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Giovanni Zaninotto, MD

PRESENT POSITION:                      

Senior Teaching Fellow – Honorary Consultant

Department of Academic Surgery

Imperial College - St Mary’s Hospital

Consultant Esophageal Disease Policlinico Abano Terme (PD, Italy)


Clinical senior lecturer – Honorary Consultant UGI

Department of Surgery and Cancer

Imperial College - St Mary’s Hospital (01 Dec 2013 –01 Dec 2014)

Head, U.O.C. General Surgery (2006 – November 30, 2013)

Hospital SS Giovanni e Paolo ULSS12, Venezia, Italy

Professor of Surgery (2011-2013 November 30, 2013)

Associate Professor of Surgery (Senior Lecturer) (1994 – 2011)      

Ricercatore (Lecturer) (1981-1994)

Department of Surgery and Organ Transplant

University of Padua, School of Medicine

MAIN INTERESTS:              

Esophageal diseases, Mini-invasive surgery,Upper G.I surgery

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Home             Via Puccini 25, Selvazzano Dentro PD, tel 3482634681


Born:               October 22th, 1951, Cinto Caomaggiore (VE) (Italy).

Married:           March 25th, 1981, Graziella Furiato

Daughters:       Maria Giovanna, February 7th, 1985, Francesca October 10th 1989


Board certification in Surgery, University of Padua 1981.

M.D. degree: University of Padua, 1970-76



Esophageal Research Fellow,  

Creighton University Department of Surgery

(Chairman: Prof. T.R. DeMeester) July1986 - June 1987


Italian Society of Surgery.

Italian Society of Gastroenterology.

Italian Society of Laparoscopic Surgery

(member of the board – VicePresident 2002-2006)

International Society for the Diseases of the Esophagus (director 2006-2010; 2012-present)

European Surgical Association (member editorial board)

European Association of Endoscopic Surgery (Chairman of the Scientific Committee 2013- present)

Society for Surgery of Alimentary Tract

Fellows of the American College of Surgeons

European Society of Esophagology (General Secretary 2002-2008)

Society of Chilean Surgeons (Hon.)

Brazilian Society of Surgery of the Digestive Tract (Hon.)



Department of Surgery

University of Southern California 21-23 maggio 2008



Co-editor in Chief Disease of the Esophagus (new appointment)

Associate Editor Diseas of the Esophagus

Associate Editor European Surgica Association (ESA) Annals of Surgery 2011-   present.


Annals of Surgery

British Journal of Surgery

Surgical Endoscopy

Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery

Disease of the Esophagus

World Journal of Surgery



Annals of Thoracic Surgery

Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Current Opinion in Gastroenterology

British Journal of Cancer


  • 1999-2001 Minister of the University (40%) € 75.000 (Botulinum Toxin in gastroenterological disease)
  • 2002 Padua University Grant € 30.000 (Herpes Virus in the pathogenesis of Achalasia)
  • 2003 Berlucchi Foundation for cancer research € 200.000 (Barrett’s Esophagus and adenocarcinoma Risk)
  • Minister of University € 40.000. (Pathogenesis of digestive motility diseases)
  • Veneto Region 2004-2006 € 30.000 New strategies for early diagnosis of esophageal adenocarcinoma
  • Minister of University 2006 € 30.000 Virus infection and functional gastrointestinal disorders

Reserch Fellows:


1.Daniela Segat

2. Paola Brun

Meeting Organized

XIII Congress of the International Society for Disease of the Esophagus Venice, October 2012

XV Congress European Surgical Association Venezia, 17-19 Aprile 2008  

International Workshop on Barrett’s Oesophagus Registries in Europe Venice, S.Servolo Island,

2nd 3rd March 2007

Annual Meeting European Society of Esophagology (Abano) 2001


                                               Giovanni Zaninotto