Antonio Secchi


Professor Antonio Secchi is the Head of the Department of General Medicine and Transplantology at the IRCCS San Raffaele Hospital in Milan and the Ordinary Professor of Internal Medicine at the Vita Salute San Raffaele University, where he is also the Director of the School of Specialization in Emergency and Critical Care and the Director of the School of Specialization in Internal Medicine.

His studies began in 1978 when he graduated in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Milan; from 1978 to 1982 he was a Postdoctoral Fellow, first at the Ospedale San Carlo Hospital in Internal Medicine and then at the Claude Bernard University in Lyon, France, in Nephrology. In 1982 he specialized in respiratory diseases at the University of Milan and in 1986 in Diabetology at the same University.

During his career, he has held numerous positions: from 1982 to 1987 he was an assistant in the Department of Internal Medicine at the IRCCS San Raffaele Hospital in Milan, and then became a Hospital Assistant in the Department of Internal Medicine of the same Institute (1987-2002). From 1988 to 1994 he was Scientific Coordinator of the Research Group of the Italian Society of Diabetology, and from 2004 to 2007 was Coordinator of the Research Group in Immunology and Transplantation of the Italian Society of Diabetology. From 1997 to 2005 has held different managerial positions, in particular Vice Chairman and Chairman of the major international societies, namely AIDPIT (Artificial Insulin Delivery Systems, Pancreas and Islet Transplantation) and IPITA (International Pancreas and Islet Transplantation). He is also the member of the Board of Directors of the Transplantation Society.

The author of more than 230 articles published in national and international scientific journals and 60 book chapters, Professor Antonio Secchi has an H-index of 45 (Scopus). He has also participated in more than 600 international congresses. He is in charge of stage 2 and 3 clinical trials.

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State University of Milan

Degree in Medicine and Surgery – 1978

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The author of more than 230 articles published in national and international scientific journals and 60 book chapters, Professor Antonio Secchi has an H-index of 45 (Scopus).  He has also participated in more than 600 international congresses. He is in charge of stage 2 and 3 clinical trials.

Latest publications

Autologous islet transplantation in patients requiring pancreatectomy: a broader spectrum of indications beyond chronic pancreatitis
Am J Transplant 2016; 16: 1812-1826, IF: 5,669
Balzano G, Maffi P, Nano R, Mercalli A, Melzi R, Aleotti F, Zerbi A, De Cobelli F Gavazzi F, Magistretti P, Scavini M, Peccatori J, Secchi A, Ciceri F, Del Maschio A, Falconi M, Piemonti L
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Pancreas Transplantation from very small pancreatic donor using the cephalic placement technique: a case report.
Transplant Proc 48, 435-437, 2016. IF: 0,867
Chairi D, Bissolati M, Gazzetta PG, Guarnei G, Tomanin D, MAfi P, Secchi A, Rosati R, Socci C
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Single-centre experienceof extending indications for percutaneous intraportal islet autotransplantation (PIPIAT) after pancreatic surgery to prevent diabetes: feasibility, radiological aspects, complications and clinical outcome
Radiol 2016; 89: 20160246. IF: 1,840
M. Venturini, C. Sallemi, C. Colantoni, G. Agostini, G. BAlzano, A. Esposito, A. Secchi, F. De Cobelli, M. FAlconi, L. Piemonti, P. Maffi, A. Del Maschio
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Ultra-marathon 100 km in an islet-transplanted runner.
Acta Diabetol.: 2016. IF: 3,074
Codella, R; Adamo, M; Maffi, P; Piemonti, L; Secchi, A; Luzi, L.
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Do we need research on reporting on diabetes research?
Acta Diabetol: 2016; 53(1): 1-2. IF 3,34
Porta, M; Federici, M; Secchi, A.
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Metabolomic profiling in individuals with a failing kidney allograft
PLoS ONE: 2017; 12(1): 0169077. IF: 2,806
Roberto Bassi, Monika A Niewczas, Luigi Biancone, Stefania Bussolino, Sara Tezza, Francesca D’Addio, Moufida Ben Nasr, Alessandro Valderrama-Vasquez, Vera Usuelli, Valentina De Zan, Basset El Essawy, Massimo Venturin7, Antonio Secchi, Alexander Lin; Anil Chandraker and Paolo Fiorina
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Generation of donor-specific Tr1 cells to be used after kidney transplantation and definition of the timing of their in vivo infusion in the presence of immunosuppression.
J. Transl. Med.: 2017; 15(1): 40. IF 3,786
Bechara Mfarrej; Eleonora Tresoldi; Angela Stabilini; Alessia Paganelli;Rossana Caldara; Antonio Secchi; Manuela Battaglia
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Bariatric Surgery to Target Obesity in the Renal Transplant Population: Preliminary Experience in a Single Center.
Transplant. Proc.: 2017; 49(4): 646-649 - Article. IF 0,98
Gazzetta, PG; Bissolati, M; Saibene, A; Ghidini, CGA; Guarneri, G; Giannone, F; Adamenko, O; Secchi, A; Rosati, R; Socci, C.
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Salvage islet auto transplantation after relaparatomy.
Transplantation: 2017; IF 3,960
Gianpaolo Balzano, Rita Nano, Paola Maffi, Alessia Mercalli, Raffaella Melzi, Francesca Aleotti, Francesca Gavazzi, Carlotta Tinti, Francesco De Cobelli, Paola Magistretti, Marina Scavini, Giovanni Capretti, Antonio Secchi, Alessandro Del Maschio, Alessandro Zerbi, Massimo Falconi, Lorenzo Piemonti.
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IL28B rs12979860 genotype as a predictor marker of progression to BKVirus Associated nephropathy, after kidney transplantation.
Nature Scientific Reports 7(1),6746. IF: 4.122
Roee Dvir, Vera Paloschi, Filippo Canducci, Giacomo Dell’Antonio, Sara Racca, Rossana Caldara, Giuseppe Pantaleo, Massimo Clementi & Antonio Secchi
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Allo- and auto- percutaneous intra-portal pancreatic islet transplantation (PIPIT) for diabetes cure and prevention: the role of imaging and interventional radiology
Gland Surg 2018;7(2):117-131
Venturini M, Sallemi C, Marra P, Palmisano A, Agostini G, Lanza C, Balzano G, Falconi M, Secchi A, Fiorina P, Piemonti L, Maffi P, Esposito A, De Cobelli F, Del Maschio A.
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Post‑transplantation diabetes in kidney transplant recipients: an update on management and prevention.
Acta Diabetologica (2018) 55:763–779. IF: 3,126
Conte C. Secchi A.
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SGLT1-2 inhibition in type 1 diabetes: need to point the spotlight on fracture risk.
New Englan Journal of Medicine 378;10: 966. IF: 79,258
Conte C., Secchi A, Napoli N
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Insulin-Mimetic Effects of Short-Term Rapamycin in Type 1 Diabetic Patients prior to Islet Transplantation.
Acta Diabetologica (2018) 55:715–722. IF: 3,126
Stefano Benedini, M.D.; Ph. D.; Federica Ermetici; Silvia Briganti; Roberto Codella; Ileana Terruzzi; Paola Maffi; Rossana Caldara; Antonio Secchi; Rita Nano; Lorenzo Piemonti; Rodolfo Alejando; Camillo Ricordi; Livio Luzi.
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Islet allotransplantation in the bone marrow of patients with type 1 diabetes: a pilot randomized trial.
Transplantation. 103(4):839–851, APR 2019
Paola Maffi; Rita Nano, Paolo Monti, Raffaella Melzi, Valeria Sordi, Alessia Mercalli, Silvia Pellegrini, Maurilio Ponzoni, 3; Jacopo Peccatori, Carlo Messina, Angela Nocco, Massimo Cardillo, Marina Scavini, Paola Magistretti, Claudio Doglioni, Fabio Ciceri, Stef J. Bloem, Bart O. Roep, Antonio Secchi, Lorenzo Piemonti.
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