Giuseppe R. Nigri, MD, PhD, FACS, FRCS, FASCRS
Associate Professor of Surgery
Sapienza University of Rome
Department of Surgery
St. Andrea University Hospital
Via di Grottarossa 1035, 00189 Rome, Italy
T (+39) 06 33776746
T (+39) 06 33775634
E-mail: giuseppe.nigri@uniroma1.it
URL: www.giuseppenigri.it

PLACE OF BIRTH: Philadelphia, PA - USA 
CITIZENSHIP: USA/Italian


Official Sapienza University websites (in progress): 
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All the informations below are certified and documentation will be provided upon request. Also, credentials can be verified through the Federation Credentials Verification Service (FCVS) of the Federation of State Medical Boards of the United States (FSMB).The list of operative procedure will be provided upon request.


Current position

2015- Associate Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, Sapienza University of Rome, St. Andrea Hospital, Rome, Italy

2013-. Qualified as Full Professor of Surgery (Professore Ordinario), Italian National Scientific Qualification. 


Previous positions

2004-2015. Assistant Professor of Surgery (Ricercatore MED/18): Department of Surgery, Sapienza University of Rome, St. Andrea Hospital, Rome, Italy

2013-. Qualified as Associate Professor of Surgery, Italian National Scientific Qualification.

2012-2014. Hebrew Hospital in Rome, consultant surgeon (agreement with St. Andrea Hospital)


Education

1986-1992. MD (Laurea in Medicina e Chirurgia), summa cum laude. Sapienza University of Rome, Italy Thesis: Duodenal-gastric reflux after Oddi’s sphyncterotomy: partial vs. total surgical sphyncterotomy


Postdoctoral Training

1992-1998. Residency in General Surgery, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy (Chair, Prof. Giorgio Ribotta); summa cum laude. Thesis: Early and long term outcomes after surgery for rectal cancer: correlation with distance of the anastomosis from anus.

1999-2003. Research Fellowship, Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA – USA 

1999-2002. PhD training (Dottorato di Ricerca) “Photobiology in Experimental Surgery” Department of Surgical Sciences and Applied Medical Technologies, Sapienza University of Rome, in association with Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, MGH Laser Center and the Biomedical Laser Applications Research Group, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Boston, Massachusetts, USA. 

2002-2003. Residency in General Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA – USA (Surgeon in Chief: Dr. Andrew Warshaw)

2012-2014. Surgical Education Research Fellowship (SERF), Association for Surgical Education, USA (Mentor: Dr. Nick Sevdalis - thesis not disserted)

2016 Health Care Management, Economics and Policy - Academic Course [Corso Universitario di Alta Formazione in Economia e Management in Sanità. Dipartimento di Sanità Pubblica e Malattie Infettive Sezione di Igiene] Department of Public Healthcare and Infectious Diseases, Sapienza University of Rome. Thesis: Risk Management, Safety and Quality Assessment in Surgery (from March 11 to December 2, 2016)


Academic Appointments

1999-2003. Clinical & Research Fellow in Surgery, Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA – USA

2004-. Assistant Professor of Surgery (Ricercatore Med/18): Department of Surgery, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

Military Service

1995-1997. Medical Corps, Liutenent. Promotion to Captain.


Licensures and Certifications I

1993. Medical Licensure: Board of Physicians (44917) Rome, Italy

1998. Surgery: Italian Board of Surgery: Rome, Italy

1999. TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). Accepted by ECFMG

2002. ECMFG/USMLE certification, valid indefinitely: Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates/United States Medical Licence Examination 

2002-2003. Medical Licensure 214308 (temp): Massachusetts Board of Medicine: Boston, MA - USA

2003. Fully registered medical practitioner (#6070750), General Medical Council, UK

2003. Specialist registration: General Medical Council, UK

2005. ATLS Instructor (#277357: American College of Surgeons: USA

2008. AHA BLS-D Instructor: American Heart Association: USA

2008. ERC Instructor Candidate #318384: European Resuscitation Council: Belgium

2011. Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) Certification: SAGES and American College of Surgeons, USA

2013-. Qualified as Associate Professor of Surgery, Italian National Scientific Qualification 

2013-. Qualified as Full Professor of Surgery (Professore Ordinario), Italian National Scientific Qualification 


Licensures and Certifications II

1999. MGH Animal Surgical Research Training Certification. Subcommittee on Research Animal Care (S.R.A.C.) and Office of Laboratory Animal Resources (O.L.A.R.). Massachusetts General Hospital (Charlestown Facility), Harvard Medical School, July 1999, Boston, Massachusetts

2000. Basic Radiation Protection Certification for Research and Hospital Personnel. The Radiation and Safety Office of Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, March 6, 2000, Boston, Massachusetts

2000-2005. ATLS Instructor (Instructor Course, December 2005). (Advanced Trauma Life Support Certification for Physicians). American College of Surgeons. Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts (Course 1: October 2-3, 2000; Course 2: June 19-20, 2002). Selected for Instructor Course.

2000-2002. BLS-D AHA Instructor - American Heart Association (AHA), Basic Life Support Certification & AED Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts (Course I: December 7, 2000; Course 2: June 21, 2002). Course III December 2008, Rome, Italy. American Heart Association Instructor Core Course. December 4th

2000. MGH Laser Safety Certification Course. MGH Laser Safety Committee, Department of Surgery, MGH Laser Center and Wellman Laboratories of Photomedicine. Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, November 18, 2000, Boston, Massachusetts

2002. Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification (ACLS). American Heart Association. Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, June 19-20, 2002, Boston, Massachusetts

2002. “Human-subject Protection Education Certification” - Partners Healthcare System.  Partners Human Research Committee, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 2002

2002. Minimally Invasive Surgery Training. Medical Education Center at Harvard Medical School. Boston, MA - June 17, 2002

2002. HIPAA course. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. Dec 08, 2004. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) – Cornell University, New York, NY. 

2007.. Child Abuse and Maltreatment Course - "Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse, Maltreatment, and Neglect, New York State" - Medical Society of the State of New York (Provider #10608 - Certificate MSSNY6259) - October 13, 2007

2008. “Biomedical Course in the Responsible Conduct of Research Curriculum” - CITI Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative. Office of Education. University of Miami, FL May 14, 2008

2008. Infection Control: A Training Program for Healthcare Professionals. Medical Society of the State of New York (Provider # TPO2013    Certificate # MSSNY6762) April 2, 2008

Miscellaneous. 1) Medic First Aid Instructor (BLS and BLS for Professionals - Instructor #40424,) 2) Emergency First Response Instructor: BLS and AED, 3) DAN Oxygen Instructor (Divers Alert Network - #24600) 4) PADI Instructor/Master Scuba Diver Trainer (#920705)


Clinical & Research Appointments

1988-1992. Research Associate: Department of Anatomy, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

1989 June-Aug. Research Associate: Department of Anatomy, Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, OH – USA

1990 June-Aug. Research Associate, Department of Anatomy: Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, OH – USA

1999-2003. Clinical, Research Fellow and Resident in General Surgery, Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA – USA 

2004 Nov-Dec. Research and Clinical Observer, Department of Pathology and Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY –USA

2005 Jun-Aug. Clinical Observer, Department of Surgery: Mass General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA – USA

2006 Jun-Aug. Clinical Observer, Department of Surgery: Mass General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA - USA

2007 Jun-Aug. Clinical Observer, Department of Surgery: Mass General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA – USA

2009 Nov. American College of Surgeons International Guest Scholar, Clinical Observer. Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY – USA

2009 Dec. American College of Surgeons International Guest Scholar, Clinical Observer. Department of Surgery, Mass General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA – USA

2013 Oct. American College of Surgeons International Scholar for Surgical Education, Clinical Observer. Minimally Invasive Surgery Training Center, Departmant of Surgery, Jonhs Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD – USA

2014 Feb. American College of Surgeons International Scholar for Surgical Education, Clinical Observer. STRATUS (Simulation, Training, Research and Technology Utilization System) Center for Medical Simulation, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA– USA

2014 Feb. American College of Surgeons International Scholar for Surgical Education, Clinical Observer. Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA– USA


Honors & Awards

2000. Academy of Medicine of Rome Award, Academy of Medicine of Rome, Rome, Italy

2001. Best Overall Basic Science Paper Award, 21st Annual Meeting of American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, New Orleans, LA - USA

2002. Recipient of the US Air Force Grant, 22nd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Atlanta, GA - USA

2002. Best Resident Paper Award, 22nd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Atlanta, GA - USA

2002. Harvard Medical School’s nominee for the Doris Duke Clinical Scientist Award, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA - USA

2003. “Ettore Ruggeri” Award, Italian Society for Surgery, Rome - Italy

2009. International Guest Scholarship, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL – USA (Departments of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston MA and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NY, NY)

2010. Selected Paper Award, Annual Clinical Congress, Italian Society for Surgery, Rome, Italy

2011. Selected for the American College of Surgeons Young Fellows Mentorship Program. Mentors: Dr. C. Pellegrini and Dr. C. Rubin, American College of Surgeons, San Francisco, CA – USA

2013. International Surgical Education Scholarship, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL USA (Departments of Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA – USA)


Report of Funded Projects

2005. Expression of LZTS1 (leucine zipper putative tumor suppressor) in hepatocellular carcinoma. Co-investigator. Prot. C26F054719 - Sapeinza Universtity of Rome

2009. Modifications in inflammatory and metabolic response (il-6 e c5) in minimally invasive colectomy. Principal investigator. Prot. C26F09YLEM- Sapeinza Universtity of Rome

2011. Next generation sequencing of synchronous and metachronous hepatic colorectal cancer metastases to identify prognostic biomarkers and therapeutic targets. Principal investigator. Prot. C26A11PMCS- Sapeinza Universtity of Rome

2014. Modulation of the Hedgehog pathway in a model of liver metastases from colorectal cancer. Principal investigator. Prot. C26A14L8N4 - Sapeinza Universtity of Rome

2014. Role of the Hedgehog pathway in modulating Colorectal Cancer metastatic spreading Tutor for “Avvio alla Ricerca” of Dr. Paolo Magistri. Prot. C26N145H9M- Sapeinza Universtity of Rome

2015. Correlation of adiponectin, leptin and myostatin with sarcopenia in pancreatic carcinoma: phenotypic charateristics and prognosis. Tutor for “Avvio alla Ricerca” of Dr. Giampaolo Berardi Prot. C26N15ERET - Sapeinza Universtity of Rome

2016. Hedgehog pathway inhibition reduces metastatic spreading of colorectal cancer cells. Principal investigator. Prot. C26A15F744- 000323_17_rdb - Sapeinza Universtity of Rome

2016. Funding of Congresses and Courses: Fundamental of Surgical Research AAS Course (Association of Academic Surgeons) 000323_16_CON- Sapeinza Universtity of Rome


International Meta-analysis Research Group

The Research Meta-analysis Group is founded and constituted by Nigri G, Rosman AS, Fancellu A, Pisano M, Zorcolo L, Melis M. from the following international Institutions: 1) Sapienza University of Rome, 2)Department of Gastroenterology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Bronx VAMC, New York, NY, USA, 3) Department of Surgery, University of Sassari, Sassari, Italy, 4) Department of Surgery, Ospedali Riuniti, Bergamo, Italy, 5) Department of Surgery, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy, 6) Department of Surgery, New York University Medical School, NY, USA. The Group published 6 articles published on top surgical Journals (see references below).


Inventions/disclosures: report of technological and scientific innovation

2000, LaMuraglia G.M., Nigri G.R., Kossodo S.: Sterilization of prosthetic vascular graft by shock waves. MGH Corporate Sponsored Research and Licensing. Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, November 2000, Boston, Massachusetts

2001, LaMuraglia G.M., Nigri G.R., Kossodo S.: Modulation of photodynamic therapy in vein grafts. MGH Corporate Sponsored Research and Licensing. Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.

2001, Nigri G., LaMuraglia G.: Adjustable retractor for microsurgery. MGH Corporate Sponsored Research and Licensing. Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

2002, Nigri G., LaMuraglia G.: Complement inhibition enables photodynamic therapy in vein grafts. MGH Corporate Sponsored Research and Licensing. Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts


Editorial Activities

2005-2007 Associate Editor, Journal of Medical Sciences Research

2006-2007 Associate Editor, Journal of Clinical Case Reports

2007-present: Editorial Board Member, World Journal of Surgical Oncology (I.F. 1.408 JCR 2014)

2007-present: Associate Editor, BMC Research Notes

2007-present: Editorial Board Member, Patient Safety in Surgery 

2009-present: Editorial Board Member, The Open Surgical Oncology Journal

2009-present: Reviewer, Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research (I.F. 4.429 JCR 2014)

2010-present: Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Surgical Oncology

2010-present: Editorial Board Member, World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery

2010-2017: Editorial Board Member, World Journal of Hepatology

2011-present: Reviewer, Cardiovascular Diabetology (I.F. 4.015 JCR 2014)

2011-present: Reviewer, Journal of Cellular Physiology (I.F. 3.839 JCR 2014)

2013-present: Editorial Board Member, Journal of Tumor (ISSN 1819-6187)

2013-present: Editorial Board Member, Journal of Surgery

2013-2017 Editorial Board Member, BioMed Research International (I.F. 1.579 JCR 2014)

2013-2017:  Editorial Board Member, World Journal of Gastroenterology (I.F. 2.396 JCR 2014)

2014-present: Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Surgery and Research

2013-present:  Reviewer, The Surgeon (Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland) (I.F. 2.175 JCR 2014)

2014-present:  Reviewer, Endocrine Practice (I.F. 2.811 JCR 2014)

2014-present:  Reviewer, Lagenbecks Archives of Surgery (I.F. 2.191 JCR 2014)

2014-present:  Reviewer, Cancer Investigation (I.F. 2.218 JCR 2014)

2014-present:  Reviewer, BMC Cancer (I.F. 3.362 JCR 2014)

2014-present:  Reviewer, Journal of Clinical Pathology (I.F. 2.915 JCR 2014)

2014-present:  Editorial Board Member, BMC Surgery (I.F. 1.397 JCR 2014)

2014-present:  Reviewer, BMC Surgery (I.F. 1.397 JCR 2014)

2014-present: Reviewer, Histology and Histopathology (I.F. 2.096 JCR 2014)

2014-present:  Reviewer, Annals of Surgery (I.F. 8.327 JCR 2014)

2015-present: Editorial Board Member, Gastroenterology Research and Practice (I.F. 1.749 JCR 2015)

2015-present: Editorial Board Member, Frontiers in Surgery (ISSN 2296-875X)

2015-present: Editorial Board Member, Global Journal of Surgery (ISSN 2379-8742)

2015-present: Editor-in-Chief, Abdomen (ISSN 2378-1351)

2015-present: Reviewer, Surgical Endoscopy (I.F. 3.256 JCR 2014)

2015-present: Reviewer, Thyroid (I.F. 4.493 JCR 2014)

2016-present: Editorial Board Member, Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques (I.F. 1.335 JCR 2014)

2016-present: Editorial Board Member, BMC Cancer (I.F. 3.362 JCR 2014)

2016-present: Reviewer, Current Medical Research & Opinion (I.F. 2.653 JCR 2014)

2016-present: Reviewer, Digestive Surgery (I.F. 2.162 JCR 2014)

2016-present: Reviewer, Korean Journal of Radiology (I.F. 1.571 JCR 2014)

2016-present:  Reviewer, OcoTargets and Therapy (I.F. 2.311 JCR 2014)

2016-present:  Reviewer, Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques (I.F. 1.335 JCR 2014)

2016-present: Reviewer, Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology (I.F. 2.796 JCR 2015)

2016-present: Reviewer, Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Diseases International (I.F. 1724 JCR 2015)

2016-present: Reviewer, BMJ Case Reports

2016-present: Reviewer, Journal of American College of Surgeons (I.F. 5.122 JCR 2014)

2017-present: Editorial Board Member, Current Updates in Surgical Oncology

2017-present: Reviewer, Clinical Case Reports (Wiley)

2017-present: Reviewer, Journal of Gastrointestinal Cancer

2017-present: Reviewer, ANZ Journal of Surgery (I.F. 1.158 JCR 2015)

2017-present: Reviewer, Journal of Investigative Surgery (I.F. 1.0 JCR 2015)

2017-present: Reviewer, Journal of Surgical Research (I.F. 2.198 JCR 2015)

2017-present: Reviever, Endocrine Research (I.F.1.476 JCR 2015)

2017-present: Reviewer, Gut (I.F. 14.921 JCR 2015)

2017-present: Reviewer, Pancreatology (I.F. 2.724 JCR 2015)

2017-present: Reviewer, Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Diseases International (I.F. 1.649 JCR 2016)

2017-present: Reviewer, Expert Opinion On Therapeutic Targets 2016 (I.F. 4.873 JCR 2016)

2017-present: Editorial Board Member, Journal of Investigative Surgery (I.F. 1.0 JCR 2015)

2017-present: Editorial Board Member, Journal of Surgical Research (I.F. 2.198 JCR 2015)


International grant rewiewer

2017. Project Proposal Details: Project number / Title: 10943 / European consortium to improve oncologic outcomes and quality of life for patients undergoing surgery for pancreatic cancer

Project Leader Name: Marc  Besselink. Scientific Review and Grants Administration KWF Kankerbestrijding – Dutch Cancer Society (DCS) Delflandlaan 17 | P.O. Box 75508 | 1070 AM Amsterdam


Formal Teaching of Students 

1988-1992. Department of Anatomy. Tutor, at the Anatomy Lab, for medical students at Sapienza University of Rome

1989. Department of Anatomy. Tutor, Anatomy Lab, for medical students at Medical College of Ohio at Toledo, OH, USA

1989. Department of Anatomy. Tutor, Anatomy Lab, for medical students at Medical College of Ohio at Toledo, OH, USA

1992-1998. General Surgery (Tutor for medical students, Sapienza University): Department of Surgery (Clinica Chirurgica VI), Sapienza University of Rome

1996-1997. As a Medical Officer (Lieutenant), has lectured on topics of trauma, first aid, hygiene and preventive medicine, toxicology and NBC defense (nuclear, bacteriological and chemical)

1999-2002. Photobiology applications in surgery (tutor for Harvard Medical School students): Wellman Laboratories, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

2002-. Surgery (tutor for Harvard Medical School students): Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

2004-. BLS-D courses (AHA Instructor): Sapienza University, Rome, Italy

2004-. Teacher (Docente) in Medicine and Surgery, II Faculty 'of Medicine, Sapienza University of Rome, of the following courses:

  • General Surgery, Medicine and Surgery (English Course) – Course F (V year, II semester)
  • Medical and Scientific Methodology and Human Sciences (V, III year I semester)
  • Medical and Scientific Methodology and Human Sciences (VI, III year II semester)
  • Digestive Diseases (VI year, I semester)
  • Clinical Medicine and Surgery II and Geriatrics (VI year I Semester)
  • Monographic Course 3. Clinical anatomy of the digestive system: Surgical anatomy of the intestine

  • Formal Teaching of Residents, Clinical Fellows and Research Fellows (post-docs)

    1992-1998. General Surgery, Department of Surgery, Sapienza University of Rome

    2002. General Surgery, Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

    2004-. General Surgery, Department of Surgery, St. Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome

    2004-. ATLS Courses (ATLS Instructor), Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Sapienza University, and Military School of Medicine, Rome, Italy

    2004-. BLS-D courses (AHA Instructor), Sapienza University, Rome, Italy

    2004-. Residency Program in General Surgery at the Second School of Medicine and Surgery of the University' of Rome "La Sapienza"

    2009-2012. Master Level II "Day Surgery" (Chirurgia in Day Surgery), Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

    2010-. Tutor for Students and Residents in Surgery, Department of bioSciences, Consorzio Tecnopolo Castel Romano, Rome, Italy 

    2011-. Master (16140, level II) “Master in General Medicine” (Master di II livello in medicina generale e del territorio), Sapienza University of Rome and SIAMEG (Società Italiana per l’Aggionamento del Medico di Medicina Generale)

    2014-. PhD “Oncology” (DOT1326T51 - Dottorato), Sapienza University of Rome, St. Andrea Hospital, Rome, Italy


    Formal Teaching of Nurses

    2013-. Master (#12926, level I) in Surgical and OR Nursing (Master di I livello in Infermieristica Chirurgica e di Sala Operatoria), Sapienza University of Rome 


    Mentoring, Tutoring and Supervision of Students, Residents Post-Graduate Fellows, and Young Surgeons

    2011 – 2012. Supervisor, Dissertation, MD Degree, Claudio Bartone, student at Sapienza University of Rome, Faculty of Medicine and Psychology: “Minimally Invasive Surgery for Adrenal Neoplasia”, Rome, Italy

    2012. Tutor of Valentina Giaccagia, MD, surgical resident, Department of Surgery, Sapienza University of Rome, Faculty of Medicine and Psychology, recipient of the ACS International Exchange Program, Chicago, IL – USA

    2013. Tutor of Paolo Magistri, MD, surgical resident, Department of Surgery, Sapienza University of Rome, Faculty of Medicine and Psychology, recipient of the ACS Italy Chapter Best Resident Presentation Award

    2013-2014. Supervisor, Dissertation, residency in General Surgery, Niccolo Petrucciani, MD, Sapienza University of Rome, Faculty of Medicine and Psychology: “Venous resection during pancreatic surgery: multicenter study”, Roma, Italy

    2013-2014. Supervisor, Dissertation, residency in General Surgery, Andrea Sagnotta, MD, Sapienza University of Rome, Faculty of Medicine and Psychology: “Evaluation of sarcopenia in patients undergoing pancreatic surgery”, Rome, Italy

    2014-2015. Supervisor, Dissertation, MD Degree, Francesca Manurita, student at Sapienza University of Rome, Faculty of Medicine and Psychology: “Borderline-resectable pancreatic cancer: a multicentric study on vascular resections”, Rome, Italy

    2014. Mentor of Dr. Rajeev Kumar and Dr. Sterman Toussaint, ACS International Surgical Education Scholars, American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress, October 26-30, San Francisco, CA – USA

    2015. Mentor of Dr. Ramzi Alami and Dr. Daniel Ojuka, ACS International Surgical Education Scholars, American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress, October 4-8, Chicago, IL – USA

    2015.  Tutor of Giammauro Berardi, MD, PGY 2 surgical resident, Department of Surgery, Sapienza University of Rome, Faculty of Medicine and Psychology, recipient of the ACS International Exchange Program, Chicago, IL – USA

    2015. Tutor of Chiara Mattana, 5th year med. student, Sapienza University of Rome, Faculty of Medicine and Psychology, Observership at Department of Surgery Karolinska Institutet, Solna, Stockholm, Sweden, under direct supervision of Marco Del Chiaro, MD

    2015. Tutor of Federica Goglia, 6th year med. student, Sapienza University of Rome, Faculty of Medicine and Psychology

    2015. Tutor of Livia Mangogna, 3th year med. student, Sapienza University of Rome, Faculty of Medicine and Psychology, Observership at Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA - USA - under direct supervision of Liliana Bordeianou, MD, and Cristina Ferrone, MD, 

    2015-2018. Tutor of Andrea Sagnotta, PhD in training, doctorate in “Oncology”, Sapienza University of Rome, Faculty of Medicine and Psychology, Rome, Italy

    2016. Tutor of Livia Mangogna, 4th year med. student, Sapienza University of Rome, Faculty of Medicine and Psychology, 2016 Association of Academic Surgeons’ Travel Grant recipient, Academic Surgical Congress, Jacksonville, FL – USA

    2016. Supervisor, Dissertation, residency in General Surgery, Linda Ferrari, MD, Sapienza University of Rome, Faculty of Medicine and Psychology: “Kono-S anastomosis in Crohn Disease prevents recurrecies: preliminary data”, Rome, Italy

    2016. Mentor of Dr. Vivek Bindal and Dr. Adisa Oluseye, ACS International Surgical Education Scholars, American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress, October 16-20, Washington DC – USA

    2016. Supervisor, Dissertation, MD Degree, Federica Goia, student at Sapienza University of Rome, Faculty of Medicine and Psychology: “Role of sarcopenia in patients undergone pancreatic resection”, Rome, Italy

    2016-2017. Supervisor, Dissertation, MD Degree, Carolina Bebi, student at Sapienza University of Rome, Faculty of Medicine and Psychology, Course F (English): “The role of gastric vs intestinal anatomical changes in the regulation of glucagon-like peptide 1: time to revise the hindgut hypotesis?”, Rome, Italy. Collaboration with King’s College Hospital, London, UK (Prof. Francesco Rubino)

    2016-2017. Supervisor, Dissertation, MD Degree, Livia Mangogna, student at Sapienza University of Rome, Faculty of Medicine and Psychology: “Sarcopenia in the surgical patient: evaluation of clinical and molecular outcomes”, Rome, Italy

    2016-2017. Supervisor, Dissertation, MD Degree, Chiara Mattana, student at Sapienza University of Rome, Faculty of Medicine and Psychology: “Dodenopancreatectomy for cancer of duodenal papilla: outcomes and limph node ratio on a series of 74 patients”, Rome, Italy. Collaboration with Karolinska University Hospital, Sthocolm, Sweden (Prof. Marco del Chiaro)


    Committees and Boards 

    2004. Member of the Board on Teaching and Training Standards, Sapienza University of Rome

    2005. Istitutional Rapresentative (2005-2011) of the Association of Academic Surgeons (AAS) USA

    2008. Member of the Simulation Committee, Association for Surgical Education (ASE) USA

    2010-2012 Councilor: American College of Surgeons - Italy Chapter

    2010. Member of the International Relation Committee, American College of Surgeons (ACS) USA

    2010-2011. Member of International Advisory Subcommittee, Division of Member Services: American College of Surgeons (ACS) USA

    2011. Member of Committee on Information and Technology, Association for Academic Surgery (AAS) USA

    2011. Member of the International Committee, Society for Surgical Oncology (SSO) USA

    2011. Member of Young Surgeons Committee, American Society of Colon Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) USA

    2011. Program Sub-committee DDW, Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT) USA

    2011. Communications Committee, Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT) USA

    2011. Members IGS Selection Sub-committee, American College of Surgeons (ACS) USA

    2011. International Relation Committee, Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT) USA

    2011-2013. Member of Executive Council (International Relations) of the Italian Society of Young Surgeons (SPIGC - Società Polispecialistica Italiana dei Giovani Chirurghi), Italy

    2012. Outreach Committee, Society for Surgical Oncology (SSO) USA

    2012. Chapter Administrator, American College of Surgeons, Italy Chapter

    2012. Treasurer, American College of Surgeons, Italy Chapter

    2013. Councilor, Società Romana di Chirurgia (SRC), Italy

    2013. Co-Chair of the AAS Italian Course Task Force. Association for Academic Surgery (AAS), USA

    2013. Member of Executive Committee. Association for Academic Surgery (AAS), USA

    2013. Member of Committee on Citizenship and Social Responsibility, Association for Surgical Education (ASE), USA

    2013. Member of the Global Committee of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), USA

    2013 Member of AAS International Outreach Working Group, Association for Academic Surgery (AAS), USA

    2013. Members IGS Education Sub-committee, American College of Surgeons (ACS) USA

    2014. Member of Communication Committee, Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT) USA

    2014. Member of Website Committee, American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS), USA

    2014. Member of International Committee, American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS), USA

    2014. Member of the Executive Committee of the International Relation Committee of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), USA

    2014. Institutional representative, Association for Surgical Education (AAS), USA

    2014. Chair of the Scholar Selection Sub-committee of the International Relation Committee of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), USA

    2015. Member of Global Affair Committee, the Association of Academic Surgeons (AAS) USA

    2015. Member of International Relations Committee, Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT) USA

    2015. Member of Member Services Committee of the Society (2015-2019) as International Region Representative (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa), Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT) USA

    2015. Member of Website Committee, American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS), USA

    2015. Member Nominating Subcommittee, of the International Relation Committee of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), USA

    2015. Re-nominated Chair of the Scholar Selection Sub-committee of the International Relation Committee of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), USA

    2016. Nominated Expert of AGENAS (National Agency for Regional Health Services) in the Area 4 (Clinical/Organizational/Epidemiological/Social) and Area 5 (Research and international relations); Area 6 (Transparency and Integrity oh Healthcare) - (iscritto all’Albo degli Esperti AGENAS - Agenzia Nazionale per i Servizi Sanitari Regionali, Area 4: Clinico / Organizzativa / Epidemiologica / Sociale - Area 5: Ricerca e Rapporti internazionali - Area 6: Trasparenza ed integrità dei servizi sanitari)

    2017. Regional representative (Delegato Regionale, Lazio), Italian Society for Surgery (SIC), Italy

    2017. SAGES Champion: Italy Representative for the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons.

    2017. Secretary Treasurer, Roman Society for Surgery (Società Romana di Chirurgia – SRC), Italy

    2018. International Ambassador, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), USA

    2018. National Delegate (Italy), International Society for Surgery (ISS-SIC), Switzerland


    Organization of International Conferences, Meetings and Courses

    2008. Member of the Scientific Committee of the XXXVI Biennial World Congress (2008) of the International College of Surgeons, December 3-6, 2008 Vienna, Austria 

    2009. Carcinomatosis from colorectal cancer: new strategies. Guest: Marcovalerio Melis, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery, New York University.Sapienza University of Rome, Sant'Andrea Hospital, June 18, 2009. Sponsored by the American College of Surgeons Italian Chapter. Residency Program in General Surgery, Sapienza University of Rome. Meeting director: Dr. Giuseppe Nigri

    2009. Member of the Organizing Committee of the EuroAmerican MultiSpecialty Summit IV, Laparoscopy and Minimally Invasive Surgery, February 11-14, 2009, Orlando, Florida, USA: Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, USA

    2010. Member of the International Advisory Board, International Patient Safety Conference, October 1-3 2010, New Delhi

    2011. A) Inguinal hernia repair: what the resident should know and B) US Healthcare System: where is it going? Guest: Mark Savarise, MD, FACS, Chair, Young Surgeons Association, American College of Surgeons. Sapienza University of Rome, Sant'Andrea Hospital. May 12, 2011 Sponsored by the American College of Surgeons Italian Chapter, Residency Program in General Surgery, Sapienza University of Rome, Sant'Andrea Hospital. Meeting Director: Dr. Giuseppe Nigri

    2011. Thoracic aorta pathology and its treatment. Guest, Glenn Lamuraglia, MD, FACS, Division of Vascular Surgery, Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA – USA. Sapienza University of Rome, Sant'Andrea Hospital, September 21, 2011. Sponsored by the American College of Surgeons Italian Chapter, Residency Program in Vascular and General Surgery. Meeting director: Dr. Giuseppe Nigri

    2011. Member of the Organizing Committee of the EuroAmerican MultiSpecialty Summit IV, Laparoscopy and Minimally Invasive Surgery, February 16-19, 2011, Orlando, Florida, USA: Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, USA

    2011. Member of the Scientific Committee of the Meeting “Colorectal Surgery. Sustainable Technology and Welfare”. December 15-17, 2011, Rome, Italy

    2012. Fundamentals of Research and Academic Career Development. In collaboration with Association for Academic Surgery, USA. National Health Research Conference November 12-13, Villa Erba – Cernobbio, Italy (in associazione con la Conferenza Nazionale sulla Ricerca Sanitaria, sotto la direzione scientifica del Ministero della Salute). Course Director: Giuseppe Nigri

    2013. XXV Congresso Nazionale SPIGC. Consiglio Direttivo della Società Polispecialistica Italiana dei Giovani Chirurghi, Rapporti Internazionali (Executive Council - International Relations - of The Italians Society of Young Surgeons) June 13-15, 2013, Bary, Italy. 

    2013. Member of Executive Council (International Relations) of the Italian Society of Young Surgeons (SPIGC), XXV National Congress June13-15, 2013, Bari

    2013. Patient Safety in Surgery. Guest: Dr. Haytham Kaafarani, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA – USA. Sapienza University of Rome, Sant'Andrea Hospital, June 26, 2013. Sponsored by the American College of Surgeons Italy Chapter, Residency Program in General Surgery. Meeting director: Dr. Giuseppe Nigri

    2014. “1° Workshop on Laparoscopic Hernia Repair: Intraperitoneal polyvinilidene fluoride mesh”. Live surgery, performing Dr. Brescia, Dr. Cosenza, Dr. Gasparrini, Dr. Nigri. Sapienza University of Rome, St. Andrea Hospital, Rome Marc 3-4, 2014, Rome, Italy

    2014. “Digestive Surgery: New Trends and Spending Review”. April 10-12, 2014. Crowne Plaza Hotel, Rome, Italy – Program Committee

    2014. American College of Surgeons - Italy Chapter - Annual Meeting, October 12-15, 2014, Palazzo dei Congressi, Rome, Italy. Member of Program Committee

    2014. “Role of surgical resection for hepatocarcinoma”. Guest: Francesco Serafini Associate Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery SUNY Downstate, Brooklyn, NY. Sapienza university of Rome, Sant’Andrea Hospital, May 15, 2014, Rome, Italy. Sponsored by the American College of Surgeons Italian Chapter, Residency Program in General Surgery, Sapienza University of Rome, Sant'Andrea Hospital. Meeting Director: Dr. Giuseppe Nigri

    2015. Member of the Organizing Committee of the EuroAmerican MultiSpecialty Summit VII, Laparoscopy and Minimally Invasive Surgery, February 11-14, 2015
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    2015. Member of Program Committee, American College of Surgeons - Italy Chapter - Annual Meeting, in partnership with the Massachusetts Chapter. October 21-24, 2015, Milan, Italy

    2016. Member of the Organizing and Scientific Committee of “Digestive Surgery - Training, management and innovative technology in surgery”, April 7-9, 2016, Rome, Italy

    2016. Member of Program Committee, American College of Surgeons - Italy Chapter - Annual Meeting, in partnership with the Massachusetts Chapter. September 25-29, 2016, Rome, Italy

    2016. Seminar: “Surgical residency in USA: simulation and non-technical skills in the training programs”, Douglas Smink, MD, FACS, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School Boston, MA – “Training in Robotic Surgery”, Anthony Feghali, State University of New York, Syracuse, NY, USA. In collaboration with the ACS Italy Chapter and the Massachusetts Chapter. Sapienza University of Rome, Sant’Andrea Hospital. September 29, 2016. Rome, Italy

    2017. Seminars: 1) Collaborative Approaches to Improving the Quality of Surgical Care - 2) Informing Policy with Evidence: The FIRST Residency Duty Hour Trial - 3) Improving Adherence to Cancer Treatment Guidelines. Karl Bilimoria, MD, FACS, Northwestern University, Chicago USA. In collaboration with the ACS Italy Chapter. Sapienza University of Rome, Sant’Andrea Hospital, October 5, 2017 - Rome, Italy

    2018. Member of Program Committee, American College of Surgeons - Italy Chapter - Annual Meeting. October 14-18, 2018. Rome, Italy

    2018. Member of Program Committee, Italian Society of Surgery (Società Italina di Chirurgia (SIC) - Congresso Congiunto). October 14-18, 2018. Rome, Italy


    Miscellaneous

    2002. Chairman, PDT/Oncology session, American Society of Laser in Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS), April 13, 2002, Atlanta, GA – USA

    2013. Co-moderator, The College’s International Scholars and Travelers 2013, American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress, October 9, 2013, Washington, DC – USA

    2014. Invited speaker to the American College of Surgeons Leadership and Advocacy Summit (ACS Mentorship Program), 29 April-March 1, Washington DC, USA

    2014. Moderator, Resident Session of the Roman Society for Surgery (Società Romana di Chirurgia), July 2, 2014 –  Sapienza University of Rome, Policlinico Umberto I, Rome, Italy

    2014. Moderator, Resident Best Presentation Award session, ACS Italy Chapter-Italian Society for Surgery (SIC) Congress, October 12-15, 2014, Rome Italy

    2014. Moderator, ATLS/Trauma Session, ACS Italy Chapter-Italian Society for Surgery (SIC) Congress, October 12-15, 2014, Rome Italy

    2015. Moderator, The College’s International Scholars and Travelers 2015, American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress, October 7, 2015, Chicago, IL – USA

    2015. Moderator, Session “RAS-ACS international exchange program and 2015 best resident presentation award”, American College of Surgeons Italy Chapter National Congress and National Congress of Italian Society for Surgery (SIC), October 23 2015, Milan, Italy

    2016. President, “Fast track” session, oral presentations. Congresso Congiunto delle Societa’ Scientifiche Italiane di Chirurgia, September 25-29, 2016 – Rome, Italy

    2016. English-speaking doctor in the Consular District of Rome, aknowledged by the United States Embassy of Rome, Italy - https://it.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/loca... and click on Consular District of Rome (https://it.usembassy.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/67/2017/02/ACS-Doctors-Rome-Feb2017b.pdf)

    2017. Moderator, Session “RAS-ACS Surgical Jeopardy”, American College of Surgeons Italy Chapter National Congress Congress. May 4-5, 2017 – Catania, Italy

    2017. Faculty member in: “Advances in Laparoscopic Surgery. General Surgery Session: Indocyanine Green in general surgery”. May 25-26, 2017 – Rome, Italy

    2017. Faculty member in: “Meeting of Residency and PhD Programs in General Surgery”, June 22-24, 2017 - Modena, Italy. 

    2017. Moderator, Session “RAS-ACS Surgical Jeopardy”, American College of Surgeons Italy Chapter National Congress Congress. Meeting of Residency and PhD Programs in General Surgery”, June 22-24, 2017 - Modena, Italy. 

    2017. Moderator “Black Video” Session, “Meeting of Residency and PhD Programs in General Surgery”, June 22-24, 2017 - Modena, Italy. 

    2017. Moderator, “Q & I the in treatment of pancreatic cancer” in “Quality & Innovation in Pancreatic Cancer Meeting”, November 18, 2017, Rome, Italy


    Professional Societies (alphabetical order)

    American Association of Anatomists - AAA (2000-2002, USA)

    American Medical Association - AMA (2002-, USA)

    American College of Surgeons, Fellow – FACS (2002-, USA)

    American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery - ASLSM (2001-2002, USA)

    Association for Academic Surgery - AAS (2005-, USA). Institutional representative 2005-07

    Association for Surgical Education - ASE (2005-, USA)

    Association of Italian Surgeons in North America - AISNA (founding member, 2011-, USA)

    American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons - ASCRS - Fellow (2008-, USA)

    American Society of General Surgeons (resident member, 2002-2003 USA)

    Clinical Robotic Surgery Association – CRSA (2011-, USA)

    European Society of Surgery –ESS (2012-)

    European Society for Surgical Oncology – ESSO (2015-)

    International College of Surgeons (2003-2007, USA)

    International Society of Digestive Surgery (2013-)

    International Society for Surgery/Societè International de Chirurgie (2009-)

    Italian Scientists and Scholars in North America Foundation - ISSNAF (2012-, USA)

    Italian Society of Endocrine Surgery (2013-, SIEC)

    Italian Society of Surgery/Societa’ Italiana di Chirurgia/SIC (1998-, ITA)

    Italian Society of Surgical Oncology/SICO (2011-,ITA)

    Italian Society of Academic Surgeons/SICU (2007-, ITA). Istitutional Representative

    Massachusetts Medical Society - MMS (2002-2006, USA)

    Massachusetts General Hospital Surgical Society – Alumni (2010-, USA)

    Massachusetts General Hospital Wellman Center – Alumni (2000-, USA)

    New York Academy of Sciences (2002-2003, USA)

    Royal College of Surgeons, Fellow – FRCS (2012-, UK)

    Society of American Gatrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons – SAGES (2012-,USA)

    Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (2004-2005, USA)

    Society for Surgical Oncology – SSO (20--, USA)

    Suffolk District Medical Society, Massachusetts, USA (2001-2006, USA)


    Non-pofessional Societies

    2016.- American International Club of Rome

    2016.- Association of American Clubs (AAC)


    Invited lectures and discussions

    -Nigri G.: “Aggressive surgery for adrenocortical carcinoma”.  Endocrine and Oncologic Workshop on Adrenocortical Carcinoma. Sapienza University of Rome, St. Andrea Hospital. April 22, 2015, Rome, Italy

    -Session III - Bleeding Case - based panel session, Moderator: George Velmahos: Persistent lower gastointestinal bleeding. Panel: Andrew Warshaw, Giuseppe Nigri, Marc de Moya, Michael Arvanitis. ACS Greek Chapter Meeting, May 15-16, 2015, Athens, Greece

    -Session IX – Surgical Nutrition - Rapid - fire lectures. Moderator: Anastasios Machairas. Demetrios Demetriades: Immunonutrition saves lives? Adam Fox: Feed into the stomach or into the gut? Giuseppe Nigri: Jejunostomy: Risk or benefit? Ronald Chamberlain: High risk anastomosis: Feed early or late? ACS Greek Chapter Meeting, May 15-16, 2015, Athens, Greece

    -Session X – Controversies in Resuscitation. Tranexamic acid: Yes or Not? Adam Fox: Yes. George Velmahos: No. Conclusion: Giuseppe Nigri. ACS Greek Chapter Meeting, May 15-16, 2015, Athens, Greece

    -Session XIII - Spectacular cases (video session). Moderator: Konstantinos Konstantinidis. From Italy: Giuseppe Nigri. From Spain: Miguel Cainzos. From Greece: Savvas Hirides. From Lebanon: Jamal Hoballah. From the U.S: Demetrios Demetriades. ACS Greek Chapter Meeting, May 15-16, 2015, Athens, Greece

    -Session XVI - Emergency surgery in the mediterranean countries. Moderator: Andrew Warshaw. Spain: Miguel Angel Cainzos. Italy: Giuseppe Nigri. Lebanon: Jamal Hoballah. Greece: Konstantinos Tepetes. ACS Greek Chapter Meeting, May 15-16, 2015, Athens, Greece

    -Discussant, Pancreatic Surgery Session, “Digestive Surgery - Training, management and innovative technology in surgery”, April 7-9, 2016, Rome, Italy

    -Discussant, Colorectal Surgery Session, “Digestive Surgery - Training, management and innovative technology in surgery”, April 7-9, 2016, Rome, Italy

    -Visiting Professor, Speaker and Faculty: “Low Anterior Resection Sindrome”. Colorectal Laparoscopic Surgical Skills Course C.L.A.S.S. (Dr. Steven Wexner and Dr. Costantinos Mavrantonis). Biomedical Research Foundation of Academy of Athens. Cleveland Clinic and Hygeia Hospital. September 23, 2016. Athens, Greece

    -Discussant: Thyroid