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Dr Ari Ercole

Dr Ari Ercole is a Fellow in Clinical Medicine at Magdalene. Dr Ercole directs studies for Part II of the Medical tripos and he is an Honorary Senior Research Associate in the Division of Anaesthesia.

In addition to his role at Magdalene, Dr Ercole is a consultant in neurosciences and trauma intensive care at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CUHFT). His clinical interests focus on the physiological measurement, support and resuscitation of critically ill patients, in particular patients that have sustained life threatening severe trauma.

Prior to his medical training, he completed a degree and PhD in condensed matter physics from the University of Cambridge.


Research Interests

Dr Ercole has an extensive background in physical and statistical modelling as well as data science and computing. His research involves development of novel medical technology (in particular data analysis techniques but also sensor development and physiological measurement) and its application to the treatment of critically ill patients in particular. He is interested in physiological signal complexity (fractal dynamics, signal entropy) as an emergent behaviour of networks of non-linear dynamical systems or techniques from machine learning and time-series statistics to neurophysiological and clinical data to detect and characterise novel multidimensional interrelationships.


BA, MB, BChir, MA (Cantab), PhD.

Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists
  • Fellow of the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine
  • Founding Fellow of the Faculty of Clinical Informatics
  • Member of the European Intensive Care Society

Key Publications

'Severe traumatic brain injury: targeted management in the intensive care unit', Stocchetti N, Carbonara M, Citerio G, Ercole A, Skrifvars MB, Smielewski P, Zoerle T, Menon DK. The Lancet Neurology (2017), 16: 452-464.

'Cerebrovascular signal complexity six hours after ICU admission correlates with outcome following severe traumatic brain injury', Gao L, Smielewski P, Czosnyka M, Ercole A. Journal of Neurotrauma (2016), 33(22): 2011-2018.

'Multifractal analysis of hemodynamic behavior: Intraoperative instability and its pharmacological manipulation', Bishop SM, Yarham SI, Navapurkar V, Ercole A. Anesthesiology (2012), 117: 810-21.