Alessandra Orlando

MBBS – MD

Alessandra is the Pelvic Floor and Anorectal Physiology clinical research fellow, undertaking her MD in the Physiology Unit at St Mark’s Hospital, London.

Alessandra is the Pelvic Floor and Anorectal Physiology clinical research fellow, undertaking her MD in the Physiology Unit at St Mark’s Hospital, London.

Alessandra obtained her medical degree at the University of Genoa, Italy ,  in 2010. She then completed her training in General Surgery in Italy in 2017 after spending 18 months of this in the UK , taking fellowships in Emergency, Trauma and Colorectal Surgery. In July 2017 she came back to England as a Senior Clinical Fellow in General Surgery at Whipps Cross Hospital and in October 2018 she started her research fellowship at St Mark’s Hospital, London.

Alessandra’s work centers around improving our understanding of pelvic floor dyssynergia and faecal incontinence secondary to sphincter injuries , improving the management and outcomes associated with this problem. Most of all understanding , documenting and publishing the qualitative aspects of pelvic floor dysfunction. Her supervisors include Miss Carolynne Vaizey and Mr Jamie Murphy .