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CURRICULUM VITAE of Renato Costi, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S.


Surname, Name: Costi, Renato.

Date of Birth: July 28th, 1970.

Citizenship: Italian.

Place of Birth: Parma (Italy).

Address: Clinica di Chirurgia Generale e Terapia Chirurgica,

Dipartimento di Scienze Chirurgiche,

Università degli Studi di Parma,

Via Gramsci n. 14, 43100 Parma, ITALY.

Telephone/Fax: Work: +39.0521.033544; Segr. +39.0521.702156;

Mobile: +39.335.8234285; Fax: +39.0521.940125


Spoken Languages: English, French, Italian.


Titles: M.D., Ph.D. in New Technologies in Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery, University Researcher in General Surgery at

The University of Parma, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.


Research and Clinical Interests:

Colorectal Diseases, HPB Diseases, Robotics and Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery.


Other: Microsoft Power Point, Excel, Photoshop user;




• 1984-89: High School – Liceo Classico “G.D. Romagnosi” – Parma – Italy.

• 1989-95: Medical School – Parma University – Italy. Graduation with Full Marks and Honor.

• 1996: Licensed in Italy.

• 1998: Passed USMLE/ECFMG Step 1, Step 2.

• 1995-2000: Residency in General Surgery at Parma University – Italy. Graduation with Full Marks and Honor. Graduation’s thesis, entitled “Laparoscopy in the Last Decade of the Millennium: Have We Really Improved?” has been published by Surgical Endoscopy (Costi R, Denet C, Sarli L, Perniceni T, Roncoroni L, Gayet B. Surg Endosc 2003, 17: 791-7) - see ref. A30, page 10.

• 2001-03: Doctorate (Ph.D.) in “New Technologies in Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery” at Parma University – Italy. Doctorate’s thesis, entitled “Robotic Fundoplication: From Theoretic Advantages to Real Problems” has been published by The Journal of the American College of Surgeons (Costi R, Himpens J, Bruyns J, Cadière GB. J Am Coll Surg 2003; 197: 500-7) - see ref. A31, page 10.

• October 1st, 2012: Inducted as Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (F.A.C.S.)




2014-(presente): Associate Professor, Dipartimento di Medicina e Chirurgia (DiMeC), Parma University. Since August 2018, works as a surgeon at the “Sede Ulteriore” of Parma University, the General Surgery Unit of Fidenza-Vaio Hospital. He is Chief of the General Surgery Unit since November 1st, 2019.

- 2001-2014: University Researcher at the Dipartimento di Scienze Chirurgiche – Parma University – Italy.

During the academic career:

- 2016-2017: Praticien Hospitalier Contractuel at the Service de Chirurgie Générale, Digestive, Viscérale et Cancérologique of « Simone Veil » hospital in Eaubonne (Val d’Oise, Ile de France, Francia). He is “Chef de Service” since Octobre 1st, 2017 through July 2nd, 2018.

- 2015-2016: “Professeur Associé” (Visiting Professor) At the University of Paris 7 – «Diderot», Service de Chirurgie Digestive et Cancérologique (Chief: Prof. M.Pocard), Hôpital Lariboisière, Paris, AP-HP;

- 2010-2011: Assistant Spécialiste at the Service de Chirurgie Viscérale et Endocrinienne (Chef de Service: Prof. B.Dousset), Hôpital Cochin, Paris, AP-HP, Université de Paris V – France.

- 2009-2010: Practicien Attaché at the Service de Chirurgie Digestive (Chef de Service: Prof. C.Smadja), Hôpital Béclère, Clamart (Paris area), AP-HP, Université de Paris XI – France.

- 2007-08: Assistant Spécialiste at the Service de Chirurgie Viscérale Digestive et Urologique (Chef de Service: Dr. B.Vacher) – Hôpital Dupouy, Argenteuil (Paris area) – France.

- 2006-07: Assistant Spécialiste at the Service de Chirurgie Viscérale Digestive, Urologique et Plastique (Chef de Service: Dr. T.Montariol), C.H.I. de Poissy/St-Germain-en-Laye (Paris area) – France.




• “DINO ALINOVI AWARD” in 1995 for the graduation's thesis “Electro-stimulated Graciloplasty after Abdominoperineal Resection for Adenocarcinoma of the Lower Third of the Rectum” as the best thesis in Medicine at Parma University.

• “ETTORE RUGGIERI AWARD” in 1996, by the Italian Society of Surgery for the book IL CANCRO DEL COLON E DEL RETTO OPERATO by Peracchia A, Sarli L., as best Italian publication in surgery in 1996. R. Costi is co-author of Chapter 7: “LA TERAPIA ADIUVANTE: RUOLO DELLA CHEMIOTERAPIA, pages 83-9”.

• “THE ROBERT W. BEART, Jr., M.D. IMPACT PAPER OF THE YEAR AWARD” in 1998, by The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, for the article “Role of Follow-Up in the Management of Local Recurrences of Colorectal Cancer: a Prospective Randomized Study. Pietra N, Sarli L, Costi R, et al. Dis Colon Rectum, 1998; 41: 1127-33”.




• August 1993: Clerkship at University of Uppsala (Uppsala Hospital – Depts. of Internal Medicine and General Surgery) – Uppsala – Sweden.

• October – November 1994: Clerkship at Cabrini Hospital (Dept. of General Surgery) – New York, NY – USA.

• July – August 1996: Clerkship at Yale University (Prof. Irvin Modlin – Dept. of Gastrointestinal Surgery) – New Heaven, CT – USA.

• August 1996: Stage at Cleveland Clinic (Prof. Steven Wexner – Dept. of Colorectal Surgery) – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – USA.

• September – December 1999: Internship at Institut Mutualiste Montsouris (Prof. Brice Gayet, Department de Patologie Digestive) – Paris – France.

• December 1999: Stage at Hôpital Beaujon (Prof. Jacques Belghiti, Service de Chirurgie Digestive) – Paris – France.

• December 1999: Stage at Groupe Hospitalier Pitié Salpetrière (Prof. Laurent Hannoun – Département de Chirurgie Digestive et Hepato-Bilio-Pancreatique-Transplantation Hepatique) – Paris – France.

• February 2000: Stage at Hôpital Beaujon (Prof. Jacques Belghiti, Service de Chirurgie Digestive) – Paris – France.

• October 2001 – March 2002: Internship at Hôpital Saint-Pierre (Prof. Guy Bernard Cadière – Service de Chirurgie Digestive) – Bruxelles – Belgique.

• March 2002: Course in Minimally Invasive Endocrine Surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital (Prof. Michel Gagner – Minimally Invasive Surgery Center) – New York, NY – USA.

• November 2004: Stage at USC University Hospital (Prof. Namir Katkhouda – Division of Emergency Non Trauma and Minimally Invasive Surgery) – Los Angeles, CA – USA.

• March 2006: Stage at Institut Mutualiste Montsouris (Prof. Gayet, Dép. de Patologie Digestive) – Paris – France.

• February 2009: Stage at Hôpital Saint Antoine (Prof. Tiret, Centre de Chirurgie Digestive) – Paris – France.

• March 2009: Stage at St. Mary's Hospital - Imperial College London (Prof. Hanna, Division of Surgery, Oncology, Reproductive Biology and Anaesthetics) – London – UK.

• July–Sept. 2009: Stage at Hôpital Cochin (Prof. Soubrane, Centre de Maladie du Foie et Transpl. Hépatique) – Paris – France.

• May 2011: Fellowship at King’s College London (Dr. Papagrigoriadis – Dept. of Colorectal Surgery) – London – UK.

• Apr. - Jun. 2015: Master in Pancreatic Surgery all’Istituto del Pancreas (Prof. Bassi) – Verona – Italy.

• Nov. 2017 - Feb. 2018: Visiting Professor al Centre Hépato-Biliaire, Hôpital Paul Brousse (Prof. Adam) - Villejuif - France.





Referee for the following reviews (65 total reviews since 2006):

Acta Biomedica Atenei Parmensis;

American Journal of Gastroenterology;

Annals of Surgical Oncology;

BMC (BioMed Central) Surgery;

BMC (BioMed Central) Gastroenterology;

BMJ Case Reports;

British Journal of Surgery;

Cancer Medicine;

Digestive and Liver Disease;

Diseases of the Esophagus;

European Journal of Cancer Care;


International Journal of Cancer;

International Journal of Surgery;

International Surgery;

Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology;

Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology;

Journal of the Pancreas;

Minimally Invasive Surgery;

Nature - Clinical Practice - Gastroenterology & Hepatology;


Surgical Innovation;

Updates in Surgery;

World Journal of Gastroenterology;

World Journal of Hepatology;

World Journal of Surgical Oncology;

World Journal of Surgical Procedures.


Member of the Editorial Board

Acta Biomedica Atenei Parmensis (2018-present);

Minimally Invasive Surgery (2018-present);

World Journal of Gastroenterology (2014-17).



PUBLICATIONS (since 1997)


The 222 publications include 137 papers (122 published by reviews listed in PubMed) and 85 abstracts.

 107 papers are published on reviews listed in the Journal Citation Reports (JCR) and therefore have an Impact Factor; of them, 44 as first, 26 as second and 9 as last author.

 64 abstracts are published on reviews listed in the JCR and/or presented at international congresses.




(On July 10th, 2019)

Total Impact Factor of papers is 262.677 (mean 2.438; range 0.248–12.457).


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Anno accademico di erogazione: 2022/2023

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2021/2022

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2020/2021

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2019/2020

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2018/2019

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2015/2016

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2014/2015




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Dipartimento di Medicina e Chirurgia
Via Gramsci, 14
43126 PARMA