Pier Cristoforo Giulianotti, MD, FACS
Pier Cristoforo Giulianotti
Professor and Chief, Division of General, Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery University of Illinois at Chicago
Prof. Giulianotti received his M.D. degree from La Scuola Normale of Pisa University, Italy. Beside a formal General Surgery Residency at University of Pisa, he has completed two additional Residencies in Digestive and Vascular Surgery. In 1998, he became Director of the General and Minimally Invasive Surgery Division at Misericordia Hospital in Grosseto, Tuscany (Italy) and, after 5 years, Head of the Department of General Surgery at the same Hospital. In 2000, he pioneered the new robotic technology, performing complex procedures such as formal hepatic resection, lung resection and pancreatico-duodenectomy. He has developed one of the largest programs worldwide for Robotic Surgery: the Special School ACOI of Robotic Surgery now extending his expertise to one of the few training programs in the US for robotic surgery to target established surgeons as well as residents and fellows in training. Since 1979, he has published over 250 papers in scientific publications on several topics such as pancreatic, vascular, transplant, oncologic, digestive and robotic surgery. In early 2007, Prof. Giulianotti has been awarded with the prestigious Lloyd M. Nyhus Endowed Chair in Surgery at University of Illinois at Chicago and has been appointed Chief of the Division of General, Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery.
The exceptional innovations introduced to the field of surgery by Professor Giulianotti have been widely recognized by his peers. Hundreds of illustrious surgeons from all over the world have visited (and continue to do so) Professor Giulianotti to take advantage of his extraordinary knowledge and his outstanding ability to teach.