Dr Adelaide De Vecchi
Dr Adelaide de Vecchi is a Lecturer in Computational Cardiovascular Modelling in the Department of Biomedical Engineering within the School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences at King’s College London. The focus of her research is on the field of personalised medicine, specifically on the clinical translation of computational modelling applied to cardiovascular diseases. She has developed personalised models of fluid-structure interaction based on state-of-the-art imaging data, including CT, Phase-Contrast MRI (4d flow) and 3D+t Colour Doppler data. These models have been used to gain insight into the pathophysiology of congenital heart diseases (e.g. single ventricle pathologies) and to evaluate medical devices (e.g. bioprosthetic mitral valves) in the individual patient. Her research has a strong emphasis on multi-disciplinarity and clinical translation, and she works in close collaboration with cardiologists, surgeons, imaging scientists and software developers.