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Prof. Gian Carlo Di Renzo


Specialty: Obstetrics and Gynecology - Prenatal Medicine

Curriculum Vitae

Prof. Gian Carlo Di Renzo is currently Professor and Chair at the University of Perugia ( 2004 - ), and  Director of the Reproductive and Perinatal Medicine Center ( 1996 - ) , former Director of the Midwifery School ( 2004-2016) , University of Perugia, in addition to being the Director of the Permanent International and European School of Perinatal and Reproductive Medicine (PREIS) in Florence ( 2012 - ) .
After graduation cum laude at Medical School of the University of Padova ( 1975) , he was a research fellow at the Universities of Verona, Messina and Modena. After training at CHUV in Lausanne (Switzerland), at UCH in London (UK), at the University of Texas in Dallas (USA), and at the Catholic University in Nijmegen (NL) (1977-1982), he became a senior researcher at the University of Perugia. Since 2004 he is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University or Perugia., Chairman of the Midwifery School in the year 2004 to 2016, of the Ob Gyn Resident’s program since 2008 and of the PhD Program in Translational Medicine since 2012. He was general Secretary of the Italian Society of Perinatal Medicine, President of the Italian Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Secretary-Treasurer of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, President from 2000 to 2002,  2002-2008  Executive Director and Chairman of the Educational Committee, Vice President of the World Association of Perinatal Medicine ( 2007-2013) .  He is founding member of the World Association of Perinatal Medicine (1991- ), of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (1991- ), and of the International Academy of Perinatal Medicine (2005- ). He is honorary member of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Societies of Hungary, Argentina, Ecuador, Romania, Russia, Tartastan, Armenia,  Georgia, Czech Republic, Spain, the Croatian Society of Ultrasound in Medicine, the Spanish and the Ibero American Societies of Prenatal Diagnosis and the Romanian Academy of Sciences. Since 2011 he is member of the Russian Academy of Sciences. He has been awarded the Gold Medal of the Bangladesh Society of Ob/Gyn (1992), the Maratea Children Prize (1994), the Foundation Corradi Prize for “Scientific Research” (1998), the Liley Medal from the “Fetus as a Patient” International Society (2006), the Allan Chang Visiting Professorship (Hong Kong, 2007) and  the Maternity Prize of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine in Istanbul (2008).  He has been awarded four  Doctor Honoris Causa from the Purkinje University of Prague ( 2002), from the University of Athens (2008), from the Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Cluj-Napoca, Romania (2008) and from the University of St Petersburg (2013).  He has been appointed  Honorary Professorships at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina (2010), the State University of Moscow, the Siberian University of Tomsk, Russia (2011) the International University of Dubrovnik (Croatia, 2011) the University of Moldovia in Chisinau ( 2012)  the University of Serbia in Belgrade (2011) the Kuban State University of Krasnodar, Russia (2014)   the Cornell University of New York (2010- 2014)   the Kansas City University Medical Centre ( 2011)  the Catholic University of Porto Alegre ( Brasil, 2015) the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, State University ( 2015)  .  He was honorary consultant at the Hamad Women Hospital in Doha, Qatar, and at the Al-Adan Hospital in Kuwait City, Kuwait ( 2008-2012). He has been member of the Advisory Board  of the Ian Donald School of Ultrasound ( 2008-2015). 
Since 2011 is Fellow ad eundem of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (London) (FRCOG) and since 2012 is Hon Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (FACOG) and from 2016  Hon Fellow  of the Indian College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (ICOG).  In 2012 he was elected Honorary Secretary of FIGO ( London) reelected in the position  in 2015. Since 2014 he is member of the Advisory and Scientific Boards of the Foundation March of Dimes (USA). Since 2017 he has been nominated as a member of the WHO “Steering Committee on Maternal and Perinatal Health”.
He is the President of the International Society on Cocoa and Chocolate in Medicine (ISCHOM, 2012-) and  Secretary of the New European Surgical Academy (NESA, 2010- ) .
He has organised more than 300 national and international congresses and courses : XI European Congress of Perinatal Medicine ( Roma, 1988), VII International Congress of ISSHP  ( Perugia, 1989),  2nd World Congress of Perinatal Medicine ( Roma, 1993),   74th National Congress of the Italian Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology ( Perugia, 2002),  International Forum on “Birth” organised with Prof Roberto Romero from  NIH-NICHD  ( Roma 2005, 2nd ed Chicago, 2011, 3rd ed Fortaleza 2015, 4th ed Beijing 2016),  the 8th World Congress of Perinatal Medicine  (Firenze, 2007) , the series of International  Congresses on  “Twins” ( 2009 Venezia,  Firenze 2012, Budapest 2014, Madrid 2017),   22nd and 24th  European Congress of Perinatal Medicine  ( Granada, 2010; Firenze 2014), the Expert tour of the  European- Chinese Perinatal and Reproductive Network (China, 5 editions  2010-2011-2012-2013-2015),  XXVII International Congress “Fetus as a Patient” (Taormina, 2011),   the International Congresses of ISCHOM   ( Firenze, 2014, Barcelona 2015, Tubingen 2017 )  10th World Congress on   Maternal and Neonatal Health ( WHO, Roma 2011). He has been the co President of  the Global Conference on “Maternal Infant Health” ( WHO- FIGO, Firenze - Rome, 2016) . From 1983 al 1998 he was  co-Director of the  International School of Perinatal Medicine at the  Centro Ettore Majorana in Erice. From  1997 to 2006 he was co-Director of the  European School of   Perinatal Medicine.  He is co Founder and  co-President ( with Moshe Hod) of the  Biennal  International Congresses on  “Diabetes & Pregnancy”  ( 9 editions, last in Barcelona  2017). Scientific President of the  10th World Congress of  Perinatal Medicine (Moscow, Russia, 2013). He is Founder and Director of the International Permanent School of Perinatal and Reproductive Medicine  ( PREIS School), endorsed by the European Society of Perinatal Medicine, WHO, Emergency and other Intl Societies and based at Istituto degli Innocenti in Firenze ( 2012-)
From 1996 he is Founder and  Editor-in-chief of the “Journal of Maternal Fetal and Neonatal Medicine”, for Taylor and Francis Pbl , UK, and since 1999 he is corresponding editor of the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology .
His scientific production comprises over 1200 papers of which more than 300 in referred international journals and 80 books. He is author of the major Italian treatise of Obstetrics and Gynecology for Verduci Pbl., Rome, 2005 (2 vol, 2400 pages, at its 2nd edition 2009). He also coauthored with U Simeoni the Atlas “The Neonate and Perinate” (Informa , Oxford, 2006) with A Malvasi the textbook-atlas on “Cesarean Delivery” ( Taylor and Francis, London, 2016), with A Malvasi and A Tinelli the series of textbooks on “  Management and Therapy of Pregnancy Complications” ( 2016-2017)   and the textbook on “ Diabetes and pregnancy” ( with M Hod, A De Leiva, O Langer for Informa, Oxford now at 3rd ed, 2016)
He has been invited as speaker to more than 1500 international and national congresses, meetings   and courses in more than 105  different countries. He writes and speaks English, Spanish and French fluently.

Professor Gian Carlo Di Renzo