Prof. Antonino Spinelli is the Director of the Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, and is Full Professor of Surgery at the Humanitas University.
He graduated as MD in 2001 at the University of Milano. During his education he was awarded with several scholarships; he trained for two years at the University of Berlin – Charitè, at the Dept of General, Visceral and Transplantation Surgery. He obtained his PhD on Surgical Physiopathology discussing a thesis on enhanced recovery for laparoscopic colorectal surgery in 2011.

Prof. Spinelli is focused on advanced minimally invasive techniques, included single-port surgery and transanal surgery (TAMIS, TATME, TTSS), and has a special interest on enhanced postoperative patient recovery. Furthermore, his Division is a referral center for colorectal disease and is well known for sphincter saving procedures for rectal cancer and for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).

Prof. Spinelli is President Elect of the European Society of Coloproctology (ESCP) and Board Member of the Guidelines Committee (GuiCom) of the European Crohn’s and Colitis Organization (ECCO). 

Prof. Spinelli is Fellow of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery (FASCRS), Honorary Fellow of the Czech Society of Surgery (CSS), and Honorary Member of the Brazilian College of Digestive Surgery (CBCD).

He is a Member of the International Organization for the study of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IOIBD) and several other national and international scientific societies.

He serves as Associate Editor for Colorectal Disease (Journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain & Ireland, Royal College of Surgeons of England, of the European Society of Coloproctology and of the Spanish Society of Coloproctology – Asociación Española de Coloproctología), Diseases of the Colon and Rectum (official journal of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons), Journal of the Anus, Rectum and Colon (official journal of the Japan Society of Coloproctology).

He is Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Crohn’s Colitis (official journal of the European Crohn’s Colitis Organization), Advisory Board of Coloproctology (official journal of the German Society for Coloproctology – Deutsche Gesellschaft für Koloproktologie) and Editorial Board Member of Updates in Surgery (official journal of the Italian Society of Surgery – Società Italiana di Chirurgia).

He authored/co-authored more than 380 Pubmed indexed papers and several book chapters:

  • Total Impact Factor: 3055,318
  • Citations: 13.112 (Scopus); 18.836 (Google Scholar)
  • H index: 55 (Scopus); 65 (Google Scholar)
  • i-10 index: 200 (Google Scholar)

Prof Spinelli is regularly invited speaker to National and International Meetings (more than 400 invited talks or lectures), particularly on minimally invasive treatment of colorectal cancer and inflammatory bowel disease.