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Professor Luigi Bonavina

Professor Luigi Bonavina

Dr. Bonavina is currently a full-professor at the University of Milano Medical School and Chief of the Department of Surgery at IRCCS Policlinico San Donato, Italy. He graduated from University of Padova and specialized in General Surgery and in Thoracic Surgery. As postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Chicago and Creighton University, he was involved in esophageal pathophysiology and reconstructive surgery of the foregut.

Dr. Bonavina's past research at the University of Padova and Milano focused on esophageal surgery and disease, fundoplication and ablative techniques for Barrett’s esophagus, and cancer prevention. His current research includes studies on gastroesophageal reflux disease, esophageal motility disorders, minimally invasive (thoracoscopic, laparoscopic, and trans-oral) surgical procedures, surgical oncology, and surgical education.

Since 1995, Dr. Bonavina is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is also an Active member of the European Surgical Association, Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, Académie National de Chirurgie (Paris), and a Council Member of the World Society of Emergency Surgery.

At national and international levels, Dr. Bonavina has served as member and chair of many grant review and clinical guidelines panels and on the editorial advisory boards of multiple medical journals.

Updated 2 February 2023