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Speaker: Dr Andrei Moscalu, MD, MCh, MRCS

Title: Sleeve gastrectomy a microbiome tale


Andrei is a general surgery trainee within the East of England Surgical Deanery and a final year PhD student with SCMMS at King’s, supervised by Prof. Francesco Rubino and Dr. Gavin Bewick.

Prior to this, Andrei was a Research Fellow in The Laboratory for Surgical and Metabolic Research at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, under the mentorship of Prof. Ali Tavakkoli and Dr. Eric Sheu, where his work focused on understanding the role of microbiome and that of vitamin D receptor on the metabolic changes seen after bariatric surgery. During this period, he was awarded the 2022 American College of Surgeons Excellence in Research Award in the Foregut/Bariatric Section for his work on the modulation of intestinal bile acids, more specifically cholic acid 7 sulphate – an intestinal bile acid overexpressed after bariatric surgery, and sitagliptin, as new therapeutics for type 2 diabetes.

Andrei was born and raised in the city of Iasi, Romania, where he received his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Gr. T. Popa”. He received a Master’s in Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland for his work on perioperative risk prediction in emergency abdominal surgery and for which he was also awarded the 2022 NELA prize by the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ASGBI).

Following completion of his general surgery training, Andrei plans to pursue an academic career in bariatric and metabolic surgery.