Mr.Marco Scarci

Mr. Marco Scarci is a highly respected consultant thoracic surgeon based in London. He is renowned for his expertise in keyhole surgery, particularly in the treatment of lung cancer and pneumothorax (collapsed lung). He also specialises in rib fractures, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), chest wall deformities and emphysema.

Professional Statement

Mr. Scarci qualified as a doctor of medicine with honours in 2001 at Italy’s Università degli Studi ‘Gabriele d’Annunzio’ di Chieti, before pursuing further specialist training in cardiothoracic surgery. He then undertook a clinical fellowship at Basildon and Thurrock University Hospital and a senior clinical fellowship in thoracic surgery at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. In addition, he completed an additional six-month thoracic surgery fellowship at the University of Toronto, Canada in 2011 and that same year, was appointed as a consultant thoracic surgeon at Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Following this, he went on to work at University College London Hospital, San Gerardo Hospital, Italy and Imperial College NHS Healthcare Trust, where he is currently based. With his wealth of experience and expertise in both surgical and non-surgical treatment for a wide range of conditions, Mr Scarci is regarded as one of the UK’s leading practitioners in the field of thoracic surgery, whose skill and dedication has been recognised with several awards, including an NHS Clinical Excellence award in 2013. He sees private patients at OneWelbeck, the Harley Street Clinic and the Sainsbury Wing, Imperial Private Healthcare.

Throughout his esteemed career, Mr Scarci has held a number of senior positions. He previously led chest wall database and pleural malignancies working groups for the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons and was also formerly a council member and director of the Society’s annual conference, the largest conference in thoracic surgery in the world. He also forms part of several of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence’s (NICE) working groups. Mr Scarci is also a leading name in medical education and is an honorary clinical senior lecturer at Imperial College London and a senior clinical tutor at University of Cambridge.

Mr Scarci has an extensive background in academic research and has authored over one hundred and thirty publications which appear in leading peer-reviewed journals. With his wealth of expertise, he is a co-speciality chief editor for thoracic surgery in the revered Frontiers in Surgery academic journal and is an associate editor of the Journal of Thoracic Disease and the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, the most prestigious in his speciality. He is also the author and editor of four published books on minimally invasive and open thoracic surgery.

Mr Scarci regularly presents at key conferences in the field of thoracic surgery. He is an appointed fellow of a number of highly respected professional bodies, including the Royal College of Surgeons of England, the American College of Chest Physiciansthe American College of Surgeons and the European Board of Cardiothoracic Surgery.


GMC: 6159768

Professional Experience

 More than 20 years of experience
 Consultant thoracic surgeon, OneWelbeck (present)
Consultant thoracic surgeon, Harley Street Clinic, Diagnostic Centre Devonshire Street (present)
 Consultant thoracic surgeon, Sainsbury Wing, Imperial Private Healthcare (present)
 Consultant thoracic surgeon, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust (2022 – present)
 Consultant thoracic surgeon, San Gerardo Hospital, Italy (2018 – 2021)
 Consultant thoracic surgeon, University College London NHS Foundation Trust (2016 – 2018)
 Consultant thoracic surgeon, Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (2011 – 2016)


 Chest infection surgery
 Chest wall cancer
 Chest wall deformities (pectus excavatum and carinatum)
 Collapsed lung (pneumothorax)
 Enhanced recovery and rehabilitation following thoracic surgery
 Excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis)
 Facial blushing (erythrophobia)
 Keyhole surgery
 Keyhole thoracic surgery
 Lung cancer
 Malignant mesothelioma
 Mediastinal tumours
 Rib deformities
 Rib fractures
 Single incision procedures
 Tracheal stenosis
 Tracheobronchial cancer

Positions in Public Associations

 Working group member, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (present)
 ​Co-specialty chief editor for thoracic surgery, Frontiers in Surgery (2023 – present) Associate editor, Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (present)
 Associate editor, Journal of Thoracic Disease (present)
 ​​​​​Director of thoracic surgery, San Gerardo Hopsital, Italy (2018 – 2021)
 Former committee member, Database committee, European Society of Thoracic Surgeons 
 Former lead on chest wall database, pleural malignancies and chest wall working groups, European Society of Thoracic Surgeons
 ​Former director, European Society of Thoracic Surgeons’ annual conference

Teaching Posts

 Current honorary clinical senior lecturer at Imperial College London
 Formerly honorary senior lecturer at University College London
 Senior clinical tutor at University of Cambridge


 MD (Hons), Doctor of Medicine, Honours, Università degli Studi ‘Gabriele d’Annunzio’ di Chieti (2001)
 Diploma of Specialism, Cardiothoracic surgery, Thoracic Surgery Residency Programme, Università degli Studi ‘Gabriele d’Annunzio’ di Chieti (2002 – 2007)
 Clinical fellow, Basildon and Thurrock University Hospital (2007 – 2008)
 Senior clinical fellowship, Thoracic surgery, Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust (2008 – 2011)
 Fellowship, Thoracic surgery, University of Toronto (2011)
 Change Leaders Programme, NHS England (2012 – 2013)
 FRCS (Eng), Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons of England
 FCCP, Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians
 FACS, Fellow, American College of Surgeons
 FEBTS, Fellow, European Board of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Publications and Conferences

 You can see some of Mr Scarci’s academic work on ResearchGate
 M Scarci, A Coonar, T Routledge, F Wells, Core Topics in Thoracic Surgery, Cambridge University Press (2016)
 M Scarci, A D L Sihoe, P Solli, Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery, JPMed Publishing (2017)
 M Scarci, A D L Sihoe, B Bedetti, Open Thoracic Surgery, AME Publishing (2017)
 M Scarci, J He, S H Blackmon, Minimally Invasive Thymectomy, AME Publishing (2019)

Prizes and Awards

 NHS Clinical Excellence Award, Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (2013)
 Staff award, Working Differently Category, Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (2013)

Professional Membership

 Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians
 ​Fellow, American College of Surgeons
 Fellow, European Board of Cardiothoracic Surgery
 Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons of England
 Member, European Association of Cardiothoracic Surgery
 Member, European Society of Thoracic Surgeons
 Member, International Society for Minimally Invasive Surgery
 Member, International Thymic Group Collaboration
 Member, Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons, England and Ireland
 Member, Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian