Luca Aldrighetti

Hepatobiliary Division in San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy

Luca Aldrighetti is head of the Hepatobiliary Division in San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy. He finished his training in general (1997) and thoracic surgery (2002) in Milan, and completed a 2-year fellowship at the Pittsburgh Transplantation Institute (1994). In 1995 was appointed Consultant Surgeon at San Raffaele Hospital, and focused his activity on the surgical treatment of hepatobiliary diseases. His primary clinical and research activities include colorectal liver metastases, perihilar tumours, techniques for liver resection (including two-stage hepatectomies and ALPPS procedures), enhanced recovery pathways in surgery, and new advances including the minimally invasive approach. Ha has a personal series of more than 2500 liver resections in the last 10 years. In 2005 he started a program of laparoscopic liver resections, with more than 700 procedures performed at the present time. He is the first and Past President of the Italian Group of Minimally Invasive Liver Surgery (IGoMILS) and Coordinator of the Italian Registry of Laparoscopic Liver Resections.

He is Assistant Professor of Surgery, and has published more than 200 papers, including many studies on techniques, learning curve and outcomes of laparoscopic liver resections. He performs continuous teaching and tutoring activities in a number of national and international courses in both open and laparoscopic liver surgery, and he is member at large of the committee of the International Laparoscopic Liver Society (ILLS).