Curriculum Vitae - DR. ALESSANDRO CUCCHETTI
Place and date of birth: Rimini (Italy), 11.03.1975
Present address: Via Massarenti n° 9 - 40100 Bologna, Italy
Phone: 0039. 051. 636. 3106 / 3721
Fax: 0039. 051. 224 187
Italian and English
Secondary School: diploma of scientific studies in July 1995
University: graduated in Medicine and Surgery with a first-class honours degree at the University of Bologna in March 2001 with the research entitled “Low recurrence rate of hepatocellular carcinoma after liver transplantation: better patient selection or lower immunosuppression?” published in Transplantation 2002 Dec 27;74(12):1746-51; (Impact Factor = 3.568)
Specialization: first-class honours degree in General Surgery at the University of Bologna in 2007
Current position: surgeon and researcher at the Unit of Liver and Multiorgan Transplantation of the S.Orsola – Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, Italy.
From November 2001 to November 2007 he was resident in General Surgery at the Department of Surgery and Transplantation of the University of Bologna; during that period he was trained in General Surgery and took part to the hepato-biliary surgery, liver, kidney and multi-visceral transplantation activity.
From November 2005 to November 2007 he was also resident at the Emergency Surgery Unit of the S.Orsola Hospital, Bologna, Italy. Dr Cucchetti has a good experience in general surgery procedures and a wide experience in hepatobiliary surgery resulting in more than 600 procedures. He personally performed hepatic resections, liver and kidney transplantation, emergency surgery and liver and multi-organ procurement procedures, employing all the known surgical techniques. He has large experience in the clinical management of patients submitted to hepatic surgery both in the cirrhotic livers and non-cirrhotic ones.
Dr Cucchetti is author or co-author of more than 100 scientific publications,indexed in the Medline or Embase databases, with a total Impact Factor of 348 and >100 as first author. He has given several oral and poster presentations at National and International Congresses (ILTS, AASLD, HPBA, EASL). His main fields of interest are hepatobiliary surgery and liver transplantation; ultrasound examination, fibroscan, virtual touch, statistical analysis and meta-analysis (Cucchetti et al. Anatomic Variations of Intrahepatic Bile Ducts in a European Series and Meta-analysis of the Literature. Gastrointest Surg. 2011 Feb 12. PMID: 21318444), meta-regression (Cucchetti et al. Impact of subcentimeter margin on outcome after hepatic resection for colorectal metastases: a meta-regression approach. Surgery 2012 May;151(5):691-9.) development of new models of data analysis including Artificial Neural Networks (Cucchetti et al. Artificial neural network is superior to MELD in predicting mortality of patients with end-stage liver disease. Gut. 2007 Feb;56(2):253-8. Epub 2006 Jun 29. and Cucchetti et al.Preoperative prediction of hepatocellular carcinoma tumour grade and micro-vascular invasion by means of artificial neural network: a pilot study. J Hepatol. 2010 Jun;52(6):880-8.), Markov and Monte-Carlo simulation models (Cucchetti et al. Harm and benefits of primary liver resection and salvage transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma. Am J Transplant. 2010 Mar;10(3):619-27.) and propensity analysis (Cucchetti et al. Is portal hypertension a contraindication to hepatic resection? Ann Surg. 2009 Dec;250(6):922-8. and Cucchetti et al. Comparison of recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma after resection in patients with cirrhosis to its occurrence in a surveilled cirrhotic population. Ann Surg Oncol. 2009 Feb;16(2):413-22.).
He is currently scientific and statistical reviewer of the following journals:
- Lancet Oncology (Impact Factor = 17.76)
- GUT (Impact Factor = 9.78)
- Journal of Hepatology (Impact Factor = 7.80)
- Annals of Surgical Oncology (Impact Factor = 4.130)
- British Journal of Anesthesia (Impact Factor = 3.830)
- Liver Transplantation (Impact Factor = 3.724)
- Digestive and Liver Disease (Impact Factor = 2.80)
- BMC Gastroenterology (Impact Factor = 2.47)
- World Journal of Gastroenterology (Associate Editor; Impact Factor 2.58)
- Updates in Surgery:
- BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
Updatedlist of scientific publications in June 2012
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