Antonino Spinelli

Full Professor

Director of the General Surgery Residency School at Humanitas University; Head of the Colon and Rectal Surgery Unit – Humanitas Research Hospital; President Elect of ESCP; Fellow of ASCRS, Honorary Fellow of CSS, Honorary Member of CBCD; Member of the Guidelines Committee of ECCO (2019 – 2022);

Prof. Antonino Spinelli is the Director of the Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery and Full Professor of Surgery at Humanitas University, Rozzano Milano.

He graduated as MD in 2001 at the University of Milano. During his education he was awarded with several scholarships; he trained for two years at the University of Berlin – Charité, at the Dept of General, Visceral and Transplantation Surgery. He obtained his PhD on Surgical Physiopathology discussing a thesis on enhanced recovery for laparoscopic colorectal surgery in 2011.

Prof. Spinelli is focused on advanced minimally invasive techniques, included single-port surgery and transanal surgery (TAMIS, TATME, TTSS), and has a special interest on enhanced postoperative patient recovery. Furthermore, his Division is a referral center for colorectal disease and is well known for sphincter saving procedures for rectal cancer and for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).Prof. Spinelli is General Secretary of the European Society of Coloproctology (ESCP) and Board Member of the Guidelines Committee (GuiCom) of the European Crohn’s and Colitis Organization (ECCO).

Prof. Spinelli is Fellow of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery (FASCRS), Honorary Fellow of the Czech Society of Surgery (CSS), and Honorary Member of the Brazilian College of Digestive Surgery (CBCD).

He is a Member of the International Organization for the study of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IOIBD) and several other national and international scientific societies.

Prof Spinelli is regularly invited speaker to National and International Meetings (more than 315 invited talks or lectures), particularly on minimally invasive treatment of colorectal cancer and inflammatory bowel disease.


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.