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Pier Cristoforo Giulianotti, MD

Lloyd Nyhus Professor of Surgery

Prof. Giulianotti received his M.D. degree from La Scuola Normale of Pisa University, Italy. Beside a formal General Surgery Residency at University of Pisa, he has completed two additional Residencies: Digestive and Vascular Surgery. For 10 years he has been Faculty Surgeon at Pisa University.  In 1998, he became Director of the General and Minimally Invasive Surgery Division at Misericordia Hospital in Grosseto, Tuscany (Italy) and, after 5 years, Head of the Department of General Surgery at the same Hospital. In 2000, he pioneered the new robotic technology, performing complex procedures such as formal hepatic resection, lung resection and pancreatico-duodenectomy. In the last 7 years he has developed one of the largest programs worldwide for Robotic Surgery: the Special School ACOI of Robotic Surgery of which, Prof. Giulianotti is the Director. He is also a faculty member of the Minimally Invasive Training program at the European Surgical Institute, Ethicon Endo-Surgery Norderstedt (Hamburg , Germany) and invited professor at the Institut de Recherch√© contre les Cancers de l'Appareil Digestif (IRCAD), Strasburg France.¬† Since 1979, he has published over 250 papers in scientific publications on several topics such as pancreatic, vascular, transplant, oncologic, digestive and robotic surgery. Recently, Prof. Giulianotti has been awarded with the prestigious Lloyd M. Nyhus Endowed Chair in Surgery at University of Illinois at Chicago and has been appointed Chief of the Division of General, Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery.

Special Medical Interest:

  • Robotic Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Oncological Surgery
  • Pancreatic / Liver Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery


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