Luigi Bonavina, MD, FACS

Department of Biomedical Sciences for Health, Division of General Surgery, University of Milano Medical School, IRCCS Policlinico San Donato, Italy

Dr Bonavina is currently a full-professor at the University of Milano Medical School and Chief of the Division of General Surgery at IRCCS Policlinico San Donato. He is also the Director of the Foregut Research Center and of the Institutional Multidisciplinary Surgical Oncology Board.

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.

His research at University of Padova and Milano focused on esophageal surgery and disease, ablative techniques and fundoplication 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.

He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the European Surgical Association, Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus, Académie National de Chirurgie (Paris). He is also a member of the OESO permanent scientific committee and a Council Member of the World Society of Emergency Surgery. Dr. Bonavina has served as member of grant review and clinical guidelines panels and on the editorial board of multiple medical journals.