Alberto Arezzo, MD (Colorectal Surgery)

Department of Surgical Science, University of Torino, Corso Dogliotti, Turin, Italy

Prof. Alberto Arezzo is Associate Professor at the University of Torino, Italy. Since the beginning of his career he is serving both as conventional endoscopist and endoscopic surgeon. Being member of the Technology Committee of the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES) and of the Board of the Society for Medical Innovation and Technology (SMIT) and of the Italian Society for Digestive Endoscopy (SIED), Prof. Arezzo is also the Former scientist at the Section for Minimally Invasive Surgery at Eberhart Karls University of Tuebingen, Germany, consultant in the field of Endoscopic Surgery and Flexible Endoscopy of Ethicon Endosurgery (Johnson & Johnson Medical), Boston Scientific, Microvasive Endoscopy, Karl Storz Endoskope GmbH and Partner of different FP5/FP6/FP7 projects CLEANTEST, VECTOR and STIFF- FLOP. He has been Coordinator of several international multicentre studies and projects. Prof. Arezzo is the Founder of the start-up company RED, Robot for Endoscopic Dissection. Prof Arezzo is Teacher of Emergency Surgery at the VI year of the School of Medicine and teacher or tutor of courses at the School of Surgery, such as Scientific English, Surgical Anatomy and Digestive Surgery. He is the Vice-Coordinator of the PhD Course in Technology Applied to Surgical Sciences and Faculty and Tutor of the II Level University Master course in Advanced Laparoscopy for MDs. He is Coordinator, Faculty and Tutor of the II Level University Master course in Operative Digestive Endoscopy for MDs.

International Patents:

• A miniature robotic device applicable to a flexible endoscope for the surgical dissection of gastro-intestinal tract surface neoplasms (WO 2014147556 A1)

• A connecting device for creating an anastomosis between a hollow organ and a conduit (WO 2013004263 A1)

• A device for translumenal diversion of bile (WO 2012007044 A1)

• System and method for modifying the location at which biliopancreatic secretions interact with the gastrointestinal tract (WO 2012007050 A1)

Terms of Appointment: Jul 2016 - Jun 2018; Jun 2019 - May 2021