COSTI Renato

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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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(On July 10th, 2019)


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Anno accademico di erogazione: 2024/2025

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2023/2024

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



  • Year: 2024
    Author/s: Annicchiarico Alfredo, Montali Filippo, Baldinu Manuel, Casali Lorenzo, Virgilio Edoardo, Costi Renato
  • Year: 2023
    Author/s: Costi Renato, Baldinu Manuel, Montali Filippo, Annicchiarico Alfredo
  • Year: 2023
    Author/s: Montali Filippo, Ballabeni Lucia, Bignone Maddalena, Rollo Alessio, Virgilio Edoardo, Costi Renato
  • Year: 2023
    Author/s: Cillara Nicola, Podda Mauro, Cicalò Enrico, Sotgiu Giovanni, Provenzano Maria, Fransvea Pietro, Poillucci Gaetano, Sechi Raffaele, Deserra Antonello, D'Agostino Francesca, Margiani Carla, Scabini Stefano, Pertile Davide, De Rosa Raffaele, Prosperi Paolo, Bruscino Alessandro, Di Bella Annamaria, Casati Massimiliano, Laface Letizia, Abate Emmanuele, Frontali Alice, Michele Bonomi Alessandro, Ferrario Luca, Mucilli Felice, Barone Mirko, Borghi Felice, Sasia Diego, Giraudo Giorgio, Puzziello Alessandro, Loffredo Andrea, Steccanella Francesca, Donnarumma Elio, Galleano Raffaele, Malerba Michele, Runfola Matteo, Agus Marcello, Fortunato Federica, Giorgio Calò Pietro, Medas Fabio, Luigi Canu Gian, Stella Marco, Ferrara Francesco, Baldi Caterina, Benuzzi Laura, Pisanu Adolfo, Saba Alessandra, Gessa Emanuela, Muratore Andrea, Calabrò Marcello, Cuzzola Bruno, Garino Mauro, Marafante Chiara, Farfaglia Roberto, Pandolfo Gianpiero, Pata Giacomo, Lantone Giulio, Marino Fabio, Perrone Fabrizio, Scognamillo Fabrizio, Delogu Daniele, Luigi Tilocca Pier, Frena Antonio, Malpaga Anna, Bertelli Giacomo, Memeo Riccardo, Ferraro Valentina, Libia Annarita, Sarro Giuliano, Marconi Matteo, Nava Samuele, Pierpaolo Bordoni, Fleres Francesco, Clarizia Guglielmo, Alfieri Sergio, Rosa Fausto, Longo Fabio, Restini Enrico, Cianci Pasquale, Capuzzolo Sabino, Anania Gabriele, Bombardini Cristina, Urbani Alessia, Bona Davide, Aiolfi Alberto, Lastraioli Caterina, Di Paola Massimiliano, Dall'Oglio Anna, D'Eletto Marco, Capelli Patrizio, Conti Luigi, Luzietti Enrico, Banchini Filippo, Manca Giuseppe, Calo Gabriele', Centomze Antonella, Andreano Mauro, Sullo Pasquale, Giuseppina Oliva, Anastasi Alessandro, Canonico Giuseppe, Nelli Tommaso, Trompetto Mario, Gallo Gaetano, Clerico Giuseppe, Arganini Marco, Palmeri Matteo, Bonuso Claudio, Mirabella Antonello, V Marino Marco, Vaccarella Gianpaolo, Salzano Francesco, Meccariello Renato, Mastrorilli Maurizio, Cesare Campanile Fabio, Foti Nicola, De Angelis Monica, Domenico De Palma Giovanni, Aprea Giovanni, Palomba Giuseppe, Milone Marco, Capano Mariana, Manigrasso Michele, Baldazzi Gianandrea, Cassini Diletta, Gabriele Epifani Angelo, Bottino Vincenzo, Canfora Alfonso, Ferronetti Antonio, de Manzini Nicolò, Biloslavo Alan, Fracon Stefano, Filauro Marco, Barberis Andrea, Azzinnaro Antonio, Oliva Alba, Razzore Andrea, Di Maira Lorenzo, Bima Carlo, Gibin Enrico, Peluso Chiara, Perrotta Nicola, Celiento Marta, Scorzelli Marco, Tuveri Antonio, Madeddu Francesco, Fois Claudia, Russello Domenico, Latteri Saverio, Sofia Maria, DEL RIO Paolo, Cozzani Federico, Giuffrida Mario, Mariani Pierpaolo, Giussani Martina, Ansaloni Luca, Maestri Marcello, Tartaglia Giuseppe, Caricato Marco, Teresa Capolupo Gabriella, Carannante Filippo, Gambino Giovanni, Bertino Vanessa, Bonilauri Stefano, Frazzetta Giuseppe, Maria Amodio Pietro, De Siena Teresa, Zanzi Federico, Guariniello Anna, Rocco Giuseppe, Mancini Stefano, Sagnotta Andrea, Solinas Luigi, Porta Andrea, Sambucci Daniele, Monti Eleonora, Quaglino Francesco, Mantova Serena, Fiore Alessia, Costi Renato, Virgilio Edoardo, Montali Filippo, Catarci Marco, Apa Daniela, Bertoldi Innocenzo, Camandona Michele, Bossotti Maurizio, Palagi Silvia, Doria Emaunele, Caltagirone Alice, Balani Alessandro, Petronio Barbara, Terranova Susanna, Martuzzi Federica, Romeo Carlo, Carluccio Raffaele, Neri Silvia, Pio Auriemma Pasquale, Prestigiacomo Giorgia, Sala Stefano, Colli Francesco, Marini Pierluigi, Di Cosimo Carla, Gattolin Andrea, Rimonda Roberto, Travaglio Elisabetta, Cotsoglou Christian, Granieri Stefano, Piero Chierici Andrea, Tamini Nicolò, Pitoni Ludovica, Vico Eleonora, Francesco Altomare Donato, Martines Gennaro, Tomasicchio Giovanni, Coppola Massimiliano, Aprile Giovanna, Sau Paolo, Del Papa Mauro, Manzi Fulvio, D'Amata Gabriele, Cocorullo Gianfranco, Venturelli Paolina, Carollo Giuseppe, Tondolo Vincenzo, Dore Andrea, Di Giorgio Danilo, Pietro Paolo Gusai Giovanni, Salaris Claudia, Sanna Silvia, Pignata Giusto, Andreuccetti Jacopo, D'Alessio Rossella, Massani Marco, Tutino Roberta, Viola Vincenzo, Persico Stella Luigi, Diana Massimo, Matteo Sampietro Gianluca, Alessio Merlini David, Sica Giuseppe, Bagaglini Giulia, Maria Manzia Tommaso, Siracusa Leandro, Tisone Giuseppe, Ercolani Giorgio, D'Acapito Fabrizio, Di Pietrantonio Daniela, Fiscon Valentino, Portale Giuseppe, Cipollari Chiara, Sorrentino Mario, Piccolo Roberta, Cojutti Alessandro, Canova Gualtiero, Nicotera Antonella, Zago Marcello, De Montis Giorgio, Castaldi Fabio, Morena Morelli Maria, Parma Emilio, Paolini Claudia, De Marco Giovanni, Elter Chiara, V Feo Carlo, Fabbri Nicolò, Severi Silvia, Nasto Aurelio, Patrone Renato, Conti Lorenzo, Rizzi Andrea, Broggi Luca, Danelli Piergiorgio, Cammarata Francesco, Fiore Luigi, Grande Michele, Campanelli Michela, Grande Simona
  • Year: 2023
    Author/s: Virgilio Edoardo, Bonfili Deborah, Bettoni Stefania, Vona Lorenzo, Mercuri Jacopo, D'Agostino Filippo, Baldinu Manuel, Salvemini Carlo, Montali Filippo, Costi Renato


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