Savino Bruno

Non-tenured Professor  
Internal Medicine

Director of Department of Internal Medicine and Head of General Medicine and Liver Unit, Humanitas Research Hospital

E-mail savino.bruno@hunimed.it
Phone +39 02 82247394 or +39 02 82246449
Site humanitas.it/medici/savino-bruno

Education and Academic Background

Prof. Bruno got his degree in Medicine at the University of the Studies of Milan (1978), he went on to complete a residency degree in Internal Medicine at the University of Pavia (1983). He was the Head of the Internal Medicine and Liver Unit at AO Fatebenefratelli – Oftalmico, Milan, Italy, from 2003 to 2015. He became accredited as a full Professor of Gastroenterology at the Italian National Professorship Qualification in December 2013 (Area 06/D4, full Professor). He was Lecturer of Gastroenterology at the University of the Studies of Milan (2004-11) and of Internal Medicine at the University of Milan-Bicocca (2013-15). Prof. Bruno authored more than 250 scientific articles published by international peer-reviewed journals (Lancet, Annals of Internal Medicine, New England Journal of Medicine, Gastroenterology). He is an acknowledged opinion leader in the field epidemiology, natural history and therapy of Chronic viral hepatitis. As of  April 2015, he is a Full Professor of Internal Medicine at Humanitas University, the Director of the Department of Internal Medicine and Head of General Medicine and Liver Unit at Humanitas Research Hospital.

Scientific and Research Interests

Research and Clinical Areas of Interest Area of clinical interest: anti-viral therapy of chronic hepatitis (HCV and HBV). Diagnosis and Therapy of portal hypertension and of complications of cirrhosis. Area of research interest: Natural history of chronic liver diseases of viral etiology. Predictive markers of disease progression in subjects affected by liver cirrhosis, HCC, metabolic syndrome and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis.

 

Selected Publications:

1: Bruno S, Di Marco V, Iavarone M, Roffi L, Crosignani A, Calvaruso V, Aghemo A, Cabibbo G, Viganò M, Boccaccio V, Craxí A, Colombo M, Maisonneuve P. Survival of patients with HCV cirrhosis and sustained virologic response is similar to the general population. J Hepatol. 2016 Mar 23.

2: Bruno S, Thompson AJ, Critelli R, Crosignani A, Rossi S, De Lisi S, Cariani E, Zermiani P, Vaira V, Boccaccio V, Maisonneuve P, Villa E. Interferon lambda-3 is not associated with clinical outcome in patients with HCV-induced compensated cirrhosis: a long-term cohort study. Antiviral Res. 2015 Jan;113:27-32.

3: Vierling JM, Zeuzem S, Poordad F, Bronowicki JP, Manns MP, Bacon BR, Esteban R, Flamm SL, Kwo PY, Pedicone LD, Deng W, Dutko FJ, DiNubile MJ, Koury KJ, Helmond FA, Wahl J, Bruno S. Safety and efficacy of boceprevir/peginterferon/ribavirin for HCV G1 compensated cirrhotics: meta-analysis of 5 trials. J Hepatol. 2014 Aug;61(2):200-9.

4: Poordad F, Bronowicki JP, Gordon SC, Zeuzem S, Jacobson IM, Sulkowski MS, Poynard T, Morgan TR, Molony C, Pedicone LD, Sings HL, Burroughs MH, Sniukiene V, Boparai N, Goteti VS, Brass CA, Albrecht JK, Bacon BR; SPRINT-2 and RESPOND-2 Investigators. Factors that predict response of patients with hepatitis C virus infection to boceprevir. Gastroenterology. 2012 Sep;143(3):608-18.e1-5.

5: Poordad F, McCone J Jr, Bacon BR, Bruno S, Manns MP, Sulkowski MS, Jacobson IM, Reddy KR, Goodman ZD, Boparai N, DiNubile MJ, Sniukiene V, Brass CA, Albrecht JK, Bronowicki JP; SPRINT-2 Investigators. Boceprevir for untreated chronic HCV genotype 1 infection. N Engl J Med. 2011 Mar 31;364(13):1195-206.

Why
Humanitas
University?
An Established Institution

An Established Institution
Humanitas is a renowned healthcare institution that has offered Medical Degrees for well over a decade as a partner of the University of Milan.

An International Career

An International Career
Join our international medical community where classes are taught in English by experienced professors and medical doctors from around the world. Your degree will allow you to work as a MD in the EU and abroad.

Clinical Experience

Clinical Experience
Direct clinical experience is supported by a solid tutoring system and starts in your third year, which gives you considerable practical experience.

Innovative and Active Teaching

Innovative and Active Teaching
Humanitas curriculum is enhanced by a wide variety of active learning methods based on a student-centred approach (Problem-Based Learning, Case method, Concept maps, Simulated patients).

Milano and Italy

Milano and Italy
Enjoy the style, culture, gastronomy and entertainment of one of Europe's most exciting cities. Venture further to experience the delights of Italy or use the opportunity to learn Italian.

Advanced Research and Technology

Advanced Research and Technology
Humanitas can count on state-of-the-art technologies and research experience. A new simulation centre of 1000 sm, designed according to the highest technological standards, will be ready for autumn 2017.

Contact Us

Contact
Humanitas University
Via Rita Levi Montalcini 4,
Pieve Emanuele 20090 Milan, Italy

To receive our updates subscribe here: Newsletter.

How to Reach Us
From Malpensa Airport

Take the A8 highway, following the signs for Milan. Get on the Tangenziale Ovest (western ring road), exit at Quinto de’ Stampi/Via dei Missaglia (7 bis). Follow the route described in the highway section.

From Linate Airport

Take the A8 highway, following the signs for Milan. Get on the Tangenziale Ovest (western ring road), exit at Quinto de’ Stampi/Via dei Missaglia (7 bis). Follow the route described in the highway section.

From Central station

Take the A8 highway, following the signs for Milan. Get on the Tangenziale Ovest (western ring road), exit at Quinto de’ Stampi/Via dei Missaglia (7 bis). Follow the route described in the highway section.

From the city center

Go straight on from Porta Ticinese, to Corso San Gottardo, to via Meda, via Montegani, and via dei Missaglia, then follow the signs for Istituto Clinico Humanitas, or Basiglio Milano 3.

From the highway

Go straight on from Porta Ticinese, to Corso San Gottardo, to via Meda, via Montegani, and via dei Missaglia, then follow the signs for Istituto Clinico Humanitas, or Basiglio Milano 3.

By public transport

Go straight on from Porta Ticinese, to Corso San Gottardo, to via Meda, via Montegani, and via dei Missaglia, then follow the signs for Istituto Clinico Humanitas, or Basiglio Milano 3.