Dr. Giovanbattista Vizzini

Dr. Giovanbattista Vizzini
Specialization: Digestive diseases
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Prof. Giovan Battista Vizzini is specialized in Transplantation Medicine, Hepatology and Gastroenterology.
He is currently the Director of Clinical and Scientific Activities of UPMC Italy and Medical Director of UPMC Salvator Mundi International Hospital – Rome. He is also Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
In his main areas of clinical and research interest, he has led the Transplantation Hepatology clinical group since the start, in 1999, of the liver transplantation program managed by UPMC at ISMETT IRCSS in Palermo, where he has been Director of the Department for the study and treatment of abdominal diseases and abdominal transplants for 15 years. He has participated and coordinated, at ISMETT IRCCS, development projects in the clinical, research and innovation areas and, in the last years, he has actively participated in the design and development of UPMC’s clinical programs in Italy. He is author of more than 100 scientific publications with high Impact factor. The main fields of clinical and research interest are: liver transplantation, diagnosis and treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma, diagnosis and treatment of viral hepatitis B and C, treatment of portal hypertension.