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Riccardo Schiavina

Associate Professor

Department of Experimental, Diagnostic and Specialty Medicine - DIMES

Academic discipline: MED/24 Urology

Curriculum vitae



Personal Information

  • Born in 8-8-1973 in Bologna (Italy)
  • 9 Bianchini street, Bologna, Italy
  • Phone: 00393494447896- 0039051 6362747- fax 00390516362743
  • Mail: [] ; []

Professional course

  • Medical degree in 1999, University of Bologna (110/110)
  • Degree of Urologist in 2005, University of Bologna (110/110)
  • Since 1st January 2006 till 1st November 2008: Urologist at Dept. Urology, University of Bologna at S. Orsola-Malpighi Hospital, Bologna, Italy
  • Since 1st November 2008 till 1st November 2014: Assistant Professor at Dept. Urology, University of Bologna at S. Orsola-Malpighi Hospital, Bologna, Italy
  • Since 1st November 2014: Associate Professor in Urology at Dept. Urology, University of Bologna at S. Orsola-Malpighi Hospital, Bologna, Italy

Howards and honours

  • Head of Imaging Section, Italian Association of Urology (SIU) (2014-2017)
  • Associate Member EAU Section Urological Imaging (ESUI)
  • Head of “Laser Program” for the treatment of Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy at the Department of Urology (DIMES), University of Bologna
  • Extensor of Italian Guidelines for Italian Society of Urology in the field of Prostate cancer biopsy, Urinary infection, PET imaging in Urology
  • Member of the Scientific Committee of Italian Society of Uro-oncology (SIUro)
  • Member of the scientific committee of the Master of Robotic Urological Surgery at the University of Bologna and Tutor of Robotic- Assisted Radical Prostatectomy
  • Member of the scientific committee of Advanced Studies in Urological Oncology Foundation (SAMUR Foundation)
  • Member of the scientific committee of Doctorate (PhD) in Cardiologic-Nephro-Urologic and Thoracic Science , University of Bologna

Research activities and grants

  • Main research activities are directed to uro-oncology, in particular to new imaging and molecular techniques for the diagnosis of prostate cancer (Multiparametric MRI, new metabolic radiotracers for PET/CT, CTC and FPDNA).
  • Lead investigator of “DNA-free, CTC and micrometastases in prostate cancer diagnosis and staging” study (private grant)

  • Lead investigator of the Urological Group of an Italian search in the field of prostate cancer imaging titled: "ANTI -3-18F-FACBC VS 11C-CHOLINE IN PTS TREATED FOR PROSTATE CANCER" (public grant)
  • Co-investigator of “Magnetic resonance imaging Spectroscopy and PET/CT in the diagnosis of prostate cancer” study (public grant)
  • Co-investigator of “DaVinci System in prostate cancer treatment” project (public grant)

  • Member of SATURN (Surveillance and Treatment Update on Renal Neoplasms Project)
  • Member of RECORD (Conservative Renal Surgery Register in Italy)

    International Fellowship

  • ORSI (Vittikuti Robotic Surgery Institute) Department Of Urology, Aalst, Belgium in the field of robotic surgery (2016)
  • S. Raffaele Institute, Vita e Salute University, Milan, Italy in the field of Laser Treatment of Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (2010)

Editorial activities

  • Associate editor of World Journal of Clinical Urology
  • Member of the Editorial Board of International Journal of Urology
  • European Urology (reviewer)
  • European Urology Focus (reviewer)
  • Journal of Urology (reviewer)
  • British Journal of Urology International (reviewer)
  • European Radiology (reviewer)
  • Journal of Sexual Medicine (reviewer)
  • World Journal of Clinical Urology (reviewer)
  • BioMed Research International (reviewer)
  • Urolologic Oncology (reviewer)
  • Nature Urology (reviewer)
  • SRN Urology (reviewer)

Surgical experience

More than 4300 surgical procedures (more than 2200 as first operator, including (open surgery, laparoscopy, robotic, endo-urology) in the field of the treatment of prostate cancer, bladder cancer, kidney cancer, BPH and renal stones.

In the field of robotic surgery:

106 robotic partial/radical nephrectomy

10 robotic pieloplasty

398 robotic radical prostatectomy


Publications (scopus data at 18-9-2017)

165publications on Pubmed

H-index: 25(Scopus)

Citations: 16238095 (Scopus)