Matteo Simonelli

Assistant Professor

Senior Clinical and Research Physician at Humanitas Cancer Center – Humanitas Research Hospital

I was born in Milan on October 31, 1979 and I got the high school diploma in classical studies at the Gymnasium Giosuè Carducci of Milan. I graduated at the Medical School of the University of Milan with a vote of 110/110 cum laude in 2004, discussing a thesis entitled “Concentration of circulating DNA and microsatellite alterations in tumor DNA: possible use as prognostic markers in renal cell carcinoma”.

My post-graduate education continued with a Medical Oncology Residency degree, achieved in October 2008 with a vote of 70/70 cum laude.

From October 2002 to March 2005 I worked at the Azienda Ospedaliera San Gerardo di Monza, in the medical oncology and radiotherapy Division, as a medical student.

From June 2005 to October 2008 I worked at the Istituto Clinico Humanitas, in the Department of Oncology and Hematology, now Humanitas Cancer Center, as clinical and research resident.

From November 2008 to date I’m working at Humanitas Cancer Center, since November 2014 as Senior Clinical and Research Physician inside the Clinical Pharmacology Unit and Head of Neuro-oncology.

My academic and teaching career started in 2013 when I became Teaching Tutor for students of the International Medical School, University of Milan. Since 2015 I’ve been Teaching Tutor for students of the Humanitas University and since 2016 Lecturer at Nursing Degree School of Humanitas University.


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.