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AURORA ALMADORI

Aurora Almadori is a plastic surgeon with a specialist interest regenerative surgery and stem cell-based treatments. After obtaining her MBBS in Medicine and Surgery with full marks, she completed her specialty training in Plastic Reconstructive Surgery, and two MSc in Plastic Surgery and in Migration Medicine.

She is currently a PhD candidate at University College of London and Royal Free Hospital NHS Trust under the supervision of Professor Peter Butler. Her research focuses on the use of stem cell-based therapies to treat fibrosis and scarring. For her research she has been awarded several prizes by scientific societies including: the British Society for the Study of Vulval Disease BSSVD (2017 and 2018), the International Society of Plastic Regenerative Surgery ISPRES (2017), the Italian Medical Society of Great Britain IMSOGB (2017), the Royal Society of Medicine RSM (2018), the Society of Academy & Research Surgery SARS (2018), and the International Federation for the Adipose Therapeutics and Science IFATS (2019).

Aurora has published scientific publications in peer reviewed journals and has contributed to textbooks of plastic surgery.

In addition to her clinical and academic work, she has been involved with multiple philanthropic initiatives to support reconstructive surgery in Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) survivors. For her work with FGM she has been awarded at the sixth edition of the Young Italy Award (2019).

Aurora is also member of the main Plastic Surgery scientific societies, Currently, she holds the following appointments: treasurer of the IMSOGB (2020-2021); referent of the ‘FGM section’ with the Italian Society of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery SICPRE; part of the ‘Cosmetic Committee’ and ‘Vulvar Awareness Day Committee’ of the International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease ISSVD.