Dr. Pier Cristoforo Giulianotti is a Professor of Surgery and Chief of The Division of General, Minimally Invasive, and Robotic Surgery
at The University of Illinois at Chicago
. He received his medical degree from the foremost Italian university, “Normale” of Pisa. Besides a formal General Surgery Residency, he has completed two additional Residencies in Thoracic Surgery and Vascular Surgery. Already experienced in laparoscopic and advanced open surgery, he took the challenge with the introduction of the new robotic technology in 2000. In the last eight years he has developed the largest program worldwide for robotic surgery. He has performed ove 2100 minimally invasive surgeries out of which over 800 have been robotic procedures. Dr. Giulianotti has been the first in the world to perform with robotic technology complex procedures such as formal hepatic resection, lung resection and pancreatico-duodenectomy. Dr. Giulianotti is currently considered the foremost robotic surgeon worldwide.
In April 2008, Dr. Giulianotti and his team at The University of Illinois at Chicago have inaugurated the Advanced Robotic Research and Training Laboratory
, the only training center in the Midwest designed for robotic training.