Paolo Scanagatta, MD

Thoracic Surgery Division, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Milan, Italy

Paolo Scanagatta, MD, was born in Pavia (Italy) in 1974.

He has been a consultant Thoracic Surgeon at the Italian National Cancer Institute (Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori), Milan, Italy since 2010 and a Lecturer at the Milan University School of Medicine since 2014

He is particularly recognized as an expert in Pediatric Thoracic Surgery.

Dr. Scanagatta earned his medical degree in 1999 from the University Medical School in Milan. He completed his training in General Thoracic Surgery at Verona University and City Hospital in 2004 and attended the European School of Thoracic Surgery in the same year. From 2005 to 2008 he was a Clinical Researcher and then a Staff Surgeon at the European Institute of Oncology in Milan. In 2008 he joined the Thoracic Surgery Unit in Cuneo, Piedmont, as a Consultant Thoracic Surgeon. In 2010, Dr. Scanagatta joined the Division of Thoracic Surgery at the Italian National Cancer Institute (Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori), Milan.

He believes in a multi-modal approach to lung cancer (including translational medicine and target therapies) and accurate preoperative study of surgical candidates; he has also expertised in managing complications to obtain the best postoperative outcomes.

Minimally invasive (VATS) Thoracic Surgery, pulmonary metastasectomy and thoracectomy with rib-like reconstruction after chest-wall resection are other current fields of research.

He is Scientific Referent (Thoracic Surgery) for the First Italian Internet Site of Online Medicine and editor of the Literature Section of the Official Internet Site of the Italian Multidisciplinary Workforce Against Lung Cancer (FONICAP) .

He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles.

Dr. Scanagatta is also an editorial member/reviewer of many international peer-reviewed journals.

Terms of Appointment: Jul 2018 - Jun 2020