing an open-loop decision support system and routine care, in the general Intensive Care Unit. BMJ Open. Accepted on 8th July 2020. bmjopen-2020-042145.R1

7. The contribution of frailty, cognition, activity of daily life and comorbidities on outcome in acutely admitted patients over 80 years in European ICUs: the VIP2 study Intensive Care Medicine 2020. DOI: 10.1007/s00134-019-05853-1EID: 2-s2.0

8. Effect of Intraoperative High Positive End-Expiratory Pressure (PEEP) with Recruitment Maneuvers vs Low PEEP on Postoperative Pulmonary Complications in Obese Patients: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association 2019. DOI: 10.1001/jama.2019.7505

9.  Non-invasive real-time autonomic function characterization during surgery via continuous Poincaré quantification of heart rate variability. J Clin Monit Comput. 2018 Oct 3. doi: 10.1007/s10877-018-0206-4. 2.

10. Attribution bias underlying burns-induced anxiety symptoms. Burns. 2018 Sep;44(6):1502-1508. doi: 10.1016/j.burns.2018.05.004. Epub 2018 Jun 7.

10. Perioperative Research into Memory (PRiMe): Cognitive impairment following a severe burn injury and critical care admission, part 1. Burns. 2018 Aug;44(5):1167-1178. doi: 10.1016/j.burns.2018.04.011.

11. Scoping review on the use of socially assistive robot technology in elderly care. BMJ Open. 2018 Feb 12;8(2):e018815. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-018815. Review.


Higher Education

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PhD (Imperial College London) 2012

 FFICM (Fellow Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine) 2011

 FRCA (Fellow Royal College of Anaesthetists) 2003

 MD (University of Buenos Aires, Argentina) 1997

 MBBS (University of the North East, Argentina) 1994

 BSc in Physiology with Basic Medical Sciences (University of North East, Argentina) 2:1 1990

Membership of Professional Bodies, Learned Societies etc

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European Society of Anaesthesiology & Intensive Care Medicine since 2019.

Faculty of Clinical Informatics since 2018.

British Burn Association since 2015 and European Society of Burn 2015.

General Medical Council (5206130) Specialist Register, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine since May 2009.

Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland since 2005.

Society of Critical Care Medicine since 2001.

British Medical Association since 2000.

Intensive Care Society (ICS) since 2000.

European Society of Intensive Care Medicine since 1999.

General Medical Council (5206130) since 2002.

BSc / MREs Students

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Memory & Memories in Perioperative Care Research Group

PhD / MD Students

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Memory & Memories in Perioperative Care Research Group