Alessandro Zerbi

Full Professor

General Surgery
Full Professor of General Surgery and Director of the Pancreatic Surgery Unit at the Humanitas Research Hospital

Alessandro Zerbi is currently the Director of the Pancreatic Surgery Unit at the Humanitas Research Hospital in Rozzano (Milan, Italy).

He was born in Arona (Novara) on September 23, 1959. He graduated at the State University of Milan in 1984 and finished his residency in General Surgery in 1989. From 1987 to 2003 he worked as general surgeon at the Surgical Department of San Raffaele Hospital of Milan directed by Professor Di Carlo. He broadened his knowledge on pancreatic surgery during stages at MGH, Boston (1988, Prof Warshaw) and at Ulm Hospital, Germany (1990 and 1995, Prof Beger). From 2004 to 2009 he directed the Pancreatic Surgery Unit of San Raffaele Hospital. Since 2010 he is the chief of Pancreatic Surgery at the Humanitas Cancer Center. He performed as first surgeon more than 1.300 pancreatic resections; his Unit currently performs about 200 pancreatic and duodenal resections/year.

From April 2016 he is Associated Professor of Surgery at Humanitas University; in September 2018 he achieved the qualification to Full Professor. From 2015 to 2017 he was the President of the Italian Association of Pancreatology (AISP). He is currently member of the Scientific Committee of the Italian Chapter of E-AHPBA. From 2016 he is member of the Ethical Committee of Humanitas Research Hospital.

He coordinated the group who settled in 2010 and then in 2015 the Italian Guidelines for Acute Pancreatitis and contributed to the Italian Guidelines on Chronic Pancreatitis (2010), to the Italian (2014) and European (2018) Guidelines on Cystic Pancreatic Tumors. He currently coordinates the Screening Program for Familiar Pancreatic Cancer in Italy and the Italian Group for minimally invasive pancreatic surgery (IGoMIPS).

Peer reviewed scientific articles: 146

Total number of citations (Scopus): 5.062

Official H Index (Scopus): 42


Humanitas is a highly specialized Hospital, Research and Teaching Center. Built around centers for the prevention and treatment of cancer, cardiovascular, neurological and orthopedic disease – together with an Ophthalmic Center and a Fertility Center – Humanitas also operates a highly specialised Emergency Department.