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Mr Lorenzo Garagnani MD FRCS EBHS DipHandSurg is Consultant Orthopaedic Hand and Wrist Surgeon and the joint Hand Unit Lead at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals in London. He is also Honorary Reader at the Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine of King’s College London.

Mr Garagnani qualified at Bologna University (Italy). He trained in Trauma and Orthopaedics in Bologna, mainly based at Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute, a leading institution in the field of Orthopaedics, before completing his sub-specialist training in Hand and Wrist Surgery in the UK, where he was Hand Fellow at the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department of the Oxford University Hospitals, at The Hand Clinic in Windsor, at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, and Paediatric - Congenital Hand Fellow at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London.

As a specialist Hand and Wrist Surgeon, he worked at Humanitas Clinical Institute in Milan (Italy), was Locum Consultant at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London and Consultant at the Department of Hand Surgery and Microsurgery of the Policlinico di Modena University Hospital (Modena, Italy) where he was joint Lead of the multidisciplinary Paediatric – Congenital Upper Limb and Hand Anomalies Service.

He also obtained the European Diploma in Hand Surgery. Mr Garagnani has a broad adult and paediatric hand and wrist surgery practice, is author of numerous peer reviewed scientific publications and book chapters, reviewer for scientific journals and regular speaker and invited faculty member at national and international conferences and courses.

He has a keen interest in medical education, regularly trains international Hand Fellows and Orthopaedic and Plastic surgery trainees and is Guy’s and St Thomas’ Lead for Undergraduate Medical Education in Orthopaedics, Director of the International Bone Research Association’s London Upper Limb Fellowship, tutor for the British Diploma in Hand Surgery and examiner for the European Diploma in Hand Surgery.

Mr Garagnani is the current President of the Italian Medical Society of Great Britain (IMSoGB). He is past President of the Paediatric Hand International Society of Surgeons (PHISOS)  and of the International Relations Committee and International Traveling Fellows Committee of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH). He is also past member of the Guidelines Committee of SICM (Italian Society for Surgery of the Hand) and member of a number of international scientific societies.


Mr Garagnani’s research focuses on innovative and minimally invasive techniques in paediatric and adult hand surgery that allow reduction of surgical morbidity, and has served as volunteer paediatric hand and wrist surgeon with a charity providing paediatric surgery and teaching in Myanmar.

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