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. 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). 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. Partner of different FP5/FP6/FP7 projects CLEANTEST, VECTOR and STIFF- FLOP. He has been Coordinator of several international multicentre studies and projects. He 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, a 3 years international course, training surgeons of different specialties to research activity in novel technology development. He is 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. He is Coordinator, Faculty and Tutor of the I Level University Master course in Digestive Endoscopy for nurses.
Coordinator of several R&D projects for Karl Storz Endoskope (Tuttlingen), Boston Scientific, Microvasive Endoscopy (Boston, MA, USA), National Forschung Zentrum Karlsruhe and Innomedic company (Germany), Ethicon Endosurgery (Johnson & Johnson Medical) Italy, Johnson & Johnson Medical Europe, Inscope Division, Johnson & Johnson Medical Europe, Titan project, Bbraun Aesculap, (Tuttlingen, Germany), Johnson & Johnson Medical USA, Gemini project,
Coordinator of several international multicenter randomized controlled clinical trials: MUSIC-study (MULTI-PORT VS. SINGLE-PORT CHOLECYSTECTOMY), international multicenter randomized controlled trial, the TEMENDO-study (Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery vs. ENDOscopic Submucosal Dissection for large rectal adenomas), the ESCO study (Enteral Stents for Colonic Obstruction).
Author of 116 products listed in Scopus, (Scopus Author ID: 6701795382) with H-index 21.
- 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)