Steering Committee

Mauro_Ferrari DIRECTOR
Prof. Mauro Ferrari, M.D.
Prof. Mauro Ferrari was born in Livorno, August 18, 1952. He graduated from Medical Schoolat the University of Pisa in 1977. He specialized in General Surgery and later in Vascular Surgery. Since 1997 he chairs the Unit of Vascular Surgery at the Universityof Pisa. Since 2004 he is Full Professor of Surgery. He is member of several scientific societies (Italian Society for Vascular and Endovascular Surgery; European Society of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery; European Society for Cardiovascular Surgery; European Surgical Association). He has been National Secretary of the Section for Mininvasive Vascular Surgery (SAAM). Development of techniques and instruments for mininvasive aortic surgery is one of his main interests. He published 2 books and over 380 papers or chapters.
Vincenzo_Ferrari COORDINATOR
Eng. Vincenzo Ferrari, Phd
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Vincenzo Ferrari was born in 1976 in Italy. After graduating in Computer Science Engineering in 2001 he worked 5 years for a private company as a R&D coordinator for data acquisition and quality control by artificial vision (in the pharmaceutical division) and voice interactive systems, animatronics and 3D avatars (in the entertainment division).
In 2006 he decided to start academic research in the biomedical field as PhD Student and he defended his thesis in 2009 regarding image segmentation and registration and augmented reality.
During the Phd studies and the previous experiences, he matured competences and interests for his research activities: development of innovative algorithms and devices for Image Guided Surgery and Surgical Simulation. He is now working very close to the clinical needs and some of his inventions are patented.
He is Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the Department of Information Engineering of the University of Pisa.
Ugo_Boggi Prof. Ugo Boggi, M.D.
Ugo Boggi is Professor of Surgery at the University of Pisa (Italy) and Adjunct Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh (PA, USA). At the University Hospital of Pisa, Professor Boggi directs the Division of General and Transplant Surgery and leads the programs for kidney and pancreas transplantion.
Professor Boggi was Editor of 1 book, co-editor of 2 books, and has published 50 books chapters and 258 peer-reviewed articles, being first author in 60 articles and last author in 18 articles. The cumulative impact-factor of these publications is 851, the mean impact-factor per publication is 3.7. Based on Scopus, as of September 2015, Professor Boggi has an H-index of 34, a total of 4812 citations, with a mean of 19 citations per publication. Professor Boggi is member of the Editorial Board of 6 international scientific journal and serves as a reviewer for 26 international scientific journals.
Professor Boggi has transplanted over 1200 grafts and has performed more than 1100 pancreatic resections. He was the first in the world to use robotic assistance to transplant a pancreas, to procure the right hemiliver for adult-to-adult liver transplantation from a living donor, and to construct a spleno-renal shunt for the treatment of severe portal hypertension. He was also the first in Europe to perform a robotic kidney transplant.
Recentely, Professor Boggi, was encharged by the European Society for Organ Transplantation (ESOT) to construct the e-learning platform for kidney transplantation using innovative techniques.
Alfred_Cuschieri Prof. Sir Alfred Cuschieri, M.D.
Prof. Sir Alfred Cuschieri is currently the Chief Scientific Advisor to the Institute of Medical Science and Technology. He is also professor of surgery at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Pisa and was formerly Professor of Surgery and Head of the Department of Surgery and Molecular Oncology at Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, the University of Dundee (1976 -2003). His main research interests include, surgical technology for minimal access surgery (MAS), nanotechnology for healthcare, image display technology and robotics. His research over the years has been funded by Wellcome, EPSRC, SHEFC MRC, EU, MUIR and Industry. He has received many international awards including: the International Society of Surgery 1993 Prize; Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Gold Medal, Knight Bachelor – Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Fellow of the Academy of Science; Fellow of the Royal Society; Queen’s award for higher and continued education; Excel Award of the Society of Laparo-endoscopic Surgeons; the SAGES Lifetime achievement award; the Nissen Prize – German Surgical Association; Gimbernet’s prize of the Catalonian Surgical Society; Life time achievement award of the Indian Association of Endoscopic Surgeons; Hon Fellowship of the American College of Surgeons in 2005, Hon Member American Surgical Association in 2006 and International Steven Hoogendijl prize. He has received several honorary degrees. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Surgical Endoscopy and serves on the Editorial Board of 6 other major peer-review journals. He has served as President/ Secretary/ Council member of 15 surgical national and international societies. He has over 600 original publications in major peer review journals and is the author of 23 books and 57 patents.
Emanuele_Neri Prof. Emanuele Neri, M.D.
Prof. Emanuele Neri was born in 1966 in Pisa. He graduated in Medicine in 1994 and was board certified in Radiology in 1999. In 2000 started his academic carrier in Radiology as Assistant Professor and became Associate Professor in 2014. Prof. Neri dedicated most of his scientific research to the development of image processing, computer aided diagnosis, imaging informatics and gastrointestinal imaging. He is president of the European Society of Medical imaging informatics (EuSoMII) and expert of Imaging Biobanks for the European Society of Radiology. Prof. Neri is member of the Board of the European Society of Oncologic Imaging (ESOI), Fellow of the European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology (ESGAR) and member of the Radiology Informatics Committee of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). He has published more than 100 papers and 5 books; serve as reviewer for Radiology, Radiographics, European Radiology, European Journal of Radiology, Medical Physics, GUT, and other major journals in the field of diagnostic radiology and Imaging Informatics.
Luca_Morelli Prof. Luca Morelli, M.D.
Prof. Luca Morelli was born in 1974. He graduated with honors in Medicine and Surgery at University of Pisa and he specialized in General Surgery. He performed about 4000 surgical Interventions of which over 2600 as first operator and over 1500 Interventional Ultrasound procedures. He is currently Associate Professor of Surgery at University of Pisa. He is member of several Scientific Societies (American College of Surgeons, Clinical Robotic Surgery Association, Italian Society of Ultrasound in Biology and Medicine, Italian Society Organ Transplantation). He published 200 papers in scientific publications on several topics such as transplants, surgical oncology, interventional ultrasound, laparoscopic, and robotic surgery.


Giuseppe_Turchetti Prof. Giuseppe Turchetti
Prof. Giuseppe Turchetti received his Laurea Degree in Economics and Management (with Honors) from the University of Pisa in 1992. He received a PhD degree in Economics and Management (with Honors) from the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Pisa. He spent several research periods in USA as Visiting Scholar at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Co-Founder of the Research Center on Technologies and Services for the Support of Longevity (EZ-Lab) and of the Research Laboratory on Innovation in Business and Territorial Systems (IN-SAT Lab), he is the Director of theResearch Center on European Transplantation Management (ETXMAN Centre) of the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa. His main research interests are in the fields of the organization, financing and evaluation of health care services and health technologies. He is working on several national and international projects in the area of health care technologies and management.