Mr Lorenzo Garagnani MD PGDip FRCS EBHS DipHandSurg is Consultant Orthopaedic Hand & Wrist Surgeon and the joint Hand Unit Lead at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in London. His NHS practice is currently based at Guy's, St Thomas' and the Evelina London Children's Hospitals.
Mr Garagnani is also Honorary Reader (Senior Associate Professor equivalent) at the Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine of King’s College London.
Mr Garagnani qualified at Bologna University (Italy), where he obtained his MD in Medicine and Surgery. 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 the Hand Unit of the Plastic Surgery Department of the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, and Paediatric - Congenital Hand Fellow at the Paediatric Plastic Surgery Department of the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London.
As a specialist Hand & Wrist Surgeon, he worked at the Humanitas Clinical Institute in Rozzano, 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. Mr Garagnani and Dr Muriel Holder, Consultant in Clinical Genetics, jointly founded the UK's first combined Hand Surgery-Clinical Genetics multidisciplinary clinic at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust in London.
Mr Garagnani also obtained a Post-Graduate Diploma in Aesthetic & Wellness Medicine at I.A.F. in Rome (Italy), and the Diploma in Hand Surgery of the European Board of Hand Surgery (EBHS)/Federation of European Societies for the Surgery of the Hand (FESSH).
Mr Garagnani has a broad adult and paediatric hand and wrist surgery practice, has developed new techniques and 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 of all levels of seniority and is the Guy’s and St Thomas’ Lead for Undergraduate Medical Education in Orthopaedics, Director of the International Bone Research Association (IBRA)'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 a founding member and the past President of the Paediatric Hand International Society of Surgeons (PHISOS) and a past member of the Guidelines Committee of the. SICM (Società Italiana di Chirurgia della Mano - Italian Society for Surgery of the Hand) and of the International Relations Committee of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH).
Mr Garagnani is member of the International Traveling Fellows Committee of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH), of the Examination Committee of the Federation of European Societies for the Surgery of the Hand (FESSH)/European Board of Hand Surgery (EBHS) and of several other national and international scientific societies.
Mr Garagnani’s research focuses on innovative and minimally invasive techniques in paediatric and adult hand treatment that allow reduction of risks and morbidity.
Lorenzo Garagnani has also served as volunteer paediatric hand and wrist surgeon with a charity providing paediatric surgery and teaching in Myanmar, and also volunteered and coordinated a task force of volunteer IMSoGB Members in collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy during the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic.
Mr Garagnani was bestowed the Knighthood of the Order of the Star of Italy (OSI) in recognition of his international surgical career and of his Covid-19 task force volunteering.