Institute: University of Verona
Doctor Giovanni Marchegiani was born in 1983 in Bologna. He graduated in Medicine and Surgery in 2008 at the Alma Mater Studiorum, Bologna University (110/110 cum laude). During the University years, he got involved as an observer at the Epato-bilio-pancreatic and Liver and Multi-organ Transplant Unit of the San Raffaele Hospital in Milan, Italy, the New York University Hospital of New York, and the Thomas Jefferson University of Philadelphia, USA. From 2013 to 2014 he served as a Research Fellow in Pancreatic Surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital – Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA. From 2012 to 2014 he was a Project Manager of Pancreas 2000, a scientific program for young researchers led by the Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.
He earned his certification in General Surgery in 2015 at the University of Verona (50/50 cum laude), and since then, he serves as a PhD candidate in Inflammation, Immunity and Cancer at the Verona University. He has been appointed attending surgeon in 2016.
Dr. Marchegiani performed over 300 surgical procedures in both General and Vascular Surgery, most of them at the Verona University Hospital Trust. In particular, he carried out 100 pancreatic resections. His main areas of interest are exocrine and cystic neoplasms of the pancreas.
He is author of more than 100 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals. His impact factor exceeds 400 (JCR 2020), while his H-index is 25 (Google Scholar). He is co-author of several book chapters, and he presented his researches in more than 40 National and International meetings. He won several awards, including the AISP (Associazione Italiana per lo Studio del Pancreas) prize in 2014, the European Pancreatic Club travel grant in 2013 and 2014, the Kenneth-Warren Award for the best oral presentation at the Pancreas Club in 2014, the American Pancreatic Association Young Investigator Travel Award in 2013, the United European Gastroenterology Week Travel Award in 2014, the “Prof. Giovanni Mazzotti” award as best anatomist of the year at the Bologna University in 2015. He has been also awarded the Italian society of Surgery “Ettore Ruggieri” prize in 2016 and the UEG rising star award in 2020. He is associate editor of the BJS open and of Digestive Surgery.
He has been actively involved since 2006 in mentoring and tutoring medical students at the Department of Human Anatomy and Biochemistry, University of Bologna. Furthermore, he directed the Gross Anatomy Course at the University of Wales in Cardiff, UK, from 2008 to 2012.