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Facoltà di Medicina e Chirurgia 
Cattedra di Gatroenterologia
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Fondazione Policlinico Universitario Gemelli IRCCS
Largo Agostino Gemelli 8 
00168 Roma, Italy 

phone +39 06 30156017/18

fax +39 06 35502775



Date of birth:

Born in Bologna on October 11, 1963.


Current position:

  • Full Professor of Gastroenterology at th Universita' Cattolica of Roma.

  • Chairman of the Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine Division and

  • Director of the Gastroenterology and Medical Oncology Area at the Fondazione Policlinico Universitario Gemelli IRCCS. 

  • Governing Board Member of the Fondazione Policlinico Universitario Gemelli IRCCS of Roma, Italy

  • Governing Board Member and vice-President of the Fondazione Italiana Malattie Digestive.


Professional Training and Academic Career:

  • Laurea summa cum laude in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Bologna in 1988. Postgraduate Schools in Internal Medicine and in Gastroenterology and Digestive Endoscopy. 

  • From 1990 to 1993 clinical and research Fellow at the Gastroenterology and Liver Transplantation Departments of the University of Pittsburgh (USA). 

  • Associate Professor of Internal Medicine from 2000 to 2010. 

  • Since 2011 full Professor of Gastroenterology and Director of the postgraduate program in Gastroenterology and Digestive Endoscopy at the Catholic University of Rome. 


Memberships in Societies:

  • From 2006 to 2008 Secretary General of the Italian Association for the Study of the Liver (AISF).

  • President of the Italian Foundation for Research in Hepatology (FIRE) from 2008 to 2012.

  • Founder of the Italian Alliance against Hepatitits (ACE).

  • Member of the council of the the European Helicobacter and Microbiota Study Group (EHMSG) and of the European Association of Gastroenterology Endoscopy and Nutrition (EAGEN) and of several national and international Scientific Societies.

  • Member of the Working Group on Hepatitis of the Italian Ministry of Health.

  • Member of the editorial board of several national and international Scientific Journals. Editor of the journal European Review of Medical and Pharmacological Sciences. 


Research interests:

  • His fields of interests are: Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Helicobacter related diseases, Gut Microbiome and Metabolome, acute and chronic Liver insufficiency, viral hepatitis, NAFLD/NASH, hepatocellular carcinoma and Liver transplantation, celiac disease and intestinal malabsorption, pancreatic disease.

  • Invited for lectures in more than 450 national and international Universities and Institutions. 



  • Author of more than 900 full papers on indexed Scientific Journals and of more than 7000 abstracts presented at National and International Meetings. 

  • Total impact factor for his publications over 2700, H-Index 83, publications has been more than 34.000 times. Ranks in the list of top italian scientists of the Italian Via Academy.

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