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Pietro Fusaroli

Associate Professor

Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences

Academic discipline: MED/12 Gastroenterology

Curriculum vitae

Personal Data

  • Place and date of birth: Bologna (Italy), 09/March/1969.
  • Working address: Ospedale S. Maria della Scaletta, UOC di Gastroenterologia, via Montericco 4, 40026 Imola
  • Telephone +39 0542 662407
  • e-mail

Job position

  • Director of the Gastroenterology Unit/University of Bologna at Hospital of Imola/Italy.
  • Associate professor of Gastroenterology, University of Bologna, Italy.

Academic career

  • 2015: Associate professor of Gastroenterology, University of Bologna, Italy.
  • 2006: Assistant professor of Gastroenterology, University of Bologna, Italy.
  • 1998, November 5: Specialization in Gastroenterology and Digestive Endoscopy at the University of Bologna with full marks cum laude (70/70 e lode).
  • 1995, June 13: Membership in the Academy of Physicians of Bologna.
  • 1995, June 2: National Board certification.
  • 1994-1995: Post-lauream six-month medical practice in internal medicine, surgery, gynecology, emergency room, laboratory.
  • 1994, October 15: Degree in Medicine at the University of Bologna with full marks cum laude (110/110 e lode).
  • 1988: High school graduation with full marks (60/60).

Current activities

  • Digestive endoscopy: diagnostic and therapeutic upper and lower GI procedures and endoscopic ultrasound (polypectomy/mucosectomy, stent placement, hemostasis, PEG, diagnostic and therapeutic EUS)
  • Hepatology: therapy and follow up of patients affected from HBV, HCV, NASH, autoimmune hepatitis, and cirrhosis.
  • Clinical research: various fields of application of endoscopic ultrasonography, including enhancement with contrast agents (Sonovue) and study of EUS-FNB outcomes.

Work/practice history

  • 2017-present: Director of the Gastrointestinal Unit at the Hospital of Imola/University of Bologna, Italy
  • 1998-present: Clinical research in the field of endoscopic ultrasonography, with special interest for the application of the technique in patients affected from gastric lymphomas and submucosal tumors. Publication of original articles, reviews, guidelines. Oral presentations at national and international meetings on these topics.
  • 1997-present: Digestive Endoscopy, including upper and lower endoscopy, both diagnostic and operative, and endoscopic ultrasonography, including fine needle aspiration/biopsy/drainage.
  • 2008: 1-month stage in the USA (at Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, FL and at University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL).
  • 2006-2007: regulatory experience of clinical trials for human use of adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells.
  • 2005-2017: clinical activity in hepatology as director of the Program of Hepatology.
  • 2002-2017: working at Gastroenterology Unit, director Prof. G. Caletti, University of Bologna at Castel S. Pietro Terme Hospital (AUSL di Imola). Main activity: digestive endoscopy.
  • 2000: Clinical research in the field of patients affected from gastroesophageal reflux disease (first Italian experience with the STRETTA procedure) and Barrett's esophagus.
  • 1999: 1-month stage at prof. Classen's Endoscopy Unit at Klinikum Rechts der Isar, Munich.
  • 1995-1997: Clinical research and medical practice in the field of hepatology, seeing patients with hepatitis B and C, and primary biliary cirrhosis. Principal investigator in a clinical trial evaluating the safety profile of the drug “Interleukin 12” for patients with hepatitis C.
  • 1993-1997: Research on bile acids kinetics at the Department of Gastroenterology, University of Bologna.

Academic commitments and scientific societies

  • Director of the Master in “Advanced Endoscopy”, University of Bologna.
  • Professor of the “Specialization School in Gastroenterology”, University of Bologna.
  • Co-Founder and President of the Italian Club of Endosonography.
  • International Member of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE).
  • Member of the European Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE).
  • Member of the Italian Society of Gastroenterology (SIGE).
  • Member of the Italian Society of Digestive Endoscopy (SIED).

Scientific publications

  • Data from Scopus: 193 articles, 33 H-Index, 2980 Citations
  • Speaker at >200 relevant national and international meetings

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