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Professor Francesco Rubino

Consultant Bariatric and Metabolic Surgeon
Professor Francesco Rubino
Consultant Bariatric and Metabolic Surgeon
GMC No. or Equivalent: 7463904
Year Qualified:

Professor Francesco Rubino is Chair of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery at King’s College London and Honorary Consultant at King’s College Hospital. He is internationally recognised as one of the world’s leaders in research, teaching and practice of metabolic and weight loss surgery. Professor Rubino’s research showed that the anti-diabetes effect of certain bariatric procedures, particularly gastric bypass surgery, result from mechanisms beyond weight loss. This evidence provided scientific rationale for surgical treatment of type 2 diabetes including in less obese patients. His research findings and theories also points to a role of the gastrointestinal tract in the pathophysiology of diabetes and obesity. Professor Rubino received his MD in general surgery at the Catholic University / Policlinico Gemelli in Rome and he completed fellowships at the European Institute of Telesurgery in Strasbourg; MountSinai Medical Centre in New York and the Cleveland Clinic. Professor Rubino is the recipient of numerous awards and has given hundreds of presentations throughout the world. He is the author of over 100 articles in peer reviewed journals and book chapters. For several consecutive years Professor Rubino was selected by both US News & World Report and Castle Conolly as one of “America’s Top Doctors”

Primary speciality

Specialist interests

Laparoscopic, bariatric, metabolic and upper digestive surgery including:
Gastric bypass
Sleeve gastrectomy
Gastric banding


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