Guido Torzilli

Full Professor of Surgery

Director of the Department of Surgery

Director Division of Hepatobiliary and General Surgery

Director Postgraduate School of Surgery

Chairman of General Surgery

 

Email guido.torzilli@hunimed.eu;

Phone +39 02 8224 4083 

Academic Background 

  • 1998–99      Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Tokyo
  • 2002-06       Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Milan
  • 2006-15       Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Milan

Education

  • 1988           MD at the University of Milan (summa cum laude)
  • 1993           Postgraduate Degree in General Surgery at the University of Milan (summa cum laude)
  • 1999           PhD at the University of Tokyo, Faculty of Medicine

Scientific and Research Interests

  • Pioneered and validated new methods for intraoperative staging with ultrasound:

contrast-enhanced IOUS

  • Pioneered and validated new ultrasound guided procedures:

compression segmentectomy

hooking technique

  • Pioneered and validated new concepts:

radical but conservative surgery by means of tumor vessel detachment (R1 vascular surgery)

parenchyma preserving surgery despite hepatic vein resection (communicating veins driven surgery)

  • Devised and published new operations:

Mini-Mesohepatectomy

SERPS

Liver Tunnel

Upper Transversal Hepatectomy

Designed a new probe for intraoperative ultrasound.

He has been co-editor of two books and 5 issues of international indexed journals

He is author/co-author of > 200 indexed full papers (> 7500 citations; H-index > 40 – Scopus)

He is author/co-author of > 50 book’s chapters.

 

Selected publications

  1. Torzilli G, Procopio F, Viganò L, Costa G, Fontana A, Cimino M, Donadon M, Del Fabbro D. The Liver Tunnel: Intention-to-treat Validation of a New Type of Hepatectomy. Ann Surg. 2019 ;269(2):331-6
  2. Torzilli G, Belghiti J, Kokudo N, Takayama T, Capussotti L, Nuzzo G, Vauthey JN, Choti MA, De Santibanes E, Donadon M, Morenghi E, Makuuchi M. A snapshot of the effective indications and results of surgery for hepatocellular carcinoma in tertiary referral centers: is it adherent to the EASL/AASLD recommendations? An observational study of the HCC East-West study group. Ann Surg. 2013;257(5):929-37
  3. Torzilli G, Palmisano A, Procopio F, Cimino M, Botea F, Donadon M, Del Fabbro D, Montorsi M. A new systematic small for size resection for liver tumors invading the middle hepatic vein at its caval confluence: mini-mesohepatectomy. Ann Surg. 2010;251(1):33-9
  4. Torzilli G, Procopio F, Cimino M, Del Fabbro D, Palmisano A, Donadon M, Montorsi M. Anatomical segmental and subsegmental resection of the liver for hepatocellular carcinoma: a new approach by means of ultrasound-guided vessel compression. Ann Surg. 2010;251(2):229-35.
  5. Torzilli G, Donadon M, Marconi M, Botea F, Palmisano A, Del Fabbro D, Procopio F, Montorsi M. Systematic extended right posterior sectionectomy: a safe and effective alternative to right hepatectomy. Ann Surg. 2008;247(4):603-11

Academic honors, awards and prices

1992 –   Research Fellowship at the Department of Surgery of the Shinshu University, Matsumoto Japan

1996 –   Fellow of the Japanese Foundation for Promotion of Cancer Research at the 2nd Department of Surgery of the University of Tokyo

2000 – Visiting Professor: Department of Surgery of the University of Tokyo

2002 –   Visiting Professor: Department of Surgery of the Catholic University, Faculty of Medicine in Rome

2006 –   Visiting Professor: Department of Surgery of the University of Tokyo

2004 –   Visiting Professor: 3rd Department of Surgery of the Nihon University

2005 –   Ettore Ruggieri Prize of the Italian Society of Surgery for the best Clinical Research

2006 –   Honorary Member of the Surgical Section of the Serbian Medical Associatiom

2006 –   Visiting Professor: Department of Surgery of the Dokkyo University

2006 –   Visiting Professor: Department of Surgery of the University of Tokyo

2006 –   Visiting Professor: Liver Unit of the King’s College Hospital in London

2007 –   Honorary Member of the Romanian Society of Surgery

2008 –   Fellow of the European Surgical Association (2018: Member of the Council for Fellows Selection)

2009 –   Honorary Member of the Bulgarian Society of Surgery

2013 –   Fellow of the American College of Surgeons – FACS

2016 –   Visiting Professor: Surgical Grand Round – Dept of Surgery of the Chinese University of Hong Kong

2016-19 President of the Italian Association of HBP Surgery (IHBPA Italian Chapter)

2018 –   Visiting Professor: Surgical Grand Round – Dept of Surgery of the University of Lausanne – CH

2018 –   Visiting Professor: Surgical Grand Round – Dept of Surgical Oncology, MD Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas, Houston Texas

2018 –   Visiting Professor: Surgical Grand Round – Dept of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston Massachusetts

2018 –   Visiting Professor: Surgical Grand Round – Dept of Surgery, Oregon Health and Science University – Portland, Oregon

2018 – Visiting Professor: Faculty of Medicine – University of Belgrade

2019 –   Honorary Member of the Association Francaise de Chirurgie – FAFC(Hon)

 

 

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