Ordinary of Internal Medicine, he will take office from 1 November. He takes over from Rocco Bellantone, who has been leading the faculty since 2010. Best wishes from the rector Franco Anelli
Antonio Gasbarrini is the new dean of the Cattolica Faculty of Medicine for the four-year period 2023/24 – 2027/28. He was elected by the Faculty Council, in the meeting that took place yesterday, 6 July. Ordinary of Internal Medicine, he succeeds Rocco Bellantone, dean since 2010. He will take office on 1 November. Rector Franco Anelli greeted him on behalf of the entire university community, thanking Bellantone for his commitment and the results achieved during his three mandates, underlining “the important educational and scientific growth on a national and international level of the Faculty of Medicine – which has just celebrated 60 years of prestigious history – achieved during its long and passionate presidency ».
Medicine specialist and in Gastroenterology and Digestive Endoscopy, Gasbarrini attended the Biochemical Lab Liver Transplantantion Department of the University of Pittsburgh (USA) as Clinical and Research fellow in Gastroenterology from 1990 to 1993. He is director of the School of Internal Medicine of the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and Director of the Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences and of the Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology Operating Units and of the Cemad-Center for Digestive Diseases of the Agostino Gemelli Irccs University Polyclinic Foundation. He is the coordinator of the integrated course of Medical Clinic and Medical Therapy of the degree course in Medicine and Surgery and is also a member of the board of directors of the Gemelli IRCCS Foundation. Furthermore, he is a member of the board of directors of the European Helicobacter and Microbiota Study Group (EHMSG), of the European Association of Gastroenterology Endoscopy and Nutrition, of the scientific committee of the United European Gastroenterology, of the Italian Celiac Association and of the Transdisciplinary Research on Food Issues Center ( TROFIC) of the Catholic University
Author of over 1,240 publications cited on PubMed, he is editor of numerous international scientific journals and member of Italian and international scientific societies. From 2006 to 2008 he was secretary of the Italian liver study association and from 2008 to 2011 president of the Italian research foundation in hepatology; from 2010 to 2015 coordinator of the Alliance against hepatitis; from 2016 to 2021 vice president of the Italian Digestive Diseases Foundation. His fields of interest concern acute and chronic inflammatory and oncological diseases of the gastrointestinal system, liver and pancreas. In recent years he has developed a particular focus on the role of the intestinal microbiota in the health and pathogenesis of digestive and extradigestive diseases, in the interaction between Liver-Gut and Brain-Gut, and on the role that nutrition, probiotics, antibiotics and microbiota transplantation exert for modulate it.
July 7, 2022