Consultant Intensivist & Nephrologist
Surrey Perioperative Anaesthesia & Critical Care Collaborative Research Group (SPACeR) & School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences, University of Surrey, Guildford UK & Intensive Care Unit, Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Egerton Road, Guildford, UK, GU2 7XX
Prof Forni trained in medicine in London following initial training in Biochemistry and a PhD in Physical Chemistry. His medical postgraduate training was spent principally at St Thomas’ hospital and St George’s Hospital. His early research focussed on the chemical mechanisms underpinning oxidative stress but later focussed principally in critical care nephrology particularly with respect to buffering agents for CRRT and acid-base balance. He also has interests in peri-operative medicine including cardiopulmonary exercise testing. He has been a consultant in ICM and Nephrology for over 15 years and during that time has maintained a broad interest in critical care medicine particularly critical care nephrology. Current research interest includes risk assessment for AKI, the use of biomarkers and electronic alerting systems for AKI. He was a clinical advisor for NCEPOD during the AKI: Insult vs. Injury study and a co-author of the European Guidelines for Prevention of AKI in ICU patients. He is currently chair of the AKI section of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine. He has lectured extensively on AKI in the critically ill locally, nationally and internationally. When he has spare tine he can be found sailing or bemoaning the form of Tottenham Hotspur.