Giulia Veronesi


Professor Giulia Veronesi is Director of the strategic program of Robotic Thoracic Surgery in synergy with the Thoracic Surgery Unit at the San Raffaele Research Hospital. She holds a position of an associate professor at the Vita-Salute San Raffaele University (UniSR) and practices at the medical center Casa di Cura La Madonnina in Milan.

She graduated in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Milan (Università degli Studi di Milano) in 1994, where in 2000 she concluded a specialization in Gastrointestinal Surgery. In 2006 she obtained another specialization in Thoracic Surgery at the University of Modena (Università degli Studi di Modena).

Due to 15 years of experience at the European Institute of Oncology and to the training carried out at the Institute Mutualiste Montsouris in Paris and at the Humanitas, Professor Veronesi has been dealing with treatments of locally advanced thoracic oncological pathologies for many years. In particular, since 2007 she has been dedicated to the minimally invasive robotic approach for treatment of early and locally advanced lung cancer, mediastinal tumors and myasthenia.

Professor Veronesi teaches robotic thoracic surgery in various Italian and foreign centers including Barcelona, ​​Pamplona, ​​Geneva, Rome, Cuneo, Terni, Pescara and Catania.

Professor Veronesi coordinates several international studies, including a multicentre randomized trial which compars robotic and videothoracoscopic surgery for treatment of lung cancer. Currently she is a principal investigator inresearch, funded by AIRC, Italian Ministry of Health and the European Union, aimed at developing effective lung cancer screening programs, which will allow timely diagnosis and treatment of lung cancers (e.g., COSMOS studies 1 and 2 and the SMAC project).

She is author of over 200 scientific articles published in national and international journals and of 8 book chapters. Her H index is 35.

Professor Veronesi had founded and now coordinates the robotic thoracic group of the European Society of Thoracic Surgery (ESTS). She is a member of several scientific societies, among which International IASLC Strategic Screening Advisory Committee (SSAC), European Society of Thoracic Surgery, Italian Society of Thoracic Surgery (SICT), European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO), where she is also a member of the Guidelines Working Group on early stage and locally advanced lung cancer.

During her career, she has won numerous awards, among which award Women and Technologies for activity in roboticfield and lung cancer screening in 2017 and Robert J. Ginsberg Lectureship Award for Surgery which she received at the World Conference on Lung Cancer in Barcelona in 2019.

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University of Milan

Degree in Medicine and Surgery - 1994

University of Milan

Specialization in Surgery of the Digestive System - 2000

University of Modena

Specialization in Thoracic Surgery – 2006

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She is the author of more than 200 scientific articles published in national and international trade journals and has also authored 8 book chapters. Her Hirsch index is 35.

Latest publications

Robotic resection of Stage III lung cancer: an international retrospective study.
Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2018 Apr 30
Veronesi G, Park B, Cerfolio R, Dylewski M, Toker A, Fontaine JP, Hanna WC, Morenghi E, Novellis P, Velez-Cubian FO, Amaral MH, Dieci E, Alloisio M, Toloza EM
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Similar results of robotic and uniportal videothoracoscopic surgery for lung cancer treatment.
J.Thorac Dis. 2018 Apr;10(Suppl 9):S1064-S1066. doi: 10.21037/jtd.2018.03.88
Veronesi G, Bonovas S.
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Four arms robotic-assisted pulmonary resection-left upper lobectomy: how to do it.
J Vis Surg.
Pardolesi A, Bertolaccini L, Brandolini J, Solli P, Novellis P, Veronesi G.
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Editorial: Controversies in the Local Management of Lung Cancer.
Front Oncol. 2018 Jun 4.
Varlotto JM, Veronesi G.
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At last we can go ahead with low-dose CT screening for lung cancer in Europe.
Lung Cancer. 2018 Sep;123:176-177.
Veronesi G, Zulueta JJ, Maisonneuve P, Henschke C.
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High-dimensional single cell analysis identifies stem-like cytotoxic CD8+ T cells infiltrating human tumors.
J Exp Med. 2018 Oct 1;215(10):2520-2535.
Brummelman J, Mazza EMC, Alvisi G, Colombo FS, Grilli A, Mikulak J, Mavilio D, Alloisio M, Ferrari F, Lopci E, Novellis P, Veronesi G, Lugli E.
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Radical thymectomy versus conservative thymomectomy in the surgical treatment of thymic malignancies.
J Thorac Dis. 2018 Jul;10(7):4127-4136. doi: 30174857
Voulaz E, Veronesi G, Infante M, Cariboni U, Testori A, Novellis P, Bottoni E, Passera E, Morenghi E, Alloisio M.
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Robotic approach in case of thymoma involving the left anonymous vein: a case report.
AME Case Rep. 2017 Sep 28;1:3.
Solinas M, Novellis P, Bottoni E, Errico V, Voulaz E, Alloisio M, Veronesi G.
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Spindle Cell Nuclear in Testis Carcinoma of the Lung: A Challenging Tumor.
J Thorac Oncol. 2019 Feb;14(2):311-313
Pelosi G, Cannone M, Balladore E, Rahal D, Bossi P, Novellis P, Bottoni E, Toschi L, Roncalli M, French CA, Veronesi G.
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Smoking cessation and lung cancer screening: new perspectives from the SCALE project.
Thorac Dis. 2018 Nov;10(Suppl 33):S3999-S4001. doi: 10.21037/jtd.2018.09.122.
Lococo F, Cardillo G, Veronesi G.
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Early Stage Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: Advances in Thoracic Oncology 2018.
Thorac.Oncol. 2019 Mar 6. pii: S1556-0864(19)30199-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jtho.2019.02.029. PMID: 30851441
Osarogiagbon RU, Veronesi G, Fang W, Ekman S, Suda K, Aerts JG, Donington J
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Outcomes from the Delphi process of the Thoracic Robotic Curriculum Development Committee.
Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2018 Jun 1;53(6):1173-1179. doi: 10.1093/ejcts/ezx466.
Veronesi G, Dorn P, Dunning J, Cardillo G, Schmid JH et al.
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The long-term survival of robotic lobectomy for non-small cell lung cancer: A multiinstitutional study.
Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017. pii:S0022-5223(17)31919-0
Cerfolio RJ, Ghanim AF, Dylewski M, Veronesi G, Spaggiari L, Park BJ.
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Long-term effects of inhaled budesonide on screening-detected lung nodules.
Ann Oncol. 2015 May;26(5):1025-30. doi: 10.1093/annonc/mdv064. Epub 2015 Feb 11.
Veronesi G, Lazzeroni M, Szabo E, Brown PH, DeCensi A, Guerrieri-Gonzaga A, Bellomi M Radice D, Grimaldi MC, Spaggiari L, Bonanni B.
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Diagnostic Performance of LD-CT Screening for Lung Cancer over Five Years.
J Thorac Oncol. 2014 Jul;9(7):935-9
Veronesi G, P. Maisonneuve, L Spaggiari, C. Rampinelli, A. Pardolesi, R. Bertolotti, N. Filippi, M. Bellomi
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Four-arm robotic lobectomy for the treatment of early-stage lung cancer.
J.Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2009
Veronesi G, Galetta D, Maisonneuve P, Melfi F, Schmid RA, Borri A, Vannucci F, Spaggiari L
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